Josh Hilliker

Josh Hilliker

BandChristianSinger/Songwriter

Biography

Josh Hilliker’s music is the perfect cure for road rage. His soothing vocals, catchy melodies, and uplifting lyrics are impossible to resist. After drawing early comparisons to John Mayer, Shane & Shane and Bebo Norman, he has now developed his own unmistakable sound consisting of equal parts groove, folk, blues and worship.

The son of a music minister, Josh grew up in church singing hymns of the faith. He learned to play guitar at an early age and pursued music through playing in local rock bands throughout high school and college. At the age of 19 he felt called to use his musical gifts to serve Christ. Josh says, “God revealed to me that I was using the gifts He had given me to glorify myself. I was playing college baseball and playing in a rock band so from the outside it looked like a pretty cool lifestyle, but inside I was a wreck. I realized that day that God had a plan for my life and I surrendered to follow Him the best I knew how.” Throughout the past few years Josh has served in the local church, led worship for World Changers and Centrifuge, and been fortunate enough to perform with some of Christian music’s top artists like Big Daddy Weave, Shane & Shane, Warren Barfield, Jason Morant, Casting Crowns and Aaron Shust.

Josh’s debut CD, 'Where Can I Run?' (January 2005), garnered rave reviews from grassrootsmusic.com and Power Source Magazine, and his first single, “Sail Away”, received radio airplay nationwide. Now he is celebrating the release of his much anticipated sophomore project, 'Josh Hilliker Live' (March 2007). A live worship album recorded in his hometown of Tuscaloosa, AL featuring two brand new original songs as well as covers of popular worship songs like “All The Earth” and “More Precious Than Silver”. The CD also includes a bonus studio track of Josh’s newest single, “Who Is Like You”, which was recently retired into the New Music Challenge Hall Of Fame (newreleasetuesday.com) after winning the Indie New Music Challenge six weeks in a row. Josh has appeared in CCM, Relevant, and Power Source magazines and his music is available at grassrootsmusic.com, cdbaby.com, independentbands.com and on iTunes. “I feel like my music is different because I am not afraid to write exactly what I feel, I'm not afraid to admit that I don't have it all together,” he says. “Sometimes what comes out could be a love song, a worship song, or just a song about something I'm going through or struggling with. And hopefully people can connect with that.”

With two recording projects under his belt and his touring schedule rapidly increasing, Josh is optimistic about the future and looks forward to any opportunity to minister and share his music. “This is what I was created to do, I truly believe that,” he says, “and my prayer is that the music will be so real that anyone who hears it can relate.”

Lyrics

Who Is Like You

Written By: Josh Hilliker

Who is like You? Who is like You?
There’s none beside You oh God
Who is like You? Who is like You?
There’s none beside You oh God

I’m washed ashore by Your waves of mercy
There’s no one like You oh God
So listen as my prayer becomes my song, my song

Great and mighty, pure and holy
There’s no one like You oh God
The mended wounds of my heart cry out
There is no one like You oh God
Oh to know a love so rescuing

Oh to know a love so rescuing
Oh to know Your love

Copyright 2007 Josh Hilliker Music (BMI)

Sail Away

Written By: Josh Hilliker


What are you searching for today?
Is it a different life or a different way?
One more shot or another try, just to feel satisfied
I know this world has got you down
So let me show you what I’ve found

Sail away with me, come and see
The pleasures that are waiting, that are waiting
Sail away with me and you will see
There’s something better waiting
And it’s waiting on the other side

No more masquerades and lies
I can see it in your eyes
No doubt you need an escape
From the problems in your life
Well you can leave them all behind, you can leave them all behind
This crazy world has got you down
So let me show you what I’ve found

Sail away with me, come and see
The pleasures that are waiting, that are waiting
Sail away with me and you will see
There’s something better waiting
And it’s waiting on the other side

Copyright 2005 Josh Hilliker Music (BMI)

Jesus, You Are

Written By: Josh Hilliker

Jesus Your love is so good
Jesus Your love is so good
I would run a thousand miles to get
I would swim the ocean just to get
I would climb a mountain just to get to You

