Shawn Minter is proud to announce his first Christian music release, LIFE AGAIN. This debut solo album includes Christian rock vocalist, Shawn Minter with co-producer/guitarist, Jason Riley.  This anxiously awaited album is now available on compact disc or through digital download internationally.
LIFE AGAIN is a collection of spiritual music with arrangements of familiar, uplifting hits in gospel, contemporary Christian and Christian rock.  The music is both heart-felt and high-production from a groove-oriented cast of top-session players.  Each tune on the album was selected by Shawn with charts and arrangements from guitarist/producer, Jason Riley.  The results make for a wide variety of pieces perfect for the vocalist’s unique quality and range while retaining the organic feeling and intensity found in the cohesion of a working band.  Shawn’s vocals alongside acoustic and electric guitars, drums, bass, organ, violin, cello and backing female vocals create a unique texture where gospel meets rock for an up-to-date contemporary Christian production.
LIFE AGAIN was created in evolving phases from the initial phone call from Minter to Riley inviting him to be a part of the process in Spring of 2016.  Riley says, “We put an amazing band together for the sessions that included players from Kelly Clarkson, Florida Georgia Line, Kerry Livgren’s ProtoKaw, Hall and Oates, KC’s Organ Jazz Trio, Hot Club of Kansas City, KC All-Stars, Soca Jukebox and more.”  The album was recorded, mixed and mastered at Awestruck Studios in Kansas City.
LIFE AGAIN includes one original song based on the hymn “Love Lifted Me” co-written by Minter and Riley and many other contemporary Christian and Christian rock hits from Kathy Troccoli, D.C. Talk, Lee Greenwood, Decyfer Down, Daughtry and Michael Sweet of Stryper.
The original album artwork features photos of Shawn and his family, his personal testimony and a scripture that includes a promise Shawn has learned to live by. Photography is by Rachel Ottmann Photography, Rock Port, and graphic design is by Sarah DeGarmo at risebydesign.com of St. Joseph.
LIFE AGAIN comes from the artist’s own experience as a born-again Christian and aspiration to share his gift of music to encourage others.  “This is a 20 year dream come true,” Minter says. “People have been asking me to make this record for years and it’s a blessing for me to finally be able to share this project with them.”
Shawn will be interviewed by Dean Atkins of KMA radio, Shenandoah, Iowa, on Friday, May 12, 2017, at 9:40 a.m. They will be playing cuts from the album and Shawn will be sharing about his musical journey over the last 30 years. Listeners can enjoy the interview at www.kmaland.com, 940AM or 99.1FM on their radio.
A LIFE AGAIN release party for the artist and album will be held from 6 – 8 p.m. on Sunday, May 21, 2017, at the Liberty Theatre, in the Atchison County Memorial Building, Rock Port, Missouri. Shawn will be performing and offering autographs as well as having the album available for purchase. The public is welcome and invited with light refreshments being served throughout the evening.
LIFE AGAIN is available on CD and by digital download around the globe via the world wide web at places like iTunes, Amazon, Cdbaby and shawnminter.com.  You can download the entire album or select individual tracks.  The album is poised for wide-release starting May 21, 2017, and can be found at many area businesses who graciously allowed the album to be offered to their clientele. Watch for Shawn Minter to visit your area in 2017.
For more information on Shawn and his music please write to shawnmintermusic@gmail.com or visit the artist’s website http://www.shawnminter.com
What people are saying;
“…Everyone should be listening to LIFE AGAIN, because they will be blessed in hearing it! It’s amazing and encourages the soul.” – Debbie F, friend.
“…If this CD hasn’t made it into your hands yet, don’t delay! You will not be disappointed. It is phenomenal!” – Clint D., friend and vocalist
“…Everyone needs to get ahold of LIFE AGAIN! Shawn has a great voice and a great story!” – Josh W., friend.