A Modern Day Fairy Tale: Let It Be Jesus: Christy Nockels {A Music Review} #LetItBeJesus

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Let It Be Jesus: Christy Nockels {A Music Review} #LetItBeJesus

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I've said it once and I will say it again... I just love music! Especially Christian music! There is nothing that can turn a bad day around like turning on a great album and belting out praises! I have often said that I truly could not feel closer to God than those moments in song, so I am always looking for fun new artists to listen to... and there are certainly a lot of great options out there! From country to rock to pop, there is Christian music to suit every taste! But more than anything, I just want something I can sing along to!

So, I was thrilled to have the chance to experience Christy Nockels' new album, Let It Be Jesus.

Unfamiliar with Christy? Here's a little background:

As a worship leader for many years, she has been an integral part of Passion Conferences from its inception in 1997.  She's seen first hand music sweep people into the presence of God in a powerful way. 
A pastor’s kid, who was born in Fort Worth and raised in Oklahoma, she grew up singing in church. She met her husband, Nathan, in 1993 at the Christian Artists Seminar in Estes Park, Co. They recorded an independent record with fellow worship leader Charlie Hall under the name Sons & Daughters that led to an invitation from Louie Giglio to participate in the first Passion conference in Austin. Christy’s voice gained a national platform when she and Nathan formed the duo Watermark, recording four acclaimed albums before that musical season ended, paving the way for Christy’s solo career. In 2008, the couple moved to Atlanta to become part of Passion City Church where she serves on the worship team with sixstepsrecords labelmates Chris Tomlin and Kristian Stanfill. The following year, Nockels released her acclaimed solo debut, Life Light Up and spent much of the next two years touring with Tomlin and Passion.

To be honest, I don't believe I had heard of Christy Nockels myself before this review, so I was looking forward to experiencing her music for the first time. And it did not take long for me to become a fan! Her voice was absolute perfection! So beautiful, soulful... there are many great singers in this world but nothing takes a performer to the next level than the passion and emotion... both quite evident in this live album. I was honestly glad I decided to listen to this while at home not on the road as I normally do with new CDs, because I found myself wanting to close my eyes and simply take in the words... and what beautiful words they are! In many ways, I was very much reminded of a female version of Chris Tomlin- simple, powerful lyrics... nothing over the top, but simply allowing the words to speak for themselves! 

Though I don't typically prefer live albums, with this particular album I actually felt that it was a perfect fit. It allowed that fire and that passion to burn through each and every song... absolutely beautiful! This has certainly become a favorite in my music rotation and I find myself wanting to discover more from Christy as well!

Want to see more from her? Check out the links below:

Let It Be Jesus will be available to purchase on April 28!



  1. I haven't heard of her, but would love to! I've been out of the music scene, except for occasional radio since having 3 kiddos to engage in the car. :) I love Gungor, Shane & Shane, Josh Garrels, Andrew Peterson and many others!

  2. I have never heard of her, but I love listening to new music. I don't have any Christian artists that are my favorite, but I am liking a group called Home Free a cappella country.


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