LINKS TO A FEW FRIENDS

PHIL KEAGGY

One of my heroes - a longtime friend and quite simply, one of the greatest guitarists to ever roam the earth. Our work together in the studio for my new cd . . . was a dream come true for me. I believe you will love the results.


www.philkeaggy.com    


MICHAEL OMARTIAN

The one thing Steely Dan - 

Rod Stewart - Christopher Cross - 

The Imperials and me all have in common . . . Michael Omartian.


Producer - composer - arranger - and magnificent keyboard artist. He has contributed his talent to more than 350 million albums worldwide and is multiple Grammy winner.


There is only one Michael Omartian. I am grateful to call him friend . .  and love the fact he is a crucial creative contributor to my new cd.


www.michaelomartian.com


TOM HEMBY

Tom is one of the most sought-after session musicians in Nashville . . . dude has played for everybody:

The Imperials, Amy Grant, Peter Cetera, Michael McDonald, 4HIm, Yolanda Adams, Wynonna, Barry Manilow, and countless others.


We've been friends since the 70's.

What a pure joy to have him as an intricate part of my new record.


www.tomhemby.com


LENNY LEBLANC

SINGER / SONGWRITER

RECORDING ARTIST 

and my favorite worship leader.

- A pure heart -

- wonderful guitarist -

- a southern gentleman -

and a dear friend.


www.lennyleblanc.com





ANDY CHRISMAN

We've been friends for many years - along with the other guys from 4HIM.


An amazing vocalist and worship leader with a heart for God.


He joins me on the song BRAND NEW DAY on my new cd.  


www.andychrisman.net


VINCE GILL

The nicest guy in Nashville.

He just keeps winning Grammys.

He sang a song for Nancy and me on our 25th anniversary. 


And now . . .  he has allowed me to record my version of one of his hit songs, with my new lyrics to help share my story . . . and then said yes when I asked if he would sing with me on my new cd.


Like I said . . .  

he's the nicest guy in Nashville.


www.vincegill.com


MICHAEL KELLY GUITARS

Visit their website!

I started with their acoustic bass!

Now I am using the fabulous FORTE PORT X.

I love the tone, the design and just the way it feels. High quality without having to mortgage your life to own one. Check them out!

BUILT ON SOUND

BOUTIQUE & UNIQUE QUALITY INSTRUMENTS

BILL CHAMPLIN

Most people know Bill as the hit machine voice of the band CHICAGO. He's also a Grammy Award winning songwriter, killer guitarist, B3 and keyboard artist. 


His own band -

THE SONS OF CHAMPLIN

continue to bring monster grooves 

to the concert stage.


His contribution to Great Expectations, along with his wife - Tamara - continues to be some of my favorite moments ever recorded. What a joy!


Even more . . . their friendship is one of my life's greatest treasures.


www.billchamplin.net

  



DOYLE DYKES

One of the greatest people on earth.

An absolutely amazing guitarist.


When Doyle Dykes plays - 

everyone pays attention.

Pure artistry.


I'm grateful to call him friend.


www.doyledykes.com    



RICHARD PAGE

The voice of MR. MISTER

His solo projects are remarkable.

He's long been a featured performer with Ringo's All-Star Band.


Richard is another musical hero 

who has become a friend.


He allowed me to make 

some lyrical changes to his songs

BRAND NEW DAY 

and

GIVE IT AWAY, 

adapting them to my life story.

They are included on my cd 

GREAT EXPECTATIONS.


He's a brilliant

SINGER / SONGWRITER

who is truly one of the good guys.


www.richardpagemusic.com  






MYLON LE FEVRE

We've been friends for a very long time. He once was a gospel singer/songwriter. Then he became a rock&roll singer/songwriter. 


Then God revolutionized his life - 

and he used rock and roll to reach the world for Christ.


The real deal.

He teaches the Word 

and impacts people with the Gospel everywhere he goes.

