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Voices In My Head is the official podcast for Christian singer, songwriter, and speaker Rick Lee James.

Rick Lee James is a worship leader, singer and songwriter, speaker, author, and Podcast host with over two decades of experience in ministry. Over the years Rick has used music to share the gospel in numerous venues from the National Worship Leader Conference to the world famous Ryman Auditorium. As host of the podcast “Voices In My Head”, Rick has worked with Jason Gray, Andrew Peterson, Sara Groves, Paul Baloche, All Sons and Daughters, Michael Card, Brian Zahnd, Tripp York, Brothers McClurg, Brett McCracken, Ian Morgan Cron, Steven Tobolowsky, Walter Brueggemann and many more.
In 2013, Rick released his first live album of original songs called, Basement Psalms Live. The following year, Rick authored and released the book, Out of the Depths: A Songwriter’s Journey Through the Psalms. The book has since been usedas a textbook by National Praise and Worship Institute’s Psalms survey course at Trevecca Nazarene University. Rick has written for Worship Leader Magazine, Holiness Today, The Table, WorshipLife.com, and was a contributing writer for the book, Renovating Holiness, an exploration of holiness through the eyes of Xers and Millennial leaders in the church of the Nazarene.
Rick’s album, ‘Hymns, Prayers, and Invitations’, published through Lifeway Worship, has garnered critical praise and features in CCMMagazine.com, CCLI.com, Worship Leader Magazine and more, receiving national radio play from syndicated shows including “Under The Radar” and “Things Not Seen”. In late 2018, Rick’s song, “Advent Hymn”, became a radio hit charting at #1 on Christian Radio Weekly’s add charts for seven straight weeks in a row. The song has been played on over 692 radio outlets in the USA, CANADA and the UK. Advent hymn was also a finalist in the 2018 Great American Song Contest, among 1900 other entries.
Rick’s latest project, “Thunder”, features 13 tracks, including the never before published song, Thunder, written by the legendary Rich Mullins. THUNDER released on February 8th, 2019 on Vinyl, CD, and streaming. The album has received much critical praise and has received a lot of attention on major Christians outlets like New Release Today, Relevant, CCM Magazine, Hallels.com, and more.

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Voices In My Head is the official podcast for Christian singer, songwriter, and speaker Rick Lee James.

Rick Lee James is a worship leader, singer and songwriter, speaker, author, and Podcast host with over two decades of experience in ministry. Over the years Rick has used music to share the gospel in numerous venues from the National Worship Leader Conference to the world famous Ryman Auditorium. As host of the podcast “Voices In My Head”, Rick has worked with Jason Gray, Andrew Peterson, Sara Groves, Paul Baloche, All Sons and Daughters, Michael Card, Brian Zahnd, Tripp York, Brothers McClurg, Brett McCracken, Ian Morgan Cron, Steven Tobolowsky, Walter Brueggemann and many more.
In 2013, Rick released his first live album of original songs called, Basement Psalms Live. The following year, Rick authored and released the book, Out of the Depths: A Songwriter’s Journey Through the Psalms. The book has since been usedas a textbook by National Praise and Worship Institute’s Psalms survey course at Trevecca Nazarene University. Rick has written for Worship Leader Magazine, Holiness Today, The Table, WorshipLife.com, and was a contributing writer for the book, Renovating Holiness, an exploration of holiness through the eyes of Xers and Millennial leaders in the church of the Nazarene.
Rick’s album, ‘Hymns, Prayers, and Invitations’, published through Lifeway Worship, has garnered critical praise and features in CCMMagazine.com, CCLI.com, Worship Leader Magazine and more, receiving national radio play from syndicated shows including “Under The Radar” and “Things Not Seen”. In late 2018, Rick’s song, “Advent Hymn”, became a radio hit charting at #1 on Christian Radio Weekly’s add charts for seven straight weeks in a row. The song has been played on over 692 radio outlets in the USA, CANADA and the UK. Advent hymn was also a finalist in the 2018 Great American Song Contest, among 1900 other entries.
Rick’s latest project, “Thunder”, features 13 tracks, including the never before published song, Thunder, written by the legendary Rich Mullins. THUNDER released on February 8th, 2019 on Vinyl, CD, and streaming. The album has received much critical praise and has received a lot of attention on major Christians outlets like New Release Today, Relevant, CCM Magazine, Hallels.com, and more.

