NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Andrew Greer is an accomplished singer/songwriter and respected music journalist. While his critically-acclaimed 2009 debut, Open Book, chronicled a soul-searching season that ultimately led to the rekindling of his faith, Andrew's musical journey now makes an important stop—a step back to his roots. Angel Band is a collection of treasured hymns, the beloved songs that first articulated, and still remain, his story.
"I can't recall many of the sermons my pastor preached, or the lessons my Sunday School teachers taught, but I do remember hymns," Andrew says of his inspiration for the project. "In fact, if it hadn't been for the impact of those indelible tunes, I may have never fallen in love with music, or been introduced to God."
With arrangements of 11 beloved hymns as well as Greer's original, "I've Been Searching," Angel Band features appearances from some of the top names in bluegrass and gospel music, including Sonya Isaacs, Ginny owens, Cindy Morgan, The McCrary Sisters and Ron Block (Alison Krauss & Union Station). Peaking at #2 on Amazon's Contemporary Folk chart, Angel Band has garnered significant media coverage in CCM Magazine, The Tennessean, Christianity Today, Worship Leader Magazine - as well as landed Andrew TV appearances on FOX 4's Good Day Dallas, Live at Studio B and The Harvest Show.
"Artistically, this record is most indicative of the sounds I love," he continues. "The musicians involved are a comprehensive list of personal influences. But the songs-they are what count. These hymns opened my heart to God. Their verses and melodies continue to cultivate a conversation between my best Friend and me." Other guest artists include Julie Lee, Sandra McCracken, Marc Scibilia and Andrew's mother on organ, Jane Greer.
Angel Band is available nationwide at Family Christian retail stores and everywhere online. In addition, all of the project's tracks, charts and stemas are available as nationwide church resources from LifewayWorship.com.
A native Texan, Andrew is currently co-headlining Food for the Hungry's Hymns for Hunger Tour with multi-Dove Award-winning singer/songwriter Cindy Morgan, helping raise awareness and resources for local and international hunger relief organizations at tour stops across the country. He has also been a featured worship leader at Lifeway student camps. As a writer, Andrew’s stories have appeared in Christianity Today, CCM, and ParentLife, among other notable publications. When not on the road, Andrew enjoys his home in Franklin, TN. For more information, visit www.andrew-greer.com.