The Corey Brooks Band is a Contemporary Christian ministry marked by a refreshing clarity in their music with a sense of honesty and purpose in their songwriting. The group is led by C and L Entertainments multi-award
winning singer/songwriter and youth pastor, Corey Brooks. Brooks formed the band in late 2009 after a seven year stint as a soloist. And just like Galatians 6:9 says, “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up, “ and that’s exactly what Brooks did, he never gave up. With transitions in the band along the way, the music steadily became more of what he had envisioned. With a solid and dedicated drummer and background vocalist - Daniel Pennington, a professional trained guitarist and lyricist - T.K. King, and a piano player with a classical touch - Alec Tincher, the Corey Brooks Band became more than just a few musicians; it became a family.
Brooks is no stranger to the world of Christian music. He was introduced to the scene in 2002 as a soloist/songwriter. He has performed and opened for many well-known artists. By 2006, God had moved him into the lime light with a GMA ‘Dove’ award nomination and blessed him with a win at the ICM Awards for New Artist of the Year. In 2008, he garnished his first number 1 song overseas with ‘Real Life’. In 2009, he was nominated for ICM Music Evangelist, made the qualification list for the GRAMMYS, and his song ‘Love Me Anyway’ climbed it’s way to number 1 overseas and was his first number 1 release in the US.
As a soloist Corey opened for T-Bone, Newsboys and Aaron and Amanda Crabb. He shared the stage with artists such as Michael English, Randy Owen, Brian Littrell, Richie McDonald, Ricky Skaggs, Emerson Drive, Craig Morgan, Point of Grace, and many more.
In 2010 the band’s new album ‘Damascus Road’ made the qualification list for the GRAMMYS and the GMA ‘Dove’ awards, while the band themselves were nominated for ICM Group of the Year. The band opened for KJ-52 at two events and were on the road over 250 days. They also headlined two events. They were asked to present on the ICM Awards and the Visionary Award shows that aired on national television. To show their support of the charity Soles4Souls, the guys walked the carpet barefoot at the ICM Awards, and also presented an award shoeless. They did this to raise awareness for the over 300 million children in the world that aren’t fortunate enough to afford shoes, something that most people take for granted.
In 2011 the band played at numerous fairs, festivals and arenas including; Ichthus, Spirit Midwest, Strength Fest, Six Flags Over Texas, and the Georgia Southwestern University Dome. 2011 held many opportunities for the band to share the stage with acts that span all genres of Christian music such as, Manafest and Sidewalk Prophets. In late 2011, the band partnered with Kids Alive International as an Artist Ambassador. They have a sponsor child from Haiti named Wilson who they intend to meet in the near future.
The bands new album 'Take Over The World' released in July 2012. This album marks a clear direction for the band in the field of Contemporary Christian music as well as their clear stand in worldwide ministry. The purpose of this album is to encourage those who feel they can't make a 'worldwide' difference. The band works actively with ministries that support countries all over the world and will be able to plug the attendees into the ministry that best fits them. These range from Christian Child Sponsorship in 8 countries through Kids Alive, funding impoverished families in the Philippians through Threads of Hope, or sharing the Gospel with High School students across America with The Life Book, among many others.
Corey, Daniel, Alec, and T.K. each have a testimony that bears out a personal relationship with Jesus. Their desire is to make an eternal difference in peoples’ lives by using their own. From their servant attitude, energetic playing, and anointed lyrics, these highly committed and unbelievably talented musicians fuse together to form a Christian band in every aspect. They do not apologize for keeping Jesus in the forefront.
Corey Brooks - Lead Vocals
T.K. King - Acoustic Guitar., Electric Guitar., BG Vocals
Alec Tincher - BG Vocals, Keys.
