Todd Agnew is listed in the credits for the following albums:
- 2004 - Artists United For Africa - In The Name Of Love:
- 2005 - Todd Agnew - Reflection of Something: Vocals
- 2006 - Barlow Girl - Another Journal Entry: Expanded Edition: Guest Vocal
- 2009 - Todd Agnew - Need: Producer, Songwriter, Guitar, Piano, Vocals
Todd Agnew (Born March 15, 1971) is a Contemporary Christian musician and songwriter from Dallas, Texas. Agnew's best-known song is a version of the hymn "Amazing Grace" called "Grace Like Rain" that was featured on his first album, Grace Like Rain, released in June 2003. Agnew wrote this song with his friend, Chris Collins. Since then, Agnew has released four label albums. 2005's Reflection of Something introduced the popular songs "My Jesus" and "Unchanging One", which are often featured on Contemporary Christian radio stations. In late 2006, after the two highly acclaimed studio projects, he wrote a retelling of the Christmas story on his album entitled Do You See What I See?. His fourth studio project, Better Questions, was released in 2007 and featured the hit single “Our Great God” (a duet featuring CCM artist Rebecca St. James).
Agnew's current label is Ardent Records. He was among the twelve artists selected to be a part of the Big Shiny Planet Bible study released through LifeWay and Family Christian Stores. Paralleling his song "Still Has a Hold" with Romans 7, Agnew elaborates on the subject of the faithfulness of God. Agnew is known for performing his concerts barefoot.
Agnew was born in Dallas, Texas to a Native American mother. He was adopted at birth by a white couple, and thus, did not grow up being influenced by his cultural heritage. He was raised in Dallas, TX. Agnew began traveling to Memphis to help with a city wide Bible study for college students and singles called Metro Bible study in the fall of 1999 at Germantown Baptist Church. During this time he began writing and introducing songs to the group which would later become songs on the record Grace Like Rain. He would eventually move to Memphis to help plant a church, which developed through the Metro event, called Highpoint Church. After a number of years touring out of Memphis, Agnew moved back to Texas after marrying his longtime girlfriend Jenny in the spring of 2008, whom he proposed to 18 September 2007 at the final concert of his Better Questions Tour in Memphis, TN. He currently lives in Austin, TX with his wife and two children.
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Todd Agnew to Debut Powerful New Album How to be Loved on March 6
“God Undefeatable” Impacting AC/INSPO Now
Nashville, Tenn. Jan. 27, 2012… Todd Agnew, the worship leader, musician and songwriter behind hits like “Grace Like Rain” and “My Jesus,” is unveiling his newest collection of music, How to be Loved, on March 6. In chronicling a new understanding of receiving God’s love, Todd Agnew’s powerful new album with Ardent Records and Fair Trade Services is a revelation of sorts.
Much of this understanding started when Agnew bought his first house, moved back to Texas and became husband, and stepfather all in the course of a weekend. “I came in wanting to do stuff for them, to take care of them,” Agnew recalls, “and my wife was asking me if I could receive from them, be loved by them. I really had to say, ‘I have no idea what you’re taking about.’ Then I finally translated that, and realized, ‘Oh, God, I see what You’re doing! I have to learn to receive that same love from You.’”
Agnew is well-known for his voice, and the gravitas it brings to his music. This time around, though, he brings a remarkable vibrancy born from his desire to collaborate with the likes of renowned producer Paul Ebersold (Third Day, 3 Doors Down) and fellow songwriters Andrew Osenga (Chris Tomlin, Andrew Peterson) and Jason Ingram (Brandon Heath, MercyMe) among others. “I think we have a much more cohesive record than I’ve done in a long time,” remarks Agnew. “My other records are kind of all over the map musically. I love music, all kinds of music, so I tend to just switch gears every 4½ minutes.”
How to be Loved is heralded by the radio single “God Undefeatable” impacting AC/INSPO now. The song was originally written by a gifted trio of two worship leaders and a pastor as an Easter song for Agnew’s church in Austin, Texas. “‘Undefeatable’ isn’t really even a word,” Agnew explains. “It isn’t a word because it’s never needed to be a word. Every empire, every dynasty, they all eventually lost. They faded. They were defeated. But God, His power, His might does not wane. It goes back to the idea we started with. God is the main player in the story. It’s not me fighting the battle, it’s Him.”