Even though they come from different backgrounds, Jason Clayborn and Stephen McWhirter found their love for Jesus and their love for Christian music as common ground for them to come together, especially at a time when there is racial turmoil in the US and across the world.
When they came together from two very different church music cultures (gospel and worship), what came out was something creative and full of life. In 2020, the two recorded Choir Sessions (featuring, Glory Hallelujah), afterwards they released the Christmas Single, Born A King, which was featured on the Chosen TV series Christmas Special (alongside such artists as Chris Tomlin, For King and Country, and Hillsong United).
Jason and Stephen have been working together ever since, with albums like, Highest Praise (2021), and now their newest release, Rapha (2022), which they perform at the end of the episode.
HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL GET ON TODAY’S EPISODE
- 05:12 How did Jason and Stephen connect and start writing songs together?
- 13:00 What does it mean to live out unity?
- 21:21 Stephen and Jason share how this partnership started during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic
- 33:31 Jason and Stephen talk about who their mentors in life are
- 43:56 Jason and Stephen talk about their songs God Be Yourself, and Plans
- 49:36 Jason and Stephen perform an acoustic version of Rapha
WE HOPE THIS SONGWRITING TIP HELPS YOU
Stephen says, “Ultimately as Christian songwriters, in my opinion, it’s about hearing the songs already written in heaven and bringing them to Earth.”
CONNECT WITH JASON AND STEPHEN
- Website – https://worshipjesus.life/
- YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/user/stephenmcwhirter
- Facebook – http://facebook.com/stephenmcwhirtermusic
- Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/jasonclayborn44/
- Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/stephenmcwhirter/
- TikTok – https://www.tiktok.com/search?lang=en&q=Stephen%20mcwhirter
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- Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/musiccityacousticsnashville/
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CONNECT WITH NASHVILLE CHRISTIAN SONGWRITERS
- Nashville Christian Songwriters – www.nashvillechristiansongwriters.com
- Kingdom Songwriters Academy – www.kingdomsongwritersacademy.com
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- Twitter – twitter.com/NCSsongwriters
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