The first recording of American Christian was many years ago when I first wrote it. Some of you may remember it! In the late '80s and early 90's God opened doors to sing it at hundreds of churches, youth groups, on the streets, and many pro-life events. I believe this song is just as relevant today as it was then, and perhaps more! That's why we put so much time and effort into this new recording. The time is now for the ambassadors of Jesus Christ to humbly yet boldly proclaim the saving gospel of Jesus Christ and speak out on behalf of the preborn, whom He fearfully and wonderfully made. Jesus called us to be the light of the world, so let's rise up across the Land!
My son, JJ Weller, and I collaborated on this updated version of the song. We recorded in two different studios. In one, I recorded the acoustic guitars, lead vocals, and harmonica. In the other, JJ recorded piano, organ, synths, electric guitars, background vocals, and drum programming. We then sent it to a third studio to be mixed and mastered by a Grammy and Dove award nominee. We wanted this song to be done right! Now we pray God ministers to you as you listen and pray He inspires you to Go and share God's message of love and redemption!
This song is about shining the light of God's hope into the invading darkness. It's about encouraging God's people to stand in God's love, strength, courage, and biblical promises.
I believe you’d agree we’re living in notably dark and challenging times. Many are struggling with the changes in the world and are searching for light in the darkness and hope to lift them. In these difficult times, God calls the followers of Jesus Christ to be the light of the world. Jesus said, "You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden” (Matthew 5:14). It’s time to shine for God!
I pray this song encourages you to be who God called you to be. I encourage you to rediscover your calling and God’s faithfulness through times of prayer, worship, and studying and standing on God's Word, the Bible. Amen!
"The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light." (Romans 13:12)
Does anyone else feel like many things are a bit upside down in the world at this time? As a songwriter, sometimes the best way to express what I'm thinking and feeling about things is to sit down and write a song.
The song UPSIDE DOWN WORLD is my musical and lyrical expression concerning the ultimate answer to bring God's solution into the lives of people everywhere. UPSIDE DOWN WORLD is not political because what our society is facing goes far beyond politics. What people need is more of God, the Lord Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, and the Word of God!
NAIL IT TO THE DOOR was written and recorded to be a clarion call to Christians everywhere. My prayer is that these songs will inspire, challenge and encourage us all to go deeper in our relationship and commitment to the Lord Jesus.
Brian has been writing music since 1975 and recording Christian music since 1986. He's recorded 7 studio albums since then including: Messages that Matter, Straight From the Heart, Hearts on Fire, Still Life and Time to Tell. His music is varied and covers different genres including: acoustic, folk rock, CCM and rock.
His heart is to inspire listeners to make the most out of life by forming a closer relationship with Jesus Christ and serving God with their whole heart. His music inspires listeners to go out and make a difference! To live by faith! To live for something bigger than themselves! Brian is the founder of Message Ministries and Missions Inc. and is heavily involved in mission work in Peru, Southeast Asia and in North India.
Before his newest album "Nail it to the Door", Brian's last solo album was in 2005. Since that time he has been recording music with his son JJ Weller and their band "Weller". They released "Brighter is the Light" in 2010, the "Home at Last" EP in 2012, and the "Rooftop View" EP under the name Brian Mark Weller and JJ Weller in 2014. Brian plays acoustic guitar and harmonica.
Rooftop View is one of my favorite albums with my son JJ. We love the songs and spent lot's of time getting everything just right. We hope you like it as much as we do and we hope and pray the songs inspire you to follow Jesus totally and completely.
Let us know what you think and please tell your friends about ROOFTOP VIEW. The online album contains four songs if you order the CD from us we will include the HOME AT LAST EP on the same CD.
The HOME AT LAST EP contains four of our favorite songs. You'll notice some changes in Weller Band's style on this new EP. JJ was 14 and 15 years old when he played electric guitar and bass on Weller's BRIGHTER IS THE LIGHT album in 2010.
Now at 17, JJ has grown in his abilities and not only played all the electric guitar parts and bass parts but also engineered, mixed and produced most of the songs.
This is our first album as WELLER. All songs were written by Brian Mark Weller. Brian and son JJ play most of the instruments on the album and do all the vocals.
JJ played all the electric guitar parts and bass. It was recorded over a two year period while JJ was 13/14 years old and was completed in April 2010. We had a great time putting this together!