4 People Who Will Change the Way You Think About Church Music

By Drake Mariani, Founder, MemLok Bible Memory System | Sunday, October 16, 2016

About Anthem Lights

An American Christian group originating from Nashville, Tennessee, Anthem Lights began as a solo project of vocalist Chad Graham in the fall of 2007.

He and singer-songwriter Alan Powell were living in Los Angeles and writing music for Graham's solo project. 

As the two were compiling the final tracks of his first musical release, both realized the songs they just produced would sound better if performed as a group.

Powell and Graham went to work reaching out to their contacts at Liberty University in search of more vocalists.

The consensus of their friends back at Liberty pointed them to Kyle Kupecky and Caleb Grimm. Graham flew from Los Angeles to meet with Kupecky and Grimm, who gladly accepted membership in the group. At the last minute, Powell joined the group to make it a foursome.

Months later, the group changed their name to 'Anthem Lights' and signed to Reunion Records.

When asked about the meaning behind the group's name upon the release of their first album, Kupecky said, "These songs [and] this record is our anthem to the world saying, "Listen, we know there's a lot of darkness in this life, but in the end, light is gonna win.... And we wanna be the light to people and just show them who the light of the world is."

Kupecky and Powell have since left the group. But current members include founder Chad Graham (vocals), Caleb Grimm (vocals), Spencer Kane (vocals), and Joey Stamper (vocals, piano, guitar, drums).

If you've never listened to their music before, take a few minutes to check them out.