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Celebration Radio KAMB
90 East 16th Street, Merced, CA 95340
101.5FM Merced - Modesto - Fresno . . . 100.9FM South San Jose . . . 103.1FM Santa Cruz . . . 96.3FM Salinas . . . 107.1FM Sonora
The music we choose to play on Celebration Radio KAMB not only professes faith in Jesus Christ through the lyrics but also through the artists’ personal testimony.
The post-Easter season is often filled with excitement as we move forward from our celebrations and into Spring. The further we get from our Christian holidays, though, the harder it can be to hold onto renewed joys. Recognizing that, all of us at KAMB want to encourage you to keep your heart’s fire stoked for the Lord. Trials seem to especially settle in again following such times of great spiritual uplift, and now is the time to lean into God’s unwavering goodness. The latest hit Something Better by Blanca is a perfect reminder for anyone struggling to remember that goodness today.
Blanca has been a CCM artist since 2003 when the band Group 1 Crew started. She stayed on with the band for 10 years before pursuing a solo career, simply known as Blanca. Since stepping out on her own, Blanca’s songs have achieved high Billboard rankings and she has collaborated with several other CCM artists. In addition to her musical success in English, Blanca has also re-released albums and recorded original music in Spanish. Seizing the opportunity to unite her Latin roots with praise music has also allowed Blanca to reach a wider audience.
In recent years, Blanca has navigated through great hardships in her personal life which have led to further growth in her faith and music. She lost both her parents within several years of each other and then endured the grief of divorce in 2019. Rather than allowing such loss to cripple her, though, Blanca has used her experiences to glorify God through her music. The latest example of her resilience and steadfast faith in God is her latest collaboration with Tauren Wells: Something Better.
Something Better is a beautiful reminder of God’s absolute love and healing in the worst of circumstances. There are a lot of times when a situation can feel overwhelming and inescapable. We come to the end of ourselves without an answer in sight and no idea how to move forward. Yet, God always comes through. He not only pulls us out of our grief and hopelessness, but He also brings us to Something Better. Throughout the song, Blanca draws from her own hardships to demonstrate such goodness in her own life. She starts by describing her loneliness and uncertainty, but ultimately ends by singing of God’s faithfulness to her. God has taken everything that Blanca has endured and turned it into Something Better than it was. He can—and will—do the same for us, too; we just have to let Him.
Check out Blanca’s music video for Something Better by clicking on the link below!
It's been a couple years I've been on my own Now I know that I'm not alone You've given me a reason to carry on, to carry on, eah, yeah Yeah, everything is different now-a-days I lost a few ones along the way I had to learn to trust it'll be okay, it'll be okay Every moment I was sure I wouldn't make it through I was safe because of you I don't know how, but you take all my pain And you turn it into something better Ooh, something better There's not a tear that you let go to waste No, you turn it into something better Ooh, something better You say you never leave and you really don't A kind of love that I've never known You took over my heart and you made a home You made a home And all the broken pieces within You put them together again And with you a new story begins, begins I don't know how, but you take all my pain And you turn it into something better Ooh, something better There's not a tear that you let go to waste No, you turn it into something better Ooh, something better Ha, ha, ha, ha, haa ah, something better Ha-a, ha, ha, ha, ah ah, something better Something in the way you move I never understood That it all works for my good (yeah) Every moment I was sure I wouldn't make it through I was safe because of you I don't know how, but you take all my pain And you turn it into something better Ooh, something better There's not a tear that you let go to waste No, you turn it into something better Ooh, something better Ha, ha, ha, ha, haa ah, something better Ha-a, ha, ha, ha, ah ah, something better Ha, ha-a, ha-a, ha-a, haa ha, something better Ha-a, ha-a, ha-a, ha-a, ah ah, something better-uh ah
Nothing is too great for our God to turn into Something Better. Don’t let the lies of sorrow and shame cloud out the truth of God’s nature. All of us carry heavy burdens that the Lord is willing to take from us and transform. Rather than allowing the weight of them to cripple us, we should remember Blanca’s song and press on. God has never failed us, and He certainly won’t start now.
To find Something Better by Blanca and other worship music, check out our Ways to Listen and Where to Listen pages.
Isaiah 61:1-3 God trades in our brokenness for His blessings.
John 10:10 Jesus brings restoration into the lives of believers.
2 Corinthians 5:17 We are made new in Christ.
To find out more about Blanca and Something Better, you can visit the Grammys and The Christian Beat webpages. You can also check out her website by clicking here.