    Episode 353: Rick Lee James Thunder Radio Special

    Episode 353: Rick Lee James Thunder Radio Special

    Episode 353: Rick Lee James Thunder Radio Special

    In partnership with CRW Radio Promotions, singer, songwriter and worship leader Rick Lee James debuts a brand new radio special. The “Thunder Radio Special” can be heard exclusively on James’ official YouTube channel or his website. It was also recently added to Spotify and Apple Music. Radio stations interested in airing the “Thunder Radio Special” can contact Kathryn Ambrose at CRW Radio Promotions at kathryn@westarmediagroup.com.The new radio special highlights five songs from James’ critically-acclaimed 13-track album, Thunder, released in February, and features his thoughtful commentary on each selection. “I think part of the reason we often connect so deeply with a song is that the story behind it draws us in and gives us a deeper connection with both the music and the artist,” James reflects. “The powerful thing about the format of a documentary-style radio special like this one is that it allows me to share my heart through both the songs and the stories.”Throughout the half-hour special, James shares the story behind the project’s title track—a previously unreleased song co-written by the late Rich Mullins. In addition, the singer reveals his thoughts surrounding the deeply personal “The Lord Is Our Shepherd,” a song he wrote as a love letter to the multiple children he and his wife have lost to miscarriage. Other selections spotlighted on the radio special include “Whom Have I In Heaven But You (Psalm 73),” “Glory To God The Trinity (Trinity Hymn)” and “Stay.”Just like he creates thought-provoking conversations around the songs he writes and records, James has become a well-known podcaster, sparking dialogue with a variety of well-known artists. He’s recorded well over 300 episodes for his official podcast, “Voices In My Head,” where he’s interviewed leading singer/songwriters, including Andrew Peterson, Sara Groves and Keith Getty, among others. In addition, he recently launched a limited series podcast called “Welcome To The Neighborhood,” in memory of the beloved Fred Rogers. Personally inspired by Mister Rogers and the wisdom he shared over his lifetime, James launched a Twitter account @MisterRogersSay in 2017, where he posts quotes from the iconic children’s television star. The account is currently averaging 1K new followers each week. For James, it’s simply one more way to spread the Gospel message.“I honestly believe that running the Mister Rogers Quotes account @MisterRogersSay has been one of the best ministries of my life,” he shares. “Fred Rogers always reminded us, with his Christlike spirit, that we are people who are dearly loved and that everyone has worth. All these years after he passed away, it’s amazing to see the impact on our lives that his words still have, because they were spoken in truth and love.”The first six episodes of the exclusive “Welcome To The Neighborhood” podcast can be heard HERE.Request the “Thunder Radio Special” at www.crwradiopromotions.com. For more information on Rick Lee James, visit www.rickleejames.com, or follow him on Twitter and Facebook. Listen to his official podcast at www.voicesinmyheadpodcast.com, and get a daily dose of wisdom from Mister Rogers at @MisterRogersSay.
      
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    About Your Host: Rick Lee James
    Official Web Site: www.RickLeeJames.com
    Get Rick Lee James Latest Album: https://fanlink.to/RLJThunder

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    • 34 min
    Episode 352: The Evangelicals

    Episode 352: The Evangelicals

    Episode 352: The Evangelicals Jeremy THompson and Jonathan Burkey

    On each episode of The Evangelicals Podcast, hosts Jeremy Thompson and Jonathan Burkey try and help people think critically, discussing identity and cultural topics with a Christian lens. On their show, they ask questions about how a Christian might see these topics from a Biblical perspective. They are here today this week to give us a glimpse us behind the scenes, to talk about the original meaning of the word evangelical, and their mission to reclaim it's true meaning.  
      
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    About Your Host: Rick Lee James
    Official Web Site: www.RickLeeJames.com
    Get Rick Lee James Latest Album: https://fanlink.to/RLJThunder

    For Booking Inquiries  Click Here
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    • 45 min
    Episode 351: Miss America 2016 Betty Maxwell and Her New Book Miss Unlikely

    Episode 351: Miss America 2016 Betty Maxwell and Her New Book Miss Unlikely

    Episode 351: Miss America 2016 Betty Maxwell and Her New Book Miss Unlikely
     
    Betty Maxwell grew up in a double-wide trailer on a modest farm in rural Georgia. She preferred spending time with her family, friends, and farm animals over studying for her Catholic high school classes. She always dreamed of becoming an actress and a vocal performer.
    After high school, Betty accepted a college scholarship to study theatre and music. Despite her initial hesitation, she pursued the world of pageantry once she realized it was an opportunity to showcase her vocal talents and earn additional scholarships. She never expected her pursuits would lead her to be crowned Miss America in 2016.
    In her new memoir, Miss Unlikely: From Farm Girl to Miss America (from BroadStreet Publishing), Betty takes us through her childhood, her pageant journey, her year as Miss America, her fairytale wedding, and more. Betty offers wisdom on school, family, self-esteem, dreams, dating, disappointment, and loss.
     
