Hope Darst has signed with Fair Trade Services and is releasing her debut song, “Peace Be Still,” available everywhere today. The song was co-written with Mia Fieldes and Andrew Holt.
“I’m blown away thinking about this right now,” said Darst. “I’m turning 40 this year, and to think that at 40 I’m signing my first recording contract makes me cry knowing the story God has written for me—and the beautiful stories He writes for all of us that we can’t even imagine. I dreamed of being an artist for 25 years, and then laid that dream aside to pursue what God had called me to do—raise a family and serve local church. I never imagined that 15 years later, God would lead me back to my first dream of writing and releasing music as an artist. What I’ve learned is that when we stay surrendered and keep saying ‘Yes’ to the season God puts in front of you, He writes an amazing story over our lives. So whatever you have in your life that might look finished or over, you have no idea what God could bring to life again.”
In 2013, Darst found herself in a moment of crisis and realized she needed ministry more than she needed to minister. Darst transitioned to being a full-time mom and committed herself to a season of healing. During that time of seeking wholeness, a friend invited their family to a grassroots Bible study that eventually grew into The Belonging Co. in Nashville. She eventually started leading worship again and soon found herself co-writing with her worship team. While on a worship team retreat, Darst, along with seasoned songwriters, Fieldes and Holt, penned “Peace Be Still.” Over the next two years, Darst saw the song become an anthem of hope for their congregation and soar to new heights as churches around the globe embraced its truth as their own.
Darst will be releasing a full-length debut on Fair Trade Records in the Summer of 2020.
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