Charles Billingsley, a Club44 recording artist and one of Christian music’s most respected voices for nearly three decades, recently led worship for over 4,500 guests at the annual Gridiron Men’s Conference. The event, held earlier this month at Huntsville, Alabama’s Propst Arena, featured bestselling author, speaker, and former professional athlete Tim Tebow, as well as legendary actor and speaker Kirk Cameron and renowned preacher and Gridiron Men founder Phil Waldrep.
Billingsley, a regular conference worship leader, released his praised new album, The Shadow of Your Smile, last month.
His Club44 Records debut, which debuted at number one on iTunes’ Jazz Top Albums chart, heralds a new era for the versatile vocalist, as Billingsley embarks on a series of concerts at performing arts centers and symphony halls across the country, in addition to a schedule of key ministry dates at churches and conferences.
The Shadow of Your Smile, a timeless anthology of Broadway, Big Band, and American classics produced by Tim Davis (Barbra Streisand, Lady Gaga), Wayne Haun (Linda Lavin, Celine Dion), and Jamey Ray (Voctave), features Billingsley’s take on such timeless favorites as “It Had To Be You,” “Beyond The Sea,” and Broadway showstoppers “Bring Him Home” (Les A soaring a cappella rendition of “America, The Beautiful” with popular vocal ensemble Voctave is also featured on the album. The song’s music video will premiere on Billingsley’s YouTube account on July 1 in honor of Independence Day. In addition, on July 3, he will co-headline “Celebrate America: A Tribute to Our Veterans” at Washington, D.C.’s historic Kennedy Center. Billingsley, TaRanda Greene, and April Duren will join the 250-voice American Festival Choir on stage for an evening of music honoring those who have faithfully served and protected the United States
About Charles Billingsley
From the stages of Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center to numerous churches and conferences around the country, Charles Billingsley has been one of Christian music’s most distinctive artists for nearly 30 years. Beginning his career as a lead vocalist for GRAMMY®-nominated genre giant NewSong, Billingsley has since headlined more than 3,200 concerts, released 24 recordings as a solo artist, and garnered seven #1 Inspirational radio hits. A sought-after worship leader and speaker at such events as Women of Joy, the Gridiron Men’s Conference, and Celebrators Conference, among others, Billingsley currently serves as the teaching pastor and worship leader at Thomas Road Baptist Church in Lynchburg, Virginia, as well as an adjunct instructor at Liberty University.