 


www.mylon.org  


HILLSONG

The real thing.

Music of genuine faith.

Great Bible teaching.

Discipleship.

A World Vision.


www.hillsong.com  




CORRIE TEN BOOM MUSEUM

HAARLEM, HOLLAND

I was blessed to be commissioned to compose the music and record the soundtrack for both the website virtual tour as well as the 

guided walking tour 

at the actual museum in Holland.


Be sure to visit their website.


www.tenboom.org

 

STEVE LUKATHER & TOTO

He's played guitar on more hit records than anyone else on earth. He can play more by accident than most guitarists can play on purpose.


Number one session guitarist 

in Los Angeles forever. 


What a joy to call him friend. 


Whether being on stage with him . . 

in the studio in North Hollywood . . . or in the audience at a TOTO gig, 

I never cease to be amazed at the music that flows from his soul.


and . . . .  

his musical muscle can be heard on my cd GREAT EXPECTATIONS.


Thanks Luke . . . for everything.


www.totoofficial.com


NITTY GRITTY DIRT BAND

I love these guys!

We've been friends 

for a very long time.


They taught me . . . .

more than anyone else . . .  what it looks like to have fun on stage.


Jeff Hanna's song -

BLESS THE BROKEN ROAD

is a very special moment 

on the new cd.


They have just been celebrating 

50 years together as a band.


Not many people pull that off.


GREAT PEOPLE

REAL MUSIC

PURE FUN

-


THE DIRT BAND!


www.nittygritty.com


DANNY SERAPHINE

The drummer for CHICAGO.


We've known each other for years.

He used to come to our church in Colorado. We've prayed each other thru times of darkness and heartache. We've shared times on stage that I will cherish forever.


Another musical hero who has become a dear friend. 


He was just inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with CHICAGO . . .  a well-deserved honor 

that was long overdue.


And yep - he plays drums

 on the new cd.

What a joy for a guy who had his epiphany moment while listening to their first record -

CHICAGO TRANSIT AUTHORITY.


Be sure to check his current band - CTA.


www.dannyseraphine.com


CECE WINANS

CeCe has sold more than 12 million records worldwide and has won 10 Grammy Awards. 

As of 2015, she is the best-selling female gospel artist of all time.


We first met CeCe at Heritage USA many years ago.


She and her husband, Alvin Love,

pastor the Nashville Life Church

in Nashville, Tennessee.

 

www.cecewinans.com






MORGAN JAMES PUBLISHING

EDUCATE

ENCOURAGE

INSPIRE

ENTERTAIN


With current, consistent, relevant titles available everywhere.


This is my publisher.

David Hancock & company 

are amazing.


Regularly ranked by 

Publishers Weekly as one of the fastest growing publishers in the nation. 

Morgan James is reported to be 

"the future of publishing."


www.morgan-james-publishing.com




YELLOWSTONE

ONE OF MY FAVORITE 

PLACES ON EARTH.


America's first National Park.


www.nps.gov/yell/index.htm






SAM BUSH

The greatest mandolin player on earth. A multiple Grammy winner . . .  he has performed with countless artists. To have him on my record is an amazing treat that fell into place on a flight from Los Angeles 

to Jackson Hole.


Sam is an icon in the world of Bluegrass music.


www.sambush.com


JONATHAN BUTLER

AMAZING VOCALIST

INCREDIBLE GUITARIST

DEVOTED WORSHIPER

A BEAUTIFUL HEART


Jonathan grew up in Cape Town, South Africa. He later moved to London where he signed with Jive Records and earned gold record status with his first international release as a jazz/R&B artist.


www.jonathanbutler.com





EMMYLOU HARRIS

She is graceful and kind . . .  a pure joy to work with. She is the songbird of country/rock, bluegrass and Americana roots music.


Emmylou has sold more than 15 million albums worldwide and has garnered a remarkable 12 Grammy Awards over a forty year career.


