An in-depth look at the stories told by the songwriters behind some of the most influential praise and worship songs being sung in the church today. This podcast is part of the family of resources provided at Song Capture, a song demo production service for worship songwriters.
Tony Wood - Jesus, Only Jesus
We have the one, the only Tony Wood on this episode! Tony is an incredibly gifted songwriter with 33 #1 songs and multiple Dove Awards. We talk through this story, how songwriting has changed over the years and an incredible songwriting tool called the North Star.
Pat Barrett - Good Good Father
We kick off season 3 with Pat Barrett. Pat talks with us about everything from Braves baseball, the best advice he received as a songwriter and also shares his thoughts on if every church should be writing songs. Do not miss this episode!
Mack Brock - Do It Again
Season 2 is coming to a close. On this season finale episode we hang out with Mack Brock. You may know Mack from his years with Elevation Worship but for the last few years Mack has been on his own writing some amazing songs for the Church. We talk about his family’s journey with foster parenting, debunk some common myths of songwriting and hear the story behind the song, “Do It Again” along with much much more.
Hope Darst - Peace Be Still
What a great episode! We talked with artist/songwriter, Hope Darst. Together we unpack many great thoughts on writing for the Church including having a posture of generosity as a songwriter, giving yourself permission to be a bad songwriter and we also talk about the story behind her song, “Peace Be Still”.
Michael Farren - Let It Rain
Michael Farren is a Dove Award winning and Grammy nominated songwriter, worship leader and producer. A former founding member of the band Pocket Full of Rocks, Michael’s songs include the worship anthems “Let It Rain,” which was recorded by Michael W. Smith, and “Let The Worshipers Arise,” which was recorded by Phillips Craig & Dean. He is also the writer of the No. 1 radio single “Trust in You” as recorded by Lauren Daigle and “Say Amen” as recorded by Finding Favour. Michael’s songs have been recorded by Reba McEntire, Natalie Grant, Aaron Shust, Unspoken, Hawk Nelson, Karen Peck & New River, The Blind Boys Of Alabama, and Big Daddy Weave among others. On this episode we talk about starting a song writing culture in the church, his secret to writing great songs and the amazing story behind his song, “Let It Rain.”
Josh Baldwin - Stand In Your Love
On this episode we sit down with Josh Baldwin from Bethel Music. We talk everything from playing golf in 100 degree weather, finding your tribe of songwriters and also the importance of the rewriting process. We also look at the amazing story behind his song, “Stand In Your Love”.
Sommuch wisdom and unsught un the podcast. Love the guests and the host. Great stuff!
So Much Wisdom
Wherever you find yourself on the journey of growing in your craft as a worshipper of Jesus and writing songs for Him and show church. Chris does a great job of asking the right questions and unpacking next steps for the listener to grow in his/her craft. Well done my friend! I’m a huge fan of this podcast!
I love getting to hear the hearts of these awesome writers! Led by a great host.