10 Questions with ... Anthony Evans
April 14, 2014
BRIEF CAREER SYNOPSIS:
- 2008 - The Bridge
- 2010 - Undisguised
- 2011 - Home
- 2014 - Real Life/Real Worship
1. Brief history/synopsis
I'm from Dallas TX, but have lived in Los Angeles for the past two years, I went to College in Virginia and since graduating, I have been fortunate enough to only work in the music industry.
2. What does a normal day at home look like for you?
Normal day for me is completely unstructured and "abnormal." Most of the time it involves some kind of plane or working on something creative.
3. What's the song that you just can't get out of your head right now?
"Say Something" Great Big World. It's a lyric that I've lived and I feel it everytime I hear it. I'm all about a song that moves me emotionally.
4. How do you juggle life on the road with wanting to be home? How much do you travel, what are the challenges?
It's hard cause I love being at home but have to go on the road for work. I handle it by making sure that I feel at home with the people who travel with me. I'm on the road about 3 days a week. I'm currently working on slowing down a bit and reworking my touring schedule some.
5. Tell us about "The Voice" experience. What's that like from start to finish?
I loved being on "The Voice" it opened my eyes to things that I could be doing outside of the church walls while still incorporating what I believe. From start to finish- it's a high intensity challenging experience but at the same time the producers and staff treat you amazing. It's eye opening to be in the same room with people you've watched from afar for years. I had a great time getting to know Christina Aguilera more and had the opportunity to work with Jewel too. She had incredible things to say that I still carry with me today and utilize in my career. After the show finished for me "the ride" continued for me. Because of the show I got to work and record with Ceelo Green, Celine Dion, Mariah Carey and Glee. Overall it's something that I would definitely do again.
6. What's the last book you read?
I'm currently reading "Jesus Is" by my friend Judah Smith. He's redefining my sometimes distorted view of who God is and who he wants to be in my life. I'm early in the book but it's already making an impact because it's connecting me more what and who God wants me to be.
7. Tell me about how you became a believer. What caused you to want to serve God in full time ministry?
I grew up in a Christian home but didn't make my faith my own until I got to college. I don't think I've ever entertained doing anything other than ministry cause that's all I've known.
8. Take us thru a couple songs on your latest project.
What Could Have Been: In my past I would feel strongly about someone and never say anything about it. I didn't want to risk rejection. In the past couple years I've learned the importance of letting someone know that they are loved. The risk is worth the reward. I don't wanna live with the regret of thinking "What Could Have Been".
I Found You: When I moved to Los Angeles I came into contact with people who I found deep levels or truth and new a understanding and appreciation for authenticity. One friend in particular inspired this song. They would constantly shock me with the truth from a perspective that wasn't the norm for me. I want us to open our eyes and know that there are lessons to be learned outside of "our box".
Ask: When all else fails, when there is nothing that anyone can say to help...there's one thing that will always remain...The Word of the Lord and His promises to us. Ask, is Matthew 7: 7-8 put to a melody and a rhyme scheme. This song brought tears to my ears because of how easily it came to me, Martha and Danielle. It a His promise, Whatever it is that you need...just ask.
Never Fail: With this new record I wanted to write worship songs that reminded me about the Faithfulness of God. "Never Fail" reminds us that God will do in us what He has promised inspite of our unfaithfulness. Phil 1:6 is my favorite verse...He will finish what he started in us.
9. What artist or pastor has had the greatest impact on you, and why?
Kirk Franklin because he taught me how to live focusing on the 23 hours a day that we spend off the stage and my Father because he lives what he says.
10. Person you'd most like to have a discussion with, living or dead?
My Dad, Thankfully I still get to do this as much as I want.
1. Favorite Bible verse....life verse?
Phil 1:6. I'm constantly questioning what the Lord is doing in my life. This verse reminds me that He is faithful to do what He says.
2. Funniest or most embarrassing moment?
Singing a whole song with my fly down and my white shirt showing through it.