The new CD How To Be Loved comes out today. You can find it at your local Christian store, on iTunes, or at our online store. You can only get the corresponding t-shirt on our online store.
I’m so excited to finally share this record with you guys. It has been a long time coming, but it has given me time to appreciate this record and the process. This is the best record I’ve done in a long time. At least I think it is. I can’t wait to start to hear the stories of how God uses it in your lives.
At the beginning, I brought an idea to my label, Ardent Records. I wanted to go to Nashville and record a couple of the songs with Jason Ingram. They bought into the idea, and I went down the road and wrote The One You Want with Jason, and we recorded it and one of my favorite worship songs Your Great Name. Then Ardent brought an idea to the table, what about working with Paul Ebersold on the rest of the record? I was honored, but I wasn’t sure how we would mesh. I loved Paul as a person and really respected all he’s done professionally but I didn’t know if we would work well together. After a long phone call, I felt the complete opposite. It seemed like he was perfect for this and I think he was. Paul pushed me in every area. As I’ve mentioned before, he’s the only producer that’s ever challenged me spiritually as well as musically. We talked often of George MacDonald and other things. And he really pushed me musically as well. Most importantly he saw value in some songs that I had missed. Letting Go and There Is Coming A Day are definitely so much stronger because of his belief in them. We made a good record. And then, because of some business things, the record had to wait. I didn’t completely understand why, but I knew God had a plan for it. And He has brought that plan to completion today. For some reason, today is the day God wanted you to hear these songs. And I am so excited that you get to.
Below I’m going to provide some links to the Story Behind The Song blogs. Keep checking back over the next couple of weeks and you’ll get to catch the rest of them as well.
Give What’s In Your Hand
Don’t You Think
Your Great Name
I hope you guys enjoy this record. And more importantly, I hope God uses it powerfully in your lives. I love you all and hope God teaches you how to be loved. He won’t do it in this record, but He will do it. Through His word, and through your lives. Be loved.
20 thoughts on “IT’S HERE!! H2BL Release Day!”
Todd, excited that your new album is out! Congrats friend. We can’t wait to check it out.
It really is a great album, our family has been excited to finally hear it. I love The One That You Want, House of Boxes, Love Your Neighbor, There is Coming a Day.. they are all great.
Usually, I don’t listen to entire albums, just my favorites- this album all the songs are amazing! Thanks for sharing your talents Todd!
I remember praying for this day back in SC in August, and now I’m excited to see it become a reality! Well done Todd; well done indeed.
Love it. As always, lyrically it is awesome. And musically is just cool. Give Whats in Your Hands is what I keep listening to, over and over.
Can’t wait to listen to it.
ALL of the songs are amazing! Its hard for me to stop listening to “The One You Want” because the lyrics resound in my own heart. I’ve already used it to encourage some gals who are in recovery. Thank you for this record, and for sharing what God has been doing in your life.
Todd, I love your new CD! Praise the Lord for your ministry!
Perfect timing – the songs are so what I needed to hear in this journey of life! Thank you for your willingness to be used by the Lord & allowing Him to move through you! Profound CD, I will promote it & spread the word!
We drove an hour and a half one way, just to find out that I had gotten ahead of myself in all of the excitement of your new CD. We found out when we made it to Lifeway that it was the 5th and not the 6th. With a sad heart, we headed home. I knew that we couldn’t make the trip the next day again, and thought that we would have to wait till I was able to order the CD online. However, to my ever great surprise, I was able to find How To Be Loved at our local Walmart. It was a major surprise, for I have found that our Walmarts and Kmarts don’t usually carry a selection of Christian Music, mainly the NOW music and gospel. I love the music, the CD was so worth the wait. Thank you so much for your music and thank God so much for the gift He has given you to present His Word. You are truly a product of what God can do, if we are only willing to let Him do so in our lives. Can’t wait till you are back in our area again, and hopefully we will then be able to take the kiddos with us too. God bless.
The record is amazing!! I had the pleasure of receiving it before it’s release date by pre-ordering it through your site. The lyrics are so powerful and a great blessing. I use your songs often as I teach Middle High students, all your records are inspiring. Thank you.
Yeah!!! (Dancing around in circles; whooping softly–so don’t wake up family this early; watching clock for when stores open). Maybe better check online to see if my local stores have it in stock yet…… but then I might be tempted to buy online….
Although it is difficult to wait, I’ll wait and buy the CD at the Crisfield concert. We are driving 2 plus hours again from Delaware to hear your sweet sound again Todd. We enjoy your music about the lord so much. Can’t wait to see you.
wonderful cd. Thanks!!
Well Todd *a little sheepishly* I’d thought my husband ordered my copies of HTBL ahead of time, and he thought I’d ordered them. So…. I don’t have it yet, but it is on order. You’ll get my dissertation on it once I’ve had a chance to listen and marinate in it for a while. The radio song is amazing though. 🙂
No CD will ever be as good as your reflection of something record but the new album sounds great. You make the best music I’ve ever heard,and you were the entire reason I started listening to Christian music so thanks a lot! Really appreciate you and your music
Love the new album. My favorite song is Give What is in Your Hands!!! Awesome!!! What key is it in? Would love to learn to play it!
Love the new CD! My favorites are “The One You Want” and “Your Great Name.”
This is a great album…thank you! The song that really speaks to me is Love Your Neighbor. My former best friend has OCD, and she dumped me abruptly ; this has grieved me as badly as a death, and there is much I don’t understand. Verse 2 could have been written straight to me.
I think this album sounds like the real Todd; got a sense of that by comments you made at your Dayton concert. A couple more low notes and one more fast song, and it would be perfect! 🙂
I love your music Todd. Saw you in concert up here in Canada a couple of years ago. What a worship service! our track God Undefeatable just want me to raise my hands. My only hope is that you make your album available for downlown on Itunes Canada. Currently it is only the US store and we are blocked from downloading. Jason in Ottawa
Okay, precursor to the dissertation: This is so good!! I
mean it too!! And it’s not just because I’m an Agnew junkie. This may be your
best yet. Now, are you going to have
room on this newer forum for all the words I’m going to come up with later?? J
I liked it from the beginning, but the more I listen, the more I like it! Hard to pick a favorite, but The One You Want has to be right up there. Thanks again for being a vessel God uses to bless me and many others!