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Song by Scottsdale GCU student is on ‘Canyon Worship 2020’ album

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Posted 9/15/20

The Grand Canyon University Worship Arts program has released its fifth album, “Canyon Worship 2020,” featuring student and Scottsdale native, Logan Myers.

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Song by Scottsdale GCU student is on ‘Canyon Worship 2020’ album

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The Grand Canyon University Worship Arts program has released its fifth album, “Canyon Worship 2020,” featuring student and Scottsdale native Logan Myers.

Her song “You Are Enough” was one of 10 selected to be on this year’s album, according to a press release.

She recorded her song at her house and sent it back to the studio as the majority of the album was recorded before students left campus in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The 10 original songs were written and performed by GCU students, the release said.

“This record is a congregational worship album, with contemporary worship, gospel, pop, hip-hop and folk influences,” said GCU Worship Arts Coordinator Dr. Randall Downs in a prepared statement.

“The album flows very well together, you can really hear the different artists’ influences come through.”

Despite the pandemic, the release noted the album came together with “few hiccups,” and most of the songs were recorded in GCU’s state-of-the-art recording studio earlier in the year while students were still on campus.

Canyon Worship 2020 was produced by music industry veterans Dave Willey and Geoff Hunker (Satellites & Sirens). This is Mr. Hunker’s fourth consecutive year working on the album, detailed the release.

“There’s a lot of interesting elements that I think are going to catch people’s ear on this album,” said Dr. Downs.

“I couldn’t be more proud of these students, they did such a great job.”

Songs and artists on Canyon Worship 2020 are:

  • Be Alright (Amanda Riffe)
  • Steadfast Love (Austin Bratton and Alaira Leafgreen)
  • You Found Me (Amanda Leininger)
  • Give Me Jesus (Madison Russell and Harrison Russell)
  • Fights for Me (Elaina Marchegger)
  • All We Need (Chandler Kruse and Christopher Calderon)
  • The Garden (Travis Hathaway)
  • Come What May (Amanda Riffe)
  • You are Enough (Logan Myers)
  • You Don’t Turn from Me (Christopher Calderon and Amanda Riffe)

The album is available for streaming on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify and Shazam as well as for purchase in the Lope Shop and other locations on GCU’s campus for $9.90, noted the release.

GCU’s Center for Worship Arts combines ministry and performance with a blend of industry experts, instructors and seasoned worship ministers.

The curriculum includes 32 credit hours in the College of Theology, ensuring students are grounded in Christ and prepared to become worship leaders in churches throughout the world, stated the release.

Visit http://pages.gcu.edu/cwa/canyonworship.php.

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