Addison Road keeps it real
Christian music and country music mirror one another in that real life situations and faith often play themselves out in those songs.
Addison Road, coming to Huntsville April 16, is producing a sound that marries country and Christian facets and appeals to a diverse audience.
In the vein of music like that of Lady Antebellum and Rascal Flatts, Addison Road has burst on to the music scene with a unique sound - a little bit country and a little everything else. They bring that flair with them on their hits "Fight Another Day" and "This Little Light of Mine." Both feed the theme of their latest project, "Stories." This album collates the efforts of the band's own struggles and joys with faith.
Singer and founding member Jenny Simmons has been writing and experiencing life on the road as a new mom. Having her first, Anniston Cate, two years ago has not slowed her or the band from performing with the likes of Jeremy Camp, MercyMe, Tenth Avenue North and Hawk Nelson.
Simmons believes that, as a Christian artist, she is called to more than just music making. She thinks music ministers should spend time with the people who are vibing on your music. Addison Road takes that time after shows as well as on blogs and Facebook to get to know the people who are hurting and facing difficult times.
Their latest song, "Don't Wait," helps to heal when we need to find refuge in forgiving someone or drawing closer to God, allowing him to fix the things we don't have the strength or gifts to fix. The song combines a Taylor Swift pop rhythm with a battle cry that roots us back into our conviction that God is in control and life is too short to get caught up in too much drama.
Simmons takes her words beyond the music with her blog, "Cupcake Sprinkles and Other Happy Things." In it, she covers real life, everyday experiences ranging from cooking to photos of her kids. You can find out more online.