On September 15th, multi-platinum selling, GRAMMY Award Nominee, Cory Asbury will release his long awaited and highly anticipated fifth studio album, Pioneer, via BEC Recordings. Drawing influence from Nashville’s music scene, Pioneer contains Asbury's signature honesty and cutting lyrics that speak to the fragility of the human experience.
For this record, Asbury co-wrote with a veritable who’s-who in Nashville including Lori McKenna (Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift), Shane Stevens (Lady A, Walker Hayes), Tom Douglas (Kane Brown, Miranda Lambert), and Paul Mabury (Lauren Daigle, Chris Tomlin) to create a body of work that showcases his heart as an artist.
“Sometimes you have to work to write a song and sometimes the song writes you” shares Asbury about one of the singles within the album, “Penned as a reminder that our true inheritance doesn’t come in the form of earthly things, “My Inheritance” shows us that it doesn’t always look the way we thought it would, but God has a way of taking the messes of our lives and turning them into the most beautiful art.”
Like many before him, Asbury got his start singing in church at the young age of 14, and by 21 he was a full-time performer. His 2009 debut, Let Me See Your Eyes, formally launched his career and set the stage to a hard-earned record deal in 2015. Asbury’s seminal album Reckless Love (2018), landed on the top of the Billboard charts, earning him two Dove Awards and a 2019 Grammy nomination. Since then, the title track, “Reckless Love,” has been certified 3x Platinum, and earned Asbury Billboard, ASCAP, and BMI Christian Song of the Year honors. In 2019, Asbury released his follow up LP, To Love A Fool, featuring the Gold certified single “The Father’s House.”