Last night I had a concert in Little Rock, AR at First Assembly of God. I was there a couple years ago and their children’s pastor, Brian Dollar is a friend. I remember as “Roots for the Journey” first released hearing a story about a sick little girl in Brian’s church. If you don’t know much about “Roots for the Journey”, it’s scripture filled music that is very acoustic, calm, peaceful and worship filled.
Monday, August 5th Yancy will be on the Harvest TV Show on LeSea Broadcasting. She will be sharing songs from her newest album, “Roots for the Journey”. Check your local listings and set your DVR to record the show. For more info visit http://www.harvest-tv.com
(NASHVILLE, Tennessee) — In an effort to help bridge her new adult-oriented worship album, “Roots for the Journey,” with her younger fans, Yancy has created a free companion app that will help parents teach each song’s scriptures and Biblical truths to their children through devotions, conversations, prayers and activities. “Roots for the Journey” was released on May 21st from Elevate Entertainment, and the app is available now.
Yancy started off making a lullaby record based on scriptures that she wanted to pass on to her son.
When Yancy recorded her newest album Roots for the Journey she knew these songs were special. The music, organic, unplugged and simple was something that adults of all ages would be eager to listen to again and again. The message in the songs timeless because each song is centered on scriptures from God’s Word. Yancy spends most of her time doing family concerts and making music and worship resources that play in minivans and churches worldwide.
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.
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#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.
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.