SEVEN-TIME DOVE AWARD NOMINEE TODD AGNEW TO APPEAR ON TV’S ‘BRIDGES’
Chart-Topping Singer/Songwriter & Worship Leader Performs Songs from His New CD, From Grace to Glory: The Music of Todd Agnew
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (October 24, 2017) – Chart-topping, seven-time Dove Award-nominated singer, songwriter and worship leader Todd Agnew was in Nashville recently, taping an episode of the Christian Television Network’s (CTN) popular lifestyle magazine show, Bridges, with host Monica Schmelter. During the show, Agnew performed the songs, “Glory to Our Great Redeemer” and “Grace Like Rain” from his new album, From Grace to Glory: The Music of Todd Agnew.
The episode featuring Agnew is scheduled to air on Thursday, October 26, at 9:30 a.m. and again that evening at 8:30 p.m. CST. Bridges is broadcast on CTN affiliate WHTN-TV in the Middle Tennessee region, where the show can be viewed via Charter on Channel 10, Comcast on Channels 21 and 1021, and local antenna on Channel 39. It can also be viewed on Dish on Channel 39, and online via ctntv.org/livestream at the days and times listed above.
“I’ve been a Todd Agnew fan for many years,” says Schmelter. “It was incredible to meet him and hear his heart on worship. I know our viewers will be excited to hear Todd’s latest project, From Grace to Glory.”
“It was a joy to be able to share my heart and my music with Monica and the staff and crew of Bridges,” says Agnew. “I appreciate their boldness and willingness to dig into difficult issues. It’s really conducive for encouraging conversations about faith.”
A steady buzz has been surrounding Agnew’s new project since the release of the first single, “Glory to Our Great Redeemer.” Called a “spine tingling new hymn” by UK publication CrossRhythms, the single has gained traction at Christian Soft A/C and INSP radio formats, recently showing up as one of the Most Added songs on Billboard’s Christian Soft A/C chart, and landing in the Top Ten on both the Christian Music Weekly’s (CMW) Worship and INSP charts. Another song from the new project, “When Love Comes to Town” (Agnew’s U2 Cover from the benefit album, In the Name of Love: Artists United for Africa) recently landed in the Top Ten on the CMW Country Chart.\
Agnew’s studies at Dallas Theological Seminary (where he is nearing completion of his Masters degree) led him to pen “Glory to Our Great Redeemer.” The song reflects Agnew’s deepening spiritual, theological, and musical maturity through the process of getting married, embracing fatherhood, moving to Texas and delving deeper into the formal study of God’s Word at seminary.
“The song talks about ransom, redemption, adoption and more,” Agnew explains. “Our worship grows deeper as we understand more fully all God has done on our behalf.”
You’re invited to First Baptist Church, Clarks Grove, MN (205 Second St, SE, 56016) Saturday, April 2nd for my concert at 7PM. Here’s the link for more information:
It’s been a real long time since we’ve had a new tee shirt design. Through the rain drops, the word “grace” is visible. “Grace Like Rain”–get it? No really, GET IT! We’ve only got a handful of each size in stock right now. On high-quality 100% cotton short-sleeve tee.
(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.”
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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.
We’re hoping to release a new lyric video every couple of weeks or so! Here’s “Letting Go,” the follow-up to “In the Middle of Me” from the How to Be Loved CD.