July 26 – Matthew West

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In a recent exclusive backstage interview with Jon, Sherry and Lexi - Matthew West shares his secret behind his spontaneous song-writing and where all the fun started. Plus he talks about family, and what his ultimate goal is for all of his concerts. [Audio: … [Read more...]

July 19 – Building 429 (featuring Blanca Callahan)

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Building 429 encourages us to press on through life's difficulties.  In this week's Artist Spotlight, Jason Roy, lead singer for the band shares the story behind the song, "Press On" joined by Group 1 Crew's Blanca Callahan on vocals. [Audio: … [Read more...]

July 12 – For King & Country

For King & Country Fix My Eyes

For King & Country are in this week's Artist Spotlight.  The stress of balancing musical success with family and personal life are how the brother's Joel and Luke Smallbone were inspired to pen their latest song "Fix My Eyes" from their upcoming 2nd major record release Run Wild. Live Free. … [Read more...]

July 5 – Danny Gokey

Danny Gokey Hope In Front Of Me

"Hope In Front of Me" is not just the title of Danny Gokey's latest song - it's literally the story of his life. The American Idol Finalist visited Jon & Sherry on the Ranch recently and shared about his life, tragic loss, and the deep inspiration behind the song. Danny Gokey in this week's 20 … [Read more...]

June 28 – Ellie Holcomb

Ellie Holcomb As Sure As The Sun

Ellie Holcomb's conversation with her dad on a camping trip  ended up becoming the catalyst for her first hit song, "The Broken Beautiful".   This week's Artist Spotlight.   [Audio: http://www.20thecountdownmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/20-1426-AS_ELLIEHOLCOMB.mp3] … [Read more...]

June 21 – Francesca Battistelli

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Francesca Battistelli's "Write Your Story" is her latest hit song. But her talent for songwriting began early in her life.  During a recent visit with Jon & Sherry, Francesca talked about a pivotal year in her life that helped set the course for her music and dedication to God. [Audio: … [Read more...]

June 14 – Chris Tomlin

Chris Tomlin Waterfall

The Artist Spotlight shines on singer, songwriter, worship leader Chris Tomlin and his song "Waterfall".  Chris says that  Psalm 42:7 and a return to our first love of God are the inspiration behind the song. … [Read more...]

June 7 – Unspoken

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"Start A Fire" is the latest in an increasing list of hit songs for the band Unspoken. In this week's Artist Spotlight, While the band is busy touring Unspoken's lead singer Chad Mattson took some time out to share the inspiration behind the song from their self-titled album Unspoken. [Audio: … [Read more...]

May 31 – Needtobreathe

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The Artist Spotlight shines on Needtobreathe.  Bo Rinehart of the band takes us behind their latest song "Multiplied" from their album Rivers In The Wasteland. [Audio: http://www.20thecountdownmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/20-1422-AS_NEEDTOBREATHE.mp3] … [Read more...]

May 24 – Casting Crowns

Casting Crowns Thrive

Casting Crowns is in the Artist Spotlight. Mark Hall steps into the studio and shares about the band's latest song "Thrive" - the title cut from their new record Thrive. Mark explains that it's more than surviving from day to day, it's letting our relationship with God be the driving force behind a … [Read more...]