Todd Agnew

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Todd Agnew
Birth name Todd Wilson Agnew[1]
Born (1971-03-15) March 15, 1971 (age 43)
Dallas, Texas[2]
Origin Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
Genres CCM, rock, pop
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instruments Guitar Piano
Years active 2002–present
Labels Ardent, Columbia, Fair Trade Services
Associated acts Big Daddy Weave, Joy Whitlock, Rebecca St. James, J. J. Heller
Website toddagnew.com

Todd Wilson Agnew (Born March 15, 1971 in Dallas, Texas) is a contemporary Christian musician and songwriter.

Musical career[edit]

Agnew's best-known song is a version of the hymn "Amazing Grace" called "Grace Like Rain" that was featured on his first album, Grace Like Rain, released in June 2003. Agnew wrote this song with his friend, Chris Collins. Since then, Agnew has released five label albums. 2005's Reflection of Something introduced the popular songs "My Jesus" and "Unchanging One", which are often featured on Contemporary Christian radio stations. In late 2006, after the two highly acclaimed studio projects, he wrote a retelling of the Christmas story on his album entitled Do You See What I See?. His fourth studio project, Better Questions, was released in 2007 and featured the hit single “Our Great God” (a duet featuring CCM artist Rebecca St. James).

Agnew's current label is Ardent Records. He was among the twelve artists selected to be a part of the Big Shiny Planet [UP] Bible study released through LifeWay and Family Christian Stores.[3] Paralleling his song "Still Has a Hold" with Romans 7, Agnew elaborates on the subject of the faithfulness of God.

Agnew is known for performing his concerts barefoot.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Agnew was born in Dallas, Texas to a Native American mother. He was adopted at birth by a white couple (which was legal at the time in 1971, before the ICWA was instituted), and thus, did not grow up being influenced by his cultural heritage.[5] He was raised in Dallas, TX. Agnew began traveling to Memphis to help with a city wide Bible study for college students and singles called Metro Bible study in the fall of 1999 at Germantown Baptist Church. During this time he began writing and introducing songs to the group which would later become songs on the record "Grace Like Rain." He would eventually move to Memphis to help plant a church, which developed through the Metro event, called Highpoint Church. After a number of years touring out of Memphis, Agnew moved back to Texas after marrying his longtime girlfriend Jenny in the spring of 2008, whom he proposed to 18 September 2007 at the final concert of his Better Questions Tour in Memphis, TN. He currently lives in Austin, TX with his wife and two children.

Live Band Members[edit]

Current

  • Sam Weaver - guitar
  • Brian Wilson - drums
  • Cody Spriggs - bass
  • Chris Farnsworth - road manager/sound man

Former

  • Jonathan Chu - violin (last performance with band August 30, 2008)
  • Rob Ramsey - guitar (last performance with band August 30, 2008)

Discography[edit]

Studio Albums
Year Title
2003 Grace Like Rain
2005 Reflection of Something
2006 Do You See What I See
2007 Better Questions
2009 Need
2012 How to Be Loved

References[edit]

  1. ^ Agnew, Todd. "Agnew Todd Wilson". American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. Retrieved May 2, 2012. 
  2. ^ Christian Music Review. "Artist Proflie Todd Agnew". Christian Music Review. Retrieved May 3, 2012. 
  3. ^ http://bigshinyplanet.com/UPvol4.php
  4. ^ http://www.klove.com/music/artists/todd-agnew/
  5. ^ http://www.randybrandt.net/contend/interviewAgnew.html

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