Jesus Your grace is so good
Jesus Your grace is so good
I would run a thousand miles to get
I would swim the ocean just to get
I would climb a mountain just to get to You

Indescribable grace
Unrelenting mercy
Never ending pleasures are in Your hands
In Your hands

Jesus You are so good
Jesus You are so good
I would run a thousand miles to get
I would swim the ocean just to get
I would climb a mountain just to get to You

Copyright 2007 Josh Hilliker Music (BMI)

Abba

Written By: Josh Hilliker

Abba Father, hold me close to Your chest
My provider, for me You gave up Your best
King of mercy, You always give a second chance
Great redeemer, You saved me from my past

You are holy, and You are worthy
You’re the king of this earth and the king of glory
With all your power, and all your might
You still call me Your child
And I call You Abba

Holy Spirit, cleanse me with Your fire
Living water, only You can satisfy
Rock of ages, You are welcome in this place
God of Jacob, I want to kiss Your face

You are holy, and You are worthy
You’re the king of this earth and the king of glory
With all your power, and all your might
You still call me Your child

All that’s good and all that’s right
All that’s perfect comes from You
Turning darkness into light is what You do
You’re my father, and I’m Your child
So I am asking You to hold me now, hold me now

Copyright 2005 Josh Hilliker Music (BMI)

Psalm 139

Written By: Josh Hilliker

O Lord, You have searched
You know me, when I sit and when I rise
You see my thoughts from afar
Familiar with my ways You are

Where can I go from Your spirit?
Where can I run from Your presence?
There is nowhere, nowhere

Woven together in the depths
You planned all my days before I took one breath
And You will I praise
Because I’m fearfully and wonderfully made

Where can I go from Your spirit?
Where can I run from Your presence?
There is nowhere, nowhere
There is nowhere, nowhere

Oh wonderful You are
So wonderful You are
So wonderful You are
So wonderful

Where can I go from Your spirit?
Where can I run from Your presence?
Where can I go from Your spirit?
Where can I run from Your presence?
There is nowhere, nowhere
Oh there is nowhere, nowhere

Copyright 2005 Josh Hilliker Music (BMI)

I Don't Deserve You

Written By: Josh Hilliker

Driving down this road all alone
My eyes are filled with tears
I’m facing all my fears
My destination unknown
But I know I cannot run
From all that I have done

I don’t deserve Your grace and Your love
I don’t deserve You

I hear You calling for my heart
A heart where You could live
But a heart that I can’t give
So I try to make it right
And live the way I should
Please myself by doing good

I don’t deserve Your grace and Your love
I don’t deserve You

Thank You that I don’t have to try
Thank You that I don’t have to live a lie
Thank You that all I have to do is believe in our love

I don’t deserve Your grace and Your love
I don’t deserve You

Driving down this road all alone
My eyes are filled with tears
I’m facing all my fears

Copyright 2005 Josh Hilliker Music (BMI)

This World Of Me

Written By: Josh Hilliker

Lying here on my back staring up into the stars
It’s in these times that I try
to comprehend just who You are
You say “know me”, I say “show me”
But that won’t get me very far
The best advice that I can get
is to “just trust and obey”
When you have it all together
that’s an easy thing to say
But not for me, I’m all messed up
And I need You to light my way

So won’t You show Yourself to me
Open my eyes so I can see
That this world in which I believe doesn’t matter
So come and shatter this world of me

I see your wonders on the earth,
I see Your beauty in the skies
I see Your patience and Your purpose in a newborn baby’s eyes
Now I ask for one thing more
I want to see You in my life

So won’t You show Yourself to me
Open my eyes so I can see
That this world in which I believe doesn’t matter
So come and shatter this world of me

I need You but myself is always in the way
So break my heart with the things that break your heart today

So won’t You show Yourself to me
Open my eyes so I can see
That this world in which I believe
Won’t You show Yourself to me
Open my eyes so I can see
That this world in which I believe doesn’t matter
So come and shatter this world of me, this world of me

Copyright 2005 Josh Hilliker Music (BMI)

Discography

Josh Hilliker Live (2007)
Where Can I Run? (2005)