November 2, 2021

Inspired by the COVID Lockdown, Mark Lowry Teams Up with Kevin Williams for Double Album

 

Inspired by the COVID lockdown, Mark Lowry has teamed with guitarist Kevin Williams for a double-disc acoustic album entitled Sit Up Straight and Sing. Featuring Williams' guitar licks and Lowry's vocals, the duo re-visited some of their most cherished hymns on disc 1 and Christmas hymns on disc 2. Both discs are currently available to purchase or download or stream.

During the initial shutdowns of 2020, Mark Lowry took to social media. Nearly every day, he streamed a live 'Check In' video to chat with viewers and sing a few hymns together. Those 'Check In' videos became a welcomed light for those struggling, giving a daily reminder of God's goodness and love nestled in the lyrics of those beloved songs. In time, Mark reached out to his good friend Kevin Williams to provide some guitar accompaniment for these live streams. Kevin's stripped down, acoustic guitar paired beautifully with these simple, but powerful songs and created the perfect opportunity for those at home to sing along. This unique collection was birthed from those daily Check Ins - one disc with these timeless hymns played by Kevin, and one with Mark's rich baritone vocals inviting you to sing along. So come on in, grab your glass of decaf unsweet tea, sit up straight and SING! 

In addition to recording a collection of beloved hymns, Mark and Kevin carried the simplicity into an album of Christmas classics. Pull up a chair and gather around to sing along with this collection of acoustic Christmas favorites, entitled Simply Christmas. In his first Christmas release in over fifteen years, the platinum selling artist presents these caroling favorites, accompanied on the guitar by the ever-talented Kevin Williams. Included in this 2-disc set is both a listening album, as well as an instrumental showcasing Kevin's musicianship. Together, the complete project brings back precious memories of holidays past, in an unique way that is just simply Christmas.

Both projects, Sit Up Straight & Sing Vol 1 and Simply Christmas are available now on all digital and streaming platforms, as well as on marklowry.com and kevinwilliamsmusic.com.

To stay up-to-date on current happenings, follow both Mark Lowry and Kevin Williams on social media or visit marklowry.com and kevinwilliamsmusic.com.