Welcome to Episode 7! We’re blessed to welcome singer/songwriter Christa Wells to the podcast. Christa may be best known as the writer of Natalie Grant’s hit song “Held” and the Gospel Music Association’s 2006 Songwriter of the Year. Christa has also written for and with recording artists Point of Grace, Plumb, Selah, Sara Groves, Nicol Sponberg, and Jessica Campbell. Christa co-wrote “Need You Now (How Many Times),” with Plumb and Luke Sheets – a track recorded by Plumb which has been on the Billboard Christian Overall Airplay Chart for more than a year, with a remix of the song released to dance radio also charting on the Billboard Club Chart.
Christa chats with Joe Brookhouse about her new album, Feed Your Soul, and the song stories behind several tracks – notably “Come Close Now”, which was inspired by Daniel Walser’s novel To Make A Life. They also the delve into Christa’s songwriting approach, the challenges of performance anxiety, and her ongoing involvement in Masterpiece Ministries which is dedicated to helping high school students identify and develop their God-given gifts in the arts.
- Thanks to Travis Thrasher for introducing us to Christa – he’s a great friend to Frequency
- Thanks to Christa for permitting us to share some of her music throughout the interview
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