“Unqualified,” the single from Moody Radio morning drive-time host and Frontiers recording artist Perry LaHaie’s current album, Ahead, has gained new life with a sparkling remix by legendary engineer Sean Moffitt, whose credits include mixes for Chris Tomlin (“Burning Lights”), Natalie Grant (“Hurricane”), Mandisa (Grammy-winning song “Overcomer”), Steven Curtis Chapman (“The Glorious Unfolding”) and a host of other top Christian artists and bands.
The newly remixed version, which includes some new production elements from Grammy-winning engineer and producer Andy Hunt, is already generating enthusiastic response from industry insiders.
“I love this remix of Perry’s single, “Unqualified,” declares A-Sides Radio Promotion’s Jeff McLaughlin. “Sean Moffitt took it to a whole new level and I’m excited to service it to Christian radio.”
LaHaie is encouraged by the song’s impact on listeners. “As I hear from those who’ve been impacted by “Unqualified,” I keep hearing that God’s people feel unqualified to serve Him,” LaHaie muses. “I can identify with feeling unqualified. I believe many of Jesus’ followers can identify. And the fact is, on my own, I am unqualified; we all are. But if we hold back in fear because of this great lie of the enemy, then he succeeds in keeping us from bringing the Kingdom into this broken world. Through the poured out life of Jesus, He has qualified us to know Him and to bring His good news to the nations!”
In addition to the radio airplay, the song’s success has opened doors for the singer/songwriter to share his faith on national television shows such as LeSea Broadcasting’s The Harvest Show and Cornerstone Television Network’s Real Life.
“Unqualified. NOTHING can make you unqualified. What more graceful message can there be?” asks Jack Haveman, General Manager of Moody Radio West Michigan. “Perry’s heart is revealed in this Spirit empowered song. And this remix is amazing!”
LaHaie co-wrote “Unqualified” with Grammy-nominated songwriter Jeff Pardo, a writer with Capitol Christian Music Group who has cuts by Josh Wilson, Mandisa, Francesca Battistelli, Kutless, Citizen Way and others. Pardo received a Grammy nomination for the song “When Mercy Found Me,” recorded by Rhett Walker Band.
For all radio inquiries, contact Jeff McLaughlin at A-Sides Radio Promotion at firstname.lastname@example.org or 615-530-3654615-530-3654.
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About Perry LaHaie:
Perry LaHaie is best known as a recording artist with Frontiers, an international community of people dedicated to inviting Muslims all over the world to follow Jesus. LaHaie uses his platform as a recording artist to challenge believers from across America to take the Gospel to the Muslim world. His upcoming release, Ahead, follows his 2008 debut, Endless Fields, which was produced by Grammy and Dove Award-nominated producer Brian Hardin (FFH, Manic Drive, Vicki Yohe).
LaHaie currently can be heard as an on-air radio personality weekday mornings on 89.3 FM, Moody Radio West Michigan, as a host of the Perry & Scott in the Morning show. He is also the host of the nationally syndicated radio feature, Cast Yourself In, a program that tells amazing stories of how God is working in the Muslim world. Cast Yourself In is broadcast on more than 300 stations and translators across the U.S., and worldwide through the Internet.
Of his journey of faith that has taken him across the U.S., Mexico, Thailand, Turkey, Russia and Belgium, he says, “Jesus has found me. And now He’s invited me into this thing that’s bigger than me, and not about me–His great work to bless the nations.”
Ahead, which was released in March 2013, is LaHaie’s first album release since 2008, when the singer/songwriter released his debut, Endless Fields. He is currently touring the U.S. in support of the CD, as well as promoting the first single, “Unqualified.” LaHaie co-wrote the song with Grammy-nominated songwriter Jeff Pardo (Mandisa, Francesca Battistelli, Kutless, Rhett Walker Band) and Ahead producer Andy Hunt (SHeDAISY, Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors).
Inspiration for the new album, according to LaHaie, draws heavily on a quote from Dawson Trotman, the founder of the Navigators: “When you can’t see very far ahead, go as far ahead as you can see.”
“That’s why I sing about reaching the nations and that’s why I work with Frontiers,” LaHaie says. “Although I cannot always see where my path is leading, God has made this very clear: I am compelled to share the Gospel with those who have never heard it. We are taking the Good News to Muslim people groups that have never had a chance to hear about Jesus. Several of the songs on my new CD are directly related to the mission work I do.”
Ahead continues to expand the singer/songwriter’s foray into the realm of guitar-driven, radio-friendly roots rock in the vein of Jason Gray, Andrew Peterson, Bebo Norman and Matt Maher. The new project was helmed by Grammy-winning engineer and producer Andy Hunt (Jaci Velasquez, Olivia Newton-John, Andrew Peterson, Buddy Guy), who encouraged LaHaie to explore new sounds and textures that embellished his bold, Americana style.
“My prayer for this album is that it will encourage listeners to take that next step into the freedom of the Gospel, and to take the next step in being a blessing to the nations,” LaHaie says. “I think Dawson Trotman describes the life of faith really well-we take one step at a time in our spiritual journey, which incorporates two facets of our faith: the freedom we have in Christ, and our destiny as followers of Christ to be a blessing to people around us and to the nations.”
While LaHaie has emerged as a singer/songwriter of formidable talent, he says his music is a means to an end, rather than an end in itself. “Writing songs for me is not a job; it is more like bearing fruit,” LaHaie says. “We produced this album to inspire people to appreciate the depths of God’s grace, and to recognize the responsibility and privilege of taking that grace to the nations. The love of Christ compels us to go.”