On September 13th, Out of the Dust, the husband & wife duo comprised of Chris & Stephanie Teague, released their sophomore album, Now More Than Ever. The new project features guest appearances by Dove Award-winning artist Plumb and Christian Hip-Hop favorite, Tony Tillman.
Today, the group is premiering their new music video for "Now More Than Ever" on NewReleaseToday. The song features the couple performing the song while dancers with the Nashville ballet perform to the lyrics.
"Some friends of ours had 'now more than ever' inscribed on the inside of their wedding rings," explains Chris. "What seemed so profound was that the 'now' wasn't just for when they first put them on–it was for every single moment, good or bad. The 'now' would last forever. God SPEAKS His love to the world and SHOWS what His love is like through the way that we self-sacrifice, forgive, and love one another, but it goes so far beyond just a marriage relationship! It seems like the world needs Jesus now more than ever, and each one of us is called to that selfless love to show the world the ultimate and perfect love we find in Jesus."
Chris and Stephanie's story of downfall, heartbreak, and miraculous redemption is woven deep into the fabric of their music. After growing up in church and marrying young, Chris slowly and quietly lost all faith in God during college. Slipping into the grips of alcohol and drugs, he secretly managed an alter ego for years around church friends, family, and even Stephanie. Finally, everything surfaced one night in 2010 as Stephanie's life unraveled before her eyes. Their young marriage quickly collapsed in divorce as Chris walked away from everything he knew. What happened next can't be called anything other than a miracle. His independence very rapidly found him in the darkest and most desperate place of his life. Incredibly, in just over a year, God mended their hearts, restored their marriage, and still continues to breathe new life into their story today.
God not only redeemed and resurrected their marriage, but He also gave them a new direction which they had never even dreamed about... Music together with a purpose. The release of their debut album led them to perform and share their story all over the country, and they received extensive media coverage including Fox News, The 700 Club and Family Life Today.
Chris and Stephanie have spent the past few years touring the country (with their two young children!) carrying a message that has resonated with listeners across generational, racial, and geographic borders. The message is simply this... nothing is ever too lost and no one is ever too far gone.