Ask the Artist: Brandon Heath

By   •   March 18, 2014

Brandon Heath

On March 27, Brandon Heath will kick off the popular An Evening at The Cove concert series at the Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove in Asheville, N.C. We asked BGEA Facebook and Twitter followers what they would like to know about the Nashville native who’ll bring his guitar and his award-winning, insightful songs to The Cove this month.

Tickets are still available for Brandon’s Evening at the Cove. Click here to learn more about upcoming concerts featuring David Phelps, Mark Schultz, Chris August, Rend Collective, Fernando Ortega and others.

Below are five questions for Brandon and his answers.

Q: What helps you stay humble when you are performing and getting so much feedback from fans? (from Mary Grace)
A: I have to say that my profession is one of the most “thanked” that there is. It feels a little awkward and funny sometimes to get applause and praise for a lot of the things that I do. I try not to let it go to my head. The things that I do allow in, especially to my heart, are the things people share with me about how a song helped them through something tough, or they danced to one of my songs at their weddings. That means a lot to me, and I would say I use it more as encouragement than purpose for what I do. Ultimately, God gets the credit. This is His gift to me. It’s absolutely my honor and privilege.

Q: How did you come up with the inspiration for the best song I’ve heard in a long time, “Jesus In Disguise”? (from Deborah)
A: Thanks, Deborah! The title came from my co-writer and friend Lee Thomas Miller. He threw out the title, and Ross Copperman, my other co-writer on the song, started creating a sound around that thought. I wanted to portray a wise old sage who is explaining to a young man that Jesus may not usually be seen, but He is among us in the poor and the needy.

Q: How did you come to meet Christ as your Lord and Savior? (from Sandra)
A: I was involved in Young Life as a teenager. Young Life is an outreach to young people in high school. I went to a summer camp in 1995, and that’s really when I heard the Gospel as a whole presented. I knew instantly that Jesus is what I was looking for, and that He was waiting for me. Changed my life.

Q: Do you consider yourself a “hipster” and are you single? (from Alexis)
A: I don’t consider myself a “hipster,” but I do wear prescription glasses and I do hang out in coffee shops and vinyl shops, and I cuff my jeans. So … maybe I am? And no, I am not single. I am decidedly off the market.

Q: What’s on your iPod?
A: I love all kinds of music, but mostly country. My favorite record of last year was by a lesser-known artist called Ashley Monroe. The record is “Like A Rose.” Currently I’m getting into the newest Vampire Weekend record, thanks to Mac Powell of Third Day. I love local, Nashville bands like Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors, too. They get a lot of spin time in my car.

Click here to learn more about An Evening at The Cove.

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