If there’s one thing I love more than anything, it’s something that is unique…
…and when it comes to music, I love unique voices like Mac Powell’s!
Mac Powell is known to be the frontman of the Christian Rock band “Third Day”, but he’s not a one trick pony! Mac has always been known for the unique tone to his voice which he is now lending to country music!
He just released an album last Tuesday (October 14th) called “Southpaw”:
“Southpaw” is the slang term for a left-handed guitar player (which Mac is) and if you ask me is a great name for a country album! 😀
In a statement to Rolling Stone Country, Mac said: “Two years ago, I made my first [country] record and a lot of people thought, ‘He’s got it out of his system now’ but all that did was make me want to do it even more.”
I think it’s pretty cool that Mac is venturing into country music and to be fair…he’s not doing it without a little help from his friends! Mac cowrote songs with legendary country songwriters like:
Take a listen to “90 to Nothing” from Southpaw:
I LOVE IT!
On the Christian music front, Mac is signed to Franklin, Tennessee’s own Provident Music Group (Sony Music’s Christian division), but he took the independent route to release his very own country album!
He still juggles his time from promoting Southpaw to recording music with Third Day, but his Christian roots still hold strong and his band is still united 🙂
In regards to country music, Powell told Rolling Stone country: “There’s a lot of passion in country music. I love the storytelling. I love the place that people are coming from and the honesty that’s in it. It’s so unlike other genres in that it does seem more real — the stories that people tell, the situations that people talk about — it just seems more realistic than other genres. That’s not to take away from anything from Christian music. Of course, I love Christian music. I still make it and it’s such a strong part of my life. But in Christian music you almost always talk about the good side. You don’t talk about the bad side and the realities of life sometimes. That comes through so much in country music.”
I can respect his decision to sing country music and to stay close to his roots in Christian music at the same time. The album is wonderful from what I’ve heard so far!
Congratulations Mac! You’ve still got one of the best voices in the world!