In Nashville Making A Record

It’s good to be in Nashville tonight. I got to hang out with my friend Nicholas LaFleur for a bit and drink some delicious tea from ‘The Well’ coffeehouse. Back at my hotel room I ended the day using face time to talk to my beautiful wife Jennifer and my son Alexander. All in all, a tiring but very good day. Tomorrow I hit the recording studio with Craig Adams. I would appreciate your prayers that we make the best record we can for the glory of God. This is a prayer I pray often from the book of common prayer and I’m praying it for this project.

“God, whom saints and angels a delight to worship in heaven: be ever present with your servants who seek through art and music to perfect the praise offered by your people on earth; glimpses of your beauty, and make them worthy at length to behold it unveiled for evermore; through Jesus Christ our Lord.”


Voices In My Head Podcast #138: Worship Leader Talk

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This week’s Voices In My Head Podcast will be of particular interest to Worship Leaders who are looking for some tips on leading.

Episode #138: Worship Leader Talk


  • Exciting Announcement about Rick’s next record.
  • Your feedback is requested for future episodes of the Podcast on the topic of worship.
  • Listen in to find out how you can be on an upcoming show.


Episode 137: Andrew Peterson and Resurrection Letters Vol. 2

Episode 136: Dave Cleveland

Episode 135: Oscar Winners with John Wilkerson

#HymnLyrics – Crown Him With Many Crowns (Verse 4)

Sometimes you just need to hear the lyrics to some great hymns. #HymnLyricsCrownHimWithManyCrowns Verse 4

Verse 4

Crown Him the Lord of peace
Whose power a sceptre sways
From pole to pole
That wars may cease
And all be prayer and praise
His reign shall know no end
And round His pierced feet
Fair flowers of paradise extend
Their fragrance ever sweet

CCLI Song # 23938George Job Elvey | Godfrey Thring | Matthew Bridges© Words: Public Domain


Rick Lee James Partnering With Lifeway Worship To Make New Record


Dear Friends,

I have some incredible news to share with you about the record I’ll be recording this December in Nashville. I’ve only shared this news with investors and some family up to this point, but am now ready to share it with the rest of you.

A few weeks ago, I initiated a partnership with LifeWay Worship that will get me a long way down the road toward the accomplishment of a new album. Because of LifeWay Worship’s involvement, I will be able to record this album at one of the best studios in Nashville with A-list players and engineers. The investment of LifeWay Worship, alongside funds donated via and my own personal investment, is making the dream become reality!

Here’s What This Means:

  • Funding to record and mix the album has been secured in full.
  • All songs recorded will be featured on my solo album and will be be repurposed by LifeWay Worship to introduce songs and arrangements at (charts, tracks, lyric files will be offered there).
  • All songs included on the project will be pitched to a variety of publishers, labels, and artists for placement in choral print and/or on any number of 3rd party album releases.

All this is to say, through God’s provision and generosity expressed through LifeWay Worship and an amazing team of partners at, we’re going to make an amazing record which has the potential be used as a music resource for churches internationally. I can hardly believe that God has blessed me with this opportunity 7 years after I accepted His invitation to make music for the church on a broader scale. 7 is the number in scripture that represents God so I see this as a tangible sign of His guiding hand. 

These songs were birthed out of my local congregation’s times of worship at First Church of the Nazarene in Springfield Ohio. I am so blessed that we will be able to share our musical expressions of worship on a larger scale using ancient and modern hymns. I can’t thank my producer, Craig Adams, enough for investing so much of himself into this project. He and I share a common calling to equip churches for worship. Authentic worship is what we pray will be experienced by congregations worldwide as they sing these songs.

Additional funding is still needed in order to accomplish album design, photography, printing costs, manufacturing, and miscellaneous expenses. Any additional funds collected at will help us achieve completion of the entire project. Thank you to all of you who have already given to this project and to those of you who still plan on partnering with us. I give all praise to our Glorious God and I pray He will use these songs of worship to glorify Himself and to further His Kingdom here on earth.  Bless the Lord at all times!

In His Glad Service,
Rick Lee James

Rick Lee James To Record Hymn Project This December In Nashville


I couldn’t be more excited to announce that I’ll be heading to Nashville on December 12th to record my next album. Below is a list of the incredible musicians, engineers, and studio and my amazing producer, Craig Adams, has assembled. You can still help us finance this project at

Rick Lee James

Tracking: The Poole Room in Franklin Tennessee

Musician Lineup:

Drums: Scott Williamson – Has played for Blake Shelton, Brooks & Dunn, Michael W. Smith, D.C. Talk, Point Of Grace, FFH, Blue County, Steve Holy, Michael Peterson, Jaci Velasquez

Bass: Matt Pierson – Has Played for George Benson, Joshua Redman, Kirk Whalum, and Brad Mehldau (These are all amazing Jazz artists)

Guitars: Dave Cleveland– Has Played for Steven Curtis Chapman, Brooklyn Tabernacle, Point of Grace, Michael W. Smith, Twila Paris, 4 Him, Crystal Lewis, Michael O’Brien, Cindy Morgan, Anointed, Russ Taff, Steve Green, Wes King and Out Of The Grey, and Miley Cyrus.

Guitars: Mike Payne – Has Played for Toby Mac, Sidewalk Prophets, Chris August, Jason Gray, David Crowder, Luke Bryan, Ronnie Dunn, Josh Wilson, Matthew West,

Keys: Jason Webb – Has Played for Keith Urban, Sheryl Crow, Mary J. Blige, Rascal Flatts, Natalie Grant, Richard Marx, Tommy Walker, Gaithers Vocal Band, Chris Tomlin,

Engineer – Randy Poole – Has worked with Anita Baker, CeCe Winans, Michael W. Smith, Backstreet Boys, Gaithers Vocal Band, Aretha Franklin, Travis Cotrell, Sandi Patti

2nd Engineer – Casey Barker – Has worked with Aaron Neville, Emerson Drive, Michael W. Smith, Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir, Journey, Veggie Tales