“I went to YWAM in 2007 because I was desperate to see the lost reached. I had no idea God would use music as a vehicle to reach people’s hearts with the love of Jesus. I want my life to be a catalyst for mobilizing a missions movement in our generation, but the way I will do that is through leading worship.”
The road between her hometown of Edmond, OK and current home in Los Angeles, CA was not a direct one. Driven by a passion to see the lost saved radically impacted by the love of Jesus, Lindy Conant moved to Kona, HI in 2007 to serve Youth With A Mission. A year later when she was asked to lead worship at age 19 for a large YWAM gathering, her ‘yes’ turned into far more than a one time opportunity. These worship times would spark spontaneous songs bearing the message of what has become the passion of Lindy’s life — Missions. It was the beginning of a new chapter of her life’s calling. As a missionary she would lead people to encounter God, only now, she would do so through music.
“I found in our worship times that, as we are in His presence, we fall more in love with WHO He Is. From there we cannot help but be moved by His love to impact the world around us!”
From YWAM Kona, Lindy was launched to be a missionary to the United States. She, along with YWAM missionaries Andy Byrd and Brian Brennt, formed the Circuit Riders, a missions ministry focused on leading a generation to Christ. Their pioneering years began on the college campuses of America. Hundreds of campuses are reached each year through the music of Lindy Conant and the Circuit Riders. 7 bands comprised of more than 60 musicians tour the United States each year, playing songs written by Lindy Conant and other members of the Circuit Riders. The result? Hundreds of salvations and countless lives forever impacted by the gospel. “We love music and we love what we get to do, but we’re most excited about people finding God for the first time. That’s our sweet spot!”
As awareness of Lindy Conant’s passion for Jesus has grown, many doors for her and the Circuit Riders have flung open. Lindy has lead worship at some of the largest Christian gatherings of our day including: Jesus Culture Conferences, Azusa Now at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, and more. Her message not only resonates with missionaries, but also with leaders of the largest church movements in the world today. Even Jesus Culture founder and director Banning Liebscher called Lindy “one of the most authentic and powerful worship leaders I know.”
“Regardless of which venue we would play – whether 20 people in a college cafeteria, or a packed stadium on the campus of USC, these songs would catch fire. These spontaneous songs have become the anthems for our movement. We knew it was time to record them so they could spread beyond the venues they were played in.”
As she examined her favorite work by other worship artists, Conant noticed Gabriel Wilson’s name over and over again. Wilson, a Portland Oregon native, has produced albums for many of today’s foremost worship artists including John Mark McMillan and Bethel Music, and is known for helping artists craft songs that resonate with listeners around the world. With his industry experience and Conant’s vibrant songwriting and vocal style, the heart of Lindy Conant and the Circuit Riders was finally crafted into top-notch song form. Finally, her first album was born.
“Every Nation” was recorded with a live audience in Ambassador Auditorium in Pasadena, California. The live performances capture Conant’s’ passion to spur on the global missions movement. The album features songs “Take Courage” and “Another Wave,” synthrock anthemic benedictions to awaken listeners to God’s heart to change the world. “Every Nation (Every Soul)” builds with audience-friendly melodies and crisp guitar layers, and lyrically draws from the powerful imagery of Revelation as it declares, “We have overcome by the blood of the Lamb. Jesus…you’re worth it all, every nation and every soul.”
“Gabriel fought to capture our album in the most authentic way possible. We didn’t manufacture the album by recording over our mistakes with overdubs. We kept the album 99% overdub free. What you hear on Every Nation is what happened live. We couldn’t be happier!”
Early excitement for “Every Nation” has been overwhelming. Live performance videos of the songs “Every Nation (Every Soul),” “Another Wave,” and “Take Courage” have exploded on Facebook with 400,000 views and counting between them. Early reviews and feedback from fans and industry alike include…
- “I highly recommend Every Nation! “One of the most moving and inspiring worship records I’ve heard in a long time. Her heart shines through on every track!”
- “Every single song has a profound message to latch onto.”
- “This album will motivate you to want more of Jesus.”
- “…like nothing else being sung in the church. Wherever she plays, people are activated toward missions.”
Every Nation is released in partnership with RMA (Rogue Music Alliance), produced by Gabriel Wilson, mixed by Sam Gibson, marketed by David Staley and is available everywhere music is sold or streamed.
“Lord, I ask that these songs would touch people’s hearts that they would strike the ground and say that today is the day for change… I ask that people would say things they have never said before and do things they’ve never done before. I ask that risk and courage would enter the hearts of every single person that listens. That we would see the world as you see the world, that we would burn for every nation and every soul.”