"Bones" airing on Grey's Anatomy

I’ve always loved Grey’s Anatomy and have always hoped I could get a song placed in such an iconic show. I’m so proud to have produced “Bones” and co-written it with Garrison Starr and Valerie Broussard and airing in this week’s episode. Both are amazing artists and unbelievably great people to work with. Thanks so much to Alex Patsavas, Chop Shop Music, All Media Music Group, Round Hill, Garrison and Valerie!

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LYRICS:

Oh child when you are weary

Weary deep down in your soul

Hear my voice

Rolling like a river

I will never leave you alone


Ain’t no chain can hold you down

Ain’t no grave gonna hold you now

Yesterday done came and gone

Ain’t it time to bury them bones?

Ain’t no chain can hold you down

Ain’t no grave gonna hold you now

Yesterday done came and gone

Ain’t it time to bury them bones?


Oh child when you’re in darkness

Them devil’s circling around

Don’t you go thinking it’s hopeless

Takes some getting lost to be found


Ain’t no chain can hold you down

Ain’t no grave gonna hold you now

Yesterday done came and gone

Ain’t it time to bury them bones?

Ain’t no chain can hold you down

Ain’t no grave gonna hold you now

Yesterday done came and gone

Ain’t it time to bury them bones?


Take me down to the river

Wash me clean in the water

Take me down to the river

Wash me clean in the water

Songs Premiere in CW's "Dynasty"

If you’re a fan of “Dynasty” on the CW, then you’ll get to hear the premiere of two of my songs tomorrow in episode 5 of this season. Check out “Going For The Glory” by Garrison Starr, which we co-wrote together with the incredible Valerie Broussard, and Sun Heat’s “Running Out of Time”. I produced both of these songs as well! Listen to them and check out the lyrics to “Running Out of Time” below!

LYRICS:

VERSE

Look behind the wall

Catch it creeping behind you

The force that runs it all

Chaos, mercy and good truth

I never wanted to wait

Searching, hoping for something

A simple twist of fate

Yearning, hanging on a string

CHORUS

Why do I always do this to myself to myself?

Wait till we're running out of time

Why do I always do this to myself to myself?

Wait till we're running out of time

VERSE

Walking on the ledge

Balanced, tilting, correcting

Looking off the edge

Miles downward, expecting

I look inside of the dark

Founded blacker than the night

I looked inside of my heart

Bound it, locked in the good light   

BRIDGE

Help me now, help me now

I’m running out of time

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Fox College Football uses "Feel That Fire" from Sun Heat

“Feel That Fire”, the latest song from the band Sun Heat was recently featured on Fox College Football. The battle on the gridiron was between powerhouses West Virginia at Texas. I had the privilege of co-writing and producing this tune!

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“Feel That Fire” Lyrics

Oh you think

You’ve seen it all

I’ll make the call

Oh no you ain't seen nothing yet

Look what you get

Oh here i come

Yea my mind’s

Made up and I

I’m gonna fly

Higher than anyone before

Open the door

Yea here i come

Oh nothing gonna stop me now

No nothing gonna stop me now

If you want what i got come and meet me at the top

Can you feel that fire

Burning inside ya

Can you feel that fire

Can you feel that fire


We’ll keep on going higher

We’ll keep on going higher

can you feel that fire

can you feel that fire


I’m back

Showing that swag

Camera will flash

I’m in the center of the game

Listen up close

Remember my name

Oh Let’s go

I’m on a roll

I’m in that flow

And I ain’t never slowing down

Not holding back

I’m ready for now

BMI Congratulates its 2018 Dove Award Winners

I’m thankful to be among the host of Tuesday night’s Dove Awards for the work I did on Bethel’s “Bright Ones”. I’ve been a part of BMI since 2005, so it feels great to be recognized by them. Thanks so much to the amazing BMI family!

From BMI.com:

BMI songwriters had an exceptionally impressive night of wins on Tuesday at the 2018 GMA Dove Awards, where they took home trophies in 28 out of the 40 categories. The Dove Awards honor outstanding achievements and excellence in Christian Music, and we are so proud that so many of the winning songwriters are part of the BMI family. Congratulations to all!

