• Thomas Bonifield

Erwin Brothers Team up with Amy Grant & Michael W. Smith for Christian Music Documentary

With stars spanning several generations, the production features a veritable who's-who list of genre greats.

Digital poster art for "The Jesus Music" movie. Image: Lionsgate.

Steven Curtis Chapman, Lauren Daigle, MERCYME, Toby Mac, Newsboys, Hillsong United, For King & Country, Chris Tomlin, CeCe Winans, and more! Wow, what star power Andrew Erwin and Jon Erwin have gathered together for this one. Of course, it doesn't hurt to have leading lights like Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith on board as executive producers.


Michael W. Smith and Amy Grant after a recent event in Nashville. Image: Michael W. Smith/Instagram.

Those two contemporary Christian music stars also give interviews in the documentary, along with the other aforementioned musicians, as the Erwins endeavor to let audiences "experience the soundtrack of a movement," to borrow a phrase from the marketing department of this Lionsgate production. The trailer shows clips of said interviews interspersed with footage of sold out concerts both from today and decades gone by.


The Alabama-born Erwins, who have now done back-to-back feature films based on top acts from the faith-based music world - I Can Only Imagine about Bart Millard of MERCYME, and I Still Believe about Jeremy Camp - must sense they've got something good going when it comes to Christian tunes. And this documentary aims to explore "the music that's inspired millions," not to mention generated billions in revenue.


In addition to Lionsgate and the brothers' Kingdom Story Company, Christian radio network K-LOVE is onboard for production of this film, which will release theatrically in the fall. In the meantime, the teaser trailer below will give you a feel for what to expect.