Rock & Worship Roadshow: Gospel-related, gospel-focused show is about faith, not money

Published: Thursday, Feb. 14 2013 5:00 a.m. MST

“The Hurt and the Healer” was written “in about 20 minutes, walking around an arena” after a beloved cousin who was a firefighter was killed in the line of duty. “I kept texting the lyrics to the guys and they were texting back, ‘Oh man! This is incredible. This is totally a God thing.’”

“Bring the Rain” came to him at a time when there were a lot of difficult things happening in his life, including his young son’s diagnosis with diabetes.

“A lot of people who know me really well were saying, ‘How do you keep your chin up through all of this?’” Millard said. “But it was during this time that I felt the Lord with me and with my family the most. And so the song is my way of saying, ‘Lord, if this is how it works, if this is what it takes to bring me close to you, bring it. I’ll take it.’”

Today songwriting is Millard’s way of “working stuff out,” and singing those songs is his way of proclaiming his ever-expanding faith.

“My music and my faith are all tied up together,” he said. “The more my faith grows, the more I want to make music.”

And make as much of it as possible.

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