Congratulations to the New Shine.FM artist Matt Redman for his two Grammy awards for “10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord).” And yeah—that tobyMac guy did pretty well too last night! Here’s Matt’s Grammy-winning song by the way—just in case you need it on a Monday.
That pretty much sums me up in three words. I’m a native Chicagoan who just graduated from Columbia College with a BA in Arts and Entertainment, Media Management (Music Business). I wrote my first song when I was 10 years old. I was told that I was a terrible singer in grade school, but for some reason, I kept singing. My faith in God and my faith in myself and the gifts God has graciously given me kept me going. Perseverance, in my opinion, is my life’s word. My mother always taught me, what doesn’t kill me only makes me stronger. It is my prayer that you find inspiration in that and believe that you have a purpose and that, no matter what happens, you can accomplish your goals.
Although I work full-time for the greatest hair care company on the planet, Clintex Labs. (makers of Essations and Naked by Essations), I spend much time with my guitar, Lucille (named after my late grandma who was sassy and sweet). I am currently working on writing for a new release coming soon to earbuds near you and I’m working to play many shows in the Mid-West in 2013.
Jon Conover is a Chicagoland singer/songwriter/recording artist that has recorded two albums and toured extensively nationally and internationally. His latest album, Make it Til November, was recorded in Los Angeles, CA, and features performances by industry giants Kenny Aronoff on drums, Ed Roth on keys, Linda Taylor on guitar and Andrew Ford on Bass. Jon has recently returned from an extensive tour of Ireland that earned him media coverage and regular plays on Ireland’s biggest radio stations featuring his singles, How God Chooses and I’m Coming Home. Jon has played to sold-out crowds in Ireland, California and across the Midwest, touring mostly with his producer, Ed Roth. Ed has recording credits with names like the Avett Brothers, Will Smith, Coolio, Chad Smith’s Bombastic Meatbats, R&B vocalist Mya and Grammy nominee Sophie B. Hawkins. Conover has already enjoyed international success and has shared the stage with some of the biggest names in the industry, and he has no signs of slowing down.
Hear Jon’s latest song How God Chooses.
You can also sample the music off his CDs at his website:
- Matt Redman – 10,000 Reasons
- Big Daddy Weave – Redeemed
- Third Day – I Need A Miracle
- Kristian Stanfill – One Thing Remains
- MercyMe – You Are I Am
- Chris Tomlin – Whom Shall I Fear
- Newsboys – Your Love Never Fails
- Jason Gray – Good To Be Alive
- Casting Crowns – Already There
- Jeremy Camp – Reckless
- Britt Nicole – Stand
- Kutless – Even If
- Sanctus Real – Promises
- Unspoken – Who You Are
- Group 1 Crew – His Kind of Love
- Brandon Heath – Jesus In Disguise
- Building 429 – Right Beside You
- Colton Dixon – You Are
- Meredith Andrews – Not For A Moment
- Phillips, Craig & Dean – Great I Am
Join the New Shine.FM this weekend for our Artist Spotlight as we highlight the new Christmas CD from Francesca Battistelli “Christmas”. We will hear Christmas memories from Francesca and give you a chance to win the new CD. To get qualified text WINMUSIC to 66937 or “like” and “share” the cover photo on the Shine.FM Facebook page. Merry Christmas from the New Shine.FM.