Alicia & Whitney, a sister duo based in Branson, Missouri, are releasing a new album today on iTunes and other digital distributors. The project, titled "A Portrait of Worship," is an 11-song collection written by the sisters. The album is also available for purchase on the duo's website.
"I had a vision in one of our worship services that as God's people were worshipping Him, bursts of color were filling the air like color bombs and I felt the Lord speak 'This is what I see when my people worship me,'" said Alicia. "It gave me a whole new perspective on worship and the beauty it brings the Father. It's our desire that our worship, the songs we write, and all we do in our lives will paint Him a beautiful picture that is our own unique portrait."
The sisters, who grew up in a musical family, have been singing since they were young. The death of their father when the sisters were young adults rekindled a passion for songwriting as they worked through their grief by writing songs. It was during this time that the young women felt God urging them to go back to the core of who He created them to be and to help others come to know Him and the purpose He has for each person. Their debut album, "Core," is a collection of songs meant to help others reflect and heal from the inside-out through the love of Jesus.
In recent years, Alicia & Whitney have toured throughout the United States, sharing their ministry of music and speaking. They also have traveled internationally to Honduras, Tanzania and Israel.
In addition to writing and performing music, Whitney is an author. Her debut book, "Beauty for My Ashes," was written to help people cope with grief in a healthy way after losing a loved one. Her second book, "Occupy While Waiting," is a singles guide to pursuing God, purpose and healthy relationships.