As we enter the Easter season, all of us at KAMB hope to encourage you and your families. This week is a special blend of sorrow and joy as we reflect on Jesus’ death and resurrection. Many of us will attend special church services, parties, and other gatherings, but hopefully all of us will remember why we celebrate this holiday no matter our activities. Throughout the next week, keep your dials turned to KAMB to hear great programs and new music like Thank God I Do by Lauren Daigle.
Born and raised in Louisiana, Lauren Daigle was often surrounded by a variety of music in her home. Her mother had a wide interest in various styles, and Daigle’s own interest in music grew when a medical condition kept her home from school for two years. She began taking voice lessons at 15 but didn’t pursue a career in music until later in life. Instead, she pursued a medical career and future participation in missions. Following an extended mission trip to Brazil, Daigle began to pursue music as more than a creative hobby. She participated in the American Idol contest in 2010 and 2012 with varying success both years. Daigle also had opportunities to sing with various local artists in surrounding states and participated in a music workshop. Centricity Music, the host of the workshop, signed her on as an artist in 2013.
Daigle’s first single released in 2013 on a Christmas collaboration album and her debut album, How Can It Be, released in 2015. Almost immediately, Daigle’s popularity skyrocketed throughout the CCM world as listeners flocked to hear her music. The album, particularly the single also named “How Can It Be”, topped Billboard charts and gained many accolades. Since then, Daigle has released another album (Look Up Child) and has received many awards and nominations for her music. Some of her successes include K-Love Awards, Dove Awards, and multiple Grammys. Daigle has also maintained coveted spots on the Billboard charts for weeks—if not months—on end. Her career looks promising, and it will be exciting to see how she grows as an artist and witness to her listeners in the future.
In her new song Thank God I Do, Lauren Daigle softly but powerfully sings truths about God’s presence. The song begins with her questioning if anyone will stay after seeing so many people leave. As the verses unfold, Daigle leads her audience through a journey of building a relationship with God. While she begins with loneliness, she follows with discovery of God’s steadfastness, and she ends with security in His presence. All of us have traveled through a season of wandering. Some of us have walked great lengths from the Lord while others have walked only a few steps away. Regardless of the distance or the time spent there, though, Daigle tenderly reminds us that God remains our refuge. Unlike every other relationship, thing, or pursuit in our lives, God stays beside us.
Even better than staying, God walks with and grows us beyond where we’ve started. Throughout her song, Daigle repeats the phrase, “I don’t know where I’d be if I didn’t know You.” How many of us can echo this sentiment? How many of us can look back on all the times when we couldn’t go on any further only to realize God was already moving the whole time? I’m willing to bet there’s been at least one moment for all of us, big or small. The beauty of such evidence is knowing that it all points back to our hope in Jesus Christ. As Daigle makes clear in her song, we would be lost apart from God. Without His intervention, His love, His grace, His presence, we would all still be wandering down lonely roads looking for something to save us. Thank God for Jesus.
I've seen love come and I've seen love walk away So many questions Will anybody stay? It's been a hard year So many nights in tears All of the darkness Tryin' to fight my fears Alone, so long, alone I don't know who I'd be if I didn't know You I'd probably fall off the edge I don't know where I'd go if You ever let go So keep me held in Your hands I've started breathin' The weight is lifted here With You, it's easy My head is finally clear There's nothin' missing When You are by my side I took the long road But now I realizе I'm home, with You, I'm home I don't know who I'd be if I didn't know You I'd probably fall off thе edge I don't know where I'd go if You ever let go So keep me held in Your hands I don't know who I'd be if I didn't know You I'd probably fall of the edge I don't know where I'd go if You ever let go So keep me held in Your hands You're my safe place My hideaway You're my anchor My saving grace You're my constant My steadiness You're my shelter My oxygen I don't know who I'd be if I didn't know You Thank God, I do I don't know who I'd be if I didn't know You I'd probably fall off the edge I don't know where I'd go if You ever let go So keep me held in Your hands I don't know who I'd be if I didn't know You Thank God, I do
As you and your families prepare your hearts and homes for the upcoming celebration of Jesus’ resurrection, remember how close our Lord is. He is personal, He is good, and He is faithful. In Him, we are not only saved but renewed. Because of Him, we no longer walk in darkness but in light, and we can boldly approach each day knowing that He is with us. It doesn’t matter how long your road to Him was, the point is that you know Him now and He isn’t going anywhere.
To hear other songs and artists like Thank God I Do by Lauren Daigle, check out our Ways to Listen and Where to Listen pages.
Matthew 11:28-30 Jesus gives us rest when we bring our burdens to Him.
Psalm 16 There is great joy and security in relationship with God.
(Many of the Psalms beautifully describe the joy of walking with the Lord.)
More about Lauren Daigle’s life can be found here. To visit her website, click here.
