Communion often begins with good conversation. And good conversation often begins around the dinner table. Join award-winning singers, songwriters and authors Mark Lowry and Andrew Greer for the brand new film series and podcast … Dinner Conversations: Turning the Light On One Question at a Time.
Mark is an internationally known singer, storyteller, humorist, author and songwriter. His world-famous lyric to “Mary Did You Know?” resulted in one of the most loved modern Christmas songs of this century. Co-written with Buddy Greene, the captivating Christmas tune blurs genre lines, having been recorded more than 400 times by a broad base of music luminaries like Pentatonix, Reba McEntire, CeeLo Green, Michael English, Kenny Rogers, Sandi Patty and Rascal Flatts.
For more than twenty years cumulatively, Mark was a staple member of the GRAMMY®-award-winning Gaither Vocal Band and served as the sidesplitting comedic sidekick through Bill Gaither’s live concert tours and best-selling HOMECOMING video and television series. His musical recordings have earned him multiple Dove Awards, the highest honor in Gospel Music.
A deep thinker with an outrageous sense of humor (for which he often credits Attention Deficit Disorder), Mark’s life work consists of a deep discography of gold and platinum recordings. But with the broadness of musical inspiration found in Mark’s catalog, one element never changes – his desire to communicate profound truths through songs and stories that keep his multi-generational audience on the edge of their seats.
“I leave the lights up in the audience so I can see the audience,” Mark explains. “I love walking out into the audience and getting closer to the people. And I treasure the serendipitous moments when God shows up, without warning, but very expectedly.”
A native Texan, when Mark is not ping-ponging cross-country on tour, he settles down in Houston. Visit Mark online at marklowry.com.
A six-time Dove Award-nominated singer-songwriter and respected author, Andrew Greer is known for his old soul sound and thoughtful prose. His folk-gospel discography displays a deep affection for vintage spiritual songs, instinctively captured on his critically acclaimed Angel Band hymn series, having reached the Top 10 on Amazon and iTunes’ mainstream charts upon release.
“Hymns are as true to my human experience as my own catalog of songs,” Greer shares. “In fact, if it hadn’t been for the impact of those indelible tunes, I may have never fallen in love with music, or been introduced to God.” A 2013 GMA Dove Award nominee for Instrumental Album of the Year, Andrew’s recording, All Things Bright & Beautiful, held the #1 post on Nielsen Christian SoundScan’s Instrumental chart for 25 consecutive weeks.
As co-creator of the innovative Hymns for Hunger Tour along with singer/songwriter Cindy Morgan, Andrew has helped raise awareness and resources for hunger relief organizations in hundreds of cities across the country, including special performances at the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, Samaritan’s Purse and Amy Grant’s “Tennessee Weekend”. In tour dates at home and abroad, Andrew has shared the stage with folks like Amy Grant, Andrew Peterson and Brandon Heath. His songs have been recorded by artists like Jaci Velasquez, Seth & Nirva and John Tibbs. And his stories have appeared in publications like Christianity Today, In Touch and CCM Magazine. Andrew’s second book – Winds of Heaven, Stuff of Earth: Spiritual Conversations Inspired by the Life and Lyrics of Rich Mullins – releases on Worthy Publishing in Fall 2017.
Also a native Texan, Andrew now gladly calls Franklin, Tennessee home. Visit Andrew online at andrew-greer.com.