Arden, NC (Sept. 9, 2019) — Crossroads Publishing is pleased to announce the addition of Darren Lore to its family of writers for Asheville Music Publishing and Chris White Music. Darren joins the writer team at the same time The Lore Family has signed with Crossroad’s Horizon Records label.
Darren says he hopes his songs will encourage, inspire, and uplift and that he’ll continue to write as long as the Lord gives the inspiration.
“To be signed as a Crossroads writer seems too good to be true! It’s almost unbelievable to me,” says Darren. “For decades I never allowed anyone to hear a song that I had written. My insecurities kept my music hidden. I didn’t work on developing my writing skills. But the Lord graciously helped me overcome my stronghold of negativity. Through Christ, I was able to align my thoughts with His plans. In 2007, at the age of 40, I recorded and released my first original, ‘An Absolutely Good Day.'”
Crossroads’ Greg Bentley adds, “As director of publishing for Crossroads Gospel Publishing catalogs, I’m always keeping my eyes and ears open for writers in hopes of finding new ones that fit into our team. We have a wonderful family put together with a great mixture in styles that they write. Darren loves to write straight-ahead Southern Gospel style, so he will be a big asset in that area. Adding him just made sense, especially since we just signed his family to our Horizon Records label. When you have writers in groups, we like to keep it all under one umbrella, and Darren will be a welcome addition to our roster of writers.”
Other Crossroads writers on the Gospel side include Amber Eppinette, Jaquita Lindsey & Logan Smith of 11th Hour, Mark Bishop, Jeff Treece of Sunday Drive, Matt Rankin of Soul’d Out, Josh Jordan from The Jordan Family Band and The Wisecarvers. Additional non-touring writers for Crossroads include Sandy Knight, Rodney Birch, Dixie Phillips, Sharon Phillips, Regina Walden, Bev Herrema, Ray Scarbrough, Chris Binion, Karen Gillespie, Todd Wright, Matthew Lawson and Lynn Robbins.