NASHVILLE, Tenn.—GRAMMY®-nominated, multi-Dove Award-winning singer/songwriter and author Cindy Morgan returns to her musical roots with Bows & Arrows, her first all-new studio recording in nearly a decade, available today from Lucid Artist.
Produced by Morgan, along with co-producer and engineer Kyle Buchanan (Ginny Owens, Andrew Greer), the project showcases a new arrangement of Morgan’s 1992 career-defining ballad, “How Could I Ask for More,” featuring singer/songwriter Andrew Peterson. With 13 selections penned or co-written by the artist, additional highlights of Bows & Arrows include “Can’t Help Yourself,” featuring singer/songwriter Gabe Dixon and bluegrass mandolinist Sierra Hull; “Do You Know Jesus,” featuring Jonathan Kingham; “Bring Balloons”; and “The Sound of a Train,” with upright bassist Viktor Krauss.
"Bluegrass was the music of my childhood,” Morgan says. “My father was a musician and songwriter who played guitars in country and bluegrass bands. My mom was a gospel singer. I find myself always returning to the music of my youth, and I think Bows & Arrows is really the amalgamating of all the music I have loved in my life.”
The recording follows the August 4 release of Morgan’s latest critically-acclaimed book, How Could I Ask For More: Stories of Blessings, Battles and Beauty (Worthy Publishing). Inspired by her iconic song, the book is a collection of poignant vignettes from Morgan’s life and perspective.
A two-time GRAMMY® nominee and one of Nashville’s most influential singer/songwriters, Cindy Morgan has garnered 12 Dove Awards, 21 #1 hits, and has penned songs for such artists as Amy Grant, India.Arie, Rascal Flatts, Natalie Grant, Michael W. Smith and Francesca Battistelli, among many others. Half of the acclaimed pop duo St. Lola in the Fields with longtime writing partner Jeremy Bose, their songs have been featured in numerous films and television shows. In addition, Morgan co-created the Hymns for Hunger initiative with Dove-nominated singer/songwriter Andrew Greer. The annual tour helps raise awareness and resources for local and international hunger relief organizations.