Lamon Records is set to release the debut EP of contemporary Christian artist and songwriter Christy Barber entitled Love’s Sweet Salvation. The music collection will be available at iTunes, Amazon, and other fine music outlets, as well as on the label’s site at Lamon Records on February 28, 2012.
The collection which features two original songs by the artist was produced in Nashville, TN by Grammy nominated and Dove Award winning producer Dave Moody. Steve Marcantonio (Taylor Swift, The Band Perry, Natalie Grant) engineered the tracks at the Sound Emporium. Vocals were recorded at Quad Recording Studios in Nashville.
“Christy has a wonderful spirit and love for life which comes through her music,” says Moody. “She has a real passion for reaching her audience through the songs she sings and writes.”
Watch for this talented new artist, her EP Love’s Sweet Salvation and her moving radio single and music video entitled “He Won’t Let Go.” For more information, visit Lamon Records online or the artist’s site at Christy Barber Music.
More about the Artist: Christy Barber was raised in Syracuse, NY with both her parents and two older brothers. Her parents were both musicians so it was easy for her to get into music. Before she was 5 she was in love with singing. Her brothers used to beg her parents to make her stop singing when they were in the car. Christy was in school musicals and choirs all through her school years.
One memory she recalls is singing on Christmas Eve in her church at 10 years old. “I sang Amy Grant’s ‘Emmanuel’” recalls Christy. I will always remember how I wasn’t nervous at all. I couldn’t wait to get up there and sing. It was a turning point for me. I fell in love with performing and singing.”
Since then she has sung in numerous musicals and plays at college. She worked as a soloist at Camp of the Woods for 4 summers. She also toured to Europe with the Continental Singers. Most recently, you can find her singing in an acoustic duo where she lives, and giving back as she sings in nursing homes as part of her ministry.
Christy was signed by Lamon Records the summer of 2011 at the Gideon Film Festival. “It was a dream come true for me,” recalls Christy. Having Dave Moody come up to me and offer to sign me as an artist just blew me away.”
Christy credits her Saviour Jesus, for all her gifts. Without Him, she would not have anything to write or the ability to sing. Her relationship with him, all the peaks and valleys, have given her so much to write about. She went through a really deep valley in 2002. Her life was shaken really hard as well as her faith. Going through that fire, gave her a new relationship with God and a passion for sharing her story and giving hope to those that are hurting or feel rejected.
“I hope that my music can reach those who need to hear it the most,” reflects Christy. “People who feel rejected that no one cares. I am here to share that there is someone so awesome who cares. He is “Love’s Sweet Salvation!”