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  • "Boat Song" from When I'm With You
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  • "Christmas Is Here " from Unto Us
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  • "Come Back to Me" from Loved
    Views 1229 Views | Comments 0 Comments
  • "Control" from When I'm With You
    Views 1348 Views | Comments 0 Comments
  • "I Believe" from Loved
    Views 1020 Views | Comments 0 Comments
  • "I Dream of You" from I Dream of You
    Views 840 Views | Comments 0 Comments
  • "I Get to Be the One" from I Dream of You
    Views 359 Views | Comments 0 Comments
  • "Let Down Your Guard" from Sound Of A Living Heart
    Views 469 Views | Comments 0 Comments
  • "Love Me" from Only Love Remains
    Views 1533 Views | Comments 0 Comments
  • "Loved" from Loved
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  • "Meant To Be" from Sound Of A Living Heart
    Views 469 Views | Comments 0 Comments
  • "Paving The Runway (You're Gonna Fly)" from Paving The Runway (You're Gonna Fly) - Single
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  • "Star Of Wonder" from Wake Up The World - EP
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  • "The Perfect Gift" from The Perfect Gift - Single
    Views 357 Views | Comments 0 Comments
  • "The Well" from Sound Of A Living Heart
    Views 295 Views | Comments 0 Comments
  • "This Little Light Of Mine" from This Little Light Of Mine - Single
    Views 168 Views | Comments 0 Comments
  • "This Year (Happy New Year)" from Sound Of A Living Heart
    Views 826 Views | Comments 0 Comments
  • "True Things" from Painted Red
    Views 1013 Views | Comments 0 Comments
  • "Wake Up The World" from Wake Up The World - EP
    Views 2344 Views | Comments 1 Comments
  • "What Love Really Means" from When I'm With You
    Views 4480 Views | Comments 1 Comments
  • "When I'm With You" from When I'm With You
    Views 1928 Views | Comments 0 Comments
  • "Who You Are" from Loved
    Views 26144 Views | Comments 1 Comments
  • "Your Hands" from Painted Red
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    Latest News
    JJ Heller Releases Debut Full-Length Christmas Project 'Unto Us' Today
    (Friday, November 11, 2016)
    NRT Announces New Christian Music Documentary Featuring 20+ Artists and Bands
    (Wednesday, March 09, 2016)
    Artists Revel In Nashville Snow Day
    (Friday, January 22, 2016)
    Josh Wilson Announces Spring Tour with Jason Gray and JJ Heller
    (Thursday, January 07, 2016)
    JJ Heller Releases Music Video for "This Year"
    (Wednesday, December 30, 2015)
    Tenth Avenue North Releases Behind The Scenes Documentary
    (Friday, September 11, 2015)
    Veridia Reveals New EP Title And Cover
    (Tuesday, September 01, 2015)
    B. Reith Covers "Shut Up And Dance"
    (Tuesday, August 25, 2015)
    Love And The Outcome Expecting First Child In February
    (Friday, August 07, 2015)
    Royal Tailor's Tauren Wells Co-Writes With Kris Allen
    (Friday, July 31, 2015)
    JJ Heller to Release Eighth Studio Project Sound Of A Living Heart
    (Wednesday, July 29, 2015)
    Kari Jobe To Release New Album
    (Wednesday, July 29, 2015)
    Owl City Performs On The Today Show
    (Thursday, July 16, 2015)
    KJ-52 Turns 40
    (Wednesday, July 01, 2015)
    Jason Crabb Announces New Album Title
    (Wednesday, June 24, 2015)
    Skillet Makes New Additions To Their Live Show
    (Saturday, June 20, 2015)
    Chris Tomlin Reveals Details Of New Live Christmas Record
    (Saturday, June 13, 2015)
    Audrey Assad Launches PledgeMusic Campaign for Hymns Project
    (Friday, May 01, 2015)
    Tenth Avenue North Records Guest Vocals for Rend Collective
    (Wednesday, April 29, 2015)
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    (Wednesday, April 15, 2015)
    Lauren Daigle Performs in Hometown for the First Time
    (Tuesday, April 14, 2015)
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    (Tuesday, March 03, 2015)
    Dara Maclean Covers Bethel's "Ever Be"
    (Wednesday, February 11, 2015)
    Matt Maher Schedules Album Release For St. Patrick's Day
    (Friday, January 23, 2015)
    Jamie Grace Breaks Out the Banjo for Roadshow Prep
    (Friday, January 09, 2015)
    Skillet and for KING & COUNTRY Share the Stage to Melt Faces as WinterJam Launches
    (Wednesday, January 07, 2015)
    Jeremy and Adrienne Camp Celebrate 11th Anniversary
    (Wednesday, December 17, 2014)
    Red, Disciple, Children 18:3 Go Early Morning Carolling
    (Tuesday, December 16, 2014)
    Artists Like Rend Collective, Shine Bright Baby and Shaun Groves Gift Surprise Christmas Music
    (Tuesday, November 18, 2014)
    Hawk Nelson Announces Tour with JJ Heller and Finding Favour
    (Wednesday, July 23, 2014)
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    (Friday, February 21, 2014)
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    For JJ Heller, every album is a bit like a yearbook. Each new collection of songs is an accumulation of real experiences and stories gathered along the way. Heller’s latest release, Sound Of A Living Heart, was brought to life under the production of Jonny Macintosh (Third Day, Lead Us Back). The 11 brand-new songs describing the pursuit of a whole-hearted life, is like a well-textured story, inviting the listener into a deeper journey that continues long after the final song ends.

