Plus One (band)
Plus One was an American Christian pop boy band which formed in 1999, disbanded in 2004, reunited in 2014. The group's line-up consisted of Nate Cole, Gabe Combs, Nathan Walters, Jeremy Mhire, Jason Perry, they enjoyed their greatest success with the release of their debut album, The Promise which featured the hits "Written on My Heart" and "God Is in This Place". The group released their second album Obvious. Jason Perry and Jeremy Mhire left the band in 2002, the remaining three members signed a deal with Inpop Records. A year they released their first album as a trio, Exodus. After their Exodus'04 tour, they disbanded in 2004 to pursue other interests. Combs and Perry reunited in 2014, releasing a song titled "My All". Plus One began to take shape as early as 1999 and formed by a manager named Mitchell Solarek, when 18-year-old Sacramento, California-boy Nate Cole was joined by 21-year-old Gabe Combs of Pittsburg, California, 22-year-old Nathan Walters of Lakeland and the 19-year-old Jeremy Mhire, engrossed in vocal studies as a junior on full scholarship to Southwest Missouri State University.
Cole and Combs had known each other from mutual music circles while growing up in Northern California and Nathan had heard about the new group through an acquaintance of Nate's. The group came to complete fruition with the arrival of Jason Perry, who up to that moment had been focusing on his role as starting fullback and defensive end for his high school football team; the youngest member of the group, The name Plus One refers to the members of the group, plus God. Atlantic Records pursued the formation of a boy band motivated by the success of such secular bands as'N Sync and Backstreet Boys. Auditions were held, these five young men, who were all raised in the Assembly of God Church, three of them being pastors' sons, came together and melded as a group, all believing that the Lord had brought them together to be in Christian ministry, to do great things for the Gospel. Plus One got together as a quintet, their successful debut album, The Promise, was released in May 2000, enjoyed great success in the Christian Pop scene.
The Promise went gold with more than 500,000 album sales. Grammy Award Winning Producer David Foster was one of the producers on Plus One's albums, they had two No. 1 Christian radio hits, Four of the album's tracks is "Written on My Heart", No. 1 on the charts for two months, "God Is in This Place" followed by "Last Flight Out", "Here in My Heart", other radio singles are "Run To You" and "Soul Tattoo". They found themselves touring with such Christian Artists as Jaci Velasquez, Rachael Lampa, Stacie Orrico. In 2000, they appeared in an episode of hit soap opera Days of Our Lives to perform on the show, they performed with Monica on ABC's Christmas Eve special, "'Twas the Night Before Christmas". In addition, Plus One was featured as one of the new artists of 2000 on TNN's annual television special, "Class of 2000." They gave performances at the 2000 Democratic National Convention, several major league sporting events including games with the Los Angeles Lakers, Chicago Bulls, Atlanta Hawks.
The band was featured on Teen Magazine Online and performed at Atlanta Fest and the Raggedy Ann Festival in Arcola, IL, as part of their tour schedule. The following year in 2001, they appeared as juvenile kids who form a group while in jail on the TV series Touched by an Angel and they were nominated for a Dove Award as New Artist of the Year; the group recorded a soundtrack called "I Need a Miracle" from the Christian Bible-based film Left Behind: The Movie released in 2000 followed by "With All Your Heart" was included on the soundtrack of the Warner Brothers film, Pokémon: The Movie 2000. They appear on Natalie Grant's album Stronger with the song "Whenever You Need Somebody" in 2001, they covered the American patriotic song "America the Beautiful" and they performed in Luis Palau Festival in 2001. Returning from the Promise tour, Plus One went back into the studio. Helped once again by some of the top producers in the music business, including Peter Zizzo, Peter Kipley, Matthew Gerrard, the group recorded songs for a new album, this time including some of their own material, tracks like "Use Me", a ballad called "You", "Under the Influence", "Kick Me", "Going Crazy".
