I thought it would be fun to do a different type of interview/post here. So, I asked my assistant, Megan, who is a super fun person to interview me about the new CD, Roots for the Journey. She asked the questions, I answered them. Sit back, read along and enjoy:
1. How did you come up with the title Roots for the Journey?
NASHVILLE, Tennessee — The day before Yancy released her new modern worship album, “Roots for the Journey” (Elevate Entertainment / Syntax Distribution), on May 21st, a massive tornado tore through the Oklahoma heartland, wrecking havoc and leaving large amounts of devastation behind. As a former Tulsa-resident, Yancy knew that she needed to help.
“I really feel the songs on ‘Roots for the Journey’ are special,” says Yancy. “When I heard the news of the tornado’s destruction and lives lost I immediately knew the song ‘Safe’ could offer some comfort not only to the victims but to the rest of us shaken by watching the news unfold.”
Yancy will donate 100% of the proceeds from the sale of “Safe” at iTunes to Nashville-based non-profit organization Conduit Mission – a relief organization that is already on the ground providing assistance to the victims and their families.
I have two exciting promotions happening this week over at NewReleaseTuesday.com and you are the lucky winner!
#1 Download my new song, “Safe” for FREE this week from ! | http://nrt.cc/FreeMusic0521 This song is extra special in light of the tragedies in Moore, OK this week.
#2 You’ve probably heard me talking about “Roots for the Journey” this week. This is truly the most special record I’ve ever made.
I’m writing you today on one hand filled with much excitement. Over a year ago I started a project. The idea was to write songs based on scriptures that I wanted to make sure my son would know. If something happened to me what are the scriptures that I’d want him to learn and be aware of? So, I made a list and I started writing songs about those scriptures and Biblical truths. God’s Word is nothing new.
Today, Monday, May 20th our friends over at http://www.NewReleaseTuesday.com are premiering Yancy’s new video “Safe” from “Roots for the Journey”. The album releases tomorrow but you can head on over to the premier of the video right now http://www.newreleasetuesday.com/videodetail.php?video_id=5417
Check it out and spread the word to your friends too.
Sit down and listen as Yancy shares how “Roots for the Journey” came to be. Hear why she made this record and already how the songs have been a source of strength for those in her life.
“Roots for the Journey” Releases May 21st. Pre-order it now on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/roots-for-the-journey/id643556110
There is an App to go with the record too. More details will be announced soon.
Last weekend I got to experience one of the world’s greatest treasures for the Christian faith. Angus Buchan is his name. He is from South Africa. You may have heard his story before through the film “Faith Like Potatoes”. He does huge rallies all over the world and He had his first USA men’s event last weekend sponsored by my church here in Murfreesboro, TN. I encourage you to check him out. I think your faith will definitely be challenged as mine has been.
(NASHVILLE, Tennessee) — Yancy, Christian music’s reigning Queen of Diversity, takes a bit of a departure with her upcoming album, “Roots for the Journey,” which is due May 21st from Elevate Entertainment. Unlike the pre-teen targeted CD/DVD release “Jesus Music Box” which released last month, “Roots for the Journey” is focused squarely on the adults.
Inspired to extend her musical influence to the parents and church leaders her children focused-music has equipped over the years,