“Through my music I want people to experience the work of the Holy Spirit…I want to bring hope, faith and love with every song I sing/write and change lives.”
– Hannah Schaefer
For this Artist Spotlight feature 19-year-old Hannah Schaefer introduces herself and the story and passion behind her music and the song “All the Way” which reminds us that we’re never alone no matter what we face in life and when living our purpose – I was so encouraged by the message! Take a listen to the song below and click here to get her EP on iTunes!
I grew up in the small town of Columbia City, Indiana. My childhood memories consists of catching frogs on warm summer nights at my grandparents lake house and, in the winter time, pretending to be a professional snow boarder down the hill in my backyard. I’ve loved growing up in a flyover state where Jesus is frequently the center of it all.
In high school I was heavily involved in ANYTHING musical. I was apart of many things, but my main focus was show choir and youth activities at my church. I would sing and lead the congregation at church; loving every bit of it. I studied classically for a few years and after high school graduation, I planned on attending Indiana University with a scholarship to study Vocal Performance.
Even after I made my college decision, I could just feel the Lord calling me to do bigger and better things for Him. About two weeks after my graduation party, It really hit me that the calling was to pursue becoming a Christian Artist. I just knew that was what I was suppose to do. So, I took a great leap of faith and told my parents (which was pretty scary) then gave up my scholarship.
“I had gotten so caught up in the world that I had forgotten to relax and trust my God…”
I am now a part time student at a community college and am able to fully put my heart and soul into my career. I am so blessed that the Lord gave me the courage to follow Him and I can truly say this decision is the best one I have ever made! All the Way came to life when I was trying to decide on a college to attend. I wasn’t sure where God was trying to lead me and all I wanted was to follow His will. As I casually expressed my feelings of confusion and frustration with my co-writer and producer, Jeff Pardo, he quickly reminded me how important it is to TRUST in the Lord with all your heart. I had gotten so caught up in the world that I had forgotten to relax and trust my God.
Within the next few minutes the first verse of All the Way was born and we were able to encompass my moment of revelation. “You’re with me all the way, all the way, all the way” No matter what I was going through God would never abandon me, or anyone else. I hope that this song gives listeners a peace of mind and enlightens their hearts knowing that they need not worry about whatever situation they are in because our God will be with them all the way!
Through my music I want people to experience the work of the Holy Spirit. I want listeners to lose themselves in the comfort of God’s words and scripture within the lyrics. I want to bring hope, faith and love with every song I sing/write and change lives.
Visit Hannah’s website to connect with her and her music at http://hannahschaeferofficial.com.
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