GRAMMY-nominated Cody Carnes Releases New Song, 'Be Glad'

Jul 17 2022

Multi-GRAMMY nominated artist, songwriter, and worship leader Cody Carnes has just released a new studio song, "Be Glad," available everywhere today. Along with the new song, a lyric video debuted today as well for "Be Glad" (See below). The new song was co-written by Carnes, Chris Davenport, Steven Furtick, and Jason Ingram, and it was produced by Aaron Robertson and Austin Davis.

"‘Be Glad’ is a song straight from scripture and full of joy and praise," shares Cody Carnes about the inspiration behind this new track. "Psalm 118 says, This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and BE GLAD in it! There can be a lot of reasons to choose anything other than gladness. It’s easy to find a reason to be sad, angry, frustrated, or hopeless. But the Bible says we have a reason to BE GLAD today. Jesus has saved us and redeemed us. His mercies were brand new when you woke up this morning. So put on some gladness and worship the Lord today! I hope this song helps you do that."

Following his popular 2021 song, "Firm Foundation (He Won't)," Carnes will be releasing his first-ever live-recorded album. Earlier this month, he was joined by his band and special guests Kari Jobe, Leeland, Natalie Grant, Benjamin Hastings, and David Leonard for a powerful two-night recording at Belonging Co. in Nashville for his upcoming release. More details will be announced soon on the forthcoming project.

In 2017, Carnes released his label debut project and has since gone on to co-write numerous songs that have become anthems for listeners and established himself as a songwriter for this generation. His last studio album, Run To the Father (2020), earned him his first GRAMMY nomination. Carnes was also a co-writer on the global hit, "The Blessing," which was nominated for a GRAMMY as well as won the 2021 GMA Dove Award for Song of the Year and 2020 Worship Song of the Year. He has also co-written recent songs such as Hillsong Worship’s “Hope of the Ages" with Reuben Morgan, Sean Curran’s “Shake The Dust Off" with Curran and Brandon Lake, and featured on multiple tracks off the most recent Passion release, Burn Bright.

Carnes and his wife Kari Jobe will be joining the highly attended Elevation Nights tour with Elevation Worship.

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