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This episode of Voices In My Head is actually an episode of another podcast titled, Things Not Seen. David Dault is the host of the show and back on March 26th when my latest album released, David was kind enough to feature me as the guest on his program. I really think you are going to enjoy our conversation. Things Not Seen is a nationally syndicated radio show and podcast that serves as a ministry of the Sunday Evening Club. Find our more about Things Not Seen and my new album (Hymns, Prayers,and Invitations) at this link. http://www.thingsnotseenradio.com/2016/2016/4/27/1605-new-tunes-for-beloved-words-rick-lee-james.html#.V4Min1KTLhW

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It has been a great couple of months in print for coverage of my new album, Hymns, Prayers, and Invitations. Features, reviews, and ads have appeared in CCM Magazine, Worship Leader Magazine, and Lifeway Worship’s Worship Life Gatlinburg event brochure. Plus, music from the new album is scheduled to be featured in Worship Leader Magazine’s Song DISCovery release in September, along with a feature on the web set. Here are a few pictures of where the album appeared in the past month.

 

The album reviews are in for ‘Hymns, Prayers, and Invitations.’ Watch this short video to see some of what CCM Magazine, Worship Leader Magazine, and Under The Radar have to say about it. Find out more at www.RickLeeJames.com have to say about it.

 

 

I’m very grateful to Worship Leader Magazine not only for giving my new album a special spotlight in their magazine, but also for giving such an awesome review. I have been a subscriber to this magazine for years and have always respected it for it’s high quality and standards in worship music. I’m so thrilled that they felt this album was worth showcasing. You can find it in the May/June 2016 issue of Worship Leader magazine.

-Rick

 

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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.”

-Rick

I just got a new app that scans documents and thought since it’s Friday I will use this as a flashback Friday feature. Here is my article which appeared in Worship Leader magazine in the July/August 2012 issue. I present to you the newly scanned article, “Billy Joel Taught Me How To Pray”.

 

 

 

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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  GoFundMe.com 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 lifewayworship.com (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 www.gofundme.com/hymns, 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 GoFundMe.com/hymns 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