So, Who Is Lindy Conant & The Circuit Riders…And Who Is RMA?
To the surprise of many music industry insiders, this week’s Christian Billboard No. 1 album is Every Nation by Lindy Conant & The Circuit Riders, a previously unknown independent worship artist.
Every Nation released June 4th in partnership with RMA (Rogue Music Alliance), the brainchild of worship industry mainstays Gabriel Wilson and David Staley. Fueled only by Wilson’s production, Staley’s social media marketing hackery, and grassroots word of mouth momentum from the Circuit Riders, Every Nation debuted at No. 1 on the Christian Albums Charts, No. 97 on the Billboard Top 200 and No. 19 on the Billboard Digital Albums Charts – completely independent of physical retail distribution.
Lindy Contant describes the record as the “heart cries” of a movement releasing God’s desire to “activate a generation with selfless love to go to every nation and reach every soul.” Every Nation was produced by Gabriel Wilson (Bethel Music, KXC, John Mark McMillan), mixed by Sam Gibson (UNITED, Delirious, etc.), marketed by David Staley and released in partnership with RMA. The members of Conant’s band, The Circuit Riders, are Gem Ceniza, Spencer Brennt, Chloe Brennt, Daniel Bryan and Kendall Fowler.
Lindy Conant’s message not only resonates with those who love worship music but also with leaders of the largest worship movements in the world today. Jesus Culture founder/director Banning Liebscher called Conant “one of the most authentic and powerful worship leaders I know.” Bethel Music artist Steffany Gretzinger endorsed Every Nation saying, “Your message is clear. It’s unmistakable that you burn to lead a generation into total abandonment. You’ve drawn a line in the sand with your worship that is calling them to cross and never look back. To be a generation that can’t be swayed or bought by anything the world is offering them.” Fans have also posted their comments about Every Nation:
“One of the most moving and inspiring worship records I’ve heard in a long time. Her heart shines through on every track!”
“Every single song has a profound message to latch onto.”
“This album will motivate you to want more of Jesus.”
“…like nothing else being sung in the church. Wherever she plays, people are activated toward missions.”