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"More Than The Music" is hosted by WAY-FM Evening On-Air Personality, Justin Paul. He's a touring musician turned national radio personality who loves the dramatic, hilarious, sometimes tragic, and often inspiring stories behind the songs from Christian music's most recognized artists. Connect with the show at wayfm.com/justin

"More Than The Music" is hosted by WAY-FM Evening On-Air Personality, Justin Paul. He's a touring musician turned national radio personality who loves the dramatic, hilarious, sometimes tragic, and often inspiring stories behind the songs from Christian music's most recognized artists. Connect with the show at wayfm.com/justin
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"More Than The Music" is hosted by WAY-FM Evening On-Air Personality, Justin Paul. He's a touring musician turned national radio personality who loves the dramatic, hilarious, sometimes tragic, and often inspiring stories behind the songs from Christian music's most recognized artists. Connect with the show at wayfm.com/justin

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@WAYFMJustin

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Episodes

Matthew West - The Stories Behind "All In" - Ep. 57

12/5/2017
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Matthew West shares why this album has more of his story, the struggle of becoming a professional christian, the most hilarious story he's received since he began collecting them, who responds when you send him an email, why he was suspended from his fantasy football league, and what it means for him to be "All In." "More Than The Music" is a podcast hosted by WAY-FM Evening On-Air Personality, Justin Paul. Hear the stories behind the songs of your favorite Christian artists. Listen to...

Duration: 00:42:08


Brandon Heath - The Stories Behind "Faith, Hope, Love, Repeat" - Ep. 56

11/22/2017
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Brandon Heath shares the strange reason he started playing guitar, why a Facebook post led to a tough conversation with his mom, how he reconciled with his father before he passed away, what he recently became the first ever in music to accomplish, and the song on "Faith, Hope, Love, Repeat" that was written for his daughter who hasn't been born yet. "More Than The Music" is a podcast hosted by WAY-FM Evening On-Air Personality, Justin Paul. Hear the stories behind the songs of your...

Duration: 00:35:11


Bethel Music - The Stories Behind "Starlight" - Ep. 55

10/22/2017
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Kristene DiMarco from Bethel Music shares why she was surprised the first time she was asked to lead worship in church, how smashing a pumpkin helped her overcome anxiety, the weird thing she once found in a roommate's refrigerator, what song on "Starlight" was inspired by "The Chronicles of Narnia," and what led to the theme of her solo album, "Where His Light Was." "More Than The Music" is a podcast hosted by WAY-FM Evening On-Air Personality, Justin Paul. Hear the stories behind the...

Duration: 00:39:45


Lecrae - The Stories Behind "All Things Work Together" - Ep. 54

10/13/2017
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Lecrae shares why he started 116 in college and later Reach Records, how a near fatal car accident changed his perspective of God, why he believes, now more than ever, his music is bringing hope to a dark world, how he's changing the definition of "Christian" music, and why 2016 was the worst year of his life but led to the songs on "All Things Work Together." "More Than The Music" is a weekly podcast hosted by WAY-FM Evening On-Air Personality, Justin Paul. Each week, hear the stories...

Duration: 00:51:26


Third Day - The Stories Behind "Revival" - Ep. 53

9/15/2017
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Mac Powell from Third Day shares how the recording process for "Revival" was completely different from any album they've ever made, why the band has taken a break from touring, what he thinks about his daughter pursuing music as a career, the weird and hilarious thing he's afraid of, and why he feels this album is the one Third Day fans have been wanting. "More Than The Music" is a weekly podcast hosted by WAY-FM Evening On-Air Personality, Justin Paul. Each week, hear the stories behind...

Duration: 00:35:29


Hillsong UNITED - The Stories Behind "Wonder" - Ep. 52

8/31/2017
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JD and Taya from Hillsong UNITED share why they went to Bali to record, what song on "Wonder" was inspired by one of their kids wanting to be Batman, why they refuse to compare this album to any of their previous ones, how a trip to the Middle East changed their perspective, what song was affected by a disagreement on the final day of recording, and why they decided to crash a wedding. "More Than The Music" is a weekly podcast hosted by WAY-FM Evening On-Air Personality, Justin Paul. Each...