KAMB is all about sharing God-honoring music with our listeners. Today, we have the opportunity to tell you about Austin French and his latest single, Jesus Can.
Austin French has been a familiar voice at KAMB since he released “Freedom Hymn” a few years ago. Before the success of his musical career, though, French was a young boy struggling to understand the truth about Jesus. French grew up in a home surrounded by Christians and regularly attended church. However, despite his exposure to Christianity, he hated anything to do with it. On the About page at his website, French says, “Our family was the family that pretended to be perfect on Sunday but was falling apart behind closed doors.” Due to such conflicting behavior at home, French associated all Christians with that hypocrisy. Everything changed when he was 13 and attended a church music camp. While there, he repeatedly heard the message, “Don’t judge Jesus on the broken people He came to save.” Since then, French has dedicated his musical talents to serving God.
In 2014, French participated in ABC’s singing TV show Rising Star. After the show ended, he pursued a career in CCM. French spent a few years working on his music and writing while also developing his ministry. During this time, he signed a record deal with Fair Trade Services and released his debut single in 2017. The single, “Freedom Hymn”, quickly climbed the Billboard charts and attracted lots of attention. A year later, French’s first album followed and also ranked highly on the Billboard charts. Today, French continues to create joyful worship songs about God’s love and grace. His latest hit is his new song Jesus Can.
Jesus Can is Austin French’s joyful anthem about the transformative power of Jesus Christ. The song begins by describing some of the pain French faced as a child. He battled with fear, uncertainty, and heartbreak as he navigated a life of tension at home. Through these opening lyrics, French draws us into his story and later invites us to reflect on our own in the following verse. Wrapped around all of these heartbreaking realities, though, is the truth of God’s love and redemption. For every hurt, sorrow, and fear, God can—and does—provide an answer: Jesus.
Our God sees us for who we are, and He meets us where we are. Even more, He leads us out of our chains and into His freedom. Unlike self-help books and motivational quotes, Jesus removes the burden from us and delivers us Himself. In fact, because of how powerful French knows Jesus’ message to be, he’s decided to write a book based on the ideas in this song. No matter how hopeless a situation may seem, Jesus Can.
I’m an artist whose life has been radically saved through a very desperate situation…. That’s the goal of the book and this song, to share my history and my story. When you think you can’t make it out, Jesus can make a way.Austin French, About page at austinfrenchmusic.com
Check out the lyric video for Jesus Can by clicking on the link below!
Picture this, an eight year old kid growing up in Georgia Having a hard time with the world that he was seeing Coming home from school Scared to death and always wondering What kind of mood his dad would be in That kind of home can do a number on you Mom and dad broke up, and I guess I broke too I grew up thinking nothing good could ever come From a story like mine But who turns a broken dream Into a life redeemed? Who can turn your worst defeat Into your victory? Who saw me where I was And led me where I stand? My life is living proof that only Jesus can Everybody's got that hurt they wished that never happened Everybody's got that pain they wish they could undo But wounds become scars and scars become stories And when it comes to the story of you Who turns a broken dream Into a life redeemed? Who can turn your worst defeat Into your victory? Who saw me where I was And led me where I stand? My life is living proof that only Jesus can Only Jesus can save me Only Jesus can change me Only Jesus can take me From lost to found Hallelujah, I'm singing There's no stealing my freedom He picked up all the pieces Look at me now Who turns a broken dream Into a life redeemed? Who can turn your worst defeat Into your victory? Who saw me where I was And led me where I stand? My life is living proof that only Jesus can Oh (ooh, ooh) Oh, thank You, Jesus (ooh, ooh) Come on Only Jesus can save me (ooh) (Only Jesus can change me) Only You can change me, Lord (Only Jesus can take me) ooh From lost to found (Hallelujah, I'm singing) (There's no stealing my freedom) There ain't no stealing my freedom My life is living proof that only Jesus can
Life offers all of us a lot of ups and downs as we go about our business. At times, the crush of our problems and the pain in our circumstances leave us in a position of hopelessness. If you find yourself in such a desperate place, remember the promise of our Lord: He will never leave us or forsake us. Perhaps you can’t find a way out of your situation or a solution to your burdens, and that’s okay. Instead of focusing on everything you can’t do, lift your eyes to the promise that Jesus Can.
To hear more music by Austin French and songs like Jesus Can, keep your radio tuned into KAMB. If you need additional information about how to hear our station, check out our Ways to Listen and Where to Listen pages. God bless.
John 14: 6 Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life in everything we face.
John 16:33 Jesus has overcome the world.
1 Corinthians 10:13 No temptation we face can overcome us because of God’s faithfulness and power in our lives.
To read more about Austin French’s life and music journey, check out his website here.
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