Brandon Scott Smith to release Modern Day Prodigal
Atlanta-based singer-songwriter Brandon Scott Smith will release his debut album, Modern Day Prodigal, on February 24th. The 7-song EP, featuring the single "Out on a Limb," is a digital exclusive, available through iTunes and other major online outlets.
"We love Brandon Scott Smith's debut single," says KCBI's music director John Eddy Alaniz. "We went 'out on a limb' here in Dallas!" The sentiment is also shared by Rodney Baylous at WOLC (Salisbury, MD) who states: "Not only do we love it in the office, but our listeners are responding that they love it too!"
Modern Day Prodigal was recorded at Zone Studios in Atlanta, with producer Billy Hume at the helm. Hume is widely credited with making Atlanta one of the recording industry's top hot spots, and he was recently thrust into the spotlight with the massive Shop Boyz hit “Party Like a Rockstar.” Hume co-wrote and mixed the major radio hit, which also includes his signature rock guitar sounds. His other production credits include such top-selling acts as Will Smith, Ludacris, Nelly, Lil' Jon, Ying Yang Twins, Flickerstick and many others.
Artist: Brandon Scott Smith
Title: Modern Day Prodigal
Release date: 02/24/09
Label: Nashville Records
Single: Out on a Limb
Brandon Scott Smith
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“I've had a lot of people ask me, 'why a secular rap producer,'" says Smith. "I wanted someone outside of the box who could take my wide variety of styles and musical tastes and hone it down to a sound that would have an impact on secular as well as Christian markets. I want to go out into the world and let people know that I have what they are searching for."
The songs on Modern Day Prodigal were heavily influenced by Smith's heart for the lost. “When I started writing the songs for this project, my goal was to take my personal experiences with God, family and life in general and try to communicate them in such a way that others can relate,” explains Smith. “These songs take an intimate look into my personal journey as a true modern day prodigal, overcoming addictions and the desire for fame and fortune, only to realize that Jesus Christ is the only source for true peace, love, purpose and contentment.”
In addition to his budding music career, Smith is a father of four, who also leads worship with his wife throughout the Atlanta area. He serves on the board of inJesus Global Missions (www.inJesusGlobalMissions.org), a Georgia-based organization that supports orphans, widows and pastors throughout Africa. A portion of the proceeds from Smith's project will go towards supporting the organization's work in Kenya.
Brandon Scott Smith biography
Brandon Scott Smith is a passionate singer and songwriter. If Brandon is not spending time with his family, singing or writing music, he is probably watching football, going to the movies or playing Texas Hold 'em on his iPhone. His greatest passion, however, is showing the world and the church what an awesome God he serves and how much He loves them.
Brandon and his family are members of Northstar Church located in NW Atlanta, but are typically leading worship at a metro area church. They believe in the local church and in assisting pastors and their staff to help lead their local congregation towards spiritual maturity. They have helped start churches, participated in and led many Bible studies and small group discipleship groups, and they personally have a passion for leading people into a more intimate and passionate walk with God.
Brandon's desire for his music is to take his personal experiences with God, family and life in general and try to communicate them in such a way that others can relate to and learn from the lessons he's learned along the way, sometimes the hard way! Brandon's desire for his ministry is to see those without a relationship with God start the most amazing journey of their lives by accepting God's gift of salvation through Jesus Christ, and for those who have a relationship with God to grow in their passion for Him by understanding how awesome He is.
With the help of master producer Billy Hume (www.myspace.com/billyhume) the 100% original debut album Modern Day Prodigal brings the rock and hip hop genres together for an intimate look into the personal journey that Brandon has experienced as a true modern day prodigal, overcoming addictions and the desire for fame and fortune, only to realize that Jesus Christ is the only source for true peace, love, purpose and contentment. Check out these amazing new songs from this up and coming Christian artist and songwriter.
"Modern Day Prodigal" by Brandon Scott Smith - release date: 02/24/09..