Austin French – Wake Up Sleeper
Labels:Fair Trade Services
Number of Tracks:5
From the Album:Wake Up Sleeper
Formats:Christian,Christian AC,Christian CHR,Christian Hot AC
Available Date & Time: May 22 2020 11:00:00 EDT
Impact Date: Jul 10 2020 00:00:00
Fair Trade and Austin French are thrilled to present “Wake Up Sleeper” – impacting AC & Hot AC/CHR July 10!
“I wrote ‘Wake Up Sleeper’ about one of my favorite stories in the Bible – found in Luke – when Jesus interrupts a funeral. A little boy had died, and his widowed mother and a group of people were carrying his body to be buried outside of the town when they encountered Jesus. Now Jesus – as a religious leader – should have turned the other way because touching something dead would make Him unclean. But that didn’t stop Jesus. He walked up to the coffin and told the little boy to wake up. In that moment, Jesus took what everyone considered done, over, and dead and brought a little boy back to life. That’s just what Jesus does today. I pray this song reminds us all that we were dead in our sins, only Jesus can wake us up. That’s the gospel, and it’s our job to tell the world about a Savior who wakes up sleepers even still today.” –Austin French
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Growing up in the small town of Cordele, Georgia, Austin French dreamed of sharing his faith and passion for Jesus through music at a young age. Being surrounded by a musical family inspired his passion for writing music. As he began to develop his gifts, he formed bands and began to take his music to local stages and churches. After becoming the worship pastor at Journey Church in Tifton, Georgia, French met his wife, Joscelyn. While serving there, French was featured on the first season of the ABC TV show “Rising Star,” where he finished as runner-up. After the show, Austin and his wife moved to Florida, and then to Nashville, Tennessee in 2017 where French began his journey into the CCM industry. After moving to Nashville, French and his wife adopted their son, and while in the process, gave birth to their second little boy. They’ve since added a little girl to their beautiful family of five. French has toured with Casting Crowns, Tenth Avenue North, and on Winter Jam – playing songs such as “Freedom Hymn,” “Born Again,” and “Why God” from his debut album Wide Open. His new EP Wake Up Sleeper is scheduled for release later this fall.
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