Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Professional audio company Presonus www.presonus.com recently ran a story on Rachel's ministry. Rachel Scott Music is currently endorsed by Presonus. Great story! Enjoy!
When you hear Rachel Scott’s music, you’re immediately impressed with her beautiful voice and her obvious sincerity. Rachel sings about the poor and downtrodden (“The Least of These”), her wishes for her children (“Come Back to Love”), and God’s grace (“Seven: Fifteen”). Her music is often personal, and her goal is to help and inspire others and to testify about her Christian experience. Clearly, she is not doing this to feed her ego; she is focused on her family—husband Greg Scott, and their three young sons—and on her faith.
Working closely with Greg, who is an audio engineer and pastor, Rachel performs often at their home church, King of Kings Church, in Omaha, Nebraska, as well as performing in venues around the state and the nation.
Rachel released her first album, Home to Me, followed by Rachel Scott: Christmas EP, on the small Summerland label. Then she got an unexpected boost. As a result of a youth video featuring Rachel, the Scotts connected with well-known Christian artist Dave Lubben. Impressed with Rachel’s singing and songwriting, Lubben signed her to his Tent Creative Group record label. The result was her first major U.S. release, Resolution, in September 2008. In April 2009, Resolution was released internationally by Indelible and Word Distribution.
Since then, Scott’s career has taken off, as her songs and videos get huge numbers of hits on various music download sites, including iTunes and Amazon. Her single “Seven: Fifteen” reached the Top 10 in the UK.
Like many successful artists, Scott enjoys delivering her musical message in live performances. She has appeared with such popular Christian artists as Remedy Drive, Sara Groves, and Hillsong London, and she is currently on tour, with Greg Scott at the mixing station.
Naturally, Greg creates Rachel’s front-of-house mix using a PreSonus StudioLive 16.4.2 digital mixer! “I chose the StudioLive in part because of PreSonus’ reputation,” says Greg Scott, “but I first heard about it from one of Rachel’s drummers, who uses it in his studio. I absolutely love the logic that went into the StudioLive. You can move to where you need to be on any channel at lightning speed, using the Fat Channel! If I want to access my EQ, compression, and high-pass filter settings on any channel, I am literally there with the press of one Select button, instead of going through three or four buttons and pages, as you typically need to do with other digital consoles.”
As much as Greg Scott enjoys the StudioLive 16.4.2’s ease of use, the most important aspect of the mixer is its sound quality. “I love the headroom,” explains Scott. “It’s a really clean-sounding board, and I can get great signal with a lower line-trim level than I usually get with other consoles. Lower line trim means less hiss, and less hiss means a cleaner mix.” And a cleaner mix means Rachel Scott’s fans can hear each note and understand every word of her inspired and inspirational songs.
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
"Rachel Scott is on the latest Max Lucado Project to be released Sept. 1, 2009. From her new album "Resolution," comes a new selection perfect for this compilation. Check out Rachel's "Depending On You." Other well known artists in this collection include, Travis Cottrell, Big Daddy Weave, Cindy Morgan, Nicole C. Mullen, Selah, Lenny Leblanc, and Women of Faith! See press release below...
INDELIBLE CREATIVE GROUP TO RELEASE MULTI-ARTIST MUSIC PROJECT, “FEARLESS WORSHIP,” IN PARTNERSHIP WITH BEST SELLING
AUTHOR, MAX LUCADO.
Nashville, TN (TBD, 2009) – Indelible Creative Group announces the upcoming release of the Max Lucado Fearless Worship CD, a multi-artist worship CD to support the message of Lucado’s newest book, Fearless: Imagine Your Life Without Fear (Thomas Nelson). The CD will release September 1 2009, and the Fearless hardcover book releasing September 2009. The CD will release simultaneously to CBA retail, general market retail and digital markets.
The project will include well-known artists in the worship community and correspond to core themes found in Lucado’s Fearless book. The CD will also include a bonus DVD featuring teaching segments with Lucado from the Fearless small group curriculum, also produced by Indelible Creative Group for Thomas Nelson Publishers.
“Music is an amazing refuge for the fearful,” says author and pastor Max Lucado. “I hope everyone listening to these songs will find God’s strength and courage.”
Previous Lucado projects, 3:16 Songs of Hope CD and 3:16 Stories of Hope DVD, released by Indelible in the fall of 2007, have proven to be Lucado’s top selling simultaneous-release media products to date.
