This week was a pretty crazybusy week. I had a great time in Nashville finishing all of the basic tracks for the new project. Under the direction of uber-awesome producer Paul Mills, the guys played more creatively, expressively, powerfully and excellently than I could have ever asked. Fun ensued. And good food, too. Good food ensued. Can good food ensue?

l-r: Alexis Cruz (keys), me, Kevin Perry (guitar), Wes Willett (bass), Bobby Shin (engineer), Paul Mills (producer), Kevin Jones (drums), Matt Naylor (assistant engineer), Blair Masters (keys), Jerry McPherson (guitar)

The experience of making this record has been so different from all of the others in so many ways. I have been at total peace all week…no sleepless nights, so major fretting of keys, tempos or feels. No questioning our song list. I thank the Lord for granting me this peace. And I thank you people for praying for me through these long days.

Not that I was ever in great discord during other projects. Not at all. It’s just that the burden seems lighter this time around. I’m grateful.

Maybe it’s partially due to the fact that I’m…um…older now. More chilled? Maybe. No old comments – those of you out there tempted – you know who you are. 🙂

We track lead vocals, strings and choir next week. BIG WEEK! Thank you for continuing to pray for us.

OK…so you people love your hymns. Wow. Between Facebook, twitter and this blog, there almost 400 hymn titles mentioned. I wish we could have a cyber hymn-sing. I’m gonna go look up the ones I hadn’t heard of. And I’m gonna begin to incorporate some of the ones I had forgotten about into my worship planning.

Seems like the most frequently mentioned titles were How Great Thou Art, Great Is Thy Faithfulness and Be Thou My Vision. I’m gonna make a chart of all the ones mentioned and report back to you.

Happy Friday to you!


  1. KMac on March 18, 2011 at 9:31 am

    Look at all those knobs on that sound board. Oh. My. Goodness.
    Thanks for introducing the crew to us! See you soon!

  2. Carol on March 18, 2011 at 9:48 am

    Travis so thankful for you and your music I am praying for you and cannot wait for the cd to come out I put on Jesus Saves the other day and oh how it lifts my spirits.
    Thank you again for being obdient to the Lord for the call He has placed on your life.
    Thanks Carol

  3. Heidi on March 18, 2011 at 11:25 am

    You are old. You are so old. You are so very old.

  4. Adam on March 18, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    Why do I feel the OLD reference for me?!?!?! 🙂

  5. Mary Huffman on March 19, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    Travis….was so excited to be able to be at the Tacoma seminar last weekend. It never ceases to amaze me how Beth brings just the right Word for each place she goes.

    I so appreciate your style of leading worship …. it always energizes me and
    brings me into the presence of the Lord. I am gladyou are making a new CD. I am wearing out all the ones I have. I especially like the DVD “Jesus Saves Live”. When will this one be released?


  6. T-Dubya on March 20, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    “Victory In Jesus” with Ms. Lici B is on my playlist when I run! It helps me keep on pushing through! am ready to add some new ones… Excited to hear the new stuff, Travis!

  7. Daniel Semsen on March 22, 2011 at 10:41 am

    PS–your hair matches your sweatshirt. Good call on that clothing choice.

  8. Chris silvester on March 24, 2011 at 10:48 am

    Call me bro. I noticed you are coming to slc later this year. We need to get together and do lunch. Its been awhile. Email me your info. I seem to have misplaced it.

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