Cade Thompson's 'Provider' Offers Hope and Encouragement During Trying Times of Coronavirus/COVID-19 Pandemic
When Cade Thompson stepped into the studio to record the song "Provider" - his debut Red Street Records single release - he had no clue just how powerful and timely the song would prove to be.
Times were most definitely different then - no one had even heard of COVID-19/ Coronavirus, much less knew the impact it would have on our daily lives.
As the pandemic closed the economy and people were told to stay home, immediately and drastically changing everyday life, Cade's song had just been released and started to climb the radio charts. Almost immediately, listeners grasped hold of the lyrics to the song, reminding people to look to God, the ultimate provider for our lives.
As Thompson explains, “I think as artists, it’s our job to stay faithful to write the songs God puts on our hearts. As I was recording the song “Provider,” over a year ago, I never would have guessed it would be impacting people’s lives in so many ways during this season we are in right now. In a world that feels like it is spinning out of control, we can rest in the truth knowing that God is our 'Provider.'”
Almost immediately, feedback from radio programmers and DJs - as well as social media comments - started to flood in, describing how the song has been a comfort:
"Right now, everybody needs an encouraging song they can sing along to, even after it plays. “Provider” is that for our listeners."
- Wally Decker, WBFJ Winston-Salem NC
"I find myself humming the song during the day. The chorus just gets stuck in your head. It’s also turned in to a very timely song during this season of quarantines. We need to be reminded that He is indeed our Provider."
- Dave Cruse, The Joy FM Tampa FL
“Sounds great on the air. A standout!”
- Denise Harper, WKNZ - Ocean City MD
"This song made me realize how much God cares for us."
- Jonathan Calhoun, social media
"Great song, Cade. Very powerful for any phase of life but especially nowadays."
- David R., social media
"I turned on the radio this morning and this song was just starting. It was EXACTLY what I needed to hear this morning. It's such a great song!"
- Sarah Matheny, social media
"My two sons love this new praise and worship song. I play this song at least twice a day - it's so encouraging when you are a single mother with two amazing sons."
- Dionne Fields, social media
“Provider,” Thompson's debut single release on Red Street Records - the label founded by Rascal Flatts member Jay DeMarcus - was produced by Bryan Fowler (Chris Tomlin, TobyMac, Zach Williams, Mandisa) and penned by Thompson, Ross King and Carter Frodge.