    Her official web site is:
    www.bettymaxwell.net
    Instagram: @realbettymaxwell
    Buy Betty’s Book – Miss Unlikely: From Farm Girl To Miss America
    Get Betty’s Music: - Amazon
     
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    About Your Host: Rick Lee James
    Official Web Site: www.RickLeeJames.com
    Get Rick Lee James Latest Album: https://fanlink.to/RLJThunder

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    By Phone: 904.745.9151
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    • 44 min
    Episode 350: #1 Bluegrass Songwriter Reed Jones

    Episode 350: #1 Bluegrass Songwriter Reed Jones

    Episode 350: #1 Bluegrass Songwriter Reed Jones

    Reed Jones is a musician, a multi-instrumentalist, a singer and songwriter, faith journeyman,  a husband, a fathera teacher and so much more. Heavily influenced by bluegrass legend Tony Rice, Jones has played with bands like Unlimited Tradition, Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers, Cumberland Gap, and the acclaimed international bluegrass act Audie Blaylock and Redline. 
     
    With Redline, Jones helped record I'm Going Back to Old Kentucky, which boasted several charting singles, including the number one “Cry, Cry, Darlin'.”  Jones also wrote and recorded “The Road That Winds,” the title track off Redline’s 2016 release that was featured as the theme song for The Travel Channel series Backroad Gold. 
     
    Redline’s most recent release, 2019’s Originalist, contains four songs that Jones write or co-wrote. 2 of those songs, “The Gate Called Beautiful (Acts 3)” and “Love is an Awful Thing” have both reached number one on the Bluegrass charts, with the latter holding that spot for three weeks.
     
    Reed Jones is here with me today to share some coffee, some conversation, and some live music.
     
     
    Buy The Album: https://amzn.to/2OVjsgV
     
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    Audie Blaylock and Redline Official Web Site: http://www.audieblaylock.net/
     
    Someday Morning Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/somedaymorningmusic/
     
    Hemisphere Coffee Redline Roast: https://www.hemispherecoffeeroasters.com/products/redline-roast?_pos=1&_sid=9165d966a&_ss=r
     
     
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    • 59 min
    Episode 349: Jaci Velasquez When God Rescripts Your Life: Seeing Value, Beauty, and Purpose When Life Is Interrupted.

    Episode 349: Jaci Velasquez When God Rescripts Your Life: Seeing Value, Beauty, and Purpose When Life Is Interrupted.

    Episode 349: Jaci Velasquez When God Rescripts Your Life: Seeing Value, Beauty, and Purpose When Life Is Interrupted.
     
     From her debut at age 16, Jaci Velasquez experienced a amazing, roller coaster career. She  had number one hit songs, platinum albums, Grammy nominations, but  almost as quickly as she rose to fame, she lost it all… her record label, her reputation and even her marriage. In her new book, “When God Rescripts Your Life” Jaci shares her journey of ups and downs with grace, humor, and trust that  the story God is writing is much richer than any story we could have dreamed of ourselves.

    Buy Jaci's Book (They make great gifts!)
     
     
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    Official Web Site: www.RickLeeJames.com
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    • 50 min
    Episode 348: Chris Marchand and Celebrating the 12 Days of Christmas 

    Episode 348: Chris Marchand and Celebrating the 12 Days of Christmas 

    Episode 348: Chris Marchand and Celebrating the 12 Days of Christmas 
     
    Buy The Book: https://amzn.to/2QySAG1
    The song “The 12 Days of Christmas” is a mainstay of the holiday season, but the practice of celebrating Christmas as a twelve-day festival fell out of fashion long ago in most cultures. In Celebrating the 12 Days of Christmas, author Chris Marchand explores the history behind the season and individual feast days from December 25 to January 6, and then offers suggestions for how you can celebrate it with your family, church, or community. Marchand is an author, a church music leader, a teacher and a Pastor in the Anglican Church of North America and he’s here to discuss his new book with me today.

    Chris Marchand’s Blog: http://www.postconsumerreports.com/
     
     
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    About Your Host: Rick Lee James
    Official Web Site: www.RickLeeJames.com
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    Wednesday – Office closed
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    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

Christianonfoot ,

Rick James is the best

I really love Rick’s podcast. He has great interviews with a wide range of thinkers and he approaches each of them with genuine interest and humility. I have learned a lot from listening to him. He has a kind soul and it shows in his podcast.

James Eric Myers ,

Keeps My Attention (Not an easy task)

I often find myself looking for a good podcast to help me pass the time on my long commutes. The problem is I'm not usually successful and end up switching the back to the music channelized. Recently I found this rare gem of a podcast by Rick Lee James. Each podcast is interesting and informative and helps me learn some great stuff while trucking down the road.

Nick Flora ,

Great podcast!

I listen to a lot of podcasts and Rick does a great job with this one! And I'm not just saying that because I was a guest on an episode! He asks great questions and has interesting folks on, can't recommend enough!

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