Michael Buble, Kirk Franklin, Jasmine Sullivan, Lindsey Pavao
Favorite Place to shop is Kitson in L.A. and love my levi’s & comfortable hoodie
Oahu Hawaii, England, Italy, Colorado, Blazer Farm, Pine Cove, Malibu, and my parent’s house after church on a Sunday!
My family, especially my nephews and nieces!
The Gym, My Horses, and Movies
I AM by Kirk Franklin and To Make You Feel My Love by Bob Dylan
Family vacations, Pine Cove summers, Hawaii trips, and being on Team Christina on Season 2 of “The Voice”
Boa, Mr. Chows
Her Pancakes, sautéed string beans or fried chicken. I can’t pick one!!
Cool Ranch Doritos
Passive aggressive people and feeling taken advantage of.
Favorite concert memory:
First Presbyterian Honolulu… The whole audience knew the songs and was singing them back to me! Singing at the Apollo with Yolanda Adams: she asked me to sing solo for the audience . Performing background vocals with U2 at the 2001 Grammy’s, and a concert at Abundant Life Ministries in Bradford England: they were right there with me the whole time.Performing my first sold out concert at Church By The Glades in Coral Springs Florida. Last but not least, ALL my travel with Kirk Franklin.
Late night bowls of kids cereal!
“Anthony Evans knows how to lead people into our Lord’s presence and step out of the way…” – Max Lucado
In 2001 Christian music gained a new voice when legendary innovator Kirk Franklin asked Anthony Evans to join his ministry. Evans harmonized with his mentor and friend for four extraordinary years, until the rhythm his own maturing music set in motion a solo career. Now, for a decade, Anthony has voiced the Gospel with such a melodic, thought-provoking style that he has immerged as one of Christian music’s premiere male vocalists …and worship leaders.
“What makes Anthony’s music incredible is his voice. What makes his ministry incredible is his heart. What makes his message incredible is his walk with the Lord.” – Franklin Graham
A much-sought-after leader of worship, Anthony has garnered invitations across the spectrum from Franklin Graham events, to such venues as The National Worship Leader’s Conference. As a live performer, Evans has shared the stage with such talents as Yolanda Adams, David Phelps, FFH and Natalie Grant. And as a composer/ artist, Anthony’s crossover music has vibrated both the doors of the church and ventured beyond.
“The impressive quality of Anthony’s voice is obvious. He is a gifted singer. But as his personal friend, I can also attest to his love for God and his heart to communicate that love to people through his music ministry.” –Natalie Grant
Over the course of his 21ST Century career Anthony Evans has released six major studio projects; Even More, Letting Go, The Bridge, What Christmas Means, Undisguised, and the highly anticipated 2011 release, Home. Each composition is engaging, illuminating; evoking an atmosphere of introspection and inspiration. The result is a musical journey well worth taking; an adventure many worship-minded, music lovers deliberately experience, again and again.
Not only have two Evan’s music videos stayed in the #1 spot on Gospel Music Channel for five consecutive weeks, but in 2008, Anthony’s “The Bridge” topped the charts as the #1 downloaded Christian album in the country.
. “…I’ve noticed that there is something God does between my mouth and the audience’s ears. Somehow He translates my honest emotions and connects them with what is honestly going on inside each listener.” - Anthony Evans
Now, having over a decade of life-changing ministry, the rhythm of his ever-maturing mission shows no sign of slowing down.
What Christmas Means
Oct. 5th, 2009 and Undisguised – January 26th, 2010
(Both projects distributed by INO Records)
“I really don’t feel like doing this tonight…” As the words echoed through the concert hall, Anthony Evans gazed out at an audience that was staring, with wrinkled brows, back at him.
In that strangely silent moment there were more than a few furrowed foreheads facing the singer, but the man on the stage was no longer conflicted. In fact for the first time in a long while the expression on Anthony’s face was genuine, without pretense. Tired of the game every human feels compelled to play; that no-win competition to be everything you’re not – in hopes of pleasing everyone you know, Anthony let down his guard.
“My heart was broken,” he remembers. “But in that honest moment I made the choice to worship and we did the concert anyway… It turned out to be the most connected night I have ever had; because I approached the audience –undisguised.”