A strong beat and guitar riffs defined these new tracks, distinguishing them from the lighter sound of the group's first recording. Obvious was released in February 2002, sold twice as many copies in its first week of release as Promise had, it hit the number-one spot on the Christian charts immediately. Three of the album's tracks, "Camouflage," became hit single occupying spots on the top-ten Christian radio charts followed by "I Don't Care" and "Let Me Be The One". In the fall of 2002 in their Obvious Tour, Plus One released Christmas a collection of Christmas music in time for the holiday season. In addition their own renditions of "Silent Night," "O Little Town of Bethlehem,"What Child Is This?, "O Holy Night", "It's The Most Wonderful Time of the Year" and other Christmas standards, the album included some original compositions as well, including the opening track, "This Is Christmas," and "I Won't Forget This Christmas" and a merry and charming song titled "Our Christmas Prayer" and "A Prayer For Every Year", released in WOW Christmas: Red in 2002.
In 2002, after completing touring for their Obvious tour, two members of Plus One were called to other ministries and obligations, Jason Perry left the group in 2002 followed by Jeremy Mhire leaving the remaining three members to carry on Plus One's music ministry. In 2003, the band was dropped from their label. Seeking to revamp their image, they signed a deal with Inp
A drummer is a percussionist who creates music using drums. Most contemporary western bands that play rock, jazz, or R&B music include a drummer for purposes including timekeeping and embellishing the musical timbre; the drummer's equipment includes a drum kit which includes various drums, cymbals and an assortment of accessory hardware such as pedals, standing support mechanisms, drum sticks. In other genres in the traditional music of many countries, drummers use individual drums of various sizes and designs rather than drum kits; some use only their hands to strike the drums. In larger ensembles, the drummer may be part of a rhythm section with other percussionists playing, for example, marimba or xylophone; these musicians provide the timing and rhythmic foundation which allow the players of melodic instruments, including voices, to coordinate their musical performance. Some famous drummers include: John Bonham, Ginger Baker, Keith Moon, Neil Peart, Buddy Rich, Gene Krupa, Tim "Herb" Alexander, Rashied Ali, Carl Allen, Steve White, Craig Blundell, Travis Barker, Tony Royster Jr. Rick Allen.
As well as the primary rhythmic function, in some musical styles, such as world, jazz and electronica, the drummer is called upon to provide solo and lead performances, at times when the main feature of the music is the rhythmic development. There are many tools that a drummer can use for either soloing; these include cymbals, toms, auxiliary percussion and many others. There are single and triple bass pedals for the bass drum. Before motorized transport became widespread, drummers played a key role in military conflicts. Military drummers provided drum cadences that set a steady marching pace and elevated troop morale on the battlefield. In some armies drums assisted in combat by keeping cadence for firing and loading drills with muzzle loading guns. Military drummers were employed on the parade field, when troops passed in review, in various ceremonies including ominous drum rolls accompanying disciplinary punishments. Children served as drummer boys well into the nineteenth century, though less than is popularly assumed.
In modern times, drummers are not employed in battle. Buglers and drummers mass under a sergeant-drummer and during marches alternately perform with the regiment or battalion ensembles. Military-based musical percussion traditions were not limited to the western world; when Emir Osman I was appointed commander of the Turkish army on the Byzantine border in the late 13th century, he was symbolically installed via a handover of musical instruments by the Seldjuk sultan. In the Ottoman Empire, the size of a military band reflected the rank of its commander in chief: the largest band was reserved for the Sultan, it included various percussion instruments adopted in European military music. The pitched bass drum is still known in some languages as the Turkish Drum. Military drumming is the origin of Traditional grip as opposed to Matched grip of drumsticks; the drumline is a type of marching ensemble descended from military drummers, can be arranged as a performance of a drum, a group of drummers, or as a part of a larger marching band.
