Musical Artist Profile
7eventh Time Down
This group of longtime friends from Mount Vernon, Kentucky, grew up making music together. The band members are: Mikey Howard on lead vocals and rhythm guitar; Cliff Williams on bass; Eric Van Zant on lead guitar and Austin Miller on drums.
“We write about living and what inspires us because Christians are real people,” Williams said. “As believers, God will inspire you. It’s going to be the biggest part of who you are. That doesn’t mean at times you’re not going to write a song that’s reflective of who you used to be. We’re just Southern dudes who’ve got dirty pasts just like all the other people who have come to know God.”
While 7eventh Time Down admits that brokenness is a part of every believer’s life, the band isn’t interested in pity parties, choosing to celebrate redemption through their music. “We quickly get to the bigger part of the story, the resurrection part, and that’s what our focus is as a ministry – life, resurrection, joy,” said Howard.
All four members co-wrote the majority of the album’s 10 tracks and Howard produced eight of them. The powerful title track and lead single, “Just Say Jesus,” continues to get lots of airplay and enjoyed a long ride on all the Christian music charts. Most of the album was cut in the basement studio in Howard’s childhood home where the band recorded their first song as teens.
The band has toured with many big Christian artists including Newsboys, for King & Country, KJ-52, Manafest, Fireflight and Stellar Kart.
To expand their ministry beyond their music, the band partners with CURE International, a non-profit that operates hospitals and programs in 27 countries where patients receive surgical treatment and have the opportunity to hear the Gospel.7eventh Time Down's newest single, “Promises” can be heard on Celebration Radio