Duration: 00:40:50


Love and the Outcome - The Stories Behind "These Are The Days" - Ep. 51

8/11/2017
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Jodi and Chris from Love and the Outcome share the crazy story of how they met and fell in love, why they sold everything and lived out of their car, how they manage having their entire family on the road, the reason they ripped up their to-do list and started a miracle list, and why their album, "These Are The Days," represents a new season in their life. "More Than The Music" is a weekly podcast hosted by WAY-FM Evening On-Air Personality, Justin Paul. Each week, hear the stories behind...

Duration: 00:37:49


Plumb - The Stories Behind "Exhale" - Ep. 50

7/31/2017
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Plumb shares how she started as a backup singer for Bill Gaither, what caused friction with her label after her first album, how a letter from a fan literally stopped her from leaving the stage, why spaghetti from her neighbor encouraged her during a separation, the struggles she still faces after reconciling her marriage, and what new song was formed after a recent tour stretched her outside of her comfort zone. "More Than The Music" is a weekly podcast hosted by WAY-FM Evening On-Air...

Duration: 00:54:06


David Dunn - The Stories Behind "Yellow Balloons" - Ep. 49

7/12/2017
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David Dunn shares the hilarious reason he started playing guitar, the challenges and advantages to growing up in a big family, why a trip to Africa was the best and worst decision he's ever made, what he's learning about marriage before he gets married that's making him a little nervous, and the family tragedy that inspired many of the songs on "Yellow Balloons." "More Than The Music" is a weekly podcast hosted by WAY-FM Evening On-Air Personality, Justin Paul. Each week, hear the stories...

Duration: 00:48:39


Zach Williams - The Stories Behind "Chain Breaker" - Ep. 48

7/3/2017
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Zach Williams shares how he grew up in Arkansas and dreamed of being in the NBA, why he lost a Division 1 basketball scholarship, how he found a love for music after breaking his ankle, what song he heard on the radio while touring Spain with a rock-n-roll band that forever changed his life, why playing a concert at his old high school represents redemption, and what he prayed about "Chain Breaker" and why he's shocked at the way God answered it. "More Than The Music" is a weekly podcast...

Duration: 00:38:53


Citizen Way - The Stories Behind "2.0" - Ep. 47

6/16/2017
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Ben Calhoun from Citizen Way shares how the band began in college, the role WAY-FM played in their name, why he wore a fanny pack on the first date with his wife, how his family overcame a miscarriage that was nearly fatal, the song that left him in tears as he wrote it, how he got lost while running and used an abandoned bike to get back, and why "2.0" is more than just an album title. "More Than The Music" is a weekly podcast hosted by WAY-FM Evening On-Air Personality, Justin Paul....

Duration: 00:43:24


Mandisa - The Stories Behind "Out Of The Dark" - Ep. 46

5/31/2017
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Mandisa shares why she gave up the flute for singing, how she went from a background singer to American Idol, how losing her friend made her angry at God, fall into a deep three-year depression, and have suicidal thoughts, why a bunch of sticky notes on her car caused an intervention, and what song on "Out Of The Dark" was inspired by a phone call from her brother. "More Than The Music" is a weekly podcast hosted by WAY-FM Evening On-Air Personality, Justin Paul. Each week, hear the...

Duration: 00:42:49


Colton Dixon - The Stories Behind "Identity" - Ep. 45

5/20/2017
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Colton Dixon and his wife, Annie, share how they met when Colton was on American Idol, the differences they've learned about each other in their first year of marriage, how a prank that Annie was in on almost ruined on of his concerts, the purpose of THE MIND, THE BODY, and THE SPIRIT on "Identity," and how one of the most hopeful songs on the album came from the hurt of losing a loved one. "More Than The Music" is a weekly podcast hosted by WAY-FM Evening On-Air Personality, Justin Paul....

