Christian Music Star John Mark McMillan to Make UMHB C3 Appearance
Belton, Texas – John Mark McMillan is one of the most influential Christian musicians of the last quarter century, and on Wednesday, December 4, he will make a special appearance on the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor campus as part of the university’s C3: Conversations About Christianity + Culture series. The appearance will begin at 1 p.m. in the Hughes Recital Hall of Presser Hall on the UMHB campus. It will feature both a performance by McMillan and a Q&A session moderated by Dr. Mark Aaron Humphrey, Chair of UMHB’s Music Department. The event is free and open to the public.
The recording that launched the McMillan’s music career, The Song Inside the Sounds of Breaking Down, was independently reissued September 4. Originally sold out of his basement in 2005, the album has been digitally re-mastered and re-mixed and includes the never-before-released tracks “Hold On” and “Dancing on the Doors.” In addition, the re-release will feature the original extended version of “How He Loves,” as well as an alternate unreleased version of the congregational favorite.
“How He Loves” was recently listed by Integrity Music as one of the 25 most influential worship songs in the past 25 years and has spent the last 14 months on Christian Copyright Licensing International’s Top 25 chart, indicating the songs most often used in North American churches. The song has been covered by David Crowder Band, Kim Walker of Jesus Culture, Todd Agnew, Flyleaf and several other artists.
McMillan was the GMA Dove Award nominee for “New Artist of the Year,” “Worship Song of the Year” and “Rock/Contemporary Album of the Year.” For those following the North Carolina-based songwriter’s steady rise as an artist, McMillan is hailed for his concise, poetic and often “raw” lyrics, with roots in Dylan, Kerouac and Springsteen, but haunted by the presence of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost.
For more information about the C3: Conversations About Christianity + Culture series, visit the C3 website.