Leading up to the debut of When The Light Comes, the band's upcoming headlining tour is also getting underway, along with Mike Weaver's book release, and a new eight-episode TV reality series about the band set to air on TBN this fall. Further details are below.
NEW ALBUM, WHEN THE LIGHT COMES, DROPS SEPTEMBER 13: The songs found on When the Light Comes all encompass a deep and personal faith in Jesus. Yet while it’s one thing to sing about trusting God in the midst of trials, the five members of Big Daddy Weave - Mike Weaver, Jay Weaver, Jeremy Redmon, Joe Shirk, and Brian Beihl - have each learned what it means to truly live by faith and to trust in a God who makes all things new.
While creating their new project, produced by the band's guitarist Jeremy Redmon, the group was working from an unfamiliar place, as the inspirational and uplifting themes found in the group’s music were desperately needed by the members themselves. “The songs were all written from a place of processing grief and sorrow," shares lead vocalist, Mike Weaver. "We were in a season of serious hurting.” The list of trials the band was going through, especially over the past three years, was nearly overwhelming. Instead of avoiding the painful truth of their struggles, the band pushed themselves to put it all into the songs. During that process, an underlying current of rejoicing broke through. As bassist Jay Weaver puts it, “Only Jesus can turn sorrow into joy.”
I AM REDEEMED BOOK LAUNCH: Big Daddy Weave lead singer Mike Weaver collaborated with the band’s manager, Jim Scherer, to pen the book I Am Redeemed, published by Hachette Book Group. The work, releasing September 3, is subtitled Learning to Live in Grace. The book explores the truths Weaver has learned about being redeemed, beginning during his childhood and through the recent events and trials of the last few years. The first book signing events for the release are scheduled for Books-A-Million in Mt. Juliet, TN on Saturday, Sept. 7 and Saturday, Sept. 28 at Barnes & Noble Cool Springs in Brentwood, TN.
TV REALITY SERIES "WHEN THE LIGHT COMES" DEBUTS: Mike Weaver had it put on his heart to share, through a televised medium, what the group has been seeing happen within the band and in their community of family, friends, and fans. Around that time, the same idea was put on the heart of TBN’s Matt Crouch, who contacted Weaver, not knowing he too had been given a similar vision. The ultimate result of that conversation is the eight-episode reality series When the Light Comes. Filmed on tour, in the studio, and in the homes of the band members, When the Light Comes debuts Wednesday, September 11 on TBN. Be sure to view the series trailer here. Weekly air times are 6:30pm PT / 9:30pm ET and again at 10:30pm PT / 1:30am ET.
BAND STATEMENT FOR "REDEEMED" LYRICS IN TRIAL CONFESSION: Big Daddy Weave has released a statement in regards to the news out of Murfreesboro, Tennessee this week when a man confessed to a murder he committed in 2016 after hearing the band's impactful song "Redeemed." Click here for the original story. They share the following words, "We are continually amazed at how God has used this song. The moment we started singing 'Redeemed,' stories began to pour in of God’s grace. But as a band, we have nothing to do with the stories we hear about the song, it’s only Jesus. Only He can use a song in this way. We’re so thankful for all God continues to do."
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