Zane England - BG Vocals, Drums/Cajon & Percussion
2011: Take Over The World
Current Single: TBA
2010: Damascus Road
2008: My Story
Current Single: Love Me Anyway
National Chart: #1
International Chart: #1
Single: Blood on my Hands (current single)
National Chart: #4
2007: Real Life
Current Single: Seven Sundays
National Chart: #7
International Chart: #73
Single: Real Life
National Chart: #3
International Chart: #1
2005: About You
Single: Real Man
National Chart: #2
Single: I Need You Lord
National Chart: #7
2004: Power of Christ
Single: The Power of Christ
National Chart: #14
International Chart: #8
2003: Show Me The Way
Single: Show Me The Way
New Face on Drums for Corey Brooks Band
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January 11, 2013 - With an amazing year behind them including a new album, new single release, and t...January 11, 2013 - With an amazing year behind them including a new album, new single release, and their first music video, the Corey Brooks Band is ready to move in to 2013. At the start of this year, the band is pleased to announce a myriad of good news.
This year is shaping up to be a busy one for the band as they have decided to go back to full-time music ministry. This is coming after a two year stint of part-time touring while the band focused on college and other local ministries. The members have worked as youth pastors, worship leaders, small group leaders, etc. during this time. With the decision to go back to full-time touring, they are not forgetting about local outreach. Corey Brooks Ministries is undertaking a youth outreach in Southern West Virginia called The Awakening, slated to begin in February 2013. The Awakening is an initiative to awaken a generation to the truth of Christ through outreach, small groups, and youth conferences that bring denominations together.
With the decision to tour full-time, the band is sad to announce that long time drummer, Daniel Pennington, will no longer be touring with CBB. Pennington has decided to step down and focus primarily on his local ministry and outreach. “He will be missed, but we are excited to see what God does through his ministry,” said Corey Brooks.
The band is excited to announce their new face on the drums, Zane England. England is a 20 year old pastor’s son who has been playing drums since he was 15. He is also Corey’s cousin. Corey said, “I am excited about bringing on my cousin into our ministry. While looking for a drummer, I never thought to look within my own family. I had forgotten that Zane even played. Then, one night while hanging out with him, I felt like God was showing me that he was our drummer. We quickly began talks and he soon after accepted the position.” TK King (guitarist) and Alec Tincher (pianist) have enjoyed meeting him and look forward to working together. King said, “It's hard to come across someone who not only has talent, but also seeks to serve The Lord. We are so blessed to have Zane on board, and I am excited to see what the future holds.” Tincher added, “He's a great guy, he has his heart set to work for The Lord, and I definitely look forward to working with him.” Zane is also a talented Christian rapper and the band is looking forward to incorporating this talent into their progressively Contemporary sound.
England states, “I got close in my walk with God when I really started to notice that everything the world had to offer was nothing compared to what God had to offer. When I found that God had much greater things in store for me, I really wanted to let other people know he had the same salvation for them.” It turns out that he will now have this opportunity to share this salvation through music with CBB. “I can’t wait to see what great things God has in store for us and I’m excited to meet the band's fans on tour,” states England.
Please keep the band and ministry in your prayers. If you would like booking info or to donate to this band's important ministry, please contact Lisa at 304.222.0017.
COREY BROOKS BAND - NEW ALBUM - NEW GUITARIST
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Being right on the verge of their new fully Contemporary Christian album, The Corey Brooks Band is e...Being right on the verge of their new fully Contemporary Christian album, The Corey Brooks Band is excited about even more than this new direction and new release. The band has been slowly progressing into the Contemporary scene since Corey’s solo release ‘Love Me Anyway’ in 2009. Shortly after the single went #1 Worldwide, the search was on for band members. That has all led up to this moment.
In 2008, before assembling the band, Corey was enjoying some free time in Tennessee. While there, he met T.K. King, who at the time was playing for a Contemporary Christian band. They became friends and Corey recognized his talent, drive and dedication. “I remember,” says Corey, “I was fresh out of high school and ready to jump head first into the music industry when T.K. and I first met. I still remember hanging out at his house playing Rock Band, and me showing how terrible I am at it! I knew before I left Tennessee that at some point I wanted him to be my guitar player!”
That was four years ago; since then the band is in full swing and T.K. is currently working on completing his Bachelors in Contemporary Christian music with Bryan College while helping out with the band’s new album. He is currently in Nashville, TN at the Contemporary Music Center (CMC). Because of this, he will not be performing publicly with the band until his time with the CMC is complete in April. “It’s amazing to see how God is using this band to reach people across the country and world,” says T.K. He continued, “I am really looking forward to becoming a part of that ministry. I have always felt called to tour in a band and I feel like this is a great opportunity to do that with an already established ministry.”
