Clay Jacobs  God's Country Ministries

Clay Jacobs God's Country Ministries

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Clay has combined the country sound he grew up on with the story of a love that only our Savior could show, and the result has been a ministry that his 2001 album simply called "GOD'S COUNTRY"....

Biography

It has been an awesome year for God's Country Ministries, as Clay was blessed to be able to minister and play in many churches and other areas, spreading the message and songs that Christ has laid on his heart. Clay has been blessed to meet and share the stage with some of his Christian Country Music influences, such as Branded, Justin Todd Herod, Tommy Brandt and the Calvary Cowboys. Clay's newest project, I Pick Jesus, is the second of Clay's album's produced by Christian Country Artist Ken Holloway. I features 12 original songs, 8 of which were written by Clay. This album was released in March of 2007 as a follow up to Clay's 2005 project, Try Something New, which brought Clay many ministry opportunities through original songs such as Tough As Nails, You Are There and Waiting On Jesus Blues.

Sometimes God will bring you on an incredible journey, even when you may not realize that is exactly what is happening. It seems WE always have a plan for what we think GOD should do in our lives, only to find out that if we will just step out of the way and walk humbly with our GOD, He will show us our true destination.....a destination full of love, joy and peace that can only come from our Savior. "I still do not know what God has in store, but I know that He has placed a calling on my life, and there are those who need to hear the word, and that is what it is all about..."

Lyrics

Try Something New

Written By: Clay Jacobs

It's the same old, same old...day after day.
Nose to the grindstone, life getting in the way
Sometimes this old world gets me down
It's hard to make it through
It's times like this, I know it's time to try something new

It's time to take the backseat and let the master take control
Let go of that heartache that so often fills my soul
Try my best to stay on track and do what He wants me to
It ought to be a way of life
But God knows this world is filled with strife
That's why Jesus gave His life
So we could try something new

I know where you're coming from cause it's right where I've been
There's so many things in this old world that drag you into sin
But you know that there are two roads
It's up to you to choose
Just look old satan in the eye, and try something new

It's time to take the backseat and let the master take control
Set your course and get off of that long and winding road
Pray each day for strength to do the things He wants you to
This world will try to make you stray
But you can make the choice today
To walk the straight and narrow way and try something new

I can promise there's a price to pay
If you don't believe in what I say
Why don't you turn to Christ today and try something new

You Are There

Written By: Clay Jacobs

Sometimes when the world closes in
Sometimes I'm surrounded by sin
Sometimes, it seems there's nowhere to go
That's the time, that's the time that I know

You are there, walking beside me
Waiting for me to turn to You
And You care, what happens to me
You see everything that I go through
If I'll be still and listen
and know Your Word is true
You are there, to carry me through

Sometimes when fear closes in
Sometimes when my faith's wearing thin
Sometimes, I feel I'm drifting away
That's the time, I know I need to pray

You are there, walking beside me
Waiting for me to turn to You
And You care, what happens to me
You see everything that I go through
If I'll be still and listen
and know Your Word is true
You are there, to carry me through

Tough As Nails

Written By: Clay Jacobs

Standing on the corner, thinking about my day
Lost in confusion, cause things just ain't the way
I thought my life would be
I need a change of scenery
When an old man, walked up next to me
He said, "son what's wrong with you"
I thought for a minute of what I could say
and decided to tell him the truth
Of broken promises and shattered dreams
Of how life seemed so unfair
That old man just laughed and said
son keep in mind
If life seems more than you can bear

Life can't be tough as nails
like the ones that pierced the hands and feet
of Jesus as He died on the cross at Calvary
You may think that life has passed you by
and you feel like your well has run dry
Just take it to the one, who gave His only Son
Cause life can't be tough as nails

I stood there thinking, of what he had to say
My heart was breaking thinking about the way
little things had got to me
Then a smile came over me
I turned to thank that man and he was gone
Just as quickly as he came
I don't know where he went, I only know
I'll never look at things the same

Cause life can't be tough as nails
like the ones that pierced the hands and feet
of Jesus as He died on the cross at Calvary
You may think that your strength is gone
and you feel like you can't go on
Just take it to the one, who gave His only Son
Cause life can't be tough as nails

I'll just get down on my knees
cause now I finally see
Life can't be tough as nails

Discography

2007 - I Pick Jesus - Produced by Ken Holloway
"What You Need" released to Independent Country and Christian Country radio - receiving international airplay.
2005 - Try Something New - Produced by Ken Holloway
First Release - "You Are There" #2 on the Christian Music Weekly Top 25 Christian Country Single Chart - September 21, 2005
Second Release - "Tough As Nails" Debuted at #8 on the Christian Music Weekly Top 25 Christian Country Single Chart - December 14, 2005. Reached #50 on the Powersource Top 100 Chart for June, 2006 and has been in the Country Gospel Connection Top 100 and Country Gospel Music Guild Top 80.
Third Release - "Waiting on Jesus Blues" reached #13 on the ICGC Chart

Set List

Clay combines the use of original Christian Country music, traditional hymns and contemporary praise and worship music along with God's word, poetry and testimony to reach out to those in need of the love of Christ...This is about real life, and the real answer!!!