The Piedmont region of North Carolina has been a great inspiration to many musicians over the years. For North Carolina native and Contemporary Christian musician Marty Paris, it has so moved him to honor Jesus with his new song and video “To Be Saved”.
Born in Charlotte, NC, Marty was always interested in music. After spending many years in New York City he relocated to a peaceful environment in the Smoky Mountain foothills not far from his birthplace – Lincolnton, North Carolina – where he recorded the Paris Keeling project “End of Ride” with vocalist Kelly Keeling. A few years later, Surgeland Records released “End of Ride Revisited” which included remastered songs as well as additional bonus and live tracks. In 2010, Marty recorded “Darkness and Light” with his project Permanent Reverse including collaborations with former TSO vocalist Maxx Mann and Baton Rouge drummer Corky McClellan.
While Marty’s previous projects were more secular in nature, many of his albums included inspirational, heartfelt songs. Songs such as “This Child” and “Fly Away” from Permanent Reverse and “Tears Of Heaven” from Paris Keeling showed that Marty could delve deep into his soul, emanating emotive song renditions to his audience. Perhaps his version of the classic Gospel tune “Will The Circle Be Unbroken” was prophetic for Marty. Always a Christian, Marty became more involved in his church as a worship leader at Christ Church. He turned his songwriting fervor toward his love of God, and began writing and performing contemporary Christian music. “My faith in Christ drives every aspect of my life and it’s never been better,” Marty notes.
Musicians performing on “To Be Saved” include:
Marty Paris – lead vocals, electric guitar
Parker Sipes – acoustic guitar, piano, backing vocals
Rick Van Benschoten – bass
Gintas Janusonis – drums
Mark Bosch – lead guitar
Brooks Clary – string arrangement
The culmination of Marty’s talent and faith is his debut Contemporary Christian single “To Be Saved.” Reaching deep inside and unleashing not only his passion but his love for glorifying his Savior, Marty’s words are meant to inspire and comfort those who know the joy of Christ’s love and those who may fear their past transgressions. Musically, Marty’s brilliant band augments his words in excellent, contemporary fashion, drawing comparisons to the music of Third Day, Casting Crowns, and Newsboys. The video, produced by Apologia Productions, portrays a subtle but wonderful visual interpretation of “To Be Saved.”
Official Web Site: http://www.martyparis.com
“To Be Saved” CD Baby Link: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/martyparis
iTunes Link: http://tinyurl.com/itunes-to-be-saved
To Be Saved Video Link: http://tinyurl.com/youtube-to-be-saved
Source- Serge Media Group/Serge Entertainment Group