Named one of the 10 best albums of the decade, Behold the Lamb of God is a collection of songs about Jesus. Since 2000, Andrew Peterson and his friends have performed Behold the Lamb around the country, telling again and again this "true myth", as C.S. Lewis called it, this tale that's bigger than life, but is—astonishingly—true. The tour has become a yearly tradition not just for Andrew and the other artists on the tour, but for families and churches who attend the concert each season. The live concert, like the album, is a community effort, featuring singer/songwriters Jill Phillips, Andy Gullahorn, Ben Shive, Andrew Osenga and more, and over the years has featured artists such as Alison Krauss, Derek Webb, Sandra McCracken, Buddy Miller, Phil Keaggy, Sixpence None the Richer, David Wilcox, Pierce Pettis, Mindy Smith, Ron Block, Brandon Heath, Bebo Norman, Stuart Duncan, Matthew Perryman Jones, Eric Peters, and Randall Goodgame—all in the name of proclaiming the birth, death, and resurrection of Christ.
This year's special guest is Ellie Holcomb!
Ellie Holcomb is a singer/songwriter born and raised in Nashville, TN. She tours the country over 200 days a year singing and playing mandolin in her husband's band, Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors. Their first child, Emmylou, travels with them. Ellie released her first solo project, an EP called Magnolia, in August of 2011, and the project went to #1 on the Christian iTunes charts. A full length record (produced by Ben Shive and Brown Bannister) is underway and scheduled to release in the spring of 2014.
Many churches around the country perform Behold the Lamb of God, and we want to make that as easy as possible. In addition to individual tracks we offer performance packages that include complete vocal tracks, a songbook, string parts, and even discount bundles of the CD so each of your musicians can have their own copy. You'll also find Andrew's children's book The Ballad of Matthew's Begats, a beautifully illustrated look at Jesus' family tree based on the song "Matthew's Begats".
“If you buy only one Christmas CD this year let it be this one. No doubt, Mr. Peterson is one of the finest singer/songwriters in Christian music. On “Behold” he is joined by some of the other best of the best, including Fernando Ortega, Derek Webb, Jill Phillips and Sandra McCracken. The result is an organic album that relies on strength of writing faithful to Scripture, expert musicianship on everything from piano to hammered dulcimer and vocals that are pure and honest. What you will hear is a new classic in the making.” —Dallas Morning News