Their uniforms will have a military style and a fancy hat. In recent times, it is more common to see drummers in parades wearing costumes with an African, Latin, Native American, or tribal look and sound. Various indigenous cultures use the drum to create a sense of unity with others during recreational events; the drum helps in prayers and meditations. List of drummers Drum beat Drum machine Drum tracks Kathleen. "Drum". In Chisholm, Hugh. Encyclopædia Britannica. 8. Cambridge University Press. P. 598
Richard Wayne Mullins was an American contemporary Christian music singer and songwriter best known for his worship songs "Awesome God" and "Step by Step". Some of his albums were considered among Christian music's best, including Winds of Heaven, Stuff of Earth, The World As Best As I Remember It, Volume One and A Liturgy, a Legacy, & a Ragamuffin Band, his songs have been performed by numerous artists, including Caedmon's Call, Five Iron Frenzy, Amy Grant, Carolyn Arends, Jars of Clay, Michael W. Smith, John Tesh, Chris Rice, Rebecca St. James, Hillsong United and Third Day. During the tribute to Rich Mullins' life at the 1998 GMA Dove Awards, Amy Grant described him as "the uneasy conscience of Christian music.” Mullins was devoted to the Christian faith and influenced by St. Francis of Assisi. In 1997, he composed a musical called Canticle of the Plains, a retelling of the life of St. Francis set in the Old West. Richard Wayne Mullins was born to John Mullins, a tree farmer, Neva Mullins, associated with the Quakers.
He had two brothers. The family called him by his middle name, which he went by until college, when his friends called him Richard. Mullins grew up attending a church in Lynn, Indiana; the Quaker testimonies of peace and social justice inspired many of his lyrics. When Mullins was in elementary school, his family moved and started attending Whitewater Christian Church, which he attended until he graduated. Mullins was baptized, his great-grandmother taught him to play hymns in four part harmony when he was young, he began to study classical piano with a Quaker teacher while in elementary school. He graduated from Northeastern High School in 1974. Mullins was inspired when the Beatles first appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964; the event helped. He was a fan of the Beatles, he was able to identify with John Lennon in particular, despite philosophical differences. In his song "Elijah", written around the time of Lennon's murder, he included the phrase "a candlelight in central park." This was a reference to the candlelight vigils held in the wake of the event.
The places of the vigils went on to become a permanent memorial to John Lennon. An important part of Mullins' early musical experience was being the pianist and vocalist for the New Creations Choir in Richmond, started by Tim and Bonnie Cummings in the early 1970s; the choir toured numerous states in its own bus and produced an album. New Creations is a church and school for teens, Mullins was a contributing factor in its beginning. From 1974 to 1978, Mullins attended Cincinnati Bible College, he worked in a parking garage to help pay for his schooling. During this time Mullins performed with the band Zion, who released one album, for which he wrote all the songs. From 1975 to 1978, he was the youth pastor and music director at the United Methodist Church in Erlanger. Mullins was focusing on his duties in the church, performed minimally in public, he considered his music a hobby. His views on his music continued this way until 1978, when he brought a group of the teens from his church to the Ichthus Music Festival in Wilmore, Kentucky.
He said that during this trip he witnessed the effect of music on young people, decided to start pursuing music full-time. Mullins' start in the industry occurred in the summer of 1981 when Amy Grant recorded his song "Sing Your Praise to the Lord." The decision was made to stop touring as "Zion," and for Mullins to start his solo career. He moved to Bellsburg, Tennessee 45 minutes from Nashville, to begin his professional recording career. Mullins got engaged sometime between the late 70s and early 80s, wrote the song "Doubly Good to You" for his upcoming wedding. However, his fiancée broke off the engagement in 1982. In response to the breakup, Mullins wrote "Damascus Road". Years Mullins shared thoughts about his relationships and personal life in a radio interview with Rick Tarrant: I would always be frustrated with all those relationships when I was engaged. I had a ten-year thing with this girl and I would wonder why in those most intimate moments of our relationship, I would still feel lonely.
And it was just a few years ago that I realized that friendship is not a remedy for loneliness. Loneliness is a part of our experience and if we are looking for relief from loneliness in friendship, we are only going to frustrate the friendship. Friendship, intimacy, all those things, loneliness live together in the same experience. In 1987, Mullins spent time teaching conversational English in a South Korean seminary, he served as a missionary in Thailand, in a town 2 miles from the Thailand-Chinese border. There he became involved with a ministry teaching trades and providing medical care to Chinese refugees, he wrote the song "The Other Side of the World" about his time in Asia. During the late 1980s, Mullins formulated a plan to leave Tennessee, he took steps to become a music teacher on an Indian reservation. In 1988, Mullins moved from Bellsburg to Wichita, Kansas where, in 1991, he attended Friends University. During this time he lived with David Strasser; as part of his degree program, Mullins served as the choir director at West Evangelical Free Church.
