New Music Groups
KJOL has recently added songs by a pair of groups whose names may be new to some listeners, even though the groups have been around for many years.Â
Sanctus Real was formed in 1996 by lead singer Matt Hammitt when he and guitarist Chris Rohman were tenth graders attending Toledo Christian School in Ohio.Â They led youth worship and began writing their own music.Â In 2002, the band was signed to Sparrow.Â Matt Hammittâ€™s solo music is heard on KJOL with songs inspired by his young son Bowen, who was born with a severe heart defect.
God I need You more than words can say, Right here in this moment
You know my heart, You know my need, You know every part of me
So even if it's just to speak Your name, I'm gonna pray
Hawk Nelson is a Canadian band that started in 2000.Â After lead singer Jason Dunn left the group last year, guitarist Jonathan Steingard took over lead vocals, and co-wrote "Words" with Matt HammittÂ ofÂ Sanctus Real.Â Bart Millard of Mercy Me joins them on "Words."
Words can build you up, Words can break you down,
Start a fire in your heart, Or put it out
Let my words be life, Let my words be truth
I donâ€™t want to say a word, Unless it points the world back to You
Bebo Norman is not a â€śmusic groupâ€ť but he is included here because he recently announced that he is retiring from the music business at the end of 2013.Â Bebo began singing at Young Life summer camps and released his first recording in 1999.Â
He told Christian Music Weekly, â€śThis has really been a decision that was years in the making, but after a lot of prayer and continued conversation, my wife Roshare and I made the final call back in December.â€ťÂ He added, â€śI feel pulled in quite a few different directions, but none of them are music-related.Â I donâ€™t know that I really feel called to something else as much as I feel called away from music.â€™