Through his years as a solo artist and as a member of the multi-award-winning groups, The Isaacs, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver and the GRAMMY-nominated Boxcars, John Bowman has become known as a substantial and authentic artist in American roots music for a sound that's pure, powerful and rooted. Now he's releasing his newest recording for Mountain Home Music Company - The Hole, a six-song EP of finely-crafted, heartfelt Country and Bluegrass Gospel. It is now available for pre-order ahead of its September 27 release.
One of the EP's highlight is the song "I Didn't Drive the Nails." Here is your first and exclusive foretaste of this Cross-centered ballad, to listen to this song click here.
With regards to the song, Bowmanwrites: "Mark Wheeler wrote this beautiful song, which chronologically lays out the crucifixion story, while recognizing that what Jesus did on the cross was all for us!"
John Bowman has a long and impressive list of credentials as a musician, singer and preacher, including four solo projects recorded over the span of 18 years. Following a two year stint with Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver and a year of touring with Alison Krauss in the early 1990s, he spent a dozen years traveling across the country and around the world with award-winning gospel legends, The Isaacs. In 1997, Bowman answered the call to preach, earning an exhorter's license through the Church of God in Cleveland, Tennessee. Since then, he has alternated the pursuit of his religious and musical callings, teaching at a Christian school in LaFollette, Tennessee and earning a degree in Christian ministries while touring as a member of J. D. Crowe & the New South and then as one of the Boxcars, an award-winning bluegrass supergroup that recorded four albums for Mountain Home between 2010 and 2016.