Jeff Deyo, Lenny LeBlanc, Brenton Brown, Charlie Hall, & more reimagine powerful '90s worship songs on "Break Through the Stars," the new studio album from nineties worship night's NWN Records

"Break Through the Stars"
"Break Through the Stars" |

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 27, 2024) - Break Through the Stars, the new studio album from Nineties Worship Night's NWN Records, has released through Integrated Music Rights, part of the Integrity Music family.

The gorgeous new album reimagines a curated collection of some of the most powerful worship songs from the 1990s, performed by well-known artists, including original SONICFLOOd lead singer Jeff Deyo, Lenny LeBlanc, Brenton Brown, Lindell Cooley, Charlie Hall (with backing vocals from Christy Nockels), and Lisa Nicole (Out of Eden's Lisa Kimmey Winans), along with critically acclaimed newcomer Kim Gentry Meyer (Mrs. Massachusetts 2020), and more.

The album features stellar production from Nathan Nockels, Jordan Lake, Jonathan Crone, Zach Foty, Jesse David, Nashville Worship Collective's Will B. Smith II, and more.

Break Through The Stars is the public kick-off for a Nineties Worship Night-branded movement that has been quietly building for several years via live events in local churches throughout the country, featuring powerful, anointed, multicultural worship.

"Our goal for the Break Through The Stars studio album was to create a true multicultural worship album, reimagining some of most powerful 1990s era worship songs and featuring a mix of both well-known and grassroots worship leaders," says Chad Gentry, Break Through The Stars executive producer and president of Nineties Worship Night Productions, LLC, and NWN Records. "We believe this album will bring back cherished memories for those who lived through the era, and ignite a new fire of worship in those who were not there, both in younger generations of believers and in unbelievers who are drawn to Christ by the compelling music of this time period."

"The album also serves as a precursor to the upcoming launch of the Nineties Worship Night Docuseries, featuring exclusive in-depth interviews with Darlene Zschech, Ron Kenoly, Don Moen, Martin Smith (Delirious?), Lindell Cooley, and more," continues Gentry.

Break Through the Stars consistently inspires and uplifts listeners throughout, starting with an upbeat contemporary pop arrangement of the instantly familiar “House Of The Lord (Joy In The House)” featuring the powerhouse vocals of Rodney Douglas Jr. (Nineties Worship Night Live).

From there, original SONICFLOOd lead singer Jeff Deyo lends his signature stylings to the title cut, the refreshing, acoustic/electric blend of “All Who Are Thirsty (Break Through The Stars).”

Next is the pensive ballad, “Take My Life” channeled through the stirring interplay of worship leader David Guerrero (Nineties Worship Night Live) and Scott Underwood, the original artist and writer of the song.

The legendary Lenny LeBlanc lends a warm and welcoming touch to an unplugged merger of his mega sing-a-longs “Above All/There Is None Like You,” followed by former Passion worship leader Charlie Hall (with Christy Nockels on background vocals) contributing a modern version of his song “Give Us Clean Hands,” wrapped around a momentum-building explosion of beats.

There’s also the soulful crooning of Lindell Cooley (Brownsville Revival) throughout the horn-splashed “More Of Your Glory,” the easygoing R&B bounce of “Just To Be Close To You” courtesy of Dare Records recording artist Lisa Nicole (Out Of Eden's Lisa Kimmey Winans), followed by a return to guitar-centered acoustics when Brenton Brown passionately delivers “Refiner’s Fire.”

Award-winning songwriter and poet, and Mrs. Massachusetts 2020, Kim Gentry Meyer, radiantly interprets “Breathe,” backed by gorgeous piano. The mighty and moving Daniel Doss continues on the very same instrument for a clever mash-up of “Grace Flows Down/We Fall Down,” prior to an epic modern rock interpretation of “Did You Feel The Mountains Tremble?" by Jeffrey Enochs (Nineties Worship Night's director of outreach ministries).

Kelsi Craig (Nineties Worship Night Live) conquers the breezy pop of “Hungry," followed by Jasmin Foreman and the Nashville Worship Collective team, who come together for a choir-filled gospel extravaganza throughout “Days Of Elijah.”

Vineyard Worship's Casey Corum teams with Nineties Worship Night creators Chad and Karen Gentry to stir the soul with the instantly-infectious pop/rock punch of “Better Than,” followed by David Guerrero’s peaceful and poignant take on the grand finale, “The Heart Of Worship,” to perfectly summarize the project’s praise-filled spirit.

The album's title is taken from the new bridge Jeff Deyo wrote for Brenton Brown's classic '90s worship song, "All Who Are Thirsty."

"This song has such a history with me!" says Deyo. "We used to lead it when we were in SONICFLOOd. It touched my heart personally, and I saw so many people coming to the Lord. Come, Lord Jesus, come / Come, Lord Jesus, come ... just the heart-cry of a generation."

Deyo continues, "I was sitting there playing and preparing the song for the recording, and I started to sing these lyrics: Break through the stars / And come touch my heart with mercy / Won't You draw me in close and fill up my soul with love?"

"That is the heart of this song," says Deyo. "Come drink. Come fellowship with the Father and with Jesus. I'm just so excited to bring this song forward to a new generation."

"I'll never forget the night Jeff sent me a little voice memo, which is what became "All Who Are Thirsty (Break Through the Stars)," Gentry remembers. "Upon first listening to that amazing bridge that he wrote, I thought it was pure genius. I was so excited and I thought to myself, 'Wow, this whole concept of "break through the stars" would be a perfect album title for the debut studio album from Nineties Worship Night!"

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