Posts including Jessica Campbell

All Cover Songs - Episode #362

posted: October 21st, 2016

In planning our final radio shows, one of the fan-favorite themes that's just pure fun is when we do all cover songs, so I was happy we could do this one more time in this era of UTR.  We are excited to share some UTR artists putting their own reimagined creativity on some prior classics, sometimes allowing the song to take on a new meaning when experienced through the lense of a different artist.  The …Read More »
Episode Artists:
Shaun Groves, Justin McRoberts, Christa Wells, 77s, Andrew Osenga, Mindy Smith, Ben Rector, Jenny & Tyler, Jessica Campbell, Eric Peters, Pierce Pettis, Sleeping At Last

Stories Behind The Songs, Pt. 1 - Episode #347

posted: May 27th, 2016

I have been personally excited for this episode for quite some time. It takes a lot of extra time and effort to put together shows like these, where we have to dig through dozens of artist interviews in our archives.  I believe that the end result is definitely worth it.  I had a lightbulb moment in the pre-production stage, which is, no other podcast really has the wealth of high quality artist interviews to be …Read More »
Episode Artists:
Audrey Assad, Andy Gullahorn, Steve Taylor & The Perfect Foil, Jenny & Tyler, Micah Dalton, Julie Lee, Justin McRoberts, Jessica Campbell, Jon Troast

Valentines Special - Episode #303

posted: February 12th, 2016

We originally aired this episode exactly one year ago, and it features some of the best love songs penned by Christian songwriters.  I find it unfortunate that some Christians turn their nose up at love songs because they think Christians should be writing songs about God all the time. I believe that perspective is very short-sighted concerning what is "about God."  Do Christians experience falling in love, going through a break-up, frustrations in parenthood, great …Read More »
Episode Artists:
Jon Troast, Johnnyswim, Jessica Campbell, We Are The Monks , Christopher Williams, Ben Rector, Elenowen, Matt Brouwer, Danny Oertli, Fleming & John, Jenny & Tyler

Interview Guest Levi Weaver - Episode #314

posted: May 8th, 2015

Levi Weaver's music is not safe for the whole family - which is one reason why I love it.  It's raw, honest, dark, hopeful, and haunting.  He doesn't like to identify himself with "Christian music" (I don't blame him), yet he is a genuine Believer who is working out his doubts, struggles, hurt, and hope through his songs.  It's this kind of avante garde personality that led he and his wife to sell all their …Read More »
Episode Artists:
Hannah Beck, Levi Weaver, Brettan Cox, Levi Weaver, Besides Daniel, Levi Weaver, Balla Dear, Levi Weaver, Jessica Campbell, Out of the Grey, Levi Weaver

Valentines Special - Episode #303

posted: February 13th, 2015

In the 1980's, some of the more fundamental evangelicals listened to Christian music of that day and counted the JPMs... the "Jesus Per Minutes." They would deem just how "Christian" a song was by the number of mentions God, Savior, Jesus, Lord got in a song.  It was probably done with good intentions, like wanting the music one hears to be more devotional or overtly evangelistic.  However, there were some severe consequences.  Of course artists …Read More »
Episode Artists:
Jon Troast, Johnnyswim, Jessica Campbell, We Are The Monks, Christopher Williams, Ben Rector, Elenowen, Matt Brouwer, Danny Oertli, Fleming & John, Jenny & Tyler

Best Songs of 2014, pt.1 - Episode #301

posted: January 30th, 2015

If selecting the best albums of the year is not void of subjectivity, choosing the individual songs that stood out is even more personal and varied.  Even if critics agree on an artist or album, chances are they won't pick the same song when it comes to choosing favorites or stand-outs.  This is why we take 2 full weeks every year on UTR to highlight some of the many songs cited by our critics - …Read More »
Episode Artists:
Bellarive, Jessica Campbell, Needtobreathe, Jillian Edwards, The Farewell Drifters, Zach Winters, All Sons & Daughters, Andrae Crouch, Judah & The Lion, Lindsay McCaul, Andrew Osenga

Jessica Campbell Interview - Episode #297

posted: October 10th, 2014

I was introduced to the music of Jessica Campbell only a couple of months ago by UTR artist Christa Wells.  I'm really impressed with her brand of pop laced with southern charm.  I was all the more impressed when Christa and Jessica hung out with UTR for a couple of days last month.  Jessica is a terrific live performer and a down-to-earth person that will be a great addition to the artists we play on …Read More »
Episode Artists:
Chris Taylor, Jessica Campbell, Jessica Campbell, Eric Peters, Jessica Campbell, Damion Suomi & The Minor Prophets, Jessica Campbell, Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors, Ben Rector, Sixpence None The Richer, Jessica Campbell