When Mac Powell left his role as the frontman for the Christian band Third Day, he tried his hand at country—an itch he’d been eager to scratch for years—but ultimately, he said, it left him unfulfilled.
The “Soul on Fire” singer-songwriter recently spoke with CBN Digital about how his career has evolved since Third Day—a Grammy-winning mainstay in the Christian rock genre—disbanded in 2018 after 25 years together.
When he first left Third Day, Powell did something he’d always wanted to do: he made a country album.
“That was like scratching an itch I had for a long time,” he explained. “Once Third Day was over, I finally had a chance to do that, but I always knew I was gonna be in Christian music. That’s where I feel comfortable. I love singing about Jesus and sharing my faith through my music.”
Powell released his first solo Christian album, “New Creation,” in 2021. The success of that record ultimately led the 50-year-old singer to launch a tour, and he’s been on the road since.
He is finishing up a fall tour and, after Thanksgiving week, will join K-LOVE’s “Celebrate Christmas” tour beginning Nov. 29. And, starting early next year, Powell will join fellow Christian artist TobyMac on his “Hits Deep” tour, featuring other singers like Jon Reddick, Cory Asbury, and Tasha Layton.
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