Scarlet White, Garrett Godsey, and The Lasting Hope.

Scarlet White

Garrett Godsey

It is rare for a 16-year-old Christian Musician to work with a Grammy-nominated songwriter and producer, and then to also have two well-known Nashville recording artists as guest vocalists on their first full-length project. But Garrett Godsey is not your average teenager.

By age 12, Garrett had written a few original songs, and was opening up for multiple national touring acts. At 13, one of his songs was made into a music video that was used as a focal point for schools and youth groups across the United States to educate teens on safe technology use. At age 15, he began writing and recording his debut album with Grammy and multi-Dove Award-nominated producer Aaron Rice (tobyMac, Mandisa, Britt Nicole, Jaci Velasquez) and a mix of talented songwriters in Nashville.

Several life-changing events impacted the project, including a serious sports-related concussion and the loss of his grandmother. Instead of being down however, Garrett looked up to God and relied on his faith to carry him through. Choosing the song “The Way I See It Now” to also be the title of the album was a no-brainer for Garrett. And by the completion of the project, he could plainly see that God had made changes in his heart that had given him a new perspective on life.

Garrett is accustomed to taking risks and pushing things to the edge, and he knows God accepts no less than his very best. To say he “rocks out for Jesus” would be putting it lightly. With songs like “Spark,” which includes microphone time with Hawk Nelson former lead singer Jason Dunn, and “Break In,” which was co-written by Garrett, Rice and Joe Pangallo (Britt Nicole, Ashes Remain), there is no doubt that he can energize a crowd.

“Spark” will serve as the first single off Garrett’s debut full-length disc. The song has been released to radio stations, both globally and across the USA. Given the great response to the album thus far online and at various live shows, and the compelling lyrics of the songs, more action at radio is likely to follow.

Garrett is placing his total trust in God to lead him in his music career and personal life. His love for music and passion for reaching others for Christ are the forces that drive him.

The Lasting Hope

The Lasting Hope, a Christian Rock band out of Southern Indiana, has a high energy pop-rock sound that gets audiences on their feet and singing along. The band is uniquely formed by five young and very talented men who have a heart completely sold out to worship. Formed in 2010, the band has gone through some directional as well as member adjustments, but the final result has been a hard core worship experience that audiences of all ages are positively reacting to.

“These guys seriously rock. It is a huge inspiration to see the way God is using them for the good of His kingdom.” - TLH Fan

Their first album, Closer than Before, released in 2011, was a hit with the fans. The uplifting lyrics and jamming sound really gave a glimpse into the hearts of these young men and captured their musical talent. They will be returning to the studio this fall to record Sunsets and Second Chances, an EP, with the help of Nashville based producer Mark Lee Townsend (Relient K, Owl City, House of Heroes, Run Kid Run).

The Lasting Hope truly has a heart for ministry and has lead worship and excited young crowds at many local churches, camps, and youth rallies. They have had the opportunity to play at Kentucky’s Ichthus with Chris Tomlin, Switchfoot, Building 429, and Toby Mac and most recently performed in Lexington, IN at Old Settler’s with former Hawk Nelson frontman, Jason Dunn. Word of their sound and passion for music got back to Dunn’s management team, EOS Artist Management, who signed them to a one year management contract.

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Saturday, November 2 · Doors 6:30 PM / Show 7:00 PM at The Gear Music Venue