April 12 – Big Daddy Weave

Big Daddy Weave Love Come To Life

Big Daddy Weave takes center stage in this week's Artist Spotlight. Mike Weaver, lead singer of the band shares his thoughts about their mega hit song "The Only Name (Yours Will Be)" from the album Love Come To Life. [Audio: … [Read more...]

April 5 – Phil Wickham

Phil Wickham The Ascension

The Artist Spotlight shines on the talented Phil Wickham. Phil shares the collaboration of writing the song "This Is Amazing Grace", literally a world-wide effort for this career first number one song for Phil. [Audio: … [Read more...]

March 29 – Matthew West

Matthew West Into The Light

"Do Something". Simple words. But as Matthew West explains, the inspiration behind his latest song goes beyond. It's one young woman's story about answering the call of God in the mission field and the impact Andrea is having. Matthew West, "Do Something" - This week's Artist Spotlight. [Audio: … [Read more...]

March 22 – Michael W Smith

Michael W Smith You Wont Let Go

The promises of God. Those are the foundation of Michael W Smith's latest song "You Won't Let Go". Michael talks about the song in this week's Artist Spotlight. [Audio: http://www.20thecountdownmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/20-1412-AS_MICHAELWSMITH.mp3] … [Read more...]

March 15 – The Afters

The Afters Life Is Beautiful2

The Afters "Broken Hallelujah" is this week's Artist Spotlight.  Josh Havens shares the personal story of the pain and anguish he went through during a lengthy hospital stay of his son.  Today he can  relate first hand to friends who face the same kind of pain.  "Broken Hallelujah" is a song … [Read more...]

March 8 – Crowder

Crowder Neon Steeple

The 20 The Countdown Magazine Artist Spotlight shines on Crowder (David Crowder to most). He shares the writing process behind the song "I Am" from his upcoming new album Neon Steeple due out Summer 2014. [Audio: http://www.20thecountdownmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/20-1410-AS_CROWDER.mp3] … [Read more...]

March 1 – Jason Gray

Jason Gray With Every Act Of Love

This week Jason Gray is in the Artist Spotlight along with his song "With Every Act of Love". Jason shares about his childhood, growing up around music at an early age, and how a kid with a severe speech handicap found his voice through singing. [Audio: … [Read more...]

February 22 – Building 429 (feat. Blanca Callahan)


The Artist Spotlight shines on Building 429 with the help of Group 1 Crew's Blanca Callahan and the song, "Press On". It's from their wildly successful album We Won't Be Shaken.   Jason Roy talks about the song and how it was written on their tour bus! [Audio: … [Read more...]

February 15 – United


20 The Countdown Magazine's Artist Spotlight shines bright on Hillsong's United and their song "Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)".  In a recent interview, Joel Houston shares some insight behind the song. [Audio: http://www.20thecountdownmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/20-1407-AS_UNITED.mp3] … [Read more...]

February 8 – Francesca Battestli

Francesca Battistelli Write Your Story single2

The Artist Spotlight shines on the talented Francesca Battistelli and the song "Write Your Story".   Recently Franny talked about our willingness to allow God to use our unique qualities to write His story in each of us. [Audio: … [Read more...]