MP3 Craig Michael Aven - Show Me
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COUNTRY: Country Pop, EASY LISTENING: Soft Rock
CRAIG MICHAEL AVEN
Dear Mr. Aven: Thank you for the copy of your CD, Without Faith. I appreciate your kind gesture and prayers. Laura joins me in sending our best wishes. May God bless you, and may God continue to bless America.
George W. Bush
Craig Aven lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he serves as the assistant director of creative arts at his church, Grace Chapel. He''s a pretty normal guy, with one exception: he''s got an extraordinary voice. This young man can sing! His song, Without Faith, was performed for George W. and Laura Bush, and 50,000 other people, at a Presidential Rally three days before President Bush was re-elected. Craig says "Instead of singing the normal patriotic songs, I wanted to write a song that would inspire and encourage the President." And he did just that.
Craig''s desire is to "support and bring attention to needs around the world, especially when it comes to children without parents." He recently spent time in India leading worship for a high school mission trip and has also spent summers in Mexico, organizing activities and worship for Back2Back Ministries. "It''s amazing how after shoveling cement all day and interacting with the kids in the children''s homes, hearts are more vulnerable and open to God," he says.
Although Craig can''t remember a time when he wasn''t involved with music, his ultimate passion is to write songs that encourage, lift up, and move a generation to experience a life of freedom found only in Jesus. Craig knows first hand the inspiration that can come from serving others before oneself; it is his passion, and it is reflected in the heartfelt lyrics of the songs that pour out from his soul.
The executive producers and production team assembled for Craig''s upcoming record include those who have worked with top artists including Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, Elton John, Michael McDonald, Quincy Jones, Whitney Houston and Earth, Wind And Fire. They have also worked with such Christian artists as David Crowder, Chris Tomlin, Jeff Deyo, Matt Redman, Israel Houghton, Delirious?, Rita Springer, Crystal Lewis, Michael W. Smith and Steven Curtis Chapman. Just to name a few.
With contributions from Hosanna! Integrity worship leader, Tommy Walker, alongside world-class musicians such as bassist Abraham Laboriel, Craig''s album, Never Walk Alone, is scheduled for completion in 2005.
Wrote "Living For The Call" with Buddy Mullins, former vocalist for The Gaither Vocal Band and lead vocalist for Sunday Drive; Opened for Natalie Grant; Opened for Cindy Morgan; Opened for CeCe Winans; Opened up for Russ Lee; Concert with Skillet in Finkleman Auditorium, Cincinnati, Ohio; Opened for Charles Billingsley; Writer of "Living For The Call"
- published with Pecks Corner Publishing; Wrote "One Bread, One Cup" for Catholic Men''s Conference - 5,000 people; which has also been included in the Catholic songbook, "Choose Christ."; National Anthem for Cincinnati Reds; "Without Faith" went to #12 on local station WAQW 93.3 in 2004