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Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

Matt 28:19-20 (KJV)

 


 

Chad Overman

For singer/songwriter Chad Overman music has always been about honesty and emotional connection, and it’s that honesty and emotion that has resonated with fans, believers and critics since his debut release, Sunday Man in 2007.

Born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, Chad began playing and performing in high school. He worked out melodies by ear on his dad’s old guitar, playing an eclectic mix of covers from artists like James Taylor, Third Eye Blind, The Beatles and Elton John. Although his early set-lists were without a doubt diverse, each song shared a feeling of truth and vulnerability that connected with Chad. “"More than anything, it’s the honest emotion of a song that pulls me into music,"” says Overman. “"Sometimes it'’s a melody and sometimes it may be the story a song tells or a lyric that resonates with me.”"

Yearning to express himself through his own words and music, Chad soon started writing his own songs. Armed with a growing arsenal of original music, Chad started his first band, JONESER in 2002. Although raised as a Christian, Chad struggled with his faith throughout his teen years. On his own path to faith, he continued to write and perform with JONESER. “"While many of those early songs didn’t speak directly to my relationship with Jesus Christ, they were always honest in emotion,"” he says. “"They'’re true to the path I was on at that time in my life.”"

Chad’s debut album, Sunday Man, was released in February of 2007. The versatile collection of songs, connected deeply with listeners. Praised as “"poetic pop”," "at once “accessible", "textured, thoughtful, and diverse”," Sunday Man is a color-rich palette of Chad’s different musical influences. “"It reflects the varying musical styles that I’'ve connected to emotionally at different times in my life.”"

A progression from early EP releases with JONESER, Sunday Man not only showed Chad’'s growth as an artist, but also his growth in faith. With a stronger belief in and relationship with God, his music began to speak more to that relationship. In songs like the soaring opener “"Drop the Reins"” which Chad often credits as “being the song that started it all”, he speaks of struggle and of search. “"When you’re friends go home and you’re on your own, where do you go?"” According to Chad, the origin of the song was definitely a divine one, “"Sometimes you know when God is speaking because it just flows. You don’t exactly know how it happened, but you don’t second-guess the source.”"

While comfortable being described as a Christian artist, Overman prefers to think outside of labels. He explains, “"I believe that my music goes beyond labels like ‘'Christian'’ or ‘'secular’'. Instead I just think of my music as ‘honest’ songs that capture moments in my life. Those moments may speak to my relationship with God-- they may tell a story of faith and doubt, or they may not.”"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

Albums

  Name Artist Released  
My Maker - EP Chad Overman 01/13/14
If I Go - Single Chad Overman 06/18/10
Break Your Heart - Single Chad Overman 01/17/12