J. Douglas Wright
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J. Douglas Wright

Carrollton, Georgia, United States | SELF

Carrollton, Georgia, United States | SELF
Solo Christian




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LP--Something Much Higher
Bonus-CD single--The Words to Say



J. Douglas Wright is a singer-songwriter from Asheville, North Carolina and currently based near Atlanta, Georgia. Wright’s music explores the themes of following Christ’s example of unconditional love and recognizing the gifts God gives us everyday. Wright has been awarded top prizes by the International Music and Entertainment Association (Christian Male Vocalist of the Year, 2013), The Independent Music Awards (Best Contemporary Christian Song, 2011), The International Songwriting Association (Contemporary Christian Song, 2011), and Embassy Music (Grand-Prize Winning Songwriter, 2003).

Wright’s album, Leap, was released in 2011, and was produced by Brandon “Swaff” Swafford (Family Force 5, Decemberadio, After Edmund, 7eventh Time Down) of Swaff Productions in Villa Rica, Georgia. Leap was inspired by the passage in the Song of Solomon where a girl sees her guy leaping on mountains because of the love they share. Wright explains, “If a person’s love can cause somebody to leap, what does knowing that the One who made the universe loves us more than anything make us want to do? God shows us love and blesses us with gifts every second we breathe. So Leap is about moving into that awareness and living it.”

Since the album’s release, Wright has received top honors at the 10th Annual Independent Music Awards for the song “Glorious Savior” (penned by Swaff, Carson Ray, and Wright). The song was also one of the three top winners in the International Songwriting Competition. The first releases from Leap, “Glorious Savior” and “Straight N Narrow”, began being added to radio station playlists in Fall 2011.

The single “Little Child” and the single and video “Abby May” began receiving radio adds in Spring 2012. “’Little Child’ is inspired by Matthew 19:14, where the people were trying to keep the children away from Jesus. He told them to let the children come to Him, ‘for such is the kingdom of God’. The song is about the realization that childlike faith has been stolen from us and wanting to find it again. The single and video ‘Abby May’ deals with a girl who has become merchandise for human traffickers. For reasons she does not understand, she becomes drawn to a church and wonders what would happen if she were to go inside. The song and video address the power of prayer and God’s redemption, as well as the church and how it can support people like Abby May who may feel like outsiders.” Close to 600 stations from various radio networks internationally have added songs from Leap.

In November 2013, Wright was named Male Vocalist of the Year by the International Music and Entertainment Association (IMEA) and performed at the IMEA Awards Ceremony at the historic Paramount Theater in Ashland, Kentucky. Wright is currently working with Swaff on a new project set for release in 2014. For more information visit www.jdouglaswright.com.

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