Since launching 2014's biggest-selling Christian album debut from a new artist, Dove Award-nominated About A Mile is taking all the experiences over the last couple years and pouring them into its sophomore album, Trust You All The Way, to be released from Radiate Music this fall. More than the successes of playing Christian music's biggest stage (Winter Jam) and a bevy of supporters that have fully-funded its PledgeMusic campaign with more than 60-days yet to go, band members and brothers Adam, Luke and Levi Klutinoty have resolved to trust God with every aspect of their lives and ministry.
Pouring that conviction into their upcoming album, the heart of the band is becoming apparent through their songs, including the Top 25 Billboard Christian Hot AC/CHR National Airplay Chart hit single, "Born To Live," and new radio single, "Trust You All The Way."
"What separates the Christian from the world is one five-letter word: Faith," says Adam, lead vocalist and guitarist. "I'm not talking about faith after the outcome. I'm talking about God-pleasing faith that believes before seeing, and allows us to confidently stand within the hardest of battles. And how do we do this? By falling down on our knees and fighting through fear by boldly praying, 'I trust you all the way!'
"It's important to us that people see the seriousness in our eyes and hear the honesty in our voices whenever we share the testimony about these songs and this season of our lives," continues Adam. "God has saved us, and I know that no song could be hooky enough to do what the Holy Spirit has been doing when we play 'Trust You All The Way.' People fall down at the altar, confess sin and give their lives to Jesus."
About A Mile, whose name originates from the belief that Jesus carried his cross "about a mile," has carried their message from coast-to-coast. Lauded for their musicianship, authenticity and labeled "musical chemistry perfected" by one critic, the band has hit some of the nation's biggest venues with bands like Skillet, Sidewalk Prophets, DecembeRadio and more.
In this new season of touring, and in the spirit of trusting God with everything, About A Mile has decided to embark on their "Trust You All The Way" tour, which will essentially be free for anyone to attend. Taking a freewill offering at the events, About A Mile launches the tour Oct. 14 in Bluefield, WV and will traverse the country through late November. To inquire about booking this free event, and for all the latest tour dates, go to http://www.aboutamile.com/trustyouallthewaytour/.
"Many tears cried and many nights broken over the people we're setting out to reach has left us with the conclusion that real ministry for us is going to be done in a position of full dependency on God," shares Adam. "We stripped everything back down to the basics and said, 'let's trust God without a budget, without a massive stage and without a major label even.'
"We've tasted the fruit that comes from the victory of a willing spirit determined to pry the vices of the world out of sinful hands and replace their value with what God has to offer," adds Adam. "Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. It's time to throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. The best way to run with perseverance the race marked out for us is by bowing our head and telling God, 'I trust you all the way!'"
The band is also trusting in the talents of Grammy-nominated, two-time Dove Award-winning Producer of the Year, Ian Eskelin, to produce their new album. Eskelin, who heads the Radiate Music label, also produced the band's debut album.
About Radiate Music:
Founded by Ian Eskelin, Radiate Music launched summer 2015. Eskelin's 20-plus-year resume in the music business, ranging from being a recording artist to a record executive, gives him a unique perspective in partnering with artists who are passionate about impacting culture with music. Eskelin, who has recorded more than 50 Top 10 singles in the United States alone, including 18 No. 1 songs, and whose songs have been licensed for use by ABC, NBC, CBS, Spike TV, Style Network, Soul Surfer and many other movies, is looking to break additional ground with Radiate. In addition to About A Mile, Radiate's artist roster includes The Neverclaim, Pearl City Worship, Austin & Lindsey Adamec and Aaron Buchholz.