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EP Precedes Her First Album In Five Years Set To Release Feb. 24

Christy Nockels Releases Valor EP Today; Her 1st Album In 5 Years Releases Feb. 24

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NEWS SOURCE: Hoganson Media
January 20, 2023

Three-time GMA Dove Award-winning worship leader, singer-songwriter, author and podcaster Christy Nockels releases her four-song Valor EP today (Jan. 20) on Keeper’s Branch Records with global distribution via The Fuel Music. Available now at digital and streaming outlets worldwide via, the EP precedes this acclaimed worship artist’s first new, full-length studio album in over five years that is set to release February 24, 2023 (title to be announced soon).

Produced by her husband Nathan Nockels (Passion, Matt Redman, Laura Story), the Valor EP’s opening title track encourages noticing the faithfulness of God throughout our lives and how hardships, pain and trials are not for nothing.

“As odd as it sounds, when I wrote this song, I saw visions of pioneers and trailblazers—much like the ones I had seen in the TV series 1883 that aired only months before I began songwriting for this project,” shares Christy. “Yes, we know that history repeats itself, and Ecclesiastes 1:9 tells us that ‘there’s nothing new under the sun,’ but you and I are still new to the scene. We are pioneers in a strange world that we ourselves have never had to navigate before! Are we brave enough to be awake, alert, sober and surrendered in these times? Do we know what the true fight even is?

“My hope is that this song takes people on a journey—and trust me, it’s a journey—and that they find themselves still standing in a perfect Strength, knowing full well that they don’t face this hour alone!” continues Christy.

Co-writing “Christ In Me,” the second track on the EP, with her husband, Christy says, “I love that these two songs ended up being paired together as a part of this special release! After all, the song ‘Valor’ says, ‘Jesus, your cross, your death, your resurrection life in me—you will always be my valor!’ It is the life of Christ in us that gives us the very strength to stand in every circumstance and trial. And even more, His life in us looks like longings being fulfilled, joy realized and hopes met. No, our surroundings and situations and seasons may not always reflect this, but ‘Christ In Me’ says right from the get-go, ‘Jesus, you’re the strength that carries through, so I don’t want to live a day without you.’

“There have been many beautiful songs written about us being ‘in Christ’,” adds Christy, “but few that I know of that sing of Christ being ‘in us.’ Both are true and worthy of song!”

Rounding out the EP are two songs first released last fall, including “Come Magnify,” which is a beautifully simple response of heartfelt praise, and “Home,” a song inspired by John 14:23.

For all the latest Christy Nockels music news, tour dates, videos and more information, go to and Spotify.

About Christy Nockels: 
With a heart to lead others to authentically connect and communicate with God, Christy Nockels and her husband, Nathan, toured nationwide as the duo Watermark, recording five albums and seven No. 1 radio hits together. A founding member of Passion City Church, where she served on the worship team with Chris Tomlin, Matt Redman and Kristian Stanfill, Christy released her first solo album on sixstepsrecords, Life Light Up (2009), followed by Into The Glorious (2012) and the live worship album, Let It Be Jesus (2015). Launching Keepers Branch Records with Nathan, Christy unveiled her first Christmas project on the new label, The Thrill Of Hope (2016), and released her Dove-nominated Be Held -Lullabies For The Beloved (2017). She also released her first book via Multnomah, The Life You Long For : Learning to Live from a Heart of Rest, and started The Glorious in the Mundane, a top religion and spirituality podcast with over two million lifetime downloads. Her touring includes events with authors Jennie Allen, Rebekah Lyons, Ann Voskamp and others.

Christy and Nathan live in Franklin, TN where they love to gather around the farm table and even make music with their three children, Noah, Elliana and Annie Rose. They also love to spend time making their home, affectionally called Keeper’s Branch, a place of rest for all who gather there.

About The Fuel Music:

Established in 2008, The Fuel Music & Management, LLC, is a leading artist management and artist solutions company that independently distributes music internationally. Based in Nashville, TN, the Fuel team brings nearly 70 years of combined music industry experience in record label operations, major label distribution and marketing, and artist management for artists ranging from upstart bands to GRAMMY Award-winning, multi-platinum artists. More information on the company can be found at


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