Here’s the complete list of BMI winners:

SONG OF THE YEAR
“Reckless Love”

Writers: Ran Jackson

Publishers: Richmond Park Publishing

WORSHIP SONG OF THE YEAR
“Reckless Love”

Writer: Ran Jackson

Publishers: Richmond Park Publishing

CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Tauren Wells

SOUTHERN GOSPEL ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Gaither Vocal Band – Adam Crabb, Todd Suttles



ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Zach Williams

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Tauren Wells

RAP/HIP HOP RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR
“War Cry” feat Tauren Wells

Artist: Social Club Misfits – Marty Mar

Writer: Andrew Wells

ROCK/CONTEMPORARY RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR
“Walking On Water”

Artist: Needtobreathe – Bear Rinehart, Bo Rinehart, Seth Bolt, Josh Lovelace

Writers: Matt Maher, Bear Rinehart, Bo  Rinehart

POP/CONTEMPORARY RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR
“Old Church Choir”

Artist: Zach Williams

Writers: Ethan Hulse, Zach Williams

SOUTHERN GOSPEL RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR
“Washed By The Water”

Artist: Jason Crabb

Writers: Dave Barnes, Jason Crabb

BLUEGRASS/COUNTRY/ROOTS RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR
“Dinner on the Ground” feat the Oak Ridge Boys

Artist: Little Roy & Izzy Show – Elizabeth Long, Little Roy Lewis;  Oak Ridge Boys – Joe Bonsall, Duane Allen, William Lee Golden

Writers: Jeff Bumgardner, Wayne Haun, Joel Lindsey

CONTEMPORARY GOSPE/URBAN RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR
“Won’t He Do It”

Artist: Koryn Hawthorne

Writers: Raymond Murdock, Makeba Riddick, Rich Shelton

TRADITIONAL GOSPEL RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR
“Close”

Artist: Marvin Sapp

Writers: Marvin Sapp, Aaron Lindsey, Solomon Edwards Jr

URBAN WORSHIP RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR
“You Waited”

Artist: Travis Greene

Writer: Travis Greene

SPANISH LANGUAGE RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR
“Sin Ti”

Artist: Alex Zurdo

Writers: Alexis Velez, Jeremis Luciano, Angel Serrano

WORSHIP RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR
“So Will I (100 Billion X)”

Artist: Hillsong United*

Writers: Benjamin Hastings, Joel Houston, Michael Fatkin

RAP/HIP HOP ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Today We Rebel

Artist: KB (Kevin Elijah Burgess)*

Producers: Dominique Hubbard, Jacob Cardec, Mykallife

ROCK/CONTEMPORY ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Unleashed Beyond

Artist: Skillet – John Cooper, Korey Cooper, Seth Morrison, Jen Ledger*

Producer: Solomon Olds

POP/CONTEMPORY ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Hills and Valleys

Artist: Tauren Wells

Producers: Bernie Herms, Brent Milligan, Casey Brown, Chuck Butler, Jordan Sapp

BLUEGRASS/COUNTRY/ROOTS ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Blessed, Hymns and Songs of Faith

Artist: Bradley Walker*

Producer: Ben Isaacs

CONTEMPORARY GOSPEL/URBAN ALBUM OF THE YEAR
A Long Way from Sunday

Artist: Anthony Brown & group Therapy – Ashia Bello

Producers: Darryl Woodson Jr, Justin Savage

TRADITIONAL GOSPEL ALBUM OF THE YEAR
One Nation Under God

Artist: Jekalyn Carr*

Producer: Allen Carr

INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR
A Thankful Heart

Artist: Craig Duncan

Producer: Craig Duncan

CHILDREN’S MUSIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Bright Ones

Artist: Bright Ones*

Producers: James G Morales, Rick Seibold

CHRISTMAS / SPECIAL EVENT ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Christmas / Live in Phoenix

Artist: For King and Country – Luke Smallbone

Producers: For King and Country – Luke Smallbone

MUSICAL OF THE YEAR
How to Have the Best Christmas Ever

Creators: Jeff Bumgardner, Joel Lindsey

CHORAL COLLECTION OF THE YEAR
Your Word

Creator: Cliff Duren, Jeff Bumgardner

LONG FORM VIDEO OF THE YEAR
“There Is More”

Artist: Hillsong Worship – Reuben Morgan, Ben Fielding

https://www.bmi.com/news/entry/bmi-congratulates-its-2018-dove-award-winners

Dove Awards Red Carpet and Ceremony

I thought I’d upload some of the photos from my Dove Awards experience. Thanks so much to the Bethel crew for having me, and for everyone on my team who helped pull this thing off! Here are some pictures from the red carpet, the pre-telecast ceremony and the media room after our win!

BMI recognizes Rick Seibold with Dove Award nominees

Since 1969, the GMA Dove Awards has honored outstanding achievements and excellence in Christian Music. This year, the genre’s biggest night will take place at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena on Tuesday, October 16, 2018, and feature top artists from the many different genres of Gospel and Christian music. The annual event will be even more of a celebration for BMI writers who collectively hold more than 130 nods, with more than 40 affiliates receiving multiple accolades.

Congratulations to all! Here’s the entire list of BMI nominees:

CHILDREN’S MUSIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR – CAT 32

Bright Ones
Artist: Bright Ones*
Producers: James G Morales, Rick Seibold

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https://www.bmi.com/news/entry/bmi-congratulates-its-2018-dove-nominees1