Paul Wright has multiple CDs, top 5 singles, and a large fan following, but I think it's safe to say that what he's most proud of is his walk with God. If you're looking for spiritual, and uplifting praise music then you'll definitely want to check out Paul's catalog of music. He's currently touring around the United States right now so you have plenty of opportunities to hear and see him for yourself. Make sure to check out his MySpace page at MySpace.com/PaulWright for his complete upcoming tour schedule.
Q: At age 12 you dedicated your life to Christ at a Billy Graham Crusade. What's the biggest challenge when it comes to serving God with your music?
PW: Keeping God first and not letting music consume me. Being open to God's will and not so focused on music or a career in music.
Q: On your song "You're Beautiful" you sing:
"You're created for the creator to live inside
There's a hole in your soul and I know that you try
To fill it with every little thing but the very one who can heal it
And bring hope to a world that wants to know why they're alive"
What do you find is the key to writing lyrics that pack emotional depth while being infused with a captivating hook?
PW: Impressions. Being moved leads to a movement. Listening to great music. Being in tune with God.
Q: You grew up in Eugene, Oregon which was the first city to have one-way streets. Do you have any other "insider facts" about your hometown?
PW: Nike started here with a waffle iron and a superstar runner by the name of Steve Pre-Fontane. Burrito Boy is here.
Q: Leopold Stokowski once said "A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence." Do you prefer a quiet environment to create your music, or do you favor a more lively setting?
PW: I prefer quiet settings, definitely.
Q: What are three words you would use to describe yourself?
PW: Creative, genius, most humble guy ever. Oh, and sarcastic.
Q: Which music artists have helped shape your sound?
PW: Spearhead, Bob Marley, G. Love, and Jack Johnson.
Q: iTunes lists "From Sunset to Sunrise," as your most popular download. Being as objective as possible, is this your finest song to date or just the most well-liked?
PW: It's my most well known for sure. All the songs that are top downloads on iTunes happen to be the singles Gotee Records released. So I think it's a combination of people hearing it on the radio, or on my MySpace, and wanting to download it. I don't think it's the finest song to date that I've written, but it's a rad response to Jesus and trying to put Him first in my life.
Q: What are some simple tips for keeping life more Christ-centered?
PW: Read the Bible. Hang with people that love Jesus and encourage your faith. Worship.
Q: Where can you we catch more of you in 2007?
PW: On MySpace.com/PaulWright
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