One of my heroes - a longtime friend and quite simply, one of the greatest guitarists to ever roam the earth. Our work together in the studio for my new cd . . . was a dream come true for me. I believe you will love the results.
The one thing Steely Dan -
Rod Stewart - Christopher Cross -
The Imperials and me all have in common . . . Michael Omartian.
Producer - composer - arranger - and magnificent keyboard artist. He has contributed his talent to more than 350 million albums worldwide and is multiple Grammy winner.
There is only one Michael Omartian. I am grateful to call him friend . . and love the fact he is a crucial creative contributor to my new cd.
Tom is one of the most sought-after session musicians in Nashville . . . dude has played for everybody:
The Imperials, Amy Grant, Peter Cetera, Michael McDonald, 4HIm, Yolanda Adams, Wynonna, Barry Manilow, and countless others.
We've been friends since the 70's.
What a pure joy to have him as an intricate part of my new record.
SINGER / SONGWRITER
and my favorite worship leader.
- A pure heart -
- wonderful guitarist -
- a southern gentleman -
and a dear friend.
We've been friends for many years - along with the other guys from 4HIM.
An amazing vocalist and worship leader with a heart for God.
He joins me on the song BRAND NEW DAY on my new cd.
The nicest guy in Nashville.
He just keeps winning Grammys.
He sang a song for Nancy and me on our 25th anniversary.
And now . . . he has allowed me to record my version of one of his hit songs, with my new lyrics to help share my story . . . and then said yes when I asked if he would sing with me on my new cd.
Like I said . . .
he's the nicest guy in Nashville.
Now I am using the fabulous FORTE PORT X.
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BOUTIQUE & UNIQUE QUALITY INSTRUMENTS
Most people know Bill as the hit machine voice of the band CHICAGO. He's also a Grammy Award winning songwriter, killer guitarist, B3 and keyboard artist.
His own band -
THE SONS OF CHAMPLIN
continue to bring monster grooves
to the concert stage.
His contribution to Great Expectations, along with his wife - Tamara - continues to be some of my favorite moments ever recorded. What a joy!
Even more . . . their friendship is one of my life's greatest treasures.
One of the greatest people on earth.
An absolutely amazing guitarist.
When Doyle Dykes plays -
everyone pays attention.
I'm grateful to call him friend.
The voice of MR. MISTER
His solo projects are remarkable.
He's long been a featured performer with Ringo's All-Star Band.
Richard is another musical hero
who has become a friend.
He allowed me to make
some lyrical changes to his songs
BRAND NEW DAY
GIVE IT AWAY,
adapting them to my life story.
They are included on my cd
He's a brilliant
SINGER / SONGWRITER
who is truly one of the good guys.
We've been friends for a very long time. He once was a gospel singer/songwriter. Then he became a rock&roll singer/songwriter.
Then God revolutionized his life -
and he used rock and roll to reach the world for Christ.
The real deal.
He teaches the Word
and impacts people with the Gospel everywhere he goes.
The real thing.
Music of genuine faith.
Great Bible teaching.
A World Vision.
I was blessed to be commissioned to compose the music and record the soundtrack for both the website virtual tour as well as the
guided walking tour
at the actual museum in Holland.
Be sure to visit their website.
He's played guitar on more hit records than anyone else on earth. He can play more by accident than most guitarists can play on purpose.
Number one session guitarist
in Los Angeles forever.
What a joy to call him friend.
Whether being on stage with him . .
in the studio in North Hollywood . . . or in the audience at a TOTO gig,
I never cease to be amazed at the music that flows from his soul.
and . . . .
his musical muscle can be heard on my cd GREAT EXPECTATIONS.
Thanks Luke . . . for everything.
I love these guys!
We've been friends
for a very long time.
They taught me . . . .
more than anyone else . . . what it looks like to have fun on stage.
Jeff Hanna's song -
BLESS THE BROKEN ROAD
is a very special moment
on the new cd.
They have just been celebrating
50 years together as a band.
Not many people pull that off.
THE DIRT BAND!
The drummer for CHICAGO.
We've known each other for years.
He used to come to our church in Colorado. We've prayed each other thru times of darkness and heartache. We've shared times on stage that I will cherish forever.
Another musical hero who has become a dear friend.
He was just inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with CHICAGO . . . a well-deserved honor
that was long overdue.
And yep - he plays drums
on the new cd.
