Albemarle Council honors native son, Christian singer Josh Baldwin

Printed 4:58 pm Tuesday, December 20, 2022

It was a homecoming of types for one well-known Albemarle native, who acquired a particular honor throughout Monday’s metropolis council assembly.

Up to date Christian singer, songwriter and worship chief Josh Baldwin was acknowledged by the council “as an emblem of our dedication to acknowledge the worth of arts in all kinds,” in keeping with the proclamation from Mayor Ronnie Michael, which was unanimously accredited by the council.

“We respect what you do and we respect the popularity you give us and the county throughout the US,” Michael added.

Albemarle Mayor Ronnie Michael presents a plaque to native son Josh Baldwin in recognition of his musical achievements. Photograph courtesy of David Fath.

Baldwin has launched 5 albums since 2008, together with “The Warfare is Over,” “Proof” and “The place the Glory Is,” which have all been whereas he has been with Bethel Music. Baldwin’s 2018 music “Stand in Your Love” reached No. 2 on Christian Billboard charts, garnering his first nomination for the 2019 Ok-Love Awards within the “Breakout Single of the Yr” and “Worship Track of the Yr” classes, in keeping with his web site.

His songs “Praises” and “You Deserve It All” (from his solo album “Rivers”), per his web site, have “develop into well-liked worship anthems amongst church buildings around the globe.”

“That is the city the place I fell in love with music and Jesus,” Baldwin, 43, stated on the assembly along with his household by his aspect. He drove across the metropolis earlier Tuesday, visiting the highschool and the properties he grew up in.

“That is so particular and so candy,” he added. “I’m very, very honored. Thanks a lot.”

Baldwin’s first introduction into the world of music was enjoying drums for his father’s worship providers as a younger youngster. He ultimately started main providers and enjoying the guitar throughout his years at Albemarle Excessive College. He served as a worship chief for a number of church buildings in North Carolina, together with in Charlotte and Wilkesboro.

He now resides in Franklin, Tennessee along with his spouse Sheila and their two kids.

About Chris Miller

Chris Miller has been with the SNAP since January 2019. He’s a graduate of NC State and acquired his Grasp’s in Journalism from the College of Maryland. He beforehand wrote for the Capital Information Service in Annapolis, the place a lot of his tales on immigration and tradition have been printed in nationwide papers through the AP wire.

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