While in Wichita, he regularly attended Central Christian Church. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in Music Education from Friends University on May 14, 1995, his 1991 song "Calling Out Your Name" included a referenc
Richell Rene "Chely" Wright is an American country music singer and activist. On the strength of her debut album in 1994, the Academy of Country Music named her Top New Female Vocalist in 1995. Wright's first Top 40 country hit came in 1997 with "Shut Up and Drive". Two years her fourth album yielded a number one single, the title track, "Single White Female". Overall, Wright has released seven studio albums on various labels, has charted more than fifteen singles on the country charts; as of May 2010, Wright's previous eight albums and 19 singles released had sold over 1,500,000 copies and 10,000,000 digital impressions to date in the United States. In May 2010, Wright became one of the first major country music performers to publicly come out as lesbian. In television appearances and an autobiography, she cited among her reasons for publicizing her homosexuality a concern with bullying and hate crimes toward gays gay teenagers, the damage to her life caused by "lying and hiding", she has written songs that have been recorded by Brad Paisley, Richard Marx, Indigo Girls, Mindy Smith and Clay Walker, among them Walker's top ten hit, "I Can't Sleep" that won her a BMI award.
On May 4, 2010, Wright released her memoir, the LAMDA nominated Like Me, her first album of new songs since 2005, Lifted Off the Ground. Wright's eighth album, I Am the Rain, was released on September 9, 2016, by MRI/Sony and was produced by Joe Henry, it entered the Billboard country chart at the second highest debut of her career. It was her first appearance on the Americana album chart, where it reached number 9. Wright released her first Christmas EP in 2018 titled "Santa Will Find You." She is working on her ninth studio album to be released in 2019. The working title is "Revival". Born in Kansas City, Wright grew up in a musical family in Wellsville, Kansas, a town with a population of less than 2,000. According to her autobiography, Like Me, she wanted to be a country music performer since the age of four, realized at age eight that she was gay; as a young child, Wright took piano lessons, began professional singing appearances by age 11, including playing "Taps" on bugle at the funerals of veterans at the local American Legion.
A Christian, Wright harbored the belief that her sexual orientation was immoral, that her secret would kill her career hopes. From early childhood, she resolved to never confide her orientation to anyone or to pursue romantic relationships with women; the summer before her senior year of high school, she worked as a performing musician at the Ozark Jubilee, a long-running country music show in Branson, Missouri. In 1989 after high school, she landed a position in a musical production at Opryland USA, a now-defunct theme park in Nashville, Tennessee, she lived permanently in Nashville until 2008. In 1993, Harold Shedd signed her to Mercury/Polygram, her first album was released in 1994 on the Polydor label. After releasing two unsuccessful albums through Mercury/Polygram, Wright asked to be released from her contract and signed with MCA Nashville. There, she had her first top twenty country hit in 1997 with the song "Shut Up and Drive," off her third album, Let Me In. In 1999, her fourth album, Single White Female, produced several hit songs and her first gold album certification.
In 2000, while touring with singer Brad Paisley and Paisley cowrote the duet "Hard to Be a Husband, Hard to Be a Wife", which they performed in their joint shows and at the Grand Ole Opry's 75th anniversary, televised by CBS. The Opry performance was nominated for Vocal Event of the Year at the 35th Annual CMA Awards. Wright joined Diamond Rio for a song on their One More Day album, as well as Paisley's Part II album, both released in 2001. Wright's fifth studio album, Never Love You Enough, was scheduled to be released on September 11, 2001 but due to the World Trade Center attack, the release date was postponed to September 25. Never Love You Enough debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard Country Albums chart. In these peak years of her popularity, Wright was named to People Magazine's annual "50 Most Beautiful People" list in 2001 and ranked No. 93 among FHM's "100 Sexiest Women of 2002". and that year was ranked No. 18 of "The 20 Hottest Women in Music 2002"She cowrote Clay Walker's 2003 top 10 single "I Can't Sleep".
