Jonathan McReynolds talks life, music, and the future of Gospel with Sam Collier on "A Greater Story" : ArtSoulRadio
Connect with us

#TeamArtSoulRadio

Jonathan McReynolds talks life, music, and the future of Gospel with Sam Collier on “A Greater Story”

Avatar

Published

on

Sam Collier, Jonathan McReynolds
Spread the love

“When your story connects to God’s story it leads to a greater story.”

ArtSoul Radio Show host Sam Collier of “A Greater Story” sat down with artist Jonathan McReynolds recently to talk about his life, voice and the stories behind his music.

A self-proclaimed nerd, Jonathan shared his interests in tech, music, meteorology and his desire to learn. Growing up playing music in the church, Jonathan was trying to figure out “Christianity outside of church,” how to just live it out in everyday situations that we all face.

Those experiences and more were part of his first album, Life Music, which McReynolds put together in his college dorm room! He admitted to Sam that almost trashing his single “No Gray” because he thought it wasn’t “Gospel enough” of a sound, but it was his authentic story, and has become one of his greatest hits so far.

“God just put my name in the wind,” McReynolds humbly shared on his musical career’s takeoff and growing popularity.  You don’t want to miss Jonathan McReynolds’ inspirational journey in his music career so far, from church services to the Stellar Awards and making records with his projects.

McReynolds shared some notable advice throughout their interview, including this for anyone navigating their career and purpose journey:

“When you find your own groove, you become really good at your groove, and it allows everything else to open up.”

 

On “A Greater Story,” Sam Collier gets into the artists’ life story, but also the story behind their music. Jonathan McReynolds shared that his songs, from “No Gray” to “Cycles” start with his humanity and end with his faith.

His style of music is changing hearts in the traditional genres of Gospel music, and he shared his take on the future sounds of what we consider current and old school Gospel Music. We’ve seen artists transition in and out of the Christian/Gospel genres, or completely redefine it for their own sound. “What you see is kind of a dispersion of the Message in a lot of different places.” The 28-year-old artist talked about the current state of Gospel and how people today view church, which is “a charge to sing our song in a strange land,” to stay steadfast in this changing culture while glorifying God.

Want more? Tune into this episode of A Greater Story here and be sure to share with your takeaways from this interview!

A Greater Story’ is what is available for all of us.  A life completely fueled and guided by the power of God. He has a plan for all of us. The common cry and longing of humanity knowingly and unknowingly has always and will always be the desire to discover and ALIGN with HIS plan. HIS story. A Greater Story. This campaign was designed to help us all discover how to gain access to that Greater Story. Led and narrated by Sam Collier and his unique story and journey, our goal through our messages, products and initiatives is to partner with individuals to aid them in their process of discovery.

Catch A Greater Story on ArtSoul Radio now airing every Wednesday at 2pm CST and Saturdays at 10am CST!

Tatianah is the founder of the blog BLISSforSingles.com {Black Love & Inspiration for Saved Singles} where she encourages singles in faith and love. She recently published her first book entitled Journey to 30: A Single Woman's Guide to Living Unapologetically Without Deadlines. Tatianah works, plays and lives unapologetically for Christ in Chicago.

#TeamArtSoulRadio

New Artist Gully Mark Releases Debut Project “Won’t Fold, Part I”

Leah Gullet

Published

on

Won't Fold EP
Spread the love

St. Louis rapper Gully Mark, is a Christian Hip Hop artist who has been writing and recording singles for about five years, but he has now decided to take it to the next level by creating his first project called “Won’t Fold, Part I”. This faith based inspirational project has been in the works for six months before debuting. “Six songs in six months. I have kind of been a perfectionist by coming back to it tweaking and changing things. I have about three or more versions of each song” says Gully. He explains that the title for this project came from a song he wrote in 2014. It then became his theme in music and ministry; that he won’t fold on his faith in God.

