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Being Great Is Hard

Posted April 4, 2011 by in Uncategorized

We’re on the home stretch of a new recording from Jason Gray. The writing process for Jason has been a marathon. He was staying with us during some of the last weeks before the day we were scheduled to start recording. Some nights, I could hear him writing upstairs when I was going to bed, [...]

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Bloom

Posted January 17, 2011 by in Uncategorized

From the very beginning, Centricity has at its core, been about supporting and equipping Christian artists. When it came time to write our mission statement, we used the word “enabling” which seemed to encompass the spirit of what we want to do. This enablement has taken on many forms over the years, but even before [...]

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Fear not

Posted December 20, 2010 by in Uncategorized

Fear not. Maybe my two favorite Christmas words. I suppose “do not be afraid” is a familiar phrase from scripture, but maybe it’s no more powerful than when the angel steps in to the mundane life of the shepherd. But not only the angel (which would be frightening enough!), but an entire heavenly host, framed [...]

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Work On It

Posted November 2, 2010 by in Uncategorized

The first year that Centricity was in operation, we pulled away from our work for a few days and engaged in what we called a “Work On It”. We’ve continued the practice to this day (in fact, we have one next week) because these times have proven to be some of the best investments we’ve [...]

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As far as you can see

Posted September 6, 2010 by in Uncategorized

I grew up in a tiny West-Texas town named Andrews. It sprang up around the oil fields in the 20s and 30s. This is a typical road out there… straight as an arrow and almost nothing to obstruct your view. My Dad worked in the oil field most of his adult years, until “retiring” for [...]

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No Regrets

Posted July 22, 2010 by in Uncategorized

Most mornings I play racquetball at our local rec center. One day I noticed a tattoo on one of the girls who works there; ┬áIt read “no regrets”. Seems like every time I’ve noticed it since, I’ve felt a twinge of uneasiness. The feeling is recognizable; It’s the same one I get whenever I hear [...]

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Zipper Club

Posted June 9, 2010 by in Uncategorized

I’m a member of the zipper club. Oh relax… it’s not what you think. (although there have been a few embarrassing moments here and there). To be a member of the zipper club you must have had, at least one time in your life, open heart surgery. The club is so named because the scar [...]

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The Voice 2

Posted May 3, 2010 by in Uncategorized

Thanks to all of you who posted comments on my last blog with your own stories and experiences of dealing with the voice. Obviously, we are not alone in our struggle. Have you ever been in a crowded coffee shop or restaurant, wanting to have a conversation with someone, and become frustrated at the noise [...]

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The Voice

Posted March 22, 2010 by in A&R

In 2001 I had been serving as president for one of the older, more established labels in the industry for a couple of years. In January of that year, its owner made the decision to close it down without notice to me, the staff or the roster. Don’t worry, this isn’t going to be one [...]

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What we want and what we need

Posted February 10, 2010 by in A&R

I suppose it goes without saying that the question we get asked the most, at least in the A&R department, is “how do I get signed?”, or “what are you guys looking for?”. As the music biz continues to change, the answer to this question seems to change right along with it. However, in an [...]

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