Category: NCS News

Brenda Wurtz with guitar

Brenda Wurtz Named NCS Songwriter of the Month

A Christian Songwriter’s Answered Prayers “I had been praying for a very long time because I’ve always had this desire inside of me to do something more,” says Canadian Christian songwriter, Brenda Wurtz, NCS Songwriter of the Month. “It was through NCS that the songwriter in me was just kind

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Musical instruments with "Our Best Songwriting Tips for 2021"

Our Best Songwriting Tips for 2021

With 2020 slowly fading in the rearview mirror, it’s time to turn our focus to the opportunities God is bringing us in this New Year. We thought some fresh songwriting tips might be just the ticket for you to get things off to a great start! The global hardships, pandemics,

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Songwriter Tamera Perry

Tamera Perry Named NCS Songwriter of the Month

“My church fellowship loves good hand clapping, rousing songs,” confesses Tamera Perry. “They like some of Paul Baloche’s faster stuff like ‘Today is the Day’ and ‘Because of Your Love.’ These are their favorites. They like to clap!” Writing rousing hand-clapping worship songs for her church in Silver City, New

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Kari Jobe: The Blessing of a Pure Heart for God

It’s difficult to believe Kari Jobe’s first album containing the now iconic Revelation Song (Riddle) only released in 2009. Kari, one of the most wholesome and loved worship leaders of our time, maintains her childlike perspectives on worship and ministry despite worldwide acclaim, multiple awards, and accolades. Her name, Kari,

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Matt Maher on Song Revolution with John Chisum

MATT MAHER: Songwriting, Worship, & Unity in the Church

Popular worship leader, recording artist, and songwriter Matt Maher is a deep thinker. Once you listen to this heartfelt interview, you’ll easily understand where songs like Christ Is Risen, Lord, I Need You, Your Grace Is Enough, and many more have come from in the deep heart of Matt Maher.

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I AM THEY: Finding God Faithful Again

For pop worship band I AM THEY, believing in God’s faithfulness is an active exercise in trust. After years of member transition and internal uncertainty with how or even why to move forward, they are leaning on Hebrews 10:23 – “Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for

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Hope Darst: “Peace Be Still” and Overcoming Fear

Hope Darst is a Fair Trade recording artist and a worship leader at the Belongingco church in Nashville alongside the likes of Natalie Grant, Mia Fieldes, Meredith Andrews, and many more well-known worship leaders and artists. But a record deal and commercial exposure were a long time in the making

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Andrew and Michael

LION & BEAR: Finding Beauty In Brokeness

BEC Recordings’ artists Andrew Enos and Michael Landingham (“Lion & Bear”) have suffered more than their fair share of loss and tragedies. The young California natives, actual brothers-in-law, have adopted the theme of lament for their music. And rightly so.  Michael and his wife lost their twin sons within days

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Matthew West

Matthew West: A Brand New… Everything!

The 5-time Grammy nominee, Matthew West, is hitting the reset button! Matthew is in a brand new season of leadership with younger artists and producers. This flood of productivity has come after a self-described “desert season” that has finally come to an end. With a whole new attitude and new

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