“We look forward to working with T.K. and including him into our band/ministry family. I have wanted to work with him for years, so I am excited to finally have that opportunity.” Corey continues, “I can’t wait to see what all God has planned for Alec, Daniel, T.K. and I in the upcoming years!”
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More information on the release of their new album will be made available soon. Please keep the band and ministry in your prayers. If you would like more info or to donate to this bands important ministry please contact Lisa at 304.222.0017.
COREY BROOKS BAND – ARTIST ABMASSADORS FOR KIDS ALIVE INT.
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Nashville, Tennessee, Oct. 31, 2011 - During the Corey Brooks Band's recent visit to Music City, U...Nashville, Tennessee, Oct. 31, 2011 - During the Corey Brooks Band's recent visit to Music City, USA they met with Rich Anderson of Kids Alive International. They are now the newest artist ambassadors for Kids Alive.
Kids Alive International is a Christian faith mission dedicated to rescuing orphans and vulnerable children – meeting their spiritual, physical, educational and emotional needs. Kids Alive provides children with the love and care every child deserves, and raises them to be contributing members of their society and witnesses to their family and community.
The Corey Brooks Band is excited about this new sponsorship and is already sponsoring children themselves. Between the band and their families they are already helping two children in Haiti named Wilson and Stephenson. Wilson watched his own father die during the Haiti earthquake and was sleeping under a plastic tarp before Kids Alive brought him in. He now wants to be a leader in the church! Stephenson's father was murdered and then his mother passed away. It was then discovered that his uncle was abusing him. That day he was brought to the Kids Alive home. He is now in a safe environment and doing very well. They are both loving their new life, families and learning about the Lord.
Corey Brooks Ministries is a multifaceted ministry that is preparing to enter its tenth year. The ministry is fronted by the GRAMMY eligible Corey Brooks Band. They are now working on their newest album to be released in 2012. This year they are striving to use their platform to not only impact those in attendance at concerts but also to impact as many lives around the world by this partnership and more. For more information, contact: 304.222.0017.
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Corey Brooks Band Receives Top 5 Nomination
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Once again the Corey Brooks Band are in the top 5 ballot for the ICM Awards in Nashville, TN. They m...Once again the Corey Brooks Band are in the top 5 ballot for the ICM Awards in Nashville, TN. They made it into the top 10, which is voted on by music industry professionals only, earlier this year. They made the top 5 cut in the Vocal Group/Band and Music Evangelist category. The show will be nationally televised and aired at a later date.
Corey Brooks Band to play on main Stage at Spirit Midwest
Corey Brooks Band Belts Ministry of Music
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September 23, 2011 Corey Brooks Band belts ministry of music By TAMMIE TOLER Princeton Times ...September 23, 2011
Corey Brooks Band belts ministry of music
By TAMMIE TOLER Princeton Times
PRINCETON — PRINCETON — There’s no doubt the Corey Brooks Band likes making music, but it is not the most important aspect of the ministry that has united its five young members and found a method to convey their message of faith.
“We’re a ministry that happens to have a band,” Brooks, who sings lead vocals on most of the group’s selections and founded the band, said, surrounded by the four friends who back him up on stage and in his mission to spread God’s word. “The music is just the start of it all.”
Brooks, who is a veteran musician and a youth pastor at Lerona United Methodist Church, started the band after several years as a solo artist specializing in inspirational country music.
Gradually, he was pulled to a more contemporary sound of Christian music, and the band started taking shape. Since then, the band has changed a member here and there, and its sound continues to evolve, as the musicians find new ways to work together for the greater good of the group and their message.
“Daniel was the first one we brought on board,” Brooks said, pointing to Pennington, who plays percussion. “We needed somebody to play drums.”
Although somewhat experienced as a percussionist, Pennington later informed Brooks that he “hadn’t drummed in years,” but the two musicians took a chance on each other, and their partnership clicked.