Letting the mask fall, this singer/songwriter was able to see his life and his relationships with both man and God from a less restricted view. And enlightened by that perspective, Anthony turned his fresh insight into the words and music of his latest twelve-track collection releasing in January 2010, aptly titled Undisguised.
“As Christian artists we think we can’t be perceived as broken. We have to put up a façade that says we’ve ‘got it’. But opening up, revealing the truth of who we are and what we’re experiencing, allows God to do what He does best.” — And that fresh concept of ‘revealing the truth’ is evident in every heart-felt lyric of Anthony’s newest offering…
All that matters to me is what You see when You look at me
All that matters to me is how You feel when You think of me
No more distractions my one affection is only you my Jesus now
You’re all that matters (+)
The compositions are thoughtful, engaging, illuminating. Each one evoking an atmosphere of introspection and inspiration; each one designed with ‘maskless’ worship in mind.
So take me as You find me, all my fears and failures
Fill my life again
I give my life to follow everything I believe in, now I surrender (*)
“…I’ve noticed, in doing live concerts,” Anthony recalls, “that there is something God does between my mouth and the audience’s ears. Somehow He translates my honest emotions and connects them with what is honestly going on inside each listener.”
And through the recorded frequencies of his harmonic voice, that same invisible, yet audible connection is cut into every CD of ‘Undisguised’. All it takes is a press of the button marked ‘PLAY’ for that everyday need for pretense to melodically fade away.
MAN WITHOUT A MASK
And if that’s not enough, Evans and company have just put the finishing touches on a fresh compilation of holiday classics called, What Christmas Means. Included are not only timeless versions of such standards as “Do You Hear What I Hear,” “Little Drummer Boy,” “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas,” “O Come All Ye Faithful,” and ”O Holy Night.” But Anthony also covers the contemporary classics of today such as “What Christmas Means To Me,” ”This Christmas,” “Immanuel,” ”Grown Up Christmas List,” and “Where Are You, Christmas?”
Like most seasonal compilations, this collection conjures that rare, but familiar atmosphere of simple, holiday joy. However, with Anthony Evans’ involvement, it is a given that every track also contains his unique vocal spin, and his signature penchant for looking deeper.
No more lives torn apart That wars would never start And time would heal all hearts And everyone would have a friend And right would always win And love would never end This is my grown up Christmas list (#)
“What Christmas Means…” is not just the CD’s title, it is a question individuals must compile for themselves. Anthony’s definition can be found, not only in the very list of the CD’s compositions, but in every heart-felt note he sings. And what better way to acknowledge Evans’ fresh, maskless approach to worship-filled music than to celebrate, in song, the birth of the One who introduced the world to living truthful; without pretense.
“All that I’ve experienced has led me to this new calling. God is telling me, ‘Anthony, show them who you are. Show them the truth and I will do the rest’.”
Today Anthony Evans is a man without a mask, living without pretense, doing what he should be doing…. ‘undisguised.’
TURNING A MESS INTO A MESSAGE
Anthony’s confession to his audience, on that fateful night, took everyone by surprise. But like the crescendo of a song, the reasons for his sudden declaration had been building within him for a while.
“I had people in my life that had no business being there… and I was busy trying to make everybody happy.”
That juggling act began to take its toll on Anthony. And in time, it affected the one human relationship he valued the most – the one with his bride-to-be.
“…Every day, during the engagement, there were disguises and masks; trying to make sure that she thought I was great. I was afraid that she wouldn’t accept me, if she truly knew me… There was a lot of stuff I had to work through…I had to get over… Love doesn’t do disguises.”
All of the masks eventually crumbled into a mess. But working through the pain of it all not only led Anthony to moment of unexpected honestly with his audience; it compelled him to come face to face with himself. Out of that mess came an intimate message, which he chose to put to words and music.
I said I loved you but I protected, and kept my heart from you
I saw your hurting eyes still I decided to move away keep myself safe.
I apologize cause I’ve realized… love is willing to get hurt
Love gives needing no return
When Love lives it needs no words I’ve learned that’s what love is (**)
“Holding up a mask and trying to be everything you’re not is too much work,” Anthony has learned. “Keeping up such appearances is a drain of your time and energy. And it keeps you from doing what you should be doing.”
Taking account of his disguises both personal and professional, and remembering how receptive to worship his audience had been after his public declaration; Anthony re-evaluated what he should be doing. And the results have been life changing.