In 2003, Wright parted ways with MCA Nashville after "Never Love You Enough" failed to meet sales expectations. In January 2004, she signed with a new independent label and began preparation for a new album. Although a music video was released for a song entitled "The Back of the Bottom Drawer," the album never materialized. Wright split with Vivaton in June 2004, she wrote and released a single, "The Bumper of My SUV" in late 2004 through the Internet and various radio stations, in response to an altercation with an irate woman who noticed the United States Marine Corps bumper sticker on the back of Wright's car. The success of "The Bumper of My SUV", released on Wright's own Painted Red Music Group, was followed by the release of an EP, Everything; the record was made available through Wright's website, but its success led to a deal with Dualtone Records. Wright's sixth album, The Metropolitan Hotel, was released in February 2005 on Dualtone; the album debuted at No. 18 on Billboard's Top Country chart and reached No. 7 on the Top Independent Albums chart.
Wright signed to Vanguard Records in 2008. She released her seventh studio album, Lifted Off the Ground, on May 4, 2010, produced by Grammy Award winner Rodney Crowell. In October 2014 Wright's Kickstarter campaign to fund her eighth studio album became the sixth most successful Kickstarter music campaign and the number one campaign in country mus
Michael Bolotin, known professionally as Michael Bolton, is an American singer and songwriter. Bolton performed in the hard rock and heavy metal genres from the mid-1970s to the mid-1980s, both on his early solo albums and those he recorded as the frontman of the band Blackjack, he became better known for his series of pop rock ballads, recorded after a stylistic change in the late 1980s. Bolton's achievements include selling more than 75 million records, recording eight top 10 albums and two number-one singles on the Billboard charts, as well as winning six American Music Awards and two Grammy Awards. Bolton was born Michael Bolotin in New Haven, the son of Helen and George Bolotin, he has a brother, a sister, both older. His family was Jewish, his maternal grandmother was born in England to Russian Jewish parents, his other three grandparents were Russian Jewish immigrants. Bolton began recording in 1975; this first album was self-titled using his original family name of Bolotin. Early in his musical career he focused on hard rock, with his band Blackjack once opening for heavy metal artist Ozzy Osbourne on tour.
It was rumored that in 1983 Bolton auditioned for, but was denied, the lead vocalist position with Osbourne's former band, Black Sabbath. Bolton stated this was untrue, saying "That rumor about me auditioning for Black Sabbath was only a rumor, I don’t know how on earth it started."After anglicizing his family name to Bolton, he gained his first major hit as a songwriter, co-writing "How Am I Supposed to Live Without You" for Laura Branigan best known for singing the pop hit "Gloria". Narrowly missing the Top 10 on the US pop chart, Branigan took the song to number one on the Adult Contemporary chart for three weeks in 1983; the two sought to work with each other again, their next collaboration was when Bolton co-wrote "I Found Someone" for Branigan in 1985. Her version was only a minor hit, but two years Cher resurrected the song, with it her own singing career. Bolton co-wrote several other songs for both singers. Bolton achieved his greatest success in the late 1980s and early 1990s as a singer on the adult contemporary/easy listening charts.
One of his first major hits was his 1987 interpretation of the Otis Redding classic " the Dock of the Bay". Redding's widow, Zelma Redding, said she was so moved by Bolton's performance "that it brought tears to my eyes, it reminded me so much of my husband that I know if he heard it, he would feel the same." Always interested in soul and Motown classics, Bolton's success with that song encouraged him to tackle the standard "Georgia on My Mind", with which he had another hit. In 1991, Bolton released the album Time, Love & Tenderness which featured his Grammy Award-winning cover version of "When a Man Loves a Woman"; as a singer, he has performed with other artists such as: Lucia Aliberti, Patti LaBelle, José Carreras, Tony Cetinski, Ray Charles, Celine Dion, Plácido Domingo, Renée Fleming, Wynonna Judd, BB King, The Lonely Island, Luciano Pavarotti, Percy Sledge, Zucchero. As a songwriter, he collaborated on several songs for other artists as well. Bolton's last Top 40 single in the US in his own right was the 1997 hit "Go the Distance", which peaked at No. 1 on the US adult contemporary chart.
He hired conductor Larry Baird for his 2001 tour. In 2006, Bolton and his fiancee Nicollette Sheridan sang a duet, "The Second Time Around", for the album Bolton Swings Sinatra. In March 2007, Bolton toured South Africa for the first time, he was the headline act at Jacaranda 94.2 FM's two-day concert. For Over the Rainbow, an album, recorded in five days, Bolton recorded the song "New York, New York", on his Bolton Swings Sinatra album; this was for an episode of Challenge Anneka. The proceeds from the album went to children's hospices across the UK. Bolton performed a duet entitled "Il Mio Amico" with the Italian singer Anna Tatangelo at the Sanremo Music Festival 2008; the song was sung by Tatangelo alone, but the duet version contained English lyrics as well. Bolton's album Only a Woman Like You was released in 2001; the title song was co-written by Shania Twain. Bolton released his album One World One Love in the UK on September 21, 2009; the first single, was released one week earlier. In 2011, Bolton was featured as a guest vocalist in The Lonely Island's song "Jack Sparrow" on their Turtleneck & Chain album.
His performance with the comedic hip-hop trio focused on his off-topic chorus and miscommunication with the group, the video featured him dressed in costumes as Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Caribbean, Forrest Gump, Erin Brockovich, Tony Montana from Scarface. As of February 2015, Bolton was working on the recording of a new studio album, he has collaborated with Indian musician A. R. Rahman for a song, recorded in February 2011 for Gems – The Duets Collection. In 2013 Bolton released the album Ain't No Mountain High Enough: A Tribute to Hitsville U. S. A. which featured duets with Melanie Fiona and Orianthi. In 2013 and 2014, Bolton appeared in Honda commercials. In 2015 Bolton sang on John Oliver's Last Week Tonight episode concerning the IRS. In 2018, Bolton announced his intention to do a tour performance in Birmingham, England in November 2018, after two years since last time he visited the UK. Bolton has made a number of cameo appearances in feature films and television appearing as himself, such as in Meet Wally Sparks and The Nanny.
Although he has been ru
David Mullen (singer)
David Mullen is a former Blues Pop / CCM singer and musician. He became well known as a songwriter, music producer, film score composer, he released his first album in 1989, won the GMA Dove Award for New Artist of the Year in 1990. He recorded his last album in 1994. Since he has written and produced recordings for several other Christian artists, most notably Nicole C. Mullen. David and Nicole shared the 1998 Dove Award for Song of the Year for writing the song "On My Knees" for Jaci Velasquez; the couple divorced in 2014. He wrote songs to Jonah: A Veggie Tales Movie and made the music for Chris Olsen's Threads: A Pond Full of Pigs. Most Mullen has been restoring an old recording studio in the historic district of Franklin, TN that he purchased with CCM veteran Toby McKeehan, and, now the headquarters of the artist relations department of Yamaha International. Per AllMusic: 1989: Revival 1991: Faded Blues 1994: David MullenGrammy Award nominee • Best Pop Gospel Album - 1991, Faded Blues • Best Song Written for a Motion Picture or for Television- 2000, Larry-Boy: The Soundtrack Nine-time Dove Award winner • Best New Artist – 1990 • Best Rock Album – 1992, Faded Blues • Children's Music Album of the Year- 1995, Yo Kidz!
