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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.

Stephen Staley

Stephen Stanley

KAMB artist Stephen Stanley known to your ears for his hit song, “Rest in the Father”, but we are excited to introduce you to a bit of a new sound with his new single.   “Whatever It Takes,” is a strong gritty song that went viral on TikTok, quickly claiming 1.1M views. He is the  second-largest TikTok audience of all CCM artists.

He grew up the son of a preacher who loves the movies & his grandpa’s Bar-BQ every Thanksgiving. At the age of nine, the Atlanta, Georgia-based artist learned to play his mother’s guitar after suffering an accident that rendered him deaf in his left ear, quickly uncovering an innate musicality and remarkable gift for melody. By age 13, he’d added piano and drums to his repertoire, followed shortly by songwriting and producing. Over the last decade, Stanley has honed a distinct and dynamic voice as a musician, bringing both raw emotion and a profound sense of purpose to everything he creates.

Sometimes you have to go to that dark place to find the light”
– Stephen Stanley

Like many people in our world today, Stephen has struggled at times with mental health. He has used his music to shine a light into those dark places in his life where he can find his way out again. His music reaches out to everyone who has struggled with their shortcomings and leads them to the comforting presence of God.

23 For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God; 24 they are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus. 

Romans 3:23-24

Whatever It Takes

We doubt ourselves, carry memories of failures past, and concerns of repeating them, but “WHATEVER IT TAKES,” reminds us that even when we find ourselves mere steps away from the failures we fear, God’s hand is there to pull us back, setting us on a safe footing, where we can start again.

Stephen told, Lindsay Williams in an interview,

“I think songwriters write about how they see the world and how they want it to be. I hope when people listen to my music, they can forget about all the bad things going on for three minutes. I hope they can think about how God is in control and understand that our problems aren’t permanent.”

Take the next 3:29 out of your day & remember that Jesus Christ is the Change.  Lean into him.

“Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day”.  2 Corinthians 4:16-18

Stephen Stanley- Whatever It Takes Official Music Video

Lyrics

It’s hard for me to believe 
That I’ve got nothing to prove
I thought this dirt on my hands
Was gonna keep me from you

I fall as much as I rise
Feel like my walk is a crawl
When I’m alone in the night
Won’t you leave the light on Cause

I’ve been reckless with my heart
Now I’m falling apart
I don’t wanna be the same
I need you to be the change
I surrender all I am
I know I’ve made mistakes
But the past will wash away
Oh do whatever it takes

Thought I was never enough
Hurt has a way of its own
But I can lift up my eyes
And know that You’re in control
Sometimes I won’t get it right
I’m gonna stumble and fall
But when I’m alone in the night
I know you’ll leave the light on

Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh

Connect With Stephen

REFERENCES:

https://www.lifeomaha.com/2024/03/whatever-it-takes-stephen-stanley

https://www.grammy.com/news/stephen-stanley-whatever-it-takes-video-performance-positive-vibes-only

https://www.jesusfreakhideout.com/news/2023/07/21.StephenStanleysDebutAlbumDropsTodayDividedFrameOfMind.asp

https://www.christiandance.eu/2023/12/whatever-it-takes-acoustic-by-stephen.html

https://www.klove.com/music/blog/music-news/21-questions-with-stephen-stanley-on-music-inspiration-and-growing-up-as-a-preachers-kid-1836

Ryan Stevenson

Ryan Stevenson

A GRAMMY® and Billboard Music Award nominee; Dove Award winner once went to work in the back of an ambulance working twelve-hour shifts answering calls from people in need. Today Ryan Stevenson’s music still answers those calls, in a way; instead of providing First-Aid, CPR & medicine for people in desperate situations, Ryan provides something even more powerful. Ryan’s music shares encouragement and the hope found in Jesus Christ.  

“I spent eight years working as a paramedic; working on the streets, and being involved in responding to the darkest aspects of humanity.” 

-Ryan Stevenson

Just As You Are

Ryan’s NEW SONG reminds us, God loves us, we are all sinners who fall short and we all need Jesus to come in and do the cleanup.  We cannot become Holy on our own.

This righteousness is given through faith in[h] Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference between Jew and Gentile, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.-Romans 3:22-24

In a press release from Turning Point PR, Ryan said, “I believe this is paramount in understanding the Truth about the finished work of Jesus, His sacrifice made a way for us—not our own efforts and striving. Knowing that HE began a good work, we can take a deep breath and rest because He is faithful to His word to perform it.” 