“He played his first concert and hadn’t even been to practice,” Brooks said.
Caleb Bolen, who plays electric guitar, found his way to the band in a round-about way. A friend of his testified at Brooks’ church, and the two began talking. Eventually, word got back to Bolen that the Corey Brooks Band needed an electric guitarist, and Bolen added his name to the group.
The band’s acoustic guitarist, Skyler Burgess, was in attendance when the Corey Brooks Band played a show at Shawnee Baptist Church.
“We all prayed together, and he said, ‘You know, I play guitar,’” Brooks recalled.
“Lightbulb!” Bolen said.
“Yeah. It was one of those lightbulb moments,” Brooks said.
The members of the band then spent some time together at the place where they say most of their “magic happens” — Starbucks. After some time talking, evaluating their beliefs on faith and Christian music, and, of course, a few cups of caffeine, Burgess joined the ranks.
Alec Tincher, a keyboard player, has been playing with the band for about six months, but he only became an official member Tuesday, just in time for an upcoming round of shows and an eagerly anticipated trip to Nashville, Tenn., where the Corey Brooks Band is in Top Five running for Inspirational Country Music’s Vocal Group of the Year and Evangelist of the Year — honors that came as a total surprise since the bandmates have grown away from Brooks’ country roots.
“It was definitely a blessing, because we didn’t do anything to earn it. This was all God’s plan,” Brooks said, laughing at this good fortune he clearly can’t explain otherwise.
The band specializes in original music, but they know there are classics they have to cover during many shows and altar calls as they visit churches.
Although their joyful, upbeat brand of praise is always closely tied to the message of faithful salvation and God’s grace, their message crosses denominational lines. Most of the members come from different denomination and various backgrounds, but they share a belief greater than the name of a single church.
“Somebody said at one of our concerts that we’re the non-denomination generation, and that’s what we want our music to be. We don’t want to appeal to just the Methodists, or the Baptists, or the Pentecostals. We want everybody to enjoy it and get something out of it,” Pennington said. “This band has an awesome way of showing that Jesus is the answer, no matter how you learn about him.”
The band recently completed a five-week tour, where members performed a series of shows and took searched for clues to help in planning discipleship camps in the future.
They enjoyed a trip to Six Flags in Texas, along with a rousing game of mattress surfing that left Pennington with a nasty bruise on his back. New Mexico’s stop put the band in a position to work with a Louisiana ministry geared toward Navaho children.
There, Burgess made a new friend not yet old enough to sing along to his music.
“His name was Avery. He was just this little baby boy who wouldn’t stop crying. All the girls at the camp had held him, and nothing they did made a difference. So, they handed him to me, and he stopped crying,” Burgess said.
“The rest of his time there, he was on Avery watch,” Brooks finished.
In Iowa, Bolen and Pennington were touched when they saw a woman gain her sight after a lifetime shrouded in blindness.
“We played at Spirit Midwest. We’re up there playing, and Lisa was like, ‘Guys, did you see that?’ A lady, who had been blind her whole life had received her sight for the first time,” Bolen said.
“It was one of those moments that makes your heart stop,” Pennington said. “There’s a photo on Facebook, and every time I look at that picture, I think that’s why we do this.”
They make the music to spread the message of faith much deeper than the notes of their songs or the lyrics they string together.
“We understand that whatever God tells you to do, you’ve got to do it,” Pennington said. “We are led by the Holy Spirit.”
“I have never done anything like this my whole life,” Tincher added.
Fans of the band can support the members in the ICM Award race by joining the Christian Country Music Association, which will get them a subscription to Power Source Music Magazine and voting privileges in the ICM. For more information, visit ccma.cc.
Although band members would love to win an award, they are thrilled to take part in the nationally televised awards show and to walk what will be a pink carpet this year in honor of breast cancer awareness.
Last year, when the band mates backed Soles4Souls, a non-profit organization created to help underprivileged children get shoes, they walked the red carpet barefoot. They’re currently considering what they’ll do to shake up the pink carpet.
But, they hope their communities embrace their music and their message, and they believe everyone can make a positive impact.