2: The Armor of God • GMA Song of the Year- 1997 "On My Knees" • Children's Music Album of the Year- 1999, Veggie Tunes 2 • Children's Music Album of the Year- 2000, Larry-Boy: The Soundtrack • Song of the Year - 2001, "Redeemer". Mullen. Mullen • Best Instrumental Soundtrack of the year - 2007 End of the Spear Motion Picture Soundtrack – Various Artists Number One singles • "Miracles" - Nicole C. Mullen, Following His Hand: A 10-year Journey, 2003 • "Show Me" - Nicole C. Mullen, Following His Hand: A 10-year Journey, 2003 • "Come Unto Me" - Nicole C. Mullen, Talk About It, 2001 • "Call On Jesus" - Nicole C. Mullen, Talk About It, 2001 • "Redeemer" - Nicole C. Mullen, Nicole C. Mullen, 2001 • "Larry-Boy Theme Song" - Veggie Tales, Larry-Boy: The Soundtrack, 2000 • "Shaken" - Rachael Lampa, Live For You, 2000 • "De Creer En Ti" - Jaci Velasquez, Llegar A Ti, 1999 • "Hands Tied" - Becca Jackson. It’ll Sneak Up On You, 1997 • "Tuesday’s Child" - Steven Curtis Chapman, Tuesday’s Child: The Best of Steven Curtis Chapman, 1996 • "Through All The Years" - My Utmost For His Highest: The Covenant, 1996 • "We Can Make A Difference" - Jaci Velasquez, Heavenly Place, 1996 • "On My Knees" - Jaci Velasquez, Heavenly Place, 1996 • "Take Me Back" - Anointed, Under The Influence, 1996 • "It’s A Matter of Love" - Anointed, The Call, 1995 • "Meant For This Moment" - Carman & Helen Baylor, Yo Kidz!
2: The Armor of God, 1994 • "Somewhere Within The Heart" - Carman & Cindy Morgan, Yo Kidz!, 1994 • "Hero" - David Mullen, David Mullen, 1994 • "The Blood" - David Mullen, Revival, 1990 • "Live So God Can Use You" - David Mullen, Revival, 1990 • "Somebody Say Amen" - David Mullen, Revival, 1990 • "Heavens To Betsy" - David Mullen, Revival, 1990 • "Sho Love You" – David Mullen, Revival, 1990 "Revival" – David Mullen, Revival, 1990 RIAA Awards • 18 Gold or Platinum Awards • Jaci Valasquez A Heavenly Place • LarryBoy the Soundtrack • WOW the 90’s Thirty Greatest Hits • I’ll Lead You Home Michael W Smith • WOW 2007 • Nicole C Mullen • Talk About It- Nicole C Mullen • Change Your World Michael W. Smith • LarryBoy and the Fib From Outerspace • WOW 1996 • WOW 1997 • WOW 1998 • WOW 1999 • WOW 2000 • WOW 2001 • WOW 2002 • WOW 2005 • Songs for Life More recently: "Happy" – Ayiesha Woods, Introducing Ayiesha Woods, 2007 – Peaks at No. 2 "with a bullet" on R&R, No. 2 at A/C. "A Dream to Believe In" Nicole C Mullen, 2008 wrote the singles.
"Redemption" Hetti-More recently: "Happy" – Ayiesha Woods, Introducing Ayiesha Woods, 2007 – Peaks at #2 "with a bullet" on R&R, #2 at A/C. "A Dream to Believe In" Nicole C Mullen, 2008 wrote the singles. "Redemption" Hetti-Marie, 2008-2010, Produced and wrote all singles "Jordan Miller" Jordan Miller, 2009 Produced and wrote record, 2008-2010, Produced and wrote "A Dream to Believe In" Nicole C Mullen. "Redemption" Hetti-Marie, 2008-2010, Produced and wrote all singles "Jordan Miller" Jordan Miller, 2009 Produced and wrote record Produced two songs for Trin-i-tee 5:7, No. 1 on Billboard's Christian Music Chart, No. 19 on the Billboard Hot 100. Mullen has a TV show in development with All Pro Dad, the fatherhood initiative founded by Coach Tony Dungy.:7 album, No. 1 on Billboards Christian Music Chart, No. 19 on the Billboard Hot 100. Mullen was in the studio with Nicole C Mullen and fellow producer Ed Cash to executive produce her 1st offering for Maranatha "Captivated". Additionally, he has TV films in development with Revolution Pictures.
