Anthony Evans is ready to let down his guard. Even though he's always been known an open and honest performer, this time around Evans lays everything out on the table with his next studio project, aptly titled Undisguised. This raw 12-track collection will release January 26th (Anthony Evans Inc./INO Records), and is available for download for media use only (directions below).
Evans bares all with Undisguised, stating, "As Christian artists we think we can't be perceived as broken. We have to put up a facade that says 'we've got it'. But opening up, revealing the truth of who we are and what we're experiencing, allows God to do what He does best."
Since his solo career began just a few years ago, Anthony Evans has become a sought-after worship leader with invitations to Franklin Graham events and to venues such as The National Worship Leaders Conference. He's earned the respect of folks such as Franklin Graham, Max Lucado, Yolanda Adams, Natalie Grant and many more, and he's performed in front of sold-out crowds, most recently during his 2009 Christmas tour. Now, this songwriter and recording artist has also taken a leading role in producing the very music he records.
Recently starting his own record company, Evans partnered with INO Records for the distribution of his first Christmas project, What Christmas Means, released last year, and again for this new release. And for the first time, Evans, who co-produced Undisguised along with Dove Award-nominated Rusty Varenkamp and up-and-coming producer Brandon Hood, oversaw every detail of this new collection of songs. Evans also penned nine of the twelve tracks with Dove Award winner and Grammy-nominated songwriter (and friend) Jason Ingram. Michael Boggs and renowned worship leader Kari Jobe also lent their songwriting skills to the project.
Finally letting his mask fall, Anthony Evans was able to see his life and his relationships with both man and God from a less restricted view and then turned his fresh insight into the words and music of his latest collection. These thoughtful, engaging, illuminating compostions are evoking introspection and inspiration, with each one designed with ‘maskless’ worship in mind.
“Holding up a mask and trying to be everything you’re not is too much work,” Evans has learned. “Keeping up such appearances is a drain of your time and energy, and it keeps you from doing what you should be doing.”
Taking account of his disguises both personal and professional and remembering how receptive to worship his audience had been after his public declaration, Evans re-evaluated what he should be doing. And the results have been life-changing.
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Author: Vining Media Relations
Date: 13 January 2010