With over a decade under her belt in creative circles, Yancy’s fingerprints have found their way onto a variety of projects that suggests she has an insatiable appetite to explore, while serving as an ingenious study in contrasts along the way. From her high-energy worship projects for kids and her new adult-focused worship album, Yancy’s musical influence is inspiring the entire family to worship, learn and rejoice in the Lord.
Comb through Yancy’s credits and you will find her exploring a variety of projects and genres, including a series of pop/rock releases, a Christmas collection and multiple CD and DVD releases. She has toured with acts like Newsboys, Mute Math and Nichole Nordeman; while on the writing side of the coin, she’s teamed up with Third Day’s Mac Powell, co-penned Avalon’s chart topping “I Don’t Want To Go” (off the Grammy nominated Oxygen album) and Jaci Velesquez’s acclaimed “Something Beautiful,” while still finding the time to compose devotional books for worship leaders and musicians as well as one for her pre-teen audience. She even launched a father/daughter-speaking event with her dad and veteran minister, Jim Wideman. Add in five years as a staff worship leader conducting services for every age group imaginable, and Yancy has literally run the entire gamut of enthusiastic diversification.
“I knew from a very young age that God had called me to make music with my life. Although I was very confident of that calling growing up, I couldn’t imagine the amazing journey God has taken me on that would be a part of fulfilling that calling,” reflects Yancy.
Her latest project, “Roots For The Journey,” is coming to stores on May 21st via distribution partner Elevate Entertainment. “Roots for the Journey is incredibly different musically from what I’ve done these past few years,” says Yancy about the album. “I’m so excited about this music that is unplugged, organic and simple. The songs are all based on scripture and the outcome is a really nice chilled-out worship experience that I know adults are going to really enjoy. There will be a companion app that helps parents teach these scriptures and Biblical truths to their children which will be a cool resource for the family.”
Inspired to extend her musical influence to the parents and church leaders her children focused-music has equipped over the years, Yancy’s adult-focused album, “Roots For The Journey” was born out of an organic process that caught her by surprise.
Yancy explains, “I started off making this a lullaby CD. Taking key scriptures and truths that I wanted to pass on to my son and make sure he knew and understood the direction and answer these scriptures provide us. As I worked in the studio, I realized that the music was shaping up to be way more than lullabies. Already, when I meet people in my life that are facing big mountains, fears or need answers I’ve been able to use these songs as a way to help strengthen their faith and help them meditate on what God’s Word says. I can’t wait to see how God uses these songs to strengthen the faith of those young and old.”
Yancy has shared the stage with Nichole Nordeman, Mute Math, Newsboys, Sonicflood, 4Him, The Waiting, Plumb and many others.
Yancy supports Sweet Sleep www.sweetsleep.org. Sweet Sleep exists to share God’s love by providing beds to the world’s orphaned and abandoned children.
Yancy recommends the music for families and worship resources available onwww.amberskyrecords.com.
Learn about Yancy’s VBS music for Standard Publishing atwww.vacationbibleschool.com.
NICE THINGS PEOPLE HAVE SAID…
Mac Powell, Third Day
“I first heard Yancy’s music several years ago and was impressed not only with her voice, but with her songwriting also. It’s great to see the ministry that she has built up without having to be signed to a record label. She is without a doubt one of the best kept secrets in Christian music today. I feel that it will not be long until many more people discover the heart, faith and passion for music and ministry that Yancy possesses.”