Emmylou is the definition 

of a beautiful soul.


www.EmmylouHarris.com


STORMIE OMARTIAN

Her and Michael have been married for more than 40 years.


As a young singer/actress, 

she appeared on the 

- DEAN MARTIN SHOW

- GLEN CAMPBELL SHOW

- SMOTHERS BROTHERS 

COMEDY HOUR


She sang backup for

NEIL DIAMOND

RAY CHARLES

GLEN CAMPBELL

& The Imperials.


Now her books have sold more

 than 28 million copies. 

She has been featured on 

- the 700 CLUB  

- The Inspirational Network 

- USA TODAY - and 

- CHRISTIANITY TODAY.


Her and Michael are amazing.

What a joy to call them friends.


www.stormieomartian.com   




STEPHEN YAKE

YAKE FILMS


Stephen has been the gold standard in the film industry, music videos, promotional video, industrial production, television production.


Clients have included 

Amy Grant - Dolly Parton - Newsboys

Phil Vassar - CCM United

Max Lucado - Michael Card

and countless more.


www.yakefilms.com     

GEORGE MARINELLI

Fabulous guitarist and member of  Bonnie Raitt's band since 1993.


He was a founding member with Bruce Hornsby & the Range.


A longtime friend - it is pure joy to have George performing on my recording project: GREAT EXPECTATIONS.



www.bonnieraitt.com/bio/george-marinelli    


GREG LAURIE

Like me - Greg Laurie is a product of the Jesus Movement in the 70's.


He pastors

HARVEST CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP

in Southern California.


Greg is cool without trying to be.

The ministry of Harvest is outstanding and accomplishes the idea of being relevant without the least bit of compromising truth.


www.harvest.org    

THE MOODY BLUES

They are a band of English gentlemen and I love their music.


In 1992, I had the privilege of standing on the side of the stage at  Red Rocks amphitheatre in Denver as they performed their classic songs with the Colorado Symphony. 

That will always remain one 

of the most amazing musical memories of my life.


Justin Hayward 

John Lodge 

Graeme Edge


World class music by

world class musicians.


www.moodybluestoday.com




      


DARLENE ZSCHECH

Darlene is acclaimed all over the world as a composer, worship leader, pastor and speaker . . . most notably for her involvement in the music from HILLSONG CHURCH in Sidney, Australia.


Her and her husband Mark, 

are senior pastors of 

HOPE UNLIMITED CHURCH

in New South Wales, Australia.


You most likely will know her song

SHOUT TO THE LORD.


www.darlenezschech.com    


BILLY GRAHAM LIBRARY

Nancy and I both the product of the ministry of Dr. Billy Graham.

Nancy - by way of Billy Graham Films

and me . . . via Explo '72 in Dallas.


Dr. & Mrs. Graham, along with members of their family, 

were very supportive of 

our Cafe in Pigeon Forge.


Be sure to check out this 

amazing place located in 

Charlotte, North Carolina.


www.billygrahamlibrary.org     


MICHAEL CHANG

He turned pro at age 15.

He won THE FRENCH OPEN,

becoming the youngest player 

to ever win the event.


He become the youngest player 

to rank in the Top 5.


His fastest serve 

was clocked @130 MPH.


After playing in the French Open in 1997- he sent his shoes (complete with the red clay), one of his rackets and a practice shirt for us to display in our Cafe.


From Michael on his work now:

"The Chang Family Foundation is not only an avenue to give back to the community but a way to share the Gospel message through sports, touching many lives along the way."



www.mchang.com   






JOHN ELEFANTE

John makes perfect records.

Once upon a time, he was lead singer for the rock band -

KANSAS.


An incredible vocalist, songwriter, musician, and producer.


His latest project:

ON MY WAY TO THE SUN

is absolutely one of my 

favorite records ever.


Get to his website

and check out what you 

may be missing.


Tell him Eddie sent ya!


www.johnelefante.com