Not only has Anthony Evans become a much-sought-after worship leader, with invitations to Franklin Graham events and such venues as The National Worship Leaders Conference, the recording artist has also taken a leading role in producing the very music he records.
Having recently started his own record company, Anthony partnered with INO Records for the distribution of his upcoming project, Undisguised. For the first time, Anthony, who co-produced it along with Dove Award-nominated Rusty Varenkamp and up-and-coming producer Brandon Hood, oversaw every detail of this collection. Added to those duties, Anthony penned nine of the twelve tracks with Dove Award winner, Grammy-nominated songwriter (and friend) Jason Ingram – as well as “Wait,” and “You Alone” with Michael Boggs and “Rejoice” – with Boggs and renowned worship leader Kari Jobe.
Anthony has performed over 1,000 concerts in his career
Anthony has toured with gospel music sensation Kirk Franklin and Yolanda Adams, as well as Contemporary Christian leaders Natalie Grant, David Phelps, and FFH
Anthony’s Latest album, “The Bridge” debuted as the #1 Christian album on iTunes
Anthony’s first video, “Letting Go,” took the #1 spot on the Gospel Music Channel for over 5 weeks and ended as #1 for the year.
Anthony’s second video, “Meaningless” took the #1 spot on the Gospel Music Channel for over 5 weeks.
Anthony’s video for “Meaningless,” (sponsored by BGEA) was featured on Billy Graham’s national, prime time, TV special in 2008
Anthony has been partnered with Christian humanitarian organization, World Vision, for over three years as an artist representative, and has brought in over 3,000 child sponsorships.
Anthony has partnered with multiple organizations as his passions and their visions have crossed, including:
The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association
Women of Faith
Lifeway Christian Resources
Luis Palau Association
Mike Silva Ministries
Anthony’s father is well known Pastor, Author, and Radio
What Others Are Saying
“Anthony Evans knows how to lead people into our Lord’s presence and step out of the way. Awesome voice. Top quality music. But, most of all, Christ-centered heart.” - Max Lucado, Minister and Bestselling Author
Anthony is one of the most personable and engaging artists to come along in a while. His musical excellence and love for the Lord and one another shines thru on and off the stage. – Sandi Patty
“What makes Anthony’s music incredible is his voice. What makes his ministry incredible is his heart. What makes his message incredible is his walk with the Lord.” –Franklin Graham
“It is a joy, honor and privilege to call Anthony Jr. my son. To know his love for the Word and desire to make Him known through the gift of music God has given him is my greatest reward in ministry.” –Dr. Tony Evans, Sr.
“When you hear the voice of Anthony Evans Jr., you hear the sweetness and power that only comes from a heart that thirsts for God!! God has done a mighty work in Anthony and it’s marvelous in our eyes.” –Gospel artist and honorary big sister, Yolanda Adams
Before I was impressed by his voice, I was drawn in by the joy in his smile. When he opens his mouth to sing the audience is immediately captivated, but what keeps them there is the Light in his life that he so brilliantly reflects. – David Phelps
“The impressive quality of Anthony’s voice is obvious. He is an incredibly gifted singer. But as his personal friend, I can also attest to his love for God and his heart to communicate that love to people through his music ministry.” –Natalie Grant
“Anthony Evans is the real deal. He is the son of a champion for Christ, and
is a champion himself. He is blessed with a powerful voice and a passion
for souls. Get to know the ministry of Anthony Evans. You will be blessed,
and so will your congregation!” –Charles Billingsley
“Not only am I blessed by the way Anthony sings, I am also blessed to watch the life that he lives. It’s an honor to see his lifestyle match his music because you rarely see that anymore. That is the one thing that will truly last with Anthony when the song is over. He is my greatest experience in mentoring and nurturing a gift that I know will continue to bless a nation.” –Kirk Franklin
“When Anthony sings, God shows up. His vocal ability matched with an unbelievably powerful anointing, make His music more than just mere songs. You’ll listen with your ears but hear with your soul!” - Best selling author and sister, Priscilla Shirer
Whenever I hear the sounds coming out of Anthony’s mouth, immediately a sense of peace envelops my soul. – Sherri Shepherd Actress, Comedian and Co-host of ABC’s “The View”