“Looking back on my journey, I’m so aware and in awe daily of where God has brought me, and how He’s walked with me so closely, Even when I didn’t ‘feel’ Him or sense His presence, it’s obvious to see how close He’s remained, holding me, in every valley and mountain top.” -Ryan Stevenson

“JUST AS YOU ARE” Has a relaxing, throwback fun, “summer vibe” to it that is sure to get your toe tapp’n or you may find yourself sway’n to the beat. When I say throwback, I’m referring to the bits of nostalgia that are pulled out of my childhood memory banks from the mid-late eighties playing my “Super Mario Bros.” game all summer long! So turn it up & lean back in your hammock or lawn-chair & enjoy the love of God in the breezes & sunshine of your summer!

I am sure of this, that he who started a good work in you[a] will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. -Philippians 1: 6

Ryan Stevenson- Just As You Are Official Lyric Video

Lyrics

I've been wasting way too much of my time
Living up in my mind, trying to do it alright
Spinning my wheels, thinking that there's something I could do
To be more loved by You
I was making it my obsession
To try and earn Your affection
But that all faded away
When I heard You say

Ooh, child, don't you know I love you
Just as, just as you are?
Ooh, child, don't you know I love you
Just as, just as (just as)
Just as you are? (Telling you that you're precious)
Just as you are (telling you that you're precious)

You turned the light on and flipped the script
I'm suddenly seeing what I used to miss
Got me living in the present tense
With a love so deep, You're the greatest gift
Feeling light as a feather
Free and without the pressure
Of ever losing Your grace
Since I heard You say

Ooh, child, don't you know I love you
Just as, just as you are?
Ooh, child, don't you know I love you
Just as, just as (just as)
Just as you are? (Telling you that you're precious)
Just as you are (telling you that you're precious)

You ain't gotta try so hard, try so hard
You've always been safe in my arms
You ain't gotta try so hard
Safe in my arms, in my arms

Ooh, child, don't you know I love you (I love you)
Just as, just as you are? (Always gonna love you)
Ooh, child, don't you know I love you (I love you)
Just as, just as (just the way you are)
Just as you are? (Telling you that you're precious)
Just as you are (telling you that you're precious)

Just as you are (telling you that you're precious)
Just as you are (telling you that you're precious)

Connect With DOE

DOE- God Is In Control

DOE

You may not know that you KNOW DOE, but you likely KNOW DOE! Do you remember the Gospel Christian group, “FOREVER JONES?” 

“My parents had five children, so we eventually became a group and we actually did very well.”DOE

The group consisted of the two Jones parents, their three daughters, & two brothers. The sixteen-year-old daughter was named Dominique Jones. (a.k.a. DOE) Between 2010-2014, she and her family enjoyed success in Gospel/Christian music with multiple Stellar, Dove, & GRAMMY Award nominations.

“I started experimenting with that and really just honestly doing what was in my heart – doing prayer music and using prayer tools to help people pray.” -DOE

God Is In Control

“GOD IS IN CONTROL” is the second single to drop from her latest (EP 2024) release, “NOTE TO SELF.”

“For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together.”-Colossians 1:16-17

God is sovereign, defined as “Supreme Ruler” He is Lord over or in control of all creation; everything happens according to His plan and purpose.  DOE does a masterful job communicating this theme in this song.

“GOD IS IN CONTROL” serves as a reminder to all of us that, despite the difficulties of life, there is a firm foundation that we can stand on without fear. John Peter from Remasounds.com describes it best. “Doe’s soulful voice serves as a powerful instrument to convey not just the lyrics, but also the depth of emotion and conviction behind the message.”

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”-John 14:27

DOE- God Is In Control Official Video

Lyrics

I was needing to be found
I was longing for a breakthrough
Chains held me to the ground
A perfect time for a rescue
But only You could make a way
Only You could make the windbreak
I will call on Your name
And I will make myself sing

God is in control (oh)
Yes, He's in control (yes)
I hope You know? (I hope You know?)
In case You don't (in case You don't)
His story shows (His story shows)
He's in control (mmm)

A tug of war for my mind
Battle for my sanity
But I ain't going down without a fight
The enemy thought he had me (oh)
'Cause I was stayin' by Your light
The only place I know to be (yeah)
Darkness is running from Your light
Perfect love surrounds me (whoa)
Suddenly I heard a sound
Chains falling all around me

You were riding on a cloud (hey)
There was lightning at Your feet
Victory was in Your mouth (victory)
Mountains are trembling (mountains)
Heaven follows with a shout (come on)
I'll join in singing (singing)

God is in control (oh)
Yes, He's in control (yes)
I hope You know? (I hope You know?)
In case You don't (in case You don't)
His story shows (His story shows)
He's in control (oh, oh)