“I don’t really like it when people say, ‘I’m just a small-town person. I can’t make a difference in the world,’” Brooks said. “You know what? God can do a lot through small-town people, and I hope that people see that through our band. Even if we don’t win, this is going to be an awesome experience.”
To learn more about the Corey Brooks Band, including upcoming shows, visit www.coreybrooksband.com.
— Contact Tammie Toler at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Corey Brooks Band to perform at Spring Jam Fest 2011 with P.O.D., Brian 'Head' Welch and Emery
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Spring Jam Fest 2011 has announced Corey Brooks Band will be part of the lineup at this years festiv...Spring Jam Fest 2011 has announced Corey Brooks Band will be part of the lineup at this years festival.
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I was privileged to have the Corey Brooks Band perform at my event last year. This was our first yea...I was privileged to have the Corey Brooks Band perform at my event last year. This was our first year hosting the event and I can honestly say the event might not have happened at all if it wasn’t for this band. They were very easy to work with and they went way out of their way to help our event. This was all before the event had even started. During the event, they had an outstanding performance. I heard nothing but good things when getting feedback after the event. They are not only excellent performers. They also bring a very positive message that everyone needs to hear, to help them in their every day lives. Since running this festival, I have had a chance to speak with numerous groups about performing. The Corey Books Band was by far the easiest and most helpful group to work with. I highly recommend the Corey Brooks Band.
Founder of Strength Fest
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GSW STORM DOME AMERICUS, GA We have known Corey Brooks and his family for a few years now. The f...GSW STORM DOME AMERICUS, GA
We have known Corey Brooks and his family for a few years now. The first time we saw him perform was as a solo artist in a small rural church in South Georgia. Within the next year, he had formed the Corey Brooks Band and we had the band perform for our second annual “FIRED UP” Christian Youth Rally in Americus, GA.
The band was a ‘big hit’ with the youth! Besides having the band as one of the headliners, he spent time with the audience and was very personable, which to me says a lot of a performer.
On a personal note, Corey believes in what he is doing and does an outstanding job! I was so impressed with how much he had “grown” since the first time I saw him perform. He is well-spoken and mature for his age, an awesome performer on-stage and a great person off-stage.
We are looking forward to having him and the band back this year for Fired Up 2011. I would highly recommend the Corey Brooks Band to anyone, especially those seeking to get God’s word out! If you have questions, I can be reached at 229-886-7799.
Buena Vista, GA
FIRED UP 2011 Planning Committee
Corey Brooks Band Partners with Soles4Souls®
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Sep 27, 2010 Corey Brooks Band Partners with Soles4Souls® FOR Immediate Release Contact: Eliz...Sep 27, 2010
Corey Brooks Band Partners with Soles4Souls®
FOR Immediate Release
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SOLES4SOULS®, THE SHOE CHARITY, ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH CHRISTIAN RECORDING GROUP THE COREY BROOKS BAND
Nashville, TN –September 20, 2010 – Soles4Souls®, the international shoe charity, is excited to announce its partnership with Dove Award nominated Christian Group Corey Brooks Band. The band just released their latest album ‘Damascus Road,’ which features songs written by band members Craig Smith, Matt Kelly, and Corey Brooks.
The Corey Brooks Band is excited about the opportunity to get involved on a hands-on level with a charity like Soles4Souls. Soles4Souls has donated more than 11 million pairs of shoes worldwide, and has most recently distributed more than 1million pairs to the victims of the Haitian earthquake. For more information or to hear more about the band’s musical endeavors you can follow them at www.twitter.com/coreybrooksband and www.facebook.com/coreybrooksband.
“After we met with the amazing staff at Soles4Souls in Nashville we knew that this was the perfect charity for us,” said the Corey Brooks Band. Corey added, “Before it was even official I found myself telling people about the stats and how they could get involved. Soles4Souls is all about serving others. You see, that’s what Jesus was all about and He expects us to do the same. This partnership is one more way that we can be servants and show Jesus’ love to those in need.”
“We are honored that our friends in the Christian music community like the Corey Brooks Band continue to show their support for our organization,” said Wayne Elsey, Founder and CEO of Soles4Souls. “Even at their age, they are incredibly talented and already have the desire to give back. Their partnership is helping us give hope to those who are hurting around the world through the gift of shoes.”
