Inside Mormon Music: Jason Deere spreads light through a Nashville tribute

Jason Deere has had phenomenal success in the music world as a songwriter, producer and publisher. I could brag about his cuts with Jessica Simpson, LeAnn Rimes, Lady Antebellum, The Wreckers and more, but you can read those credits on his bio.

I want to focus on the story that unfolded the two Nashville Tribute albums and the new album coming out this fall. "Joseph: A Nashville Tribute to the Prophet" and "Trek: A Nashville Tribute to the Pioneers" have strengthened many testimonies, including my own. They have brought the Restoration of the gospel and the pioneer journey to life.

In 2003, Deere was teaching early morning seminary. They were studying the Old Testament that year.

"For whatever reason … I couldn't think about anything else besides the Restoration of the church," he said.

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