September 17, 2014 (Springdale, Ark.) – Vocalist Joe Combs, who recently lent his talent to Billboard’s 2014 Christian Album of The Year, Precious Memories Volume II by Alan Jackson, is set to release a new single to radio. “Runaway Train” is being serviced to Christian AC and Christian Country formatted radio stations by A-Sides Radio Promotion.
The song, the title track from Combs’ current CD, was written by industry heavyweights Barry Weeks, Ian Eskelin and Tony Wood, who between them have written scores of No. 1 songs and possess an impressive collection of Grammy and Dove Awards. Weeks also produced the single.
Combs, a native of Gainesville, Fla., grew up traveling with his parents, who had a music ministry. After a period of time as a teen and in his early 20s when he struggled with addiction, Combs rededicated his life to Christ. He then attended and graduated from Ingram Ministries International in Daytona Beach, Fla. After receiving a degree in music and ministry, Combs worked alongside his father in leading worship at his home church. He also began traveling with his own Christian music ministry. Combs, who currently lives in Nashville, Tenn., is now a full-time solo artist who lives by Philippians 4:13: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
“I truly believe I am living proof that if God can us me,” Combs says, “a once broken, lost and misguided young man, He can use anyone.”
Other accomplishments by Combs include working and performing with Point of Grace, The Crabb Family, Aaron Shust, Brian White, The Stamps Quartet, and others. He has performed at The Grand Ole Opry, Daystar TV, and has toured the US, Canada, and Ireland.
For more information about Combs, visit JoeCombsMusic.com and like on Facebook at facebook.com/JoeCombsMusic.
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Contest Seeks Original Praise and Worship Music Centered On Themes From Bible Parables
September 8, 2014 (Springdale, Ark.) – The Parable Project Song Search, Phase One of a multi-media venture aimed at creating a fresh resource for the church from A Thousand Hills Music, is set to launch September 8. The contest, which runs through midnight E.T. October 31, seeks original praise and worship music centered on themes from any of the 46 Parables found in the Bible.
“We are excited as the different elements of The Parable Project begin coming together,” says Chip Connor, Ragamuffin, Song Receiver, CEO & Founder of A Thousand Hills Music. “Our goal is to utilize multiple formats, including a book, a praise and worship album, video and curriculum Series, to capture the essence of the Parables. As we search for original music to include on the album, our prayer is that these songs will become lasting praise and worship staples within the church for decades to come!”
Songs should be in line with current praise and worship music, in the example of Jesus Culture, Bethel, Hillsong, New Life Worship, Phil Wickham, Eddie Kirkland, Chris McClarney and others. Songs that are submitted may not have been included on any project previously. Each winning submission will be awarded a single song publishing contract through A Thousand Hills Music for the song to be used on The Parable Project.
The final album is expected to include 12-14 songs. Neil Degraide and Tyler Anderson, from White Chapel Studios in Louisville, Ky., have been tapped to produce the project. Degraide and Anderson are the Producers for Sovereign Grace Ministries New Christmas Album set to release on September 29 and are in studio leading the production of Southeast Christian Church’s current worship album.
For a complete list of song submission information, visit athousandhillsmusic.com. Winning songs will be announced December 31. Questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.