Kyle Sherman releases his lead single “Jesus Take the Wheel” today, September 16, from his upcoming sophomore album slated for release in spring 2015, through Provident Distribution. The picture above makes it look like he has no arms, although he probably does.
After an exclusive debut on Sirius XM’s “The Message,” the song is available wide for download today on iTunes.
The multi-Platinum selling ballad, originally performed by Grammy® Award-winning country artist Carrie Underwood, tells of a woman seeking help from Jesus in an emergency, ultimately letting Jesus take control of her life. Sherman’s country-pop cover of the song features Grammy® Award-winning producer Chuck Butler (Mandisa, Mercy Me, Amy Grant and Steven Curtis Chapman) for a guitar driven, mid-tempo rendition.
“I’m so excited about this new single and country-pop rendition of ‘Jesus, Take the Wheel!’ The message of the song is relatable to everyone,” says Sherman. “It’s the theme of letting go and letting Jesus direct our lives regardless of our circumstances. He is our hope.”
Over the past year, Sherman has toured with Francesca Battistelli, The Afters, Third Day, Jamie Grace, Phil Wickham, and more. Having released his debut album Hear Me in 2012, Sherman worked alongside highly-acclaimed producer and country singer-songwriter Mark Collie (Martina McBride, Tim McGraw, Willie Nelson). Together, they provided a project that stylistically fit within the environment of a downtown bar room as much as it did in a suburban megachurch. Hear Me launched Sherman into stardom with his first radio single, “Come to Me,” as well as the Easter ballad “The Greatest Tear” and the understated, yet beautifully anthemic chorus “Hallelujah.”
Prior to his accomplishments as an artist, Sherman spent a decade as a worship leader. He began leading worship at his local church as a teenager, progressed to Dallas Baptist University, where he graduated as the campus worship pastor, and finally took a full-time role as a worship leader at Lifechurch.TV. It was here that Lifechurch.TV attendees and RayLynn and Texas Rangers owners, Bob and Janice Simpson, approached Kyle with the possibility of making him the label’s flagship artist.
Since many people already know the song “Jesus Take The Wheel,” there’s a good chance that the song, sung by a male, will rise up the charts yet again.