Jody McBrayer Artist Profile | Biography And Discography | NewReleaseToday



Discography



ADVERTISEMENT

Artist Links
[edit]

  • Facebook Website
  • Label Website
  • Avalon Departure Announcement (4/20/07)



    Music Videos
  • "This Is A Son" from Keep Breathing
    Views 443 Views | Comments 0 Comments



    Latest News
    Jody McBrayer To Release 'Christmastime' Oct. 21st
    (Tuesday, September 27, 2016)
    ARTIST PROFILE
    Jody McBrayer
    Views 15626 Views | CommentsComments [edit]
     
    #151 Become A Fan Leave A Comment
    Artist Ranking
    Top 20 | All Artists
    Become
    A Fan
    Leave
    A Comment
     

    Dove Award-winning and Grammy-nominated artist Jody McBrayer has returned to the music scene.

    This time, with his most personal project yet. With his new album, Keep Breathing, McBrayer capitalizes on his past challenges and success and communicates a fresh outlook for his music and his ministry. Best known for his role in the Contemporary Christian group Avalon, which he helped start in 1996, McBrayer experienced phenomenal success during his twelve years with the group.

    Recording ten albums, which produced 21 number-one hits, including "Testify to Love," the group earned 23 GMA Dove Award nominations, 6 GMA Dove Awards, 3 Grammy nominations and an American Music Award for their efforts. McBrayer stepped away from Avalon and the music industry in 2007, after his personal life began to unravel and he was diagnosed with a degenerative heart condition.  During that hiatus, McBrayer sensed that God could still use his music to do substantial things for the Cause of Christ, if only he would take steps in that direction. McBrayer wrestled with an intense desire to jumpstart his music career but had no opportunities to do so. After a few years of struggling with finding his identity, He fell into deep depression and was forced to seek counsel in order to continue just functioning in his everyday life. His physician, a Christian, advised him to get up every morning, to keep breathing and most of all, to thank God for every breath in his lungs. For nearly two years, McBrayer followed that advice and tried his best to keep some sense of perspective.

    True to form, God began to bless Jody's persistence. In early 2014, he found himself discussing new possibilities with StowTown Records co-owners Landon Beene and Ernie Haase about recording Keep Breathing. The advice of McBrayer's physician inspired the album's title cut. "I wanted people in the same position I was in to hear this recording and have it be fuel, a motivator to keep breathing. I want them to say, 'Okay. I can trust Him. There's a plan at work. I may not feel it, but something is happening here. There is more to the story." McBrayer decided to make Keep Breathing personal.

    "The main thing for this record was I didn't want to put a song on it if it didn't move me or I had not experienced it." Through Keep Breathing's twelve songs, McBrayer seeks to communicate a perspective about life. For him, "With Each Borrowed Breath," best sums it up. Though sincere in his desire to serve God with music, McBrayer once defined "success" merely in terms of a record deal.

    He sees things differently now and hopes others will too. "...it talks about our purpose and what we're created to do. Every heartbeat and every breath is a gift from God. He continues to gift those things to us for us to fulfill His good purpose. That's the reason why we're here. It took me so long to realize that. I used to think God wanted me to be happy. I thought, 'I'll do this or that to make myself happy, and then I'll serve God.' I've realized we were created to make God famous and to tell the world about Him. If happiness is a byproduct, great! Only what's done for Christ will last, and that's what we have to think about before we go to sleep and when we wake up, everyday."

    Entry lasted edited by NRTeamAdmin on 04.01.16
    Return To Artist Database


    Twitter Updates
    RT @stowtownrecords: Have you downloaded your copy of the new release from @jodymcbrayer? #Christmastime https://t.co/HyHh8hNyjK
    Posted by @jodymcbrayer on 12.04.16 | View Tweet
    Congrats to my friends @theballbrothers on their #1 iTunes single, "It's About the Cross." Great song...awesome guys. Proud of y'all!
    Posted by @jodymcbrayer on 12.02.16 | View Tweet
    @JordanSmithLive - saw you sing on Rockefeller Tree Lighting - flawless! So amazing to see you shine!
    Posted by @jodymcbrayer on 12.01.16 | View Tweet
    There's still time!! TOMORROW NIGHT! If you're ANYWHERE in the area - you gotta be here!!! https://t.co/fvz8RaPG6R
    Posted by @jodymcbrayer on 12.01.16 | View Tweet
    RT @fbtc_tweets: Don't miss @jodymcbrayer at FBTC this Sunday night at 6 PM! https://t.co/7PWeKkvOjn
    Posted by @jodymcbrayer on 12.01.16 | View Tweet


    Latest NRTeam Fans
    Jody McBrayer Has 14 Fans | View All | Become A Fan
         
         
         
         


    NRTeam Artist Comments (2)
    Add Your Review    Join The NRTeam
    kmac0378

    bull42 (384)
    Hi | Posted March 08, 2016
    Wishing you all the best

    Comments(0)  |  Add Comment
    Greetings | Posted December 22, 2012
    Not sure if you remember me from, First Baptist Church of Riverview, I have followed your singing for years now, and like you I moved forward in the ministries. A few years back I became Ordained and am now a pastor, right now I pastor an on-line church/ministry, but also help out in ministry in a church of God in Arkansas. I heard of your father going home to be with God, and just heard of your own condition. I just wanted to let you know I lift up a prayer for you brother and wish you well, would love to hear from you, my email is pastorcarl.rush thats at yahoo.

    Comments(0)  |  Add Comment
      Showing comments 1 through 10 of 2  

    Christian Music, Facebook Christian Music, Twitter Christian Music, Google Christian Music, YouTube Christian Music, Instagram

    ADVERTISEMENTS

    Christian Music

    ©2016 NewReleaseToday
    A Division Of NRT Media Inc.

    CHRISTIAN MUSIC

    Discover
    New This Week
    Coming Soon
    Free Downloads
    Album Preview
    Playlists
    Reviews

    MOVIES/TV

    Trailers
    Reviews

    NEWS

    New Music
    Movies / Media
    Books
    Events
    Tours
    General

    VIDEOS

    Music Videos
    Exclusives
    #NRTLive Hangouts

    EXCLUSIVES

    Articles
    Devotionals
    Interviews
    Concert Reviews
    Contests
    We Love Awards

    NRT RADIO NETWORK

    One
    Worship
    Remix
    Jam The Hype
    Christmas

     

    MORE INFO

    RSS
    Privacy Policy
    Terms of Use
    Advertising
    Staff
    New Music Email
    Contact

    CONNECT

    Facebook
    Twitter
    Instagram
    Pinterest
    Google+
    Periscope