Artist Inspiration

As you listen to this EP, you will go into the mind of Gully Mark as we listen to what’s in his heart as a believer and where he has been spiritually. “This record is more about transparency and where my heart is currently” says Gully. One of his most transparent and favorite songs on the EP is called “Walking On Water.” “I wrote it from a vulnerable space. It felt very freeing to write it and it meant a lot having my wife on there.”

Take A Listen

Gully hopes that when his people listen to his EP that they can just vibe out, enjoy the music, and realize that there is hope in Jesus. In other big news, Gully Mark is the latest signee to the indie label Vivid Core Music. The “Won’t Fold, Part I” – EP is available on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, YouTube, Tidal, and Pandora. His latest music video for his single “SQUAD” can be viewed on YouTube. To stay updated on everything Gully, check out his socials linked below.

Start listening now! Won’t Fold, Part I

Continue Reading

#TeamArtSoulRadio

Light up your summer with the Native Nights Tour!

Avatar

Published

on

Spread the love

The summer season is right around the corner along with Native North‘s first tour!

Native North will be hosting the “Native Nights” Summer Tour with music and workshops from Natalie Lauren, Swoope and Joseph Solomon. The first night begins with  Atlanta on June 3rd, then heading to Dallas, Orange County, and Jacksonville.

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bi2zAQmlYGi/?taken-by=natalielaurensims

Not only are the artists sharing their music, but they are running workshops, which is in line with the Native North brand and vision. “With a heart to share their faith, Art & Entrepreneurship with the culture, Native is committed to providing you with a intimate spiritual arts experience this Summer,” as announced about the tour. What can we expect from this tour?

Natalie Lauren is a creative and entrepreneur, putting together an interactive music workshop combining, production, live songwriting and music business hacks. She along with Swoope and Joseph will create music on the spot as well as inviting creatives from the audience into the music production experience!

On the concert end, Joseph Solomon will be introducing new music & poetry from his upcoming EP. Rapper Swoope will be playing & performing music from his latest album, Sonshine for the first time. They will all be performing together with the “Tribe”, Native’s Live band, to bring you what’s sure to be a memorable Summer concert.

For more tour updates and added cities, be sure to follow Native North on Instagram or check the Native Nights Summer Tour page for tickets.

 

Continue Reading

#TeamArtSoulRadio

Jackie Hill Perry drops ‘Crescendo’ Album

Avatar

Published

on

Spread the love

You may know Jackie Hill Perry from her phenomenal poetry, messages at events or her personal testimony in the media, but the artist has been in music for some time. With the new release of her sophmore album Crescendo, Perry doesn’t shy away from issues and adds her faith as the foundation of her sound.

Jackie Hill Perry released a new music video plus a behind the scenes look at the making of the album. Perry shares how her life and sound is different compared to her last musical project, Art of Joy in late 2014. Back then, she was a new wife and mother to be, resided in Chicago, and was still learning and growing in her faith.

Now she resides in Atlanta with her husband, Preston Perry, their precious daughter Eden, and another child on the way. The growth is a continued process for this woman of God, who’s unique balance of confidence and humility shine from her inspirational posts on Instagram to her lyrics.

You can get a sense of where Jackie is going with her message on the recently released video for “Lamentations.”

“I wrote half of this song two years ago and the other half this summer. It’s a lot of words with a lot of meaning… listen well…it might bless you,” Jackie Hill Perry shared about the song and video when it released earlier this month.

Perry talks about “Lamentations” and the inspiration behind the entire album in this video:

Crescendo is available now!  It has 12 tracks and two interludes with features including Joseph Solomon, Ambassador, Shai Linne, Da’ T.R.U.T.H., Braille, plus the track “Fall Away” featuring Natalie Lauren.

I’m personally waiting for a video to drop for her track “Woman” with artist Sharon Irving.

Which songs are you playing on repeat from Crescendo?

Stream Crescendo Here

 

Continue Reading

Trending

Copyright © 2019 ArtSoul Radio