In February and April 2012, Mullen was nominated for a Grammy and a Dove Award for the production of Trin-i-tee 5:7's Angel & Channele. In 2012 Mullen became the music supervisor for the American Policy Roundtable's Live radio series The Public Square Special...beginning with Christmas in America. These retrospective musical and literary reviews are reminiscent of Prairie Home Companion, air quarterly. Additionally, Mullen has gone into pre-production for several TV shows
Troyal Garth Brooks is an American singer and songwriter. His integration of rock and roll elements into the country genre has earned him immense popularity in the United States. Brooks has had great success on the country single and album charts, with multi-platinum recordings and record-breaking live performances, while crossing over into the mainstream pop arena. According to the RIAA, he is the best-selling solo albums artist in the United States with 148 million domestic units sold, ahead of Elvis Presley, is second only to The Beatles in total album sales overall, he is one of the world's best-selling artists of all time, having sold more than 170 million records. As of 2019, Brooks is now the only artist in music history to have released seven albums that achieved diamond status in the United States. Since 1989, Brooks has released 22 records in all, which include: 12 studio albums, two live albums, three compilation albums, three Christmas albums and four box sets, along with 77 singles.
He won several awards in his career, including two Grammy Awards, 17 American Music Awards and the RIAA Award for best-selling solo albums artist of the century in the U. S. Troubled by conflicts between career and family, Brooks retired from recording and performing from 2001 until 2005. During this time, he sold millions of albums through an exclusive distribution deal with Walmart and sporadically released new singles. In 2005, Brooks started a partial comeback, giving select performances and releasing two compilation albums. In 2009, he began Garth at Wynn, a periodic weekend concert residency at Las Vegas' Encore Theatre from December 2009 to January 2014. Following the conclusion of the residency, Brooks announced his signing with Sony Music Nashville in July 2014. In September 2014, he began his comeback world tour, with wife and musician Trisha Yearwood, which culminated in 2017, his most recent album, was released in November 2016. Brooks was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame on October 21, 2012.
He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2011. Troyal Garth Brooks was born on February 1962, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, he was the youngest child of Troyal Raymond Brooks, Jr. a draftsman for an oil company, Colleen McElroy Carroll, a 1950s-era country singer of Irish ancestry who recorded on the Capitol Records label and appeared on Ozark Jubilee. This was the second marriage for each of his parents, giving Brooks four older half-siblings; the couple had two children together and Garth. At their home in Yukon, the family hosted weekly talent nights. All of the children were required to participate, either by doing skits. Brooks learned to play both banjo; as a child, Brooks sang in casual family settings, but his primary focus was athletics. In high school, he ran track and field, he received a track scholarship to Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, where he competed in the javelin. Brooks graduated in 1984 with a degree in advertising, his roommate, Ty England played guitar in his road band until going solo in 1995.
In 1985, Brooks began his professional music career and playing guitar in Oklahoma clubs and bars, most notably Wild Willie's Saloon in Stillwater. Through his elder siblings, Brooks was exposed to a wide range of music. Although he listened to some country music that of George Jones, Brooks was most fond of rock music, citing James Taylor, Dan Fogelberg, Townes Van Zandt as major influences. In 1981, after hearing "Unwound", the debut single of George Strait, Brooks decided that he was more interested in playing country music. In 1985, entertainment attorney Rod Phelps drove from Dallas to listen to Brooks. Phelps liked what he offered to produce Brooks' first demo. With Phelps' encouragement, including a list of Phelps' contacts in Nashville and some of his credit cards, Brooks traveled to Nashville to pursue a recording contract. Phelps continued to urge Brooks to return to Nashville. In 1987, Brooks and wife Sandy Mahl moved to Nashville, Brooks began making contacts in the music industry.
Garth Brooks' eponymous first album was a chart success. It peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart, reached No. 13 on the Billboard 200 chart. Most of the album was traditionalist country, influenced in part by George Strait; the first single, "Much Too Young", was a country top 10 success. It was followed by Brooks' first number-one single on the Hot Country Songs chart, "If Tomorrow Never Comes". "Not Counting You" reached No. 2, "The Dance" reached No. 1. Brooks has claimed that out of all the songs he has recorded, "The Dance" remains his favorite. In 1989, Brooks embarked as opening act for Kenny Rogers. Brooks' second album, No Fences, was released in 1990 and spent 23 weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart. The album reached No. 3 on the Billboard 200, became Brooks' highest-selling album, with domestic shipments of 17 million. It contained what would become Brooks' signature song, the blue collar anthem "Friends in Low Places", as well as other popular singles, "The Thunder Rolls" and "Unanswered Prayers".
Each of these songs