March 3, 2022
“All Christian music sounds the same.” Is it just me or is this the general consensus I hear all the time? Now a days, if it’s not worship, Christian music seems to often get labeled as cheesy or “VBS”. However, despite the stereotype, there are several Christian artists putting out deep, well-done music that I think deserve some recognition. One of these artists is Jervis Campbell.
Jervis Campbell is originally from Charlotte, North Carolina where he graduated in May 2016 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He studied at the prestigious Kenan-Flagler Business School and minored in Information Systems. While in school, Jervis was an active leader in CRU and performed in the CRU band. Following his graduation, Jervis began to truly dive and invest in his passion for music. He then found himself in Nashville where he met his fiancé, Nancy Daines. The two share a love for music and most importantly, glorifying Christ through it. Most recently, this dynamic duo has been traveling across the country on a 16-stop tour across the entirety of the Southeast.
Jervis’s songs combine both the southern rock and gospel music of his upbringing with a modern R&B pop sound. Jervis has released three singles, and a five song EP that was released not too long ago!
When I first started listening to him, I realized I had heard (and liked) his songs before. Many of them I’d heard around campus and not even realized it was a Christian song. However, though it may not sound like stereotypical Christian music, Campbell presents very deep lyrics in his song and reflects thoughts of many human hearts. One of his most popular songs, “Teach Me to Dance” talks about learning to relinquish our own control and follow God’s plans for our life that we might know him deeper.
Give his music a listen and if you like what you hear come out to see Jervis Campbell with opener Katherine Shepler in the LaHaye Event Space on March 5th at 7:30. It’s a free show, so we hope you’ll make it out!
Written by: Hayley Lundberg
Hayley is a Senior majoring in Strategic Communications with a concentration in Public Relations. She enjoys working with her Student Activities family and is very grateful for the opportunity to be apart of such a creative team who truly cares about the students of Liberty. The blog in particular has been a great outlet for her to share with others!