Do you turn up the radio in the when your favorite Christian artists come on? Don’t we all? While we’ll always love those who have been producing great music for years, there’s always a little room for new music in our lives!
No matter what your taste in music is, it’s always exciting to see how the Lord is using those he has given musical talent! Here are six new Christian artists worth checking out.
The former lead singer of the band Royal Tailor, Tauren is now taking it solo. In his debut album as a solo artist, Hills and Valleys, Tauren Wells seeks to write and perform music that really makes a difference. He also serves his father-in-law’s church in Houston, Texas.
From Tauren’s website, “‘I feel called to call greatness out of people,’ he says. ‘If people have spoken a low expectation of someone’s life, I want to be the voice that raises the ceiling, makes feel like they can do something great.’”
Raised in Louisiana, Lauren Diagle’s music is inspired by music ranging from blues to country to zydeco to Cajan and has a unique sound. Her new album, How Can It Be, was produced by Paul Mabry, who also has worked with Brooke Fraser, Hillsong, and One Sonic Society. She also periodically leads worship in Atlanta’s North Point Community Church
From Lauren’s website, “My hope is that people are empowered by [this record] knowing who they belong to, knowing that they are the son or daughter of God, and in response to that being able to worship fully, worship with complete abandon.”
You may recognize her from American Idol season 12 as Holly Marie Miller, but Hollyn (her stage name) has grown up a lot since the show! Her new album, One-Way Conversations, is a mix of singer-songwriter, pop, and R&B.
After performing as a worship leader for several years, Cody Carnes has released a solo album called The Darker the Night The Brighter The Morning. In an interview with FREECCM, Cody says, “With my debut, I wanted to create an artistic record that was not only music I enjoy and love and that I would be passionate about, but it would also connect people to the presence of God.” He continues, “this album’s message is about declaring the hope of Jesus into a hopeless situation. Jesus put death and Darkness in its place on the cross.”
Steven Malcolm is a rapper who is changing up the hip-hop scene. He’s toured with Lacrae and his new album is a self titled album, Steven Malcolm. It comes after his smaller, but well received release Monsters Ink. He came to know Christ in college after attending what called a hip-hop church and hopes that his music will be the reason why others come to know Christ as well.