Exit 9

Exit 9

 Columbia, South Carolina, USA
BandChristianAcoustic

Exit 9 is the collision of music and ministry on stage..creating an explosion that shoots energy into the audience and rescues them by drenching them with acoustic bliss!

Biography

Born in the basement of a downtown church, the Columbia, SC based duo of Exit 9 has exploded into a full rockin’ music ministry. But, it’s so much more than just an explosion…it’s the music, it's the ministry, it’s about building relationships with our friends—both new and old—and it’s about sharing our faith and encouraging others to do the same.

When you see and hear Exit 9 on stage....you'll understand. You'll feel the energy, the connection...the desire to take the audience on a ride. And, if you listen closely, you’ll hear stories of faith, you’ll hear relationships being formed with the audience , you’ll hear questions and challenges and you'll be drawn in...it’s in this way that Exit 9 moves the listener through a journey—a journey of non-stop music, faith and energy!

Influenced by the sounds of acoustic rock from Credence and Indigo Girls and others, Clay and Gloria stayed in the basement and played their favorite songs of the artists who inspired them. Climbing up the stairs and out of the basement, they tried their hand at writing a few of their own songs—and then it happened! BAM!!! Lightning struck and they were so energized there was o tunring back! It was up and out of the basement!! Clay said, “Writing our own music was a great way to share our faith journeys with others, and get them talking about the important stuff in our lives...relationships.”

So began a journey out of the basement and into the world that has taken them to many places to meet many different people—from the rural areas of the Southeast to the suburbs of the Midwest, from the camps of South Dakota to the folks right down the road, Exit 9 has emerged as a duo that has not only entertained audiences, but forged relationships with them.

Exit 9 continues to share their energy with groups both large and small. With Clay on guitar and vocals and Gloria handling vocals and percussion, their music and stage presence delights and engages audiences with stories, questions, participation, reflection and humor. Their audiences become part of the show—part of the event...part of the lightning strike!! Gloria noted, “Having the audience participate in the event is so important—it’s what makes our concerts more than just a show!” As soon as you step "off the path" you will experience the music, energy and faith of Exit 9!

Lyrics

Won by One

Written By: Arthur and Goeres

Won By One
Words and music by:
Clay Arthur and Gloria Goeres

Chorus:
Won by one (won by one), four by four (four by four)
Inch by inch, day by day,
Minute by minute sins are washed away,
We were won by one on a four by four,
Like two by two when it rained and poured,
Satan shook like a leaf when he heard the wind roar,
We were won by one on a four by four!

Verse 1:
Nailed on a cross he saved our souls,
We’re gonna be free, we’re gonna be bold,
Ain’t nobody gonna drag us down,
The price of glory’s been won by the crown!

Chorus:
Won by one (won by one), four by four (four by four)
Inch by inch, day by day,
Minute by minute sins are washed away,
We were won by one on a four by four,
Like two by two when it rained and poured,
Satan shook like a leaf when he heard the wind roar,
We were won by one on a four by four!

Verse 2:
Suffered through death, was raised on the third,
Gonna tell all the people about the living word,
Loving to live and living to love,
Gonna fill this place with grace from up above!

Copyright 2000

Discography

Independently released albums:
NEWLY RELEASED: Lemongrass
Joyfulnoise
Hammer and Nail
Holy Ground
reissued