I have to be honest and tell you that I am one of those people who listen to music … love music … but when I am busy, I don’t pay attention to the name of the band. I sing along, I do my thing, but it never occurs to me to listen to the radio announcer (or look at my TV when Pandora is on) to see who is singing my favorite songs. Of course I do know the artists that I have listened to for years, but there are also many artists that I don’t. This drives my musician husband batty sometimes, I think.
Well, after being provided with the latest CD by Kutless to review, I realized that *they* are a band that sings many of my favorite songs. I’ve heard and have sung along with Strong Tower more times than I can count, but never realized it was Kutless that put it out. I know, terrible, right? Yikes! I am going to have to start paying more attention.
I really enjoyed listening to their new album Alpha/Omega this morning while having my coffee and working on some graphic designs, and I am excited to be able to offer you a chance to win your own copy as well! Here, take a listen, and see what you think …
About the Band
Since signing to BEC Recordings in 2001, Kutless has transformed from a new rock band to a staple artist in the industry that has multi-format, top-charting hits, sold millions of records and more than eight million streams. Launched by original members Jon Micah Sumrall (lead vocals) and guitarist James Mead, the band formed first as a modern rock/worship band at Warner Pacific College in Portland in 2000. Kutless has two RIAA Gold-selling albums for Strong Tower and Live from Portland. The band has had 12 No. 1 radio singles across all formats including their major hits “Strong Tower,” “What Faith Can Do” and “Carry Me To The Cross.”
After more than 15 years together and reaching fans around the world, Kutless continues to be focused on sharing the Gospel with a younger generation that is searching for answers.
“We really believe that music can make a difference in people’s lives,” shares Jon Micah Sumrall. “Music is an incredibly powerful tool that can break down walls and allow us to communicate a message of hope to people who may not listen otherwise. We are still recording and performing because we really do believe it makes a difference. We hear stories all the time from people who share with us how a concert or a song has radically impacted their life, and it’s these types of testimonies that keep us going year after year.”
In 2012, Kutless formed EOTA Ministries (End of The Age) to expand their evangelistic outreach around the globe. EOTA is the non-profit arm that aids Kutless in hosting large, free outreach concerts and events. In 2015, they partnered with other organizations to bring concerts to Kiev, Ukraine and other cities for six events – the largest of their kind in that country. The next year, Kutless returned to 11 cities in Ukraine as well as in Belarus, a communist country, where more than 100,000 heard the Gospel and over 40,000 commitments to Christ.
With their upcoming album ALPHA / OMEGA, Kutless has created a collection of rock and worship songs of both original and cover tracks that are true to who the band has been for the last 17 years. They wanted to create a project that would engage the Christian community and have the greatest impact. The songs are true to who the band is at their core – rock and worship. ALPHA / OMEGA features a new version of “Strong Tower” as well as the debut radio single “King of My Heart.”
Where to Purchase
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