Christy Nockels is a one of the most respected worship-leading artists to emerge over the past decade. Her collaboration with the folks in the Passion camp has yielded numerous moments of inspirational worship. Like countless others of her fans, I am thrilled that Christy has recently released a live album entitled, Let It Be Jesus.
the unmatched heart and voice of Christy on this new project. She is an incredible vocalist in just about any setting. But there is something about hearing her live that is unfettered, overwhelmingly passionate, and truly stunning.
From a production standpoint, I find this project to be a refreshing deviation from countless other overproduced releases in the worship arena these days. The incomparable voice of Christy Nockels is one that can carry the load. And thankfully, her epic voice sits front and center throughout! The arrangements and tracks leave ample and appropriate space for Christy to deliver each song artfully and masterfully.
It has come to my attention, as I have been chatting with worship leaders at summer conferences of late, that a lot of churches are beginning to look earnestly for a new kind of song to bring into their weekly worship gatherings. May I suggest that there are several noteworthy songs on this album that harken back about 30 years to the days of the big inspirational anthem. Not every song on the record is overtly congregational… and I, for one, am really glad! I was particularly drawn to My Anchor, The Wondrous Cross, Let It Be Jesus, and Wonderful Name.
If you’re looking to infuse your services with a few moments that will 1) let your singers be SINGERS and 2) encourage and minister to the congregation, get this album and learn these songs!
Craig Adams, a recipient of multiple Dove Awards, has produced and/or participated in more than 3,500 recordings for artists, record labels, music publishers, tv/film, and radio over the past 35 years. In addition, his vast experience in music production, local church worship ministry, and musical direction for live events, along with his work at LifeWay Worship, gives him the talent, experience, and credibility to not only listen, but really hear, what each album delivers to the listeners.