Jamie Slocum is no stranger to the Nashville landscape. Having moved to Nashville in the '90s, Jamie has steadily honed his talents and skills all the while learning that real success was found in his deeper dependence on the Lord Jesus Christ.
With 11 weeks at number one on radio and nominated for song of the year at the 2009 Dove Awards, Dependence has been a top seller since arriving in stores in April 2009. The latest single and video, "Fragile", written on the heels of Dependence, also deals with the issue of trusting God in an uncertain world. How we must delight in adverstiy knowing that our faith is being tested.
2 Corinthians 4:8-9:"(8) We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; (9) persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed."
"Dependence is a special song to me. It really breaks down who I am inside. Very simply the life I have always wanted is a life where the Prince of Peace knows my name. He is where my freedom starts. Jesus is where I go everyday in bad and good weather. He is where I find my rest. God has seen it all before. What can this world do to me if He is with us? Romans 8:31, 'If God is for us, who can be against us?' God brings me such energy and joy! I look forward to sharing how He helps me in my life. Every night in concert the energy and smile concert goers see is from a kid who once heard about Jesus. I could not turn away from Him. In the next couple of years I hope to do as many concerts that highlight how God is our Champion. He is by our side. I am looking forward to seeing how God will use this music to bring Himself glory."
Jamie's newest song, and music video, from the Dependence Deluxe Edition CD 2011, "Just Another Mountain", already a hit on radio, deals with the temporary nature of human life. Psalm 39:4-5: "Show me, Lord, my life's end and the number of my days; let
me know how fleeting my life is. (5) You have made my days a mere handbreadth; the span of my years is as nothing before you. Everyone is but a breath, even those who seem secure."