Duration: 00:46:57


7eventh Time Down - The Stories Behind "God Is On The Move" - Ep. 44

5/10/2017
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Mikey Howard and Cliff Williams from 7eventh Time Down share how they've known each other since middle school, what they did for fun in their small town, why they still record in the basement where they first started playing music together, Mikey's sneaker obsession, why they love it when kids get the words wrong to "God Is On The Move," and what song they were literally living out as they were writing it. "More Than The Music" is a weekly podcast hosted by WAY-FM Evening On-Air...

Duration: 00:41:36


Passion - The Stories Behind "Worthy Of Your Name" - Ep. 43

5/2/2017
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Kristian Stanfill, Melodie Malone, and Brett Younker from Passion share how they began singing in church musicals and youth group, the song they only sang in their car but later in front of 55,000 people, what it's like when a worship song doesn't go over so well in church, plus the challenges and rewards of recording "Worthy Of Your Name" live at Passion Conference 2017. "More Than The Music" is a weekly podcast hosted by WAY-FM Evening On-Air Personality, Justin Paul. Each week, hear...

Duration: 00:39:34


Ryan Stevenson - The Stories Behind "Fresh Start" - Ep. 42

4/15/2017
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Ryan Stevenson shares what it was like growing up in a small town, how his youth pastor bought him his first guitar, how being a paramedic prepared him for his music career now, why responding to a lightning strike victim changed his life, why he gets emotional when talking about TobyMac, how this album is a fresh start, and why "Eye of the Storm" wasn't even supposed to be on the radio. "More Than The Music" is a weekly podcast hosted by WAY-FM Evening On-Air Personality, Justin Paul....

Duration: 00:40:09


MercyMe - The Stories Behind "Lifer" - Ep. 41

4/9/2017
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Bart, Barry, Mike, Robby, and Nathan from MercyMe share what song began as a bad day for Bart, why they recorded an entire song in one day, what made them feel like kids while making the album, how the first song Mike and Bart ever wrote together was for a school project, and why they decided to call the album "Lifer" after already settling on a different name. "More Than The Music" is a weekly podcast hosted by WAY-FM Evening On-Air Personality, Justin Paul. Each week, hear the stories...

Duration: 00:28:07


Hollyn - The Stories Behind "One-Way Conversations" - Ep. 40

4/1/2017
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Hollyn shares how she began singing in church as a kid, why Southern Gospel was her favorite music, being on American Idol, how a security guard encouraged her after she was eliminated, the strange circumstances that led to meeting TobyMac and him becoming her mentor, and why the songs on "One-Way Conversations" are so honest and vulnerable. "More Than The Music" is a weekly podcast hosted by WAY-FM Evening On-Air Personality, Justin Paul. Each week, hear the stories behind the songs of...

Duration: 00:33:04


Big Daddy Weave - The Stories Behind "Beautiful Offerings" - Ep. 39

3/25/2017
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Mike Weaver from Big Daddy Weave shares how the band met at the University of Mobile, how the name was originally a joke, why the tragedies of 9/11 and Hurricane Ivan brought good to Mike's life, why the band almost broke up, what kept them together and has changed every concert, how Mike's brother and bassist, Jay, is recovering after losing his feet, and why many of the songs on "Beautiful Offerings: Deluxe Edition" have taken on a new meaning. "More Than The Music" is a weekly podcast...

Duration: 00:40:56


Aaron Shust - The Stories Behind "Love Made A Way" - Ep. 38

3/18/2017
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Aaron Shust shares why it took a random stranger for him to get into college, how his church sang "My Savior My God" for a year and a half before the chorus was written, the challenges of recording a live album, how is son, who was only given a 1% chance to live, was miraculously healed, and why many of his most popular songs are slightly different on "Love Made A Way." "More Than The Music" is a weekly podcast hosted by WAY-FM Evening On-Air Personality, Justin Paul. Each week, hear the...

Duration: 00:45:42

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