Grammy nominee to perform at Warren Baptist

  • Follow Your Faith

Brandon Heath didn’t have to look far to find inspiration for his latest album, Leaving Eden.

Back | Next
The title of Brandon Heath's latest album, Leaving Eden, was inspired by current events.  Special
Special
The title of Brandon Heath's latest album, Leaving Eden, was inspired by current events.

“We were talking about the headlines and the news. It’s never been more evident that we live in a broken world,” the singer-songwriter from Nashville, Tenn., said.

“We’ve left Eden. We’re so far gone from that perfect world.”

Heath performs a concert at Warren Baptist Church on Nov. 12 with special guest Britt Nicole.

“It’s me and Britt on this tour. It feels like we get to go deeper in to the story,” he said. “I’ve been wanting to talk about where the world is, and how easy it is to be afraid. I want to talk about hope.”

The Grammy-nominated artist’s third album includes the single Your Love.

The song was co-written with producer Jason Ingram, who Heath previously teamed up with to write Give Me Your Eyes. That song won the Gospel Music Award’s 2009 Song of the Year.

The new 11-song album features several collaborations, said Heath, who was named GMA’s Male Vocalist of the Year in 2010.

“The song-writing process is my favorite part of making records,” he said. “I feel most in my element.”

Heath will start recording his next album in January or February.

While on the road, Heath said he finds inspiration everywhere.

“We’re already brainstorming,” he said. “It will be time to kind of reinvent. I want to do something a little daring.”

Now several years into his music career, it’s the fans that keep him going, Heath said.

“My favorite moments are probably still after a show and I hear a story about what a song did for somebody,” he said. “It puts things into perspective for me. It’s an honor to do what I do.”

THE LEAVING EDEN TOUR

WHAT: Brandon Heath performs in concert with Britt Nicole

WHEN: 7 p.m. Nov. 12

WHERE: Warren Baptist Church, 3203 Washington Road

COST: $15 general admission; $25 for admittance to sound check plus the show; Buy tickets at wafj.com or call (866) 440-7880.

LEARN MORE: See brandonheath.net for more information.

UPCOMING CONCERTS

TOBYMAC UNPLUGGED WITH JAMIE GRACE

Toby Mac and special guest Jamie Grace perform a night of stories and songs Nov. 19 at Millbrook Baptist Church, 223 South Aiken Blvd. SE, Aiken. Tickets are $35 general admission, $50 for early entry plus concert; and $25 each for groups of 10 or more. Buy tickets at wafj.com or call (866) 440-7880.

THE COME TO THE WELL TOUR WITH CASTING CROWNS

Contemporary Christian group Casting Crows performs Nov. 25 at the University of South Carolina Aiken Convention Center, along with Sanctus Real, The Afters and Lindsay McCaul. Tickets range from $23-75 and are available at wafj.com or by calling (866) 440-7880.

A CHRISTMAS CONCERT WITH SHANE & SHANE AND PHIL WICKHAM

The duo will play a night of worship and Christmas songs with Phil Wickham on Dec. 11 at Cedar Creek Church, 3001 Banks Mill Road, Aiken. The cost is $10. See cedarcreekchurch.net for more information.

WINTER JAM 2012

Skillet, Building 429, Sanctus Real are three of the 10 acts performing at the annual Winter Jam concert, held Feb. 9 at James Brown Arena this year. Admission is $10 at the door. Log on to augusta entertainmentcomplex.com for more details.


Top headlines

Fire closes Broad Street

An early morning fire is closing parts of downtown Broad Street and motorists are advised to avoid the area around Ninth Street.
Search Augusta jobs