New Kids On The Block, 2014
Itâ€™s time for another installment of our occasional feature introducing new artists who are heard on KJOL.Â This crop features a group that almost qualifies as â€śkidsâ€ť as all of them are in their 20s.Â
â€śHow Can It Beâ€ť
22-year-old Lauren Daigle got her start in entertainment as a three-year-old by appearing as a camel in a church play at her home in Lafayette, Louisiana.Â After an unsuccessful tryout on American Idol in 2010, she returned in 2012, where she just missed reaching the round of 24.
Brad & Rebekah
â€śThe Heart of the Fatherâ€ť
Husband and wife worship leaders Brad & Rebekah met when Bradâ€™s all boy worship team in Minneapolis decided they wanted a female lead.Â Rebekah walked past their dinner table at that moment and the rest is history.Â Brad & Rebekah later married and now travel full-time.Â In 2013, they visited the Children of Watoto orphanage in Uganda, which is featured on their current song â€śThe Heart of the Father.â€ť
â€śThat Kind of Faithâ€ť
OBB stands for â€śOswald Brothers Band.â€ťÂ Homeschoolers Zachary (22), Jacob (20), and Nicholas (19) grew up in Duluth, Georgia (where they all shared the same room!).Â At their grandmotherâ€™s suggestion, they made their national debut on CBS This Morningâ€™s Singing Family Faceoff.Â www.cbsnews.com/news/oswald-bros-singing-family-finalists
They grew up serving on the worship team at Passion City Church in Atlanta with Louie Giglio and Chris Tomlin.
â€śMore of Youâ€ť
Tennessee native Colton Dixon is one of many Christian artists whose career was launched on â€śAmerican Idol.â€ťÂ Dixon finished in the Top 7 during Season 11 of in 2012.Â He won a Dove Award in 2013 for â€śBest Contemporary Album.â€ťÂ He and his sister Schyler also have a Christian rock band called Messenger.
â€śYou Call Me By Nameâ€ť
Brittany is a 23-year-old singer/songwriter raised in Syracuse, New York.Â After studying classical piano, she decided to pursue a full time music career.Â She was involved with worship ministry at several churches including Saddleback Church (Rick Warren ).Â She now lives in Atlanta.