Cross Point Music Announces First-Ever LP, Never Going Back, To Release July 23
Declarative, Joyful First Single "Oh The Wonder" Releases Today
Led by Grayson and co-written by Grayson, Stark, Heath Balltzglier (North Point Worship) and Matt Armstrong, "Oh The Wonder" is a surprisingly joyful song. It was written during the pandemic last August as members of the Cross Point Music worship team were prayerfully asking God, "Where are we and where do we need to go? What's next? Lord give us a song for where you are taking us."
"There was a moment, a sense of freedom to move," reflects Grayson, who is the former frontman of MIKESCHAIR. "We felt like the Lord was saying, 'Joy is coming, and help people see it.' It felt so weird to still be on Zoom – we weren't even in the same room – writing a song about joy and acknowledging the joy we have because of what Jesus has done. Even in the midst of the pandemic, this is still true."
"I remember when we wrote the bridge of the song, Mike said, 'That was the moment for me where the skies began to part'," recalls Stark, who previously served as a country writer for Sony/ATV and is married to Apollo LTD member Adam Stark. "I knew that for him this was a huge moment of perspective shift. Hey, we are not going to be stuck here forever. We have to keep our eyes on Jesus, and this is where we are going."
"My prayer is that our church and the people of God would see that His faithfulness has gotten them to where they are," adds Stark, calling attention to Psalm 126 (https://www.biblegateway.com/
Along with the new single, the full Never Going Back LP is the result of the Cross Point Music team realizing that God has been moving them forward, through even this incredibly tough pandemic season that began right after their main downtown Nashville church campus was largely destroyed by a tornado.
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