ACCLAIMED ARTISTS HONOR RICH MULLINS’ LEGACY WITH LANDMARK NEW COLLECTION
“BELLSBURG…THE SONGS OF RICH MULLINS” AVAILABLE TODAY
NEWS SOURCE: Merge PR
November 4, 2022
Produced by Chris Hoisington, Andrew Greer, and Evan Sieling for Old Bear Records, and Executive Produced by Greer, Anthony Hoisington and Dave Trout of UTR Media, these tracks were recorded with the sparse instrumentation and arrangements that were found on many of Mullins’ demos. Each of the artists featured in the project has a personal connection with Mullins or has been deeply influenced by his music.
“Rich Mullins introduced me to an experience with God in the context of music that I had never known…He made lofty ideas about God so earthly.” – Amy Grant
“When (Rich) talked about God, he was talking about a person that he knew, not about an idea. I wanted that. I was so hungry for that. I’m hungry for that now.” – Andrew Peterson
“From my experience with Rich’s music, he sends out a very necessary message to others that clearly says, “You are not alone!” It takes someone brave enough to go first, but once someone does go first, transparency begets transparency, mercy begets mercy, vulnerability begets vulnerability— all of the things necessary for healing.” – Sara Groves
The “double album” that was recorded live-to-tape also includes a new recording of the iconic Mullins’ song, “Hard To Get,” featuring his brother David Mullins and nephew Jonathan Mullins. The never heard demos are “Whitewater” and “Holy Pretenders” captured by Mullins. In addition to the album, a documentary filmed during the recording sessions will release in 2023 and is highlighted in the album trailer below. The Deluxe CD packaging also features exclusive never-before-seen photos of the album’s recording sessions and Mullins (see below).
A never-before-seen photo of Rich Mullins (circ. 1988) by famed music photographer Michael Wilson
For more info on Rich Mullins, visit the JFH Artists Database.