Members of Sidewalk Prophets (www.sidewalkprophets.com) recently visited WQME 98.7 FM and morning show host Matt Rust to talk about their Christian industry debut on Aug. 25 with the release of These Simple Truths. Sidewalk Prophets started garnering attention at Anderson University where frontmen, main songwriters, and AU alums Dave Frey and Ben McDonald met. The band has already shared the stage with gospel acts like Michael W. Smith, MercyMe, Jeremy Camp, and Audio Adrenaline before they signed with Music City label Fervent Records.
At Anderson University, the band won a campus recording competition through the university’s Orangehaus Music record label and attracted the attention of music industry executives. Sidewalk Prophets relocated to Nashville where they were joined by band members Cal Joslin and Justin Nace.
Produced by Ian Eskelin, These Simple Truths focuses on our identity in Christ and in loving others. The first album single from These Simple Truths, "The Words I Would Say," is has been playing on the radio sice June 19. For more information on Sidewalk Prophets, visit www.sidewalkprophets.com.
The band has been hitting the road hard for the past 3 years playing 125+ shows a year worldwide. They’ve been making thousands of friends and fans in the process. Along the way the band has achieved some longtime goals of playing with bands they looked up to as teenagers. The band has had the honor of sharing the stage with acts like Jeremy Camp, Audio Adrenaline, Stellar Kart, Building 429, and Ginny Owens as well as many others.
Listen to the WQME interview with Sidewalk Prophets:
- Sidewalk Prophets Interview - Part 1
- Sidewalk Prophets Interview - Part 2
- Sidewalk Prophets Interview - Part 3
- Sidewalk Prophets Interview - Part 4
Orangehaus Records provides an environment where students are developed and empowered to gain experience in the recording industry. Anderson University students influence every aspect of Orangehaus Records, such as developing, promoting, marketing and booking student musicians. Although Orangehaus Records provides students the experience of working with an actual record label, the process is viewed as an academic experience. Orangehaus Records is one of only a few professional record labels affiliated with a university in the United States.
WQME 98.7 is Madison County’s only commercial FM station. The broadcasting facility is owned and operated by Anderson University and is the only station in the County with emergency generators at both the studio and transmitter site.
Anderson University is a private Christian university of 2,800 undergraduate and graduate students in central Indiana. Anderson continues to be recognized as a top Christian college: in 2008, U.S. News and World Report ranked Anderson University among the best colleges and universities in the Midwest for the fourth consecutive year. Established in 1917 by the Church of God, Anderson University offers more than 65 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in business, education, music, nursing and theology.