NASHVILLE, TENN. -- GRAMMY-nominated and multi-Dove Award Winning worship leader Kari Jobe will be releasing her first new album after three years with the release of The Blessing (Live Album) on October 23rd (Capitol CMG).
Despite her deep desire to lead worship with a live audience for this project, precautions had to be in place because of the pandemic. Therefore, the album was uniquely recorded and captured live this summer without an audience at her home church, The Belonging Co, in Nashville, TN.
“Recording this album live without an audience was something I wrestled with, but I really felt God say to keep moving forward," shares Kari Jobe. "I felt like if I waited, I would be disobeying the Lord. I’m trusting that these songs are meant to release hope right now in this uncertain season. When I was working on this new album, I wanted to think about the church - little did I know that I would have to have the ‘church’ in my heart when I recorded a live album as well.”
The Blessing features songs co-written by Cody Carnes, Austin Davis, Jacob Sooter, Jonas Myrin, Elyssa Smith, Steffany Gretzinger, Chris Brown, Steven Furtick and Passion’s Kristian Stanfill and Brett Younker. The album was produced by Cody Carnes, Austin Davis, Henry Seeley and Jobe. It features 15 tracks including the world-renowned title track. In addition to the audio, more than three hours of worship were captured to create a capstone for worshippers this year.