My name is Chris Emert. I am originally from Morristown, Tennessee. Most of my life work has been in Northwest Arkansas at Crosschurch, Springdale, Arkansas. My music is a mix of traditional hymns and praise and worship mixed with instrumental styles of Earth Wind and Fire and Chicago. I love keeping the melody lines of the great old hymns and giving them a lift with a little contemporary flair to relate with the younger audiences of today. I am currently the Associate Pastor of Worship at Bell Shoals Baptist Church in Lithia Florida. Psalms 33:3 is my life verse for my music. "Sing a new song of praise to him; play skillfully on the harp, and sing with joy."
I started singing with my mom and dad in east Tennessee when my dad was a bi-vocational minister-of-music/barber. The instruments I played in high school were keyboards, saxophone and tuba. I played for our high school musicals and performed as Tony in the musical "West Side Story." Music was a part of my life from before I could even read. I received a vocal scholarship to The University of Arkansas, in Fayetteville, Arkansas and continued my music on into college. I changed from performance to education and became a member of the University of Arkansas marching Razorback band as a tuba player. My love for tuba gave me a love for bass lines in music and influences my arranging to this day.
I have written and arranged music for Lifeway in Nashville Tennessee, and for "The Hymn Projects I and II" produced and marketed by First Baptist Springdale and J and J Music. I arranged all of the music for "The Cross Project" by Kim Noblitt and G3 music. I began blue-jeanworship.com in 2009 and I have been maintaining a music resource for worship pastors and others in need of the piano scores or arrangements of the music that we provide on blue-jeanworship.com. We strive to keep melodies completely familiar to the older generations while updating the sound of the hymns and worship songs for the younger generations that are the future of our churches.
Today we are keeping pace and marketing our hymns and arrangements of hymns all over North America. There have been world wide contacts that have uploaded this music for their use as well. We are committed to keeping the music singable in the best key signatures for sing ability of our music for congregations everywhere. Our web site is currently being updated for ease of use and new and up coming arrangements of the best worship songs as we unite to worship our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
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