Todd Agnew Joins Visible Music College in Dallas

(DALLAS, TX) – As the countdown nears to the opening of its third U.S. teaching site, Visible Music College is excited to welcome noted Christian artist Todd Agnew as its newest faculty member in Dallas.

“Visible Music College Dallas is excited to have Todd Agnew as part of our faculty and community,” says Tommy Lozure, Director of Academics at the Dallas teaching site. “His industry experience will offer amazing insight to Visible students about what a successful music career looks like. Todd also has a heart to train future worship leaders in sound Biblical understandings of worship and faith so that students can impact the church and music industry in profound and Gospel ways.”

Agnew initially connected with Visible Music College in Memphis through his label, Ardent Records. His debut album Grace Like Rain yielded the No. 1 singles “Grace Like Rain” and “This Fragile Breath.” Since then, the song “Grace Like Rain” has been purchased more than a million times and continues to be one of CCLI’s Top 250 most sung worship songs in America. Five albums over the next 10 years produced fan favorites like “My Jesus,” “Our Great God (with Rebecca St. James),” “In the Middle of Me,” and “Your Great Name.”

Agnew moved to Texas in 2008 with his wife, and he’s currently finishing a degree of his own at Dallas Theological Seminary and working on new music. Agnew will be teaching Theology of Worship and Worship Leadership this fall.

“I’ve always found that it’s so exciting to be a part of what God is doing,” Agnew says. “You don’t always have to be at the front of that to be excited about it. Right now I’m getting a part of what God is doing through other students and other musicians, hearing their stories and seeing God mold and shape them and I’m sure they’re going to influence me, as well.”

ABOUT VISIBLE MUSIC COLLEGE
Visible Music College trains and equips musicians, technicians, and business professionals in skill and character for effective service in the music industry and the Church. Founded in Memphis in 2000 by Ken Steorts, the college now welcomes students at its downtown Memphis campus, through a partner school, SchallWerkStadt, in Holzen, Germany (Fall 2011), and a Chicagoland campus in Lansing, Illinois (Fall 2014). A teaching site planned for Dallas will open in fall of 2015. While getting a rigorous education in music, music business and music production balanced with equal emphasis on spiritual growth and professional development, Visible students make an impact in campus cities by providing accessible music education through the Visible Community Music School and get real music industry experience through the college’s full-service non-profit record label Madison Line Records. Global, Spiritual, Professional, Academic: learn more at Visible.edu.

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News Update – Todd Agnew to Debut Powerful New Album How to be Loved on March 6

“God Undefeatable” Impacting AC/INSPO Now

Nashville, Tenn. Jan. 27, 2012… Todd Agnew, the worship leader, musician and songwriter behind hits like “Grace Like Rain” and “My Jesus,” is unveiling his newest collection of music, How to be Loved, on March 6. In chronicling a new understanding of receiving God’s love, Todd Agnew’s powerful new album with Ardent Records and Fair Trade Services is a revelation of sorts.

Much of this understanding started when Agnew bought his first house, moved back to Texas and became husband, and stepfather all in the course of a weekend. “I came in wanting to do stuff for them, to take care of them,” Agnew recalls, “and my wife was asking me if I could receive from them, be loved by them. I really had to say, ‘I have no idea what you’re taking about.’ Then I finally translated that, and realized, ‘Oh, God, I see what You’re doing! I have to learn to receive that same love from You.’”

Agnew is well-known for his voice, and the gravitas it brings to his music. This time around, though, he brings a remarkable vibrancy born from his desire to collaborate with the likes of renowned producer Paul Ebersold (Third Day, 3 Doors Down) and fellow songwriters Andrew Osenga (Chris Tomlin, Andrew Peterson) and Jason Ingram (Brandon Heath, MercyMe) among others. “I think we have a much more cohesive record than I’ve done in a long time,” remarks Agnew. “My other records are kind of all over the map musically. I love music, all kinds of music, so I tend to just switch gears every 4½ minutes.”

How to be Loved is heralded by the radio single “God Undefeatable” impacting AC/INSPO now. The song was originally written by a gifted trio of two worship leaders and a pastor as an Easter song for Agnew’s church in Austin, Texas. “‘Undefeatable’ isn’t really even a word,” Agnew explains. “It isn’t a word because it’s never needed to be a word. Every empire, every dynasty, they all eventually lost. They faded. They were defeated. But God, His power, His might does not wane. It goes back to the idea we started with. God is the main player in the story. It’s not me fighting the battle, it’s Him.” To see the story behind the song, click here.

Todd is gearing up for an acoustic spring tour with Fair Trade artist Jonny Diaz. For a full list of upcoming tour dates, visit http://toddagnew.com/tour-dates.

More information on Todd Agnew:
Todd Agnew is a seven-time Dove Award nominee, garnering numerous hit radio singles including two No. 1 hits, “Grace Like Rain” and “This Fragile Breath (The Thunder Song).” Agnew continues to perform over 150 dates per year and will debut How to be Loved on March 6 with Ardent Records and Fair Trade Services.

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Do You See What I See Holiday Specials!

  • Christmas season is officially here and it’s time to fill up those virtual stockings with these holiday specials from Todd Agnew’s Christmas album, Do You See What I See?! Just click on the links below!
  • Download a free song and buy the entire album for only $5.00!
  • Stream songs from the album, watch videos, make-your-own digital Christmas cards and more on the fully loaded album e-card!
  • Experience a Christmas album unlike you have ever heard, as Todd and friends re-tell the story of Christ’s birth from the perspective of those who were there!
  • Does your church want to re-create its own live performance of the album? This 2-disc set complete with split tracks, pdf sheet music, powerpoint files, orchestral charts, and narratives is the perfect resource for your church!
  • Only interested in performing a song or two? Download individual charts and background tracks of your choice from the resource disc!

Merry Christmas!
Todd Agnew & Ardent Records

TODD AGNEW ANNOUNCES FALL TOUR WITH POCKET FULL OF ROCKS

Todd Agnew announces his Fall 2010 headlining tour, “An Evening Of Worship With Todd Agnew and Pocket Full of Rocks”.  Pocket Full of Rocks is a 5-piece worship band that just released their third studio album More Than Noise in March of 2010. The tour kicks off in late September and will run through mid-November. For a list of dates, info and tickets, visit http://www.toddagnew.com/tour.