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 https://www.toddagnew.com/tour.
Hey everyone. We’re having a contest. I don’t know why. I don’t know why the contest doesn’t have a cool fancy name like “Get (iPod) Touch-ed by an Angel”. Actually, maybe that’s exactly why it doesn’t have a fancy name. Anyway, here are the directions as they were given to me.
1. People will click on this link that will take them to the contest page: http://ow.ly/1yxzy
2. They will enter their email address and click “Tweet to Enter”. It will automatically re-tweet the message on the person’s Twitter. They will receive a free download of ‘Gloria’, and will also be entered to win the iPod Touch.
3. The promotion will run from now until Friday, June 4th. On June 4th, we will randomly select a winner to receive the iPod Touch.
So, there you go. Follow directions, get free song. Possibly get free iPod. It’s really a no-lose situation. It doesn’t really make sense NOT to do it. It’s just free stuff. So I hope you enjoy the song. Maybe you’ll get to listen to it on your iPod. Good luck.
“Gloria” is featured on Worship Leader Magazine’s SongDiscovery disc Vol. 82! Check out the entire track listing and find out more about this excellent resource for Worship Leaders!
Learn “Gloria” now by downloading the piano/vocal/chord chart from MusicNotes.com and listen for it on your local Christian radio station in early February when it hits the airwaves!
Join Todd Agnew, Pocket Full of Rocks, and Meredith Andrews for a great night of music and worship, presented by World Vision. No tickets required, only $5 at the door! For tour dates and info, visit https://www.toddagnew.com/tour
Speaking about his new album title Need, his fourth album for Ardent Records/INO, Todd Agnew says, “Once we finished recording this record, I looked back at it trying to find the theme running throughout. I started to realize how much of this project is about need. My need to be loved. My need for answers. My need for assurance. Our need to worship. Our need to be rescued, redeemed, restored. I noticed that God has been teaching me all year that all of my needs are met in Jesus.”
Much has happened since listeners last heard from Agnew as the singer/songwriter married early last year. I got the great opportunity to interview Todd Agnew about “Joy Unspeakable.” You can listen to our entire discussion here.
Please tell me the story behind writing the song “Joy Unspeakable.”
I wanted to write a song expressing my gratitude for everything God has given me. I found an old hymn that I used for the verses. I have found that there is a joy that runs through marriage, even in times of sorrow. The same goes with my relationship with God. There is joy and peace in my relationship with my wife and with God. I got married in February of 2008, so there was a great deal of joy added to my life through this amazing gift God had given me. Now, being over a year into it, I know that it’s not all easy and fun, some of life is still quite difficult. But what I have found is that joy runs through it all, and that is God’s plan for His bride as well. The strength, the comfort and the joy that comes from our relationship with Him is ever present, even in our troubled times. That is a joy that I do not have words to describe.
Did you lean on any Bible verses while writing this song?
Luke 10:38-42: 38As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. 39She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. 40But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!”
41″Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, 42but only one thing is needed. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.
How can listeners apply that message in their walks as Christians when they listen to the song?
The picture of Mary sitting at the feet of Jesus is a true and powerful picture of marriage. I have a tendency to want to do things for my wife and serve her, like Martha. What she really wants from me is my time. God wants the same thing from us, His bride the Church. God’s grace doesn’t depend on our service and what we do for Him. He wants the gift of our time. He wants us to sit as His feet and be with Him.
Nashville, Tenn. Dec. 2, 2009… Critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Todd Agnew is partnering with Rush of Fools and Meredith Andrews for the “Do You See What I See?” Christmas tour. The nine date tour will run from December 3 to December 17. Tour dates are listed below.
“Christmas is one of my favorite times of the year,” says Agnew. ”It’s a time we spend with family and friends. I’m very excited to spend this Christmas season celebrating the birth of Christ with Rush of Fools, Meredith Andrews and many of our friends across the country.”
The tour’s namesake comes from Agnew’s 2006 holiday album Do You See What I See? which tells the Christmas story from the personal perspectives of all the eyewitnesses of the birth of Christ. The Christmas show comes on the heels of Agnew’s 40 date “The Promise Remains” tour with Building 429 and Kimber Rising sponsored by Christian humanitarian organization World Vision. Agnew also released his fifth studio album titled Need in October.
More information on Todd Agnew:
Todd Agnew is a five-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 has currently sold over 500,000 units.
More information on Rush of Fools:
Premiere progressive worship band, Rush Of Fools is a four-time Dove Award nominee who won ASCAP’s Song of the Year Award in April 2008 for their hit-single “Undo.” The band performs more than 100 shows a year and will release their third full-length project in 2010.
More information on Meredith Andrews:
Billboard magazine hailed Meredith Andrews as one of 2008’s “Faces to Watch,” when she released her debut worship project, The Invitation, on Word Records last year. The album featured the hit single “You’re Not Alone,” which vaulted to No. 1 on R&R’s Inspirational Chart and became a Top 5 hit on the Christian AC Chart. The album also garnered two 2009 Gospel Music Association Dove Awards for Worship Song of the Year and Praise & Worship Album of the Year.
*All dates subject to change. For the most updated tour information, visit www.toddagnew.com
12/3/09 – Houston, TX – Berean Baptist Church *No Rush of Fools or Meredith Andrews
12/4/09 – Cleveland, TX – Calvary Baptist Church *No Rush of Fools
12/5/09 – Kilgore, TX – St. Luke’s United Methodist Church *No Rush of Fools
12/9/09 – Joplin, MO – Joplin Memorial Hall
12/10/09 – El Dorado Springs, MO – Church of God Holiness
12/12/09 – Hardin, KY – Hardin Baptist Church
12/13/09 – Morton, MS – Livingston Center
12/15/09 – Grove Hill, AL – Grove Hill Baptist Church
12/17/09 – Columbus, MS – First United Methodist Church