For more information on the partnership or how to get involved, visit www.giveshoes.org.
Soles4Souls is a Nashville-based charity that collects shoes from warehouses of footwear companies and the closets of people like you. We distribute these shoes, free of charge, to people in need around the world. Since 2005, Soles4Souls has given away over 11 million pairs of new and gently worn shoes (currently distributing one pair every 7 seconds). The shoes have been distributed in 125 countries, including Haiti, Kenya, Nepal and the United States. Soles4Souls is a 501(c)(3) recognized by the IRS and donating parties are eligible for tax advantages.
Read more: http://www.myspace.com/coreybrooksband/blog#ixzz13XXbKBcJ
ICM TOP 5 CATEGORY NOMINEES ANNOUNCED
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TOP 5 CATEGORY NOMINEES ANNOUNCED FOR THE 16th ANNUAL ICM AWARDS TO BE HEL...FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TOP 5 CATEGORY NOMINEES ANNOUNCED FOR THE 16th ANNUAL ICM AWARDS
TO BE HELD ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2010 AT TRINITY MUSIC CITY USA
NASHVILLE, TN- August 23, 2010—We proudly announce the Top 5 category nominees for the 15th Annual Inspirational Country Music Awards Show (ICM Awards) which will be held on Thursday, October 14, 2010, at 7 PM CST at the Trinity Music City USA Auditorium located in Hendersonville, Tennessee.
The ICM Awards, hosted by Megan Alexander, will include performances by Love&Theft, Joey+Rory, CrossCountry The Band, Tommy Brandt, The Roys, Nathan and Dr. Ralph Stanley. Additional performers will be announced in coming weeks.
The following 2010 Top 5 nominees are listed in alphabetical order within each category. Two categories may have 6 nominees, This indicates a tie in that category.
Andrew Heller; Barry McGee; Jason Crabb; Point of Grace; Steve Richard; Tommy Brandt
Greg McDougal; Jason Crabb; Philip Dain Powell; Russ Murphy; Tommy Brandt
Amanda Fessant; Emma Jacob; Kathy Joy Bell; Mary James; Sandra Dee
Austins Bridge; Branded; Jeff & Sheri Easter; Joey & Rory; The Roys
Corey Brooks Band; CrossCountry The Band; Katalyst; Last Light Band; Point of Grace; The Springs
Mainstream Inspirational Country Song
Love Like Crazy – Lee Brice
That’s God – Jo Dee Messina
Temporary Home – Carrie Underwood
The Man I Want To Be – Chris Young
This Ain’t Nothing – Craig Morgan
Mainstream Country Artist
Carrie Underwood; Craig Morgan; Josh Turner; Jeff Bates; Ricky Skaggs
Christian Country Song
Beautiful – The Roys
Come To The Well-Mary James
Cowboys Love Jesus Too – Russ Murphy
Eighty Acre Church – Steve Richard
Faith In God-Tommy Brandt
Del Way; Dianna Paul; Greg McDougal; James Payne; Russ Murphy
Barry McGee; Dan Cowart with Last Light Band; LuLu Roman; Melanie Walker; Ricky Skaggs
All I Ask For Anymore –Trace Adkins Label: Capitol Nashville Director: Deaton-Flanigen
Temporary Home – Carrie Underwood Label: Arista Nashville Director: Deaton-Flanigen
The House That Built Me – Miranda Lambert Label: Columbia Nashville Director: Trey Fanjoy
The Man I Want To Be – Chris Young Label: RCA Nashville Director: David McClister
This Ain’t Nothing – Craig Morgan Label: BNA Nashville Director: Steven L. Weaver
Chip Willmore; Dianna Paul; Emma Jacob; Laura Dodd; Will Peppers
Dennis Agajanian; Gordon Mote; Greg McDougal; Ricky Skaggs; Tim Atwood
Barry McGee; Chonda Pierce; Jeff Treece; Johnny Lee Cook; LuLu Roman
BJ Fessant; Gary Richardson; J.R. Pitsenbarger; Leon Joplin; Rich Miller
Inspirational Country Radio Network
WJCR - Upton, KY
WSM AM 650 – Nashville, TN
WTYS- Marianna, FL
Inspirational Bluegrass Artist
Cherryholmes; Lawrence Bishop; Rhonda Vincent; Ricky Skaggs; The Isaacs
Youth In Music
Abbey Gregory; Hannah Faith; Matthew Wacaster; Renee Spencer; The McDougal Kids
Amanda Fessant; Del Way; Greg McDougal; Russ Murphy; Tommy Brandt
Faith, Family & Country Movie
Letters To God
The Blind Side
What Would Jesus Do
Daystar; GAC; Gospel Music Channel; TBN; TCT Networks
Corey Brooks Band: Damascus Road Review
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Damascus Road from the Corey Brooks Band contains a unique sound -- an interesting mix between gospe...Damascus Road from the Corey Brooks Band contains a unique sound -- an interesting mix between gospel and contemporary. With a voice that sounds similar to Michael W. Smith, Corey Brooks and his band offer a modern bluegrass-style album full of inspirational lyrics.
