Tyler Castleton has written songs for more than a hundred recordings of an impressive lists of artists. In addition to his songwriting success, he is well-known in the industry as an accomplished music producer and arranger. All of this hard work has resulted into creating award winning albums.
He has left a legacy behind with every project that he has pursued including serving as Director of A&R for Shadow Mountain Records. As well as working for a prestigious array of clients as a film and TV composer including National Geographic, Animal Planet, and ABC Monday Night Movie. He has had vast experience in live production including work for the 2002 Olympic spectacular Light of the World.
Tyler began his musical training at the age of seven and since then has left lasting impressions on anyone who has heard his countless work.
Kenneth Cope says, “I was born to point people to God. Through song, through words, through every medium available to me. I proclaim my Lord’s glorious gospel, and do the greatest good I possibly can to my fellowmen. And while I have all these artistic tools for my use, I’m to accomplish my purpose through love.”
Kenneth grew up in a family full of musicians, his mother was a member of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir at the age of 18. Kenneth devotes his success to hard work. “I worked pretty hard to develop my talents. Then, when an opportunity came along, I guess I was ready-prepared to take it.”
He has released 17 albums, including a lot of work done for years with EFY CDs. Kenneth has also found great success through his song-writing and story-telling. Those that have listen to his music understand that the music created by Kenneth Cope is unique and shares with it’s listeners a love for his talent.
After Abe, Justin, Bret, and Dave met while singing as the “homeless guys” for Michael McLean’s Forgotten Carols they have built a legacy of inspirational music. They have grown to become one of the most sought after groups in contemporary Christian music, from performing at universities, community events, youth conferences, corporate shows, EFYs, and sporting events all around the world. They are able to connect with people of all faiths through the amazing music that they create.
Their ability to talk about important gospel topics (and have fun) through popular music allows them to reach people from all walks of life with a universal Christian message.
For 25 years Michael McLean has been changing lives with his tender songs and candid messages. A platinum recording artist with backgrounds in performing, composing, songwriting, producing, and directing Michael McLean has a perfect song for every person, twist, or turn along life’s path.
Michael McLean released his debut album in 1983 and ever since then has been touching lives around the world. Now, more than 25 albums later, his musical legacy has not only resonated in the hearts of thousands, but continues to be a standard for those seeking meaning and peace.
He has directed some of the LDS Churches most beloved films including, Together Forever, The Prodigal Son, and Mr. Krueger’s Christmas. Michael McLean has also written and directed countless musicals including, The Forgotten Carols, Celebrating the Light, and his most recent work Threads. The four books he has written have also become household names.
Michael McLean and his wife have three children and live in Utah.
Whitney Permann, Brooke Stone, and Soni Muller join their voices to create stunning harmonies that bring warmth to anyone who has heard them.
Combined, the moms of Mercy River have 13 children. Even with their busy lives as mothers they have made time to create and share their music with the world. Music has been a part of each of their lives since childhood, and is now a strong presence in their homes.
The three friends met while singing in the Jenny Phillips Choir and there found a common love for tight harmonies and sharing the gospel through song. Together Mercy River performs all around the nation spreading their love of music and message of peace and hope. They have released three albums since 2008 and are a beloved part of the Time Out For Women tour.
Calee Schroeder Reed was born in Rexburg, Idaho, and grew up in San Diego, California. Her mother was a vocal coach, and Calee was taught to sing at a very young age. By the time Calee was a teenager, her sisters and her were performing in multi-part harmony all over Southern California.
Calee began writing music of her own after high school – experimenting with different genres ranging from grunge rock to pop. When her mother was diagnosed with cancer, her focus turned to Christian media and worship music.
After battling colon cancer for four years, her mother became terminally ill and Calee began writing worship music of her own as a way to sustain her faith. Calee credits Christian music for keeping her belief in God alive after her mother’s passing.
She penned The Waiting Place – her debut album – as a way to give back to the music community and reach others who find themselves experiencing similar trials in life.
The album was released by Shadow Mountain Records in May of 2012. A music video for “She Put the Music in Me” features home video and photos of Calee’s mother. All proceeds from the download of that song in May were donated to the Huntsman Cancer Foundation.
Calee was married to Shaun Reed in April of 2012. They currently live in Idaho.