Your peace passes all my understanding
Brand-new mercies for me in the morning
Help me sing

Your peace passes (mm) all my understanding (sing it, sing it)
Brand-new mercies for me in the morning (oh, this is what His word says)
Your peace passes all my understanding (whoa-oh, this is what His word says)
Brand-new mercies for me in the morning (oh, and this is what I believe in)
Your peace passes all my understanding (oh, His peace passes)
Brand-new mercies for me in the morning (yeah, and this is why I'm planted)
Your peace passes all my understanding (by the streams of water)
Brand-new mercies for me in the morning (help me sing it)

God is in control, oh
Yes, He's in control (I know, I know)
God is in control (You better believe it)
I hope You know? (I hope You know?)
His story shows (His story shows)
God is in control (Woo, yes, He is)

Yes, He's in control (it's what His word said)
God is in control (yes, He is, He's in control)
I hope You know? (I hope You know?)
In case You don't (in case You don't)
His story shows (His story shows)
He's in control (ooh)

Your peace passes all my understanding
Brand-new mercies for me in the morning
His peace passes all my understanding

Connect With DOE

Website: https://doejonesmusic.com/

Cody Carnes

KAMB is excited to spotlight Christian Music artist, Cody Carnes and his latest single “Take You At Your Word,” co-written with Benjamin William Hastings and Aodhan King.

Cody Carnes is likely a familiar voice to the ear of Celebration Radio Family. He is a passionate worship leader & songwriter with a vision to bring hearts to the throne of Jesus Christ with each lyric or note of the melody. When not on the road touring, He and his wife, GRAMMY-nominee Kari Jobe serve their home church. They have two boys Canyon and Kingston.


Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. 
John 14:6

Have you ever found yourself going through a time of blessing, yet fighting to enjoy that blessing to its fullest because you are concerned about the blessing from God running out?

It is easy to loosen our grip on the promises of God that are found throughout Scripture in times of concern and doubt. Cody spoke to PEER magazine recently and had this assurance,

“God can handle any question; you throw at Him.  When you’re mad or frustrated He’s not offended. It’s beautiful to bring them to him.” 

Take You At Your Word

“Take You At Your Word,” serves to remind us that the promises of God stand the test of time. The promises of God are strong enough to carry the weight of the heaviest trial on our shoulders. The energy of the driving drum beat with a powerful vocal delivery will push aside the clouds of your doubt and frustration; revealing the warmth found in the Son of God, Jesus Christ!

Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”  John 8:31-31

God is good on His promise to see us through every challenge, every trial and He knows the plans He has for us. The hope for our future is in Jesus Christ alone.

God is not a man, that He should lie, or a son of man, that He should change His mind. Does He speak and not act? Does He promise and not fulfill? – Numbers 23:19

Cody Carnes- Take You At Your Word (Official Behind The Scenes Video)

Lyrics

Your word is a lamp unto my feet
Your way is the only way for me
It's a narrow road that leads to life
But I wanna be on it
It's a narrow road but the mercy's wide
'Cause You're good on Your promise
Come on

I'll take You at Your word
If You said it, I'll believe it
I've seen how good it works
If You start it, You'll complete it
I'll take You at Your word
(Hey, hey)

Come on
You spoke and the chaos fell in line
Oh, I know 'cause I've seen it in my life
It's a narrow road that leads to life
But I wanna be on it, yeah
It's a narrow road and the tide is high
But You parted the water

I'll take You at Your word (woo)
If You said it, I'll believe it
I've seen how good it works
If You start it, You'll complete it
I'll take You at Your word
If You said it, I'll believe it
I've seen how good it works
If You start it, You'll complete it
I'll take You at Your word
You're good on Your promise
Yeah, I know
You're good on Your promise

You said Your love will never give up
You said Your grace is always enough
You said Your heart would never forget or forsake me
(Thank you, God)
Oh, You said I'm saved, You call me Yours
You said my future's full of Your hope
You've never failed so I know that You'll never fail me
I said, sing it again
You said Your love will never give up
You said Your grace is always enough
You said Your heart would never forget or forsake me
Hallelujah
You said I'm saved, You call me Yours
You said my future's full of Your hope
You've never failed so I know that You'll never fail me

I'll take You at Your word
If You said it, I'll believe it
I've seen how good it works
If You start it, You'll complete it
I'll take You at Your word
If You said it, I'll believe it
I've seen how good it works
If You start it, You'll complete it
I'll take You at Your word
'Cause You're good on Your promise
Hey, oh, You're good on Your promise

I'll take You at Your word
Let's go
Woo, Hallelujah

Connect With Cody Carnes

Website: https://www.codycarnes.com/

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