The Singing Contractors became a viral sensation after a video of them singing “How Great Thou Art” while on the job reached millions online and now they have released their first gospel album, Working on a Building: Hymns & Gospel Classics.
The unlikely pair of contractors, Aaron Gray and Josh Arnett, released their new album with Gaither Music Group on Feb 1. They caught legendary gospel singer Bill Gaither’s attention when one of their social media videos performing during a home remodel garnered 1 million views in less than 24 hours.
“We literally work and if we’re not on the same job, we’ll meet at a house after work, drop our tools and sing a song,” Arnett told The Christian Post of how they coordinate their online videos. “We really are singing contractors, and that’s what we do by the day, we stop in the middle of the day or the end of the day [and sing].
With over 100 million views on YouTube alone, The Singing Contractors introduce their collections of beloved hymns and gospel classics on Working on A Building.
“We sing about God and we sing about God because He’s changed our lives. We want to encourage people and there’s a lot of things that people go through, dark times in their lives, and we want to sing stuff that lifts people up,” Gray told CP.
When describing their new musical composition Arnett said they tapped into their Christian upbringing and brought some old fashioned songs to the table.
“There’s an Elvis song on there, ‘I Come to the Garden Alone.’ There’s some acapella on there, ‘God bless America’ and there’s some songs that are our own personal testimonies,” he explained.
“I just feel like, it’s very emotional, not just the CD, but even the video. It’s emotional. It’s funny. It shows what we’re about,” Arnett added. “We really hope people get a hold of that because we feel like we have something to tell them.”
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Jeannie Law