California native Phil Wickham has been singing worship songs since he was 12 years old thanks to the encouragement of his parents both former musicians. Six albums later, Phil is out with the highly acclaimed album, Children of God with another to release late summer. Go behind the music with this veteran singer on the next This is the Day podcast with Nancy Turner to hear how this album was birthed during a difficult season in Phil’s life when he was told he may not sing professionally again. It’s Phil Wickham on Moody Radio's This is the Day podcast!
Phil Wickham is, at his core, a humble and sincere artist who writes songs and worships God using the medium of music. It is with that brush that he paints images of a loving and creative God across the canvases of listeners' hearts and minds. The evidence of this gift has been apparent on all of his critically acclaimed efforts: Phil Wickham (2006), Cannons (2007), Heaven & Earth (2009), Response (2011) and The Ascension (2013), which debuted at No. 2 on the SoundScan Christian Albums Chart and in the Top 40 on the Billboard 200. His Gold-certified single "This Is Amazing Grace" gave Wickham his first career No. 1, holding the top spot on Billboard's National Christian Audience Chart for 13 consecutive weeks. The honors continued as the single was named Billboard's 2014 No. 1 Christian Airplay Song of the year and BMI's 2015 Christian Song of the Year. In addition to its success at radio, the song has become a beloved anthem in the modern church, increasing Wickham's recognition as a gifted artist and songwriter with a true heart of worship. His newest, Children Of God, was unveiled on April 22 with an acoustic session streeting in fall 2016.
Nancy Turner is heard each day on Moody Radio, on the Praise and Worship internet stream, and on This Is the Day, her podcast. She began her radio career while in high school and has continued broadcasting ever since. She has hosted various television programs including the Muscular Dystrophy Telethon, Country Music Today and various PBS fundraisers. Nancy has a daughter and a dog, and loves to encourage her listeners every day.