American songwriter and Gospel music icon, Rich Mullins, penned and recorded treasured songs such as “Awesome God,” “Hold Me Jesus” and “If I Stand,” before his tragic passing at the height of his career 25 years ago. Millions of listeners have connected with his music over the decades, and a wide array of recording artists have been impacted by his simple musical arrangements and raw lyrics. To commemorate the 25th anniversary of his passing, various artists gathered in his historic home in Bellsburg, Tennessee to record an 18-track album that features two never-before-released demos from Mullins himself. Notable artists featured include Amy Grant, Andrew Peterson, Mitch McVicker, Jason Gray, Ashley Cleveland, Sara Groves, Taylor Leonhardt and many more. The album, Bellsburg…The Songs of Rich Mullins (Old Bear Records) is available today everywhere here.
A never-before-seen photo of Rich Mullins (circ. 1988) by famed music photographer Michael Wilson