“I want listeners to go back to that pivotal moment in life where they made a decision that changed everything for them,” says Heath. “Mine is so easy to point out, because it was so huge. It was the moment when I realized Who I belonged to. My life has been richer since I’ve been a follower of Jesus, and I want people to hear that and want it for themselves.” The breezy, up-tempo vibe of No Turning Back transports listeners specifically to the time when Heath first heard the Gospel as a teenager at Young Life’s Malibu Club in Egmont, BC Canada. Re-visiting the Malibu Club this past summer sparked the artist’s creative juices for the album. He says of the collection, “These songs are written from the spirit of that 16-year-old new believer, in awe of being forgiven. It was a cornerstone week for me, and I had no idea just how much better my life would be after I made that decision.”
The record shares glimpses of life lessons that Heath recounts from his own journey such as forgiveness, fear, love and the power of relationships, including his mother and important mentors. The album also unites the singer/songwriter with GRAMMY® and GMA Dove award-winning producer Ed Cash (Chris Tomlin, Dave Barnes), who has been an influence in Heath’s life as a mentor and a musician since that very same camp in 1995.
Joining Heath for the first time as a producer, Cash’s music has played a significant role in Heath’s early spiritual development and continues to today. He contributes “S.O.S.” to the new album, the first song that Heath has ever recorded on a studio album that he hasn’t personally written.
“Ed’s voice, to this day, takes me back to those first days of faith,” says Heath. “He knew immediately what I wanted to convey, and he has helped bring these songs and these memories to life.” The poignant talent of Heath to bring audiences into his own life experiences, while relating to their own stories through this fresh musical journey, is Heath at his best. No Turning Back track listing includes 11 songs: No Turning Back, Only Just Met You, When You Look at Me, When I Was Young, One Way to Heaven, All I Need, Sing Brave, Everything Must Go, Behold Our God, Girl of My Dreams and S.O.S. This holiday season, Heath will join Steven Curtis Chapman and special guest Jillian Edwards on “JOY: The Christmas Tour,” sharing songs from his 2014 Dove Award-winning album, Christmas Is Here. In 2015, Heath takes to the road on multiple tours in support of the No Turning Back record. JOY: The Christmas Tour dates:
11/29/14 Houston, TX
12/5/14 Bel Air, MD
12/6/14 Lancaster, OH
12/8/14 Omaha, NE (sold out)
12/9/14 Omaha, NE (sold out)
12/11/14 Waco, TX
12/15/14 San Antonio, TX
12/17/14 Warner Robins, GA
12/18/14 Roanoke, VA (w/ Third Day)
12/19/14 Augusta, GA (w/ Third Day)
12/20/14 Tampa, FL (w/ Third Day)
About Brandon Heath:
Since Brandon Heath’s debut on Reunion Records with Don’t Get Comfortable (2006), he has become one of Christian music’s most beloved and respected artist and songwriter. Heath has garnered an Emmy Award, five GRAMMY® nominations and an American Music Award nomination. He has been honored as a six-time GMA Dove Award recipient, including “Male Vocalist of the Year” (2009 and 2010), BMI’s 2014 Songwriter of the Year, and earned multiple additional songwriting honors. His award-winning songs and signature vocals reflect a soaring radio career that includes top hits “I’m Not Who I Was,” “Wait and See,” the 2009 GMA Dove Award-winning Song of the Year “Give Me Your Eyes,” the eight-week chart topper “Your Love,” “The Light In Me,” and many others.
Heath, a Nashville native, first began writing at age 13. His artistry and ability to connect with audiences have compelled countless media outlets across the nation to platform his story and music. Highlights include coverage in The New York Times, Billboard, The Wall Street Journal, Relevant, CBS Evening News and The Discovery Channel, and as a presenter on the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards.