From the creative, collaborative spirits of Third Day lead vocalist Mac Powell and evangelist David Nasser comes 2007’s most unique album project, Glory Revealed: The Word of God in Worship. Releasing to retail on March 6, this diverse project features songs crafted directly from Scripture, lending a tangible, familiar base for the overall worship experience, set to a musical canvas drawn from every corner of the modern acoustic mold, touching on folk, rock, country, bluegrass and more. Featured on the album are a group of respected artists who believe wholeheartedly in the album’s concept. (Full list of tracks/artists, below.)
“The glory of the Lord is best revealed in His Word,” David Nasser explains. “When we begin to dig into the truth that is found within the pages of the Bible, we will begin to see His glory revealed. Mac Powell says of the sound of Glory Revealed, “Both of my parents played acoustic guitar and taught me, so that was always a big part of music for me. I wanted to have the chance to make a record that was very laid back and simple, and I’m really glad we kept its simplicity.”
Both Mac and David reached out to friends to participate in this project. They brought together a set of like-minded, yet stylistically divergent contributors to flesh out this tribute to the Word in song.
Established artists including Powell, Steven Curtis Chapman, Michael W. Smith, Brian Littrell and Casting Crowns’ Mark Hall are found on Glory Revealed, but listeners also get the chance to discover the talents of people like Trevor Morgan, Hyper Static Union’s Shawn Lewis, David Crowder, Shane & Shane, Candi Pearson-Shelton, Josh Bates and Starfield’s Tim Neufeld. “We really wanted to use some artists that maybe people don’t know a lot about,” Powell says. “We wanted to find artists we love that have fresh new voices for this record.”
The first radio single, “By His Wounds,” written by Powell and Nasser, delivers a powerhouse vocal lineup of industry favorites, Mark Hall, Steven Curtis Chapman, Brian Littrell and Mac Powell. The song has already garnered an impressive 13 adds its first week, debuting at No. 26 on the R&R Christian AC Monitored chart.
Of the single, Mark Hall notes, “Working with Mac, Steven Curtis and Brian on this one was a great experience. The song is amazing and all the artists involved are heroes of mine. I hope this is the first of many.”
“I have always had a great respect for Mac Powell, as a friend, artist and producer,” comments Michael W. Smith who recorded “Come, Worship The King” with Shane and Shane. “When he called me to invite me to record for Glory Revealed, I was humbled. It’s a unique album I'm proud to have participated in.”
Backstreet Boy and Contemporary Christian solo artist Brian Littrell feels Glory Revealed will have a powerful impact. “I think it’s going to bring families together,” he says. “It’s not just a wonderful project, it’s also educational. Because the songs are directly from scripture, it’s a way to be educated about Biblical terms and understanding what Jesus and others went through.”
With a March release, the album will also have a touring component. More information on the tour, including dates and cities, will be released in coming weeks. More information can be found online at www.gloryrevealed.com.
Glory Revealed: The Word of God In Worship
Song Titles, Scripture References and Artists
He Will Rejoice (Zephaniah 3:17) – Trevor Morgan
By His Wounds (Isaiah 53:5) – Third Day's Mac Powell, Steven Curtis Chapman, Brian Littrell and Casting Crowns’ Mark Hall
Waters Gone By (Job 11: 13-20) – Hyper Static Union’s Shawn Lewis
To The Only God (Jude 24-27) – David Crowder and Shane & Shane
Glory Revealed (Isaiah 40: 3-5) – Candi Pearson-Shelton
Altar Of God (Psalm 43:4) – Josh Bates
Come, Worship The King (Jude 25) – Michael W. Smith with Shane & Shane
Who Is Like You (Exodus 15: 2, 11, 13) – Starfield’s Tim Neufeld
Restore To Me (Psalm 51: 9-12) – Third Day's Mac Powell and Candi Pearson-Shelton
You Alone (Revelation 15:3-4 and Psalm 34:4-5) – Brian Littrell
For updated information on Glory Revealed, please visit www.gloryrevealed.com