Monti

Monti

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Contemporary Christian fused with R&B, Blues and Classic Rock. Dynamic vocals with a style and delivery everyone will accept, enjoy and relate with. Monti's own personal story and his passionate speaking ability adds the final element which completes his fresh and passionate ministry.

Biography

My name is Monti Herring and I live in Nashville TN. Prior to my arriving to TN, I was a longtime alcoholic and drug addict. I had literally lost everything. I was homeless for nearly 2 years in Ohio where I'm originally from. Living on the streets, trying to fight my own demons while all the while constantly feeding them at any cost weighed heavily on me. During my steady decline I had tried to commit suicide 3 times. Suffering from Depression also, my 3 failed attempts at suicide only further pushed me down. I ended up in Nashville I THOUGHT by sheer coincidence and literally the "luck of the draw", because there were a couple other places I was thinking about going to. I only wanted to stay in one place long enough to steal or do whatever I had to do so that I could keep feeding my demons. I know NOW that God had other plans for my life. Out of ALL of the places I could have ended up at in Nashville (Having never been here prior), I literally found myself in front of the Nashville Rescue Mission. After several days I entered there 7-month Life Recovery program. This was in May of 2007. In June of that same year I gave my life to Christ and I literally saw my life and world change instantly. I worked for a little over a year at the Rescue Mission helping other men like myself find Christ. I travel throughout TN sharing my story of what God has done and sharing the music that He alone has put on my heart to write. I had NEVER played the piano until AFTER I got saved at the Rescue Mission in June of 2007. Since that point God has shown me what it is He wants me to do. I am also a student at Belmont University. Little do the most of the students know that sitting next to them in class is someone that was completely homeless, a 3-time suicide survivor, and a now reformed alcohol and drug addict. I am working on my first solo Debut album with legendary vocal arranger and Producer Mark Williamson. God truly is wonderful and amazing; how can I not praise Him for who HE is?

Lyrics

I Am Nothing

Written By: Monti Herring

There have been
So many storms in my life
It's only by the grace of God
That I have seen the light of day

And don't you know
There are times
When I feel like giving up
But when I do Jesus takes my hand
And He lifts me up

Cause I am nothing
Without my Lord
And I am nothing without Jesus by my side
To guide me to comfort me to hold me
When I get weak
And I am nothing
Without my Lord
He brought me such a long way
How can I ignore
His grace, His mercy His tenderness
And His Love

When I was lost
Lost in my confusion
And everything
Around me seemed
To be an illusion

I didn't even have a friend
I had burned all
All my bridges down
But then one day one special day
Jesus came for me yes He came for me
And picked me off the ground

Cause I am nothing without my Lord
And I am nothing without Jesus
By my side
To guide me to comfort me to hold me
When I get weak
And I am nothing
Without my Lord
He brought me such a long way
How can I ignore
His grace His mercy His tenderness
And His love

He says Son
What do you tink you're doing
Don't you know that I've
Been with you along
Just because you may
Be going through some rocky seas
All you have to do is believe in me
And I'll set you free

Cause I am something
With you my Lord
Yes I can do everything
With you by my side
To guide me to comfort me to hold me
When I get weak
Yes I am something
With you my Lord
You brought me such a long way
How can I ignore
Your grace your mercy your tenderness
And your Love

Discography

"I Am Nothing"
"I Believe"
"The Great I Am"
"Mountain Top"

Set List

All of the songs I perform are original songs except the songs with ALL CAPS. My sets range from 30 min to 2 hours depending on what has been asked of me.

"Hallelujah"
"I Believe"
"With You
"Call on His Name"
"The Great I Am"
"Beautiful"
"My Love"
"I Am Nothing"

Cover songs
"WORD OF GOD SPEAK"
"TEARS IN HEAVEN"
"LOVE IS THE ANSWER"