“The exquisite harmonies of Avalon – Greg & Janna Long, Jody McBrayer, and Dani Rocca – soar over lyrics full of faith and encouragement, complemented by exemplary musicianship and skilled production.” Aaron Crisler, Red street Records
Avalon is set to release their new album, Called, today. It is the group’s first new album in ten years.
The album, with its full release on Red Street Records, is produced by Don Koch and Jay DeMarcus, who is a member of the country group, Rascal Flatts.
“What an honor to make a record with such an amazing group of singers,” comments Jay Demarcus. “There is no way you can listen to them, and not hear the anointing. I am so very proud of them and this record! Called is an amazing body of work that we are so incredibly excited to share with the world. This music will inspire, encourage and challenge you.”
“I’ve worked with many vocal groups before, but working with Avalon has been a bucket list item for me,” says Don Koch, Executive VP/A&R/Creative. “They are not only some of the greatest vocalists in Christian music but they also have an amazing desire to point people to the hope of a loving savior. I am humbled that they would allow me to be a part of their amazing next step. Great music from a great artist…what else could you want!?”
Avalon has been nominated for a GRAMMY three times and has received both the American Music Award and Dove Award. The group is excited about this new chapter in their career.
Avalon announced their “next chapter” in October 2018 stating that Jody McBrayer would be returning to the group. The group finds his return a “true blessing”. Avalon feels that McBrayer adds that something special to the group with not only his exceptional vocals but his sense of humor and passion for God.
Fans have additionally been raving about Dani, who has been received with open arms. Avalon says that she adds a new level of excitement to the group, and is a pleasure to have.
Additionally, Avalon is planning “The Called Tour” beginning on February 27, 2020 to April 2020. Janna Long commented: “We are so incredibly grateful to those who have stuck with us for so long, It truly amazes us as we see and hear from them on social media and in our live concerts. We cannot thank you enough for listening and showing us your support as we worship our Lord as his family. We truly are brothers and sisters in Christ.”
Called, is available on all streaming outlets, and at www.avalonthegroup.com.
Called Track Listing:
- Called (Holly Miller, Tony Wood, Barry Weeks)
- Keeper Of My Heart (Matt Armstrong, Bryan Fowler, Jordan Feliz)
- Closer (Chris Cleveland, Byan Fowler, Tony Wood)
- Only One (Chris Cleveland, Jeff Pardo)
- If Not For Jesus (Charles Butler, Blanca Callahan, Tony Wood)
- Great Is The Lord Our God (Jeff Pardo, Steve Fee)
- Sacred Ground (Bernie Herms, Michael Neale)
- Lanterns (Ian Patrick Berney, Ian Lewis Kenny, Glenn Michael Sarangapany, Adam John Spark, Adam Peter Weston)
- Glitter and Glory (Ian Eskelin, Tony Wood, Francesca Battistelli)
- I Just Can’t Stop My Hallelujahs (Don Koch, Krissy Nordhoff, Stephen Smith)
Faith Filled Family Magazine will have a full review available shortly from Ruby Ann Santiago. Additionally, Alexis Wohler was very excited to be able to sit down with Greg Long for an interview which will run in our March 2020 issue of Faith Filled Family Magazine coming out on the 26th.