Damascus Road begins with “What Are You Looking For?” This track is written to someone searching for love, and answers, “He is the answer/ He is the Savior.” “Chief of These” follows, being a bit on the slower side of things. Beginning with a gorgeous piano mixed with a strong bass guitar sound, it speaks of how each of us has crucified Jesus for ourselves, and that each of us are “the chief of sinners.” (“Every time I sin/ I nail You down/ but You rose again…”)
“Beautiful” is a great song, containing the much-loved gospel feel. I thought it was interesting how Corey began both verses singing very low, and then putting it up an octave by the arrival of the second half of the verse. The point of “Beautiful” is the beautiful ways of God, and how we really need Him at every moment of every day. “Falling Away” begins with only drums, and then progresses, making it feel like a Casting Crowns song. It is a prayer to God to rescue us when we fall away from Him through our sin. This track was one of the highlights of the entire album, in my opinion.
“Wake Up” sounds like an upbeat, country version of Britt Nicole’s hit “Walk On the Water,” and speaks of shining your light to the world: “This is your chance to change the world/ it’s time to show them who you are/ all by yourself you’ll go nowhere/ but with Him, you’ll go far/ this is your chance to change the world/ so wake up/ what are you waiting for?” I particularly enjoyed the inspiring lyrics to this track. “Wall of Shame” is obviously mostly composed of piano and strings, and is a cry to God to forgive us and not judge us for the things for which we have repented of.
“Faith Speaks Louder” speeds up just a touch, again adding the country guitars. It asks the question, “Tell me what on earth am I here for?” and answers the question with the fact that when everything is going wrong, faith speaks louder. “Reprise” is a very cool one-minute instrumental, filled with harmonicas, country guitars, blues, and the works. :) It was definitely a nice addition to an already good album.
“I’m Not Strong Enough” is a slower track that speaks of how weak we are in ourselves. The highlight of this track was definitely the bridge: “I’m not strong enough/ but You are Lord!” This track was very encouraging, and soul penetrating. “All I Really Am,” speaks of how each of us has a desire to live our lives to the fullest in God’s will, but we do not live the way we want to. But then when we surrender our lives to God, we realize “that this life is not my home”: “The more I seek/ the more I find/ my heart’s desire.”
Damascus Road ends peacefully with “Only You,” a song of praise for all that God has given us and has done for us. The highlight was the bridge, where the hardly audible background “Hallelujah” provokes the listener to sing along. It seemed to sum up the album perfectly, being a mix of country/contemporary.
Damascus Road was a very enjoyable listening experience. Never before have I heard a contemporary/gospel mix like I have heard in the Corey Brooks Band. Certain songs have a perfect blend of gospel and blues that make each song completely unpredictable. If you’re looking for something new to listen to, you will probably want to check out Corey Brooks Band’s album Damascus Road!
1. What Are You Looking For?
2. Chief Of These
4. Falling Away
5. Wake Up
6. Wall of Shame
7. Faith Speaks Louder
9. I’m Not Strong Enough
10. All I Really Am
11. Only You
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