Former member of celebrated vocal duo Watermark and perennial Female Vocalist of the Year Dove Award nominee, Oklahoma native Nockels began writing and leading worship music with her husband, Nathan, in 1995. In 1996, Passion founder Louie Giglio got a hold of their independent release and invited them to attend the very first Passion Conference in Austin, Texas. They've continued leading worship with the Passion movement the past 12 years and recently moved to Atlanta, Ga. to be in the founding family of Passion City Church.
Also recently joining the sixstepsrecords family of artists, Nockels was invited to sing vocals with friend and labelmate Chris Tomlin on his spring 2009 headlining tour. The tour performed in front of 150,000 people in markets including Los Angeles, Houston, Dallas, Seattle, Tampa, Fla., Newark, N.J., Baltimore, Philadelphia, Grand Rapids, Mich., Atlanta and San Antonio.
"Everybody has their favorite singer, and amazingly, I've been able to sing with my favorite, Christy Nockels, for more than ten years now," says labelmate Chris Tomlin. "I'm honored that she joined us on the 'Hello Love Tour.' Christy has always been part of the Passion family, and I'm excited she's making new music with sixsteps. I can't wait for people to hear and start singing these new songs."
In addition to accompanying Tomlin on vocals, Nockels debuted her first radio single, "Life Light Up," on the tour. The single is currently vying for adds at AC radio and will appear on the upcoming full-length release, Life Light Up, produced by husband Nathan Nockels, in stores June 2!
"Christy's heart and voice have been a prominent part of the Passion Movement since our earliest days," says Louie Giglio, sixstepsrecords founder and director. "Out of that friendship, we could not be more excited about this new chapter in Christy's life and our opportunity to partner with her as a solo artist. We believe her contribution to the music landscape is unique and much needed."
Christy Nockels is no doubt one of the finest Christian talents out with an amazing voice and awesome songs of worship and of spiritual encouragement. This is a great project that is worth getting for your worship and music library.
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