Kansas City, MO (October 2013) —– One of the International House of Prayer Kansas City (IHOPKC) worship leaders and Forerunner Music artist, Julie Meyer, is scheduled to release her holiday project, Christmas, November 5th. The album features 12 songs, with three new, soon-to-be Christmas favorites, written by Meyer, alongside traditional classics and modern holiday renditions. Meyer served as co-producer of the album, along with her eldest son, Isaac Meyer, and Luke Hendrickson.
The project features guest artists David Brymer on “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel,” and labelmates Jaye Thomas and The Cry on “Little Drummer Boy,” who provide a cappella vocals that drive the song. A children’s choir brings life and wonder to “The First Noel,” which includes youngsters from IHOPKC and Meyer’s nieces and nephew. New Day Distribution will be distributing the project to all digital and retail music outlets.
“This Christmas album is a joyful collaboration with my family, my children, and my friends, all of whom are amazing and skillful musicians in their own right,” says Meyer. “It is driven by acoustic guitar threads as each song brings a memory of Christmas past and future. It is keys, it is strings, it is a little bluegrass. It has the beautiful voices of David Brymer, Jaye Thomas and The Cry, and is full of eclectic sounds, yet it all flows together flawlessly because of the great storyline of Christmas.”
The holiday classic, “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” launches Christmas and, “Who Would Have Thought?,” which was penned by Meyer, showcases her vocals with the thought provoking ballad that is based on Luke chapter 2. “Please Remember Me” is another original song from Meyer that was written one year when she was far away from her family during the holiday season. “Go Tell It On The Mountain” begins with a capella vocals and then segues into a bluegrass/country feel with a strong guitar backdrop, and the final song on the project is “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas,” and features Isaac Meyer playing a unique, solo guitar rendition.
For more information on Meyer and other Forerunner Music artists please visit online at http://www.forerunnermusic.com.
About Forerunner Music
Forerunner Music is the official record label of the International House of Prayer of Kansas City, an evangelical missions organization centered on 24/7 worship and prayer. Having released more than 100 albums since its inception in 2001, the label has produced records for artists such as Misty Edwards, Cory Asbury, and Matt Gilman. Forerunner Music albums have reached as high as No. 9 on the Billboard charts and No. 1 on iTunes’ Christian & Gospel charts.
About the International House of Prayer of Kansas City
The International House of Prayer of Kansas City (IHOPKC) is a 24/7 prayer ministry that has held worship-led prayer meetings non-stop for 14 years. Since 1999, bands of 10 or more singers and musicians have led an unending cycle of two-hour prayer-and-worship sets—all day and night—in the ministry’s Global Prayer Room. The ministry streams this continual worship and prayer live on its website and sees an average of 11,000 viewers a day from around the world. IHOPKC includes a university, IHOPU, with ministry, music, media, and missions schools.
The organization is committed to justice and compassion outreaches involving adoption, human trafficking, and inner-city programs. IHOPKC’s vision is to work in relationship with the wider Body of Christ to serve the Great Commission, seeking to walk out the two great commandments to love God and people. The International House of Prayer is an evangelical missions organization that has a growing community of about 4,000. Visit http://www.ihopkc.org for more information.
Christmas Track Listing
1. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
2. O Come, O Come, Emmanuel (feat. David Brymer)
3. Who Would Have Thought?
4. The First Noël
5. O Bethlehem
6. Go Tell It On The Mountain
7. Little Drummer Boy (feat. Jaye Thomas and The Cry)
8. Do You Hear What I Hear?
9. Please Remember Me
10. Silent Night
11. O Come, All Ye Faithful
12. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (feat. Isaac Meyer)
Source- Bozeman Media