To Love a Fool
To Love A Fool , is the highly anticipated full-length sophomore set from GRAMMY-nominated Bethel Music singer/songwriter Cory Asbury. Produced by Paul Mabury (Lauren Daigle, NEEDTOBREATHE), To Love A Fool showcases Asbury at his most vulnerable, delivering 10 selections that...
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To Love A Fool, is the highly anticipated full-length sophomore set from GRAMMY-nominated Bethel Music singer/songwriter Cory Asbury. Produced by Paul Mabury (Lauren Daigle, NEEDTOBREATHE), To Love A Fool showcases Asbury at his most vulnerable, delivering 10 selections that both contemplate and extol the unparalleled love of God.
From the intimate reflections of "Dear God," "Unraveling" and "I'm Sorry"; to the mountaintop moment of #1 Christian Airplay hit, "The Father's House;" to the sweet surrender of "Nothing More Than You," the overarching themes of To Love A Fool were birthed during the "Reckless Love" singer/songwriter's 2019 year-long sabbatical.
"I think I wrote eight songs in two weeks," Asbury recalls. "I couldn't shut it off. I couldn't sleep at night, and when I did, I would just be having dreams; and the dreams would be songs and song ideas. It felt like the most prolific writing season of my whole life. It felt like the heavens opened and all of a sudden, God was speaking. It was awesome."
"The title of the album comes from the lyric in 'Nothing More Than You' which says, 'The highest King of Heaven CHOSE to love a fool,'" he explains. "It's a beautiful paradox. Through the first album and now this one, I realized that I just can't seem to get over the love of God. I'm stuck on it."
"He's not a small-minded bookkeeper peering over the balcony of heaven waiting for us to mess up," Asbury continues. "No, His love keeps no record of wrongs. For God so loved the world, He came close. He casts our sin as far as the east is from the west. Because He loves us, we learn to love ourselves. That's an astounding thought. We've got to learn to love ourselves, fools though we are."
Cory Asbury is a worship leader, songwriter and pastor who joined the Bethel Music Collective in May of 2015. Cory was raised in the mountains of North Carolina where he developed a deep love for music and songwriting. He began leading worship at his local church at age fourteen, and from there launched into full-time worship ministry at the International House of Prayer in Kansas City in 2005. In addition to countless worship sets spent in the prayer room, Cory's 8-year journey at IHOP-KC took him throughout the US and abroad.
Cory is featured on Bethel Music's Have it All album with his song "Son of God", as well numerous IHOP-KC compilation albums. He is currently working on his 3rd record with Bethel Music set to release in January of 2018. His two solo album releases, Holy and Let Me See Your Eyes, include well-known songs "Where I Belong", "So Good to Me", "Always Faithful" and "Jesus, Let Me See Your Eyes". Cory continues to lead worship regionally and internationally at various worship conferences and events.
Cory carries a passion to lead people into encounters with the love of the Father. His voice and songs create an atmosphere of worship charged with both the power and peace of God. His prophetic worship style is marked by rich spontaneous moments and tenderness in God's presence. Cory remains dedicated to a lifestyle of prayer and fasting. In December of 2016, Cory and his family transitioned to Kalamazoo, Michigan to join Radiant Church where Cory now serves as Worship Pastor. Cory is married to his wife, Anna, who also shares a gift for music and prophetic worship. They have two beautiful children, Gabriel and Lily.
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