    Departing from the seasoned songstress’s more tranquil love songs and lullabies of her 2014 release, I Dream Of You, the new record is a wholly original vision with universal appeal. Starting with the opening measures of the first track, “Let Down Your Guard,” it’s clear JJ isn’t settling for the same old safe way of doing things, and she’s inviting her listeners to join her. Lyrics like “You don’t have to hide, you can be alive,” speak right to the heart, while strong rhythm tracks and hooky pop melodies make it impossible to resist tapping your toes.

    What follows is seamless exploration of Heller's artistic range, including pop-infused tracks, familiar folk melodies (you might recognize “This Year” and “Meant to Be” which already garnered immediate and widespread attention with millions of listeners through JJ’s social media presence), as well as soaring power ballads, a gospel-inspired tune, and a heartrending story-song that features the vocals of Sanctus Real frontman, Matt Hammitt.

    Although Sound Of A Living Heart reaches into fresh sonic territory, long-time listeners of Heller’s music will recognize the signature writing style of JJ and her songwriting/performing partner and husband, Dave Heller. Together they meld honest lyrics and vulnerability in their own trademark style.

    “I’m a recovering perfectionist,” Heller says with a laugh, “but I’m learning to press into the discomfort and messiness of life. I know I’m going to make mistakes and experience pain, but God is always there to put the pieces back together.” Sound Of A Living Heart is JJ’s invitation to journey with her through life’s less-than-perfect times.

    “I went through a season a few years ago where I experienced a lot of suffering. Not only did that time inform the songs on this record, but I think it also helped me discover more about being whole than if those painful experiences had never happened. I’m learning that joy is not dependent on my present circumstances, and hope is always available if we have eyes to see it.”

    One of JJ’s favorite new tracks, the sparse piano ballad, “Daylight,” transforms these sentiments into poetry: "There is an inch of daylight underneath the door / It’s enough for me to fill up my canteen / Food and water are only buying time / If I want to live, your love is what I need."

    “Rather than trying to shield myself from pain,” Heller says, “I want to choose to be adventurous, take risks, and tell a better story with my life.”

    The record concludes with the rousing title track, “Sound of a Living Heart,” which begins quietly with Heller reflecting on a life of illusory comfort, “…if I refuse to feel, I’ll never bleed, but I’ll never heal.” The tension builds to finally let loose in a driving instrumental section reminiscent of classic anthemic Coldplay tunes and gives way to the final chorus in which the Heller’s vocals effortlessly blend in a response to the divine call to a life of freedom: "Out of the grave I’ve been sleeping in / With new lungs I’ll begin again / Lift my voice and sing my part / This is the sound of a living heart."

    Within each of us resides a story waiting to be told as we journey toward our most authentic and fulfilled life. JJ Heller’s new offering might just be the perfect soundtrack for the one you’re telling.

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    Blessed | Posted September 10, 2013
    She is blessed with a beautiful voice and blesses others with it. She has a very beautiful voice. God Bless.

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    Your Hands | Posted October 05, 2012
    I just LOVE the song Your Hands...really ministers to me and my friends :~)

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    What music should be... | Posted August 13, 2011
    what love really means is such a convicting song... how many times a day do we just walk past people not knowing their story, not knowing a thing about them.. yet we judge them or size them up with a glance. truth is... we should be showing them the love of the Father that was gracious enough not to take one look at us and turn away in disgust. instead... He put His son in that place to be turned from in disgust. We should be sharing that love with everyone we can... not keeping it from the people we are too proud to talk to.

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    :) | Posted November 22, 2010
    I love all her music and her lyrics. They have helped me through some tough times

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    Pure | Posted July 08, 2010
    What a pure sound in your voice. I wish you both the best and hope that you will stay strong, follow God's steps.

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