PRLog - May 20, 2014 - BECKLEY, W.Va. -- Verb Records is happy to officially announce the addition of Contemporary Christian artist, Caleb Ramirez.
Ramirez is from Amarillo, Texas where he frequently leads worship at his home church. Record label owners Corey Brooks and T.K. King scouted Ramirez in November 2013, less than one month after opening Verb Records.
“When we first heard Caleb sing, we were blown away. He commanded attention on stage and showcased his powerful voice. After discussing the possibility of signing him and checking out some references, we scheduled a meeting at a local coffee shop. Fast forward to today. Caleb is now the third artist signed to Verb Records and the ninth artist to Merit Music Group.” — Corey Brooks, record label co-owner.
Ramirez is the husband of Tiffany and father of Malachi, Kane, and Nehemiah. Malachi and Kane were born while he was serving his country overseas. Ramirez is a veteran of the U.S Army Reserves with whom he served from 2003 to 2011, along with two deployments in Iraq. While on his first deployment in Al Asad, Ramirez was hit by an IED. His vehicle took the lead position scouting the road in front of the rest of the convoy. He was the gunner of their truck, when unexpectedly a bomb went off completely disabling the vehicle.
“My ears were ringing, I could feel smoldering rocks down the back of my shirt, and in a haze I look in my lap and see this huge piece of asphalt that I didn't even feel hit me. Thankfully none of us were injured and at that moment I knew God’s hand was watching over me just as He had been the entire duration of my tour,” states Ramirez.
Ramirez recorded his debut EP at Tornado House Studios in Athens, TN and it is scheduled to release this summer.
“Working with Caleb in the studio was an absolute joy. It is such a blessing to be able to work with incredible people who not only have a passion for music but for serving God in every aspect of their lives. Caleb fits that bill perfectly. But what I was most impressed with was his songwriting ability. He brought in some amazing stuff that I thoroughly enjoyed producing and recording. With such a wide range of sounds and styles, Caleb's EP will have you dancing, rocking out, and entering into an intimate time of worship. I am incredibly excited and proud to be releasing this EP on Verb Records!” — T.K. King, record label co-owner.
“Working on the new album was truly an experience of a lifetime. Knowing that music I helped create could possibly have an eternity changing impact for someone is mind boggling. The odds of everything happening the way they did were slim to none. I knew this was a door He opened for me and I wanted to be obedient regardless of the outcome.” — Caleb Ramirez
Verb Records is a division of Merit Music Group. MMG is the home to two label imprints, Verb Records and Poor Mountain Records. It is also the home of Hollow Clay Publishing, Tornado House Studios, The Tone Room Studio, and Ground Floor Studios. In addition, MMG touts a full list of services for their artists, offering everything from production and engineering to distribution and promotion.