Shelly E. Johnson releases her new EP, "Measureless," today. "Loved Me First," the first single off the project, is currently playing at Christian radio.In addition to "Loved Me First," the EP features "Jesus The Anthem," "From Heaven's Glory," "One and Only God" and the title track.
Here's an excerpt of our exclusive review of the EP: "Passion gets reincarnated with worship leader Shelly E. Johnson's new EP Measureless. One thing you can't fault Johnson on is the spry verve she invests into every note of this 5 track EP. Nuanced with a vibrant passion for the praise of Jesus Christ, she sings as if her life hangs on every syllable of each song. Calling to mind Nichole Nordeman and Mia Fieldes in their fervid best, Shelly E. Johnson truly brings us into God's presence with this new EP. Measureless is the much anticipated follow-up to her much raved about 2014 worship album "Your Kingdom Come.""
Known for writing the powerful worship anthem "Power of the Cross", which has been recorded by Natalie Grant, Steve Green and is being used in churches worldwide, Johnson has served as worship leader alongside Beth Moore, Tony Nolan, Andy Stanley, and toured North America with renowned Irish hymn writers Keith and Kristyn Getty.
After graduating from Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn., in 2007, Johnson's songs began to gain the attention of the Christian music industry, as "Power of the Cross" was awarded Song of the Year by the Gospel Music Association at the 2008 Music In The Rockies Conference.
Johnson's first independent album "Mosaic of Grace" was released in 2009, which led the singer/songwriter to sign her first publishing and recording deal with LifeWay Worship in February 2011. In August 2012, her debut EP, "Power of the Cross," was released in partnership with Maranatha! Music, with the lead off single "All Things Beautiful" impacting Christian radio formats.
As God continued opening more doors nationwide for Johnson to minister through her music, her full-length worship album "Your Kingdom Come" was released worldwide in September 2014 in partnership with LifeWay Worship and Elevate Entertainment.