Rascal Flatts' Jay DeMarcus Produces Austins Bridge's Second Album

Posted by Lisa Ann Schleipfer on 02/18/2010

Austins Bridge, the Dove Award-winning southern gospel Country band, is set to release their sophomore project, Times Like These, this May. The highly-anticipated album was produced by Jay DeMarcus of Rascal Flatts, and will hit stores on May 4.

"Rarely does an artist come along that is so gifted, genuine and extremely talented," said DeMarcus. "It was an absolute joy to make this record, as not only can these guys sing their tails off, they are truly anointed. Austins Bridge has a big, bright future."

The band said they took the opportunity to glean as much as possible from DeMarcus during their project. "We went into every studio session like little sponges, ready to soak up every morsel of information we could. Jay brings not only a lot of talent to the recording process, but a lifetime of proven success as well."

Times Like These features the harmonies Austins Bridge is known for, combined with their Christian lyrics and a Country/bluegrass sound. Band members Jason Baird and Justin Rivers wrote two songs on the project, "Good Times" and "Hold Onto Jesus." DeMarcus also lent his writing talent on the title track and "Angels." The first single, "Mercy," is set to hit Christian radio tomorrow, Friday, Feb. 19.

For more information on Austins Bridge, visit www.austinsbridge.com.