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Star Tribune Article About Jason Gray

Posted March 30, 2012 by in News

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Local music: Christian music’s Gray area
Article by: CHRIS RIEMENSCHNEIDER , Star Tribune
Updated: March 30, 2012 – 9:24 AM

A former factory worker from Janesville, Minn., overcame a speech impediment and troubled childhood to become a rising star.

It doesn’t get much more Minnesotan than this: Before his career took off as a contemporary Christian singer and maybe our state’s most-played radio star of the moment, Jason Gray worked at a factory, building trolling motors for fishing boats.

“That actually played a big role in shaping my music,” said Gray, who still resides in the southern Minnesota town of Janesville, where he grew up.

“I would try out a lot of the songs from my first album on the people I worked with there, real people with real stories. They helped me broaden my message and my language beyond just ‘church-speak.’”

A 40-year-old father of three who overcame a speech disorder and troubled childhood to get where he is — “a truly wonderful place,” he happily reports — Gray has long operated with one foot in the strictly Christian music world and the other in more secular circles.

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About The Author: Centricity

Centricity Music is an independent recording and publishing company based in Bellevue, Washington and Nashville, Tennessee. The company’s mission is to enable our artists to create life-changing experiences for the world. Centricity Music’s artist roster includes Downhere, Aaron Shust, Jason Gray, Andrew Peterson, High Valley, Me In Motion, Sixteen Cities, and Jaime Jamgochian.

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