In 2004 Krissy Nordhoff released Thank Him. The album was a testimony of a trial she walked boldly through in her battle for God's physical healing. When the doctors couldn't find what was wrong, she clung to the Bible verse that said "This sickness is not fatal, but an occasion to show glory by glorifying God's Son." Eventually, she was diagnosed with advanced stage Lyme's Disease caused by a tick-bite three and a half years prior. After 18 months of anti-biotic treatment and a commitment to a healthier lifestyle, Krissy attended a healing service and felt the Lord physically touch her body. Within two months she was back to normal and the healing was complete.
Krissy spends most of her time speaking and ministering on health, wellness and the healing she received. She sings at Women's Conferences, churches and festivals around the world. She has appeared on Gospel Music Channel, 100 Huntley Street, UCB Europe, CrossRhythms UK and numerous other local US TV and radio programs. Krissy has been able to travel to Canada and Scotland with her ministry. She has also garnered two number one radio singles on Christian radio stations in the United Kingdom and South Africa. Thank Him would eventually be released in 15 countries.
"I'm amazed, when I look back on the last three years, how God has allowed me to serve. I'm more excited than ever to share His music and message with others. I believe I've entered into a new season of ministry. I would describe my music on this new album, Downpour, as fresh, deep, soaked in biblical truth and uplifting."
"This collection of songs is a result of a literal 'downpour' of music and lyrics God gave to me over a six month period in late 2006", Krissy is quick to point out, "I know He healed me to bring Himself glory, so I hope these songs fulfill that purpose."
With the help of producer and co-writer Paul Buono (Kelly Minter - 'This is My Offering' #1 Inspirational Radio Single), Krissy boldly expresses God's redeeming love and hope that we have through His Son's death on the cross and resurrection into new life.
From the first track "Rapture (Carried Away)" you are introduced to a fresh music style that blends hopeful, expectant, vertical, worship lyrics with a mix of pop, rock, acoustic and electronic music overtones.
On the ballad "Lay It All Down", we are compelled to cast our burdens, sins and worries at the foot of the Cross and let Jesus carry them. The powerful lyric is accented by guest vocalist Cherie Adams (Avalon), a 20-voice choir and emotional strings played by Annie Moses Band and arrangements by veteran string arranger Bill Wolaver.
"Lay It All Down is a song that delivers such a powerful message.", Krissy explains, "My hope is that it will cause people to seriously think about and change the way they are living their lives. If you are carrying any kind of hurt, guilt, anguish, worry or any transgression, you do have the opportunity to make right with God and begin anew. It's one of the most encouraging truths of the Gospel that I can't wait to share with as many people as I can through this song."
Other highlights on the new album include a duet with former Newsboys bassist/vocalist Phil Joel on the song "Our King", the epic Easter ballad "Outrageous Love" and the moving title track "Downpour".
Recorded in Nashville, this collection of songs was played by some of the world's best musicians. In addition to Joel, Adams, Annie Moses Band, other players on the album include George Cochinni, Steve Brewster, Dan Needham, Blair Masters and Tony Morra. Michael Omartian (Amy Grant, Faith Hill) opened his studio up to Krissy for the day to record strings.
To give the record its stellar sound and feel, Steve Bisher (Casting Crowns, Mercy Me, Amy Grant) mixed the album. The album was mastered by 6-time Grammy Winner Richard Dodd (Dixie Chicks).
Krissy Nordhoff is a fresh voice on the independent music scene. It is clear God has given her a compelling and inspirational story to share. If you take a minute to soak in her music, you'll quickly come to understand how God carries you through even your most difficult experiences. Or, as she puts it, "Don't try to get out of anything prematurely. Let the wilderness have its complete work in you so you may be complete, lacking nothing. That's what makes the downpour worth the desert. "
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