What a joy for a guy who had his epiphany moment while listening to their first record -
CHICAGO TRANSIT AUTHORITY.
Be sure to check his current band - CTA.
CeCe has sold more than 12 million records worldwide and has won 10 Grammy Awards.
As of 2015, she is the best-selling female gospel artist of all time.
We first met CeCe at Heritage USA many years ago.
She and her husband, Alvin Love,
pastor the Nashville Life Church
in Nashville, Tennessee.
With current, consistent, relevant titles available everywhere.
This is my publisher.
David Hancock & company
Regularly ranked by
Publishers Weekly as one of the fastest growing publishers in the nation.
Morgan James is reported to be
"the future of publishing."
ONE OF MY FAVORITE
PLACES ON EARTH.
America's first National Park.
The greatest mandolin player on earth. A multiple Grammy winner . . . he has performed with countless artists. To have him on my record is an amazing treat that fell into place on a flight from Los Angeles
to Jackson Hole.
Sam is an icon in the world of Bluegrass music.
A BEAUTIFUL HEART
Jonathan grew up in Cape Town, South Africa. He later moved to London where he signed with Jive Records and earned gold record status with his first international release as a jazz/R&B artist.
She is graceful and kind . . . a pure joy to work with. She is the songbird of country/rock, bluegrass and Americana roots music.
Emmylou has sold more than 15 million albums worldwide and has garnered a remarkable 12 Grammy Awards over a forty year career.
Emmylou is the definition
of a beautiful soul.
Her and Michael have been married for more than 40 years.
As a young singer/actress,
she appeared on the
- DEAN MARTIN SHOW
- GLEN CAMPBELL SHOW
- SMOTHERS BROTHERS
She sang backup for
& The Imperials.
Now her books have sold more
than 28 million copies.
She has been featured on
- the 700 CLUB
- The Inspirational Network
- USA TODAY - and
- CHRISTIANITY TODAY.
Her and Michael are amazing.
What a joy to call them friends.
Stephen has been the gold standard in the film industry, music videos, promotional video, industrial production, television production.
Clients have included
Amy Grant - Dolly Parton - Newsboys
Phil Vassar - CCM United
Max Lucado - Michael Card
and countless more.
Fabulous guitarist and member of Bonnie Raitt's band since 1993.
He was a founding member with Bruce Hornsby & the Range.
A longtime friend - it is pure joy to have George performing on my recording project: GREAT EXPECTATIONS.
Like me - Greg Laurie is a product of the Jesus Movement in the 70's.
HARVEST CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP
in Southern California.
Greg is cool without trying to be.
The ministry of Harvest is outstanding and accomplishes the idea of being relevant without the least bit of compromising truth.
They are a band of English gentlemen and I love their music.
In 1992, I had the privilege of standing on the side of the stage at Red Rocks amphitheatre in Denver as they performed their classic songs with the Colorado Symphony.
That will always remain one
of the most amazing musical memories of my life.
World class music by
world class musicians.
Darlene is acclaimed all over the world as a composer, worship leader, pastor and speaker . . . most notably for her involvement in the music from HILLSONG CHURCH in Sidney, Australia.
Her and her husband Mark,
are senior pastors of
HOPE UNLIMITED CHURCH
in New South Wales, Australia.
You most likely will know her song
SHOUT TO THE LORD.
Nancy and I both the product of the ministry of Dr. Billy Graham.
Nancy - by way of Billy Graham Films
and me . . . via Explo '72 in Dallas.
Dr. & Mrs. Graham, along with members of their family,
were very supportive of
our Cafe in Pigeon Forge.
Be sure to check out this
amazing place located in
Charlotte, North Carolina.
He turned pro at age 15.
He won THE FRENCH OPEN,
becoming the youngest player
to ever win the event.
He become the youngest player
to rank in the Top 5.
His fastest serve
was clocked @130 MPH.
After playing in the French Open in 1997- he sent his shoes (complete with the red clay), one of his rackets and a practice shirt for us to display in our Cafe.
From Michael on his work now:
"The Chang Family Foundation is not only an avenue to give back to the community but a way to share the Gospel message through sports, touching many lives along the way."
John makes perfect records.
Once upon a time, he was lead singer for the rock band -
An incredible vocalist, songwriter, musician, and producer.
His latest project:
ON MY WAY TO THE SUN
is absolutely one of my
favorite records ever.
Get to his website
and check out what you
may be missing.
Tell him Eddie sent ya!