Up and coming contemporary Christian artist, Cindy Gibbs, announces the new LP titled "Overtaken" will be released on iTunes August 5, 2016. The album will feature twelve brand new tracks that were produced by Tom Malkiewicz (Tye Tribett, Israel Houghton, Coffey Anderson).
Cindy brings a dynamic worship experience, as she truly believes the Holy Spirit transforms lives in those moments. Whether it is a service, revival, conference, or workshop, Cindy strives to uplift and motivate her listeners. "Overtaken" features a variety of tracks that will engage a diverse set of listeners.
Q: Cindy, you have been involved in music from a very young age. Tell us about how you discovered your love for singing.
I was born in Luttrell, TN. I grew up in a diverse musical family. At the age of 3, I began singing with my mother and sister. By age 7, I was traveling and singing with my family at churches across the U.S. At age 14, I recorded my first family recording in Nashville, TN.
Growing up, I got my start in a local studio singing background vocals. After majoring in Music Education at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga I moved to Los Angeles, CA. There I started writing, producing and recording my own music consisting of Christian and Country.
Q: Your roots I believe is in country music. Why country music?
My roots are in Christian music but my second love is country. (I think you can hear some reflections of country music in my current style). Christian music is what I was raised on and has strengthened my faith in God. I find it rewarding to sing Christian music because my sole purpose is to bless others.
Q: Who are some of the artists who have influenced you both musically as well as theologically?
I enjoy artists like Kari Jobe, Francesca Batastelli and CeCe Winans. Eva Cassidy, Celine Dion, Colbie Caillat, Carrie Underwood and Rascal Flatts.
Q: You are about to release your new album "Overtaken." How would describe the style of music on this new record?
I would say this album is Contemporary Christian- with a mixture of ballads and worship tunes set to inspire the heart with a common thread of hope and redemption through God's grace and mercy.
Q: Did you write all the songs on this record? Are there any covers?
I wrote or co-wrote most of the new album myself. My co-writers include Laron Christopher, Joe Otis and Tyler Logan.
Q: Who have you worked with on this new album in terms of producer and musicians?
The record is produced by Tom Malkiewicz and mixed by Tom Malkiewicz and myself. It is mastered by Nathan Dantzler. The musicians include Tyler Logan, Andre Frappier, Laron Christopher, Cindy Gibbs, Joe Otis, John Thomas, Justin Saunders and Jon Jackson.
Q: From your website, I believe you do lead worship in churches. Besides your own songs, what are some of your favorite worship songs?
My Favorite Worship Songs: Amazing Grace (My Chains are Gone), Something about that Name, He Knows My Name, Ten Thousand Reasons and Alabaster Box.