“Max, with his unique communication skills, has crafted an encouraging message that is both timely and timeless. We believe these music products have powerful potential for increasing faith and decreasing fear,” says Chris Thomason, President, CEO Indelible Creative Group.
Max Lucado Fearless Worship will be distributed to CBA retail by Word Distribution and to the general & digital markets by WEA.
More about the entire Fearless product line can be found online at www.TheFearlessTimes.com. The consumer website will be launching June 2009.
Monday, August 3, 2009
On July 24th (our anniversary), 2009 Rachel had the distinct pleasure of opening up for Sara Groves in Fremont, NE. It was a great night. We so appreciate the journey, the people we meet, the stories we hear, the music, and best of all the worship!
This past year has been an amazing journey of seeing God at work in the life of a weak, flawful, and desperate person.....me. In truth, this has been the case my entire life. The reference to the past year has do with what he is doing more recently and how intensely I see Him working through me at the core of my weaknesses.
I have been playing concerts, leading worship and touring this past year more so than any other year of my life. I remember it well about 14 years ago, hoping and speaking out about these dreams that I now can say in some ways have come to fruition. I am so thankful to the Lord for using me despite myself...it has been an honor and privilage to be welcomed into the bodies of numerous churches across the country, into the homes of people who have hosted us along the way, into the hearts and minds of people as they listen to my songs. I cannot quite express how profound this is for me.
I am compelled to write this note because of what God reminded me of in the last couple of days. I had come home from traveling about a week ago quite exhasuted. Touring, family trips, and keeping up with my 3 precious boys had taken a significant toll on me. I finally was confronting the fact that I was a bit overwhelmed at trying to strike a balance. I also had allowed thoughts and doubts to run wild in my head, with old messages playing like broken records that said "you aren't good enough, who do you think you are?, you do not have what it takes". It easy to just say to yourself..."ok...get it together....take a deep breath" , but yet never really dealing. Right? I've prided myself on having a healthy dose of self doubt, which I believe at times serves as some motivation to improve or press on. But my husband would defiantly argue that this is my enemy as well, often times debilitating me.
I found myself last week for about three days without relief, having flu symptoms, feeling depressed, overwhelmed, doubting my call, keeping a distance from friends and family, and needing some serious renewing of the mind. I remember just saying to God..."I can't try to seek you right now, will you please seek me?" I remembered that I had a CD my sister had given me. I listened to the last track with a short message on "The Nature of God". I listened and just cried as the man recited over and over again that God is good. He explained that God calls us to what is impossible for us..he calls us to walk in the unknown, and in our weakness so that He may be made strong in us. When we dwell in WHO God is, in his goodness, we then can rest in His nature and that He will sustain that which he has called us to do. This message has been a great source of encouragment this week for me.
Later that day I called a friend, and just asked simply for some prayer. Some of the heaviness I had been feeling vanquished. I was grateful for that...yet some still remained. Finally, as we were loading our trailer for a concert in Rochester, MN, minutes before we left I ran into a good friend. (not by chance I now know) I shared with her a bit about my week, and she read to me out of Philippians 1:3. She asked that as we travel I continue on in Phillipians...and as I did, God's word truly was a source of renewal. My heart was drawn to Phillppians 2:5-11 "Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus; Who being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very NATURE of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death - even death on a cross! Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father."
My change of heart was instant when I read this. Christ...who was God, became a weak human being...becoming a servant on our behalf. It is so easy to get caught up in the wieght of expectations that I feel from others, and that I place on myself. But the God of the universe, who is ALL things bright and beautiful, glorious, and magnificent, defied the expectations we placed on him, by wrapping himself in human skin, and coming to us as a servant ...so that we could know him. The glory of God then...really becomes his nature. Good, kind, humble, faithful, patient, loving, and self sacrificing. I was reminded that my call is not about fufilling expectations, but rather being a servant and bringing Christ to people. While I was leading worship last night, I remember just dwelling on the name of "Jesus"'.
The pastor at the church in Rochester told us that 5 people accepted Christ as their Lord and savior last night. Phil. 2:10 "that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow in heaven and on earth....and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord."
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
I put this together when I was youth pastoring. I asked the kids, "if Jesus was physically standing in front of you, and you could ask him any question, what would it be?" The video reveals what their actual questions were. Keep in mind the goal of the video is to be real and show where they were at and not to be theoligically accurate. Some of their questions and thoughts will surprise you... Greg
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
On April 24, 2009, Rachel opened for Hillsong London during their US Tour in Des Moines, IA. It was a great night.