By Rachel Ryan
On September 26, 2006, preschool mom and vocal phenomenon Adie launched her first solo album, “Don’t Wait” with help from her Christian-artist husband Jeremy Camp. Adie’s not new to the world of Christian music, considering her time spent as the front woman for The Benjamin Gate, but production of “Don’t Wait” has stretched and challenged her in new ways.
Working together to produce this album required a lot of cooperation between the young couple, with one-year-old daughter Isabella to be taken care of, and Adie feeling the pressure of her second pregnancy. But with the help of some additional friends and the convenience of having a recording studio at their home, Adie and Jeremy were able to produce a great album and have a lot of fun doing it.
“Jeremy was such a huge encouragement, building me up,” explains Adie. “And having someone to throw around song ideas with was really fun.” As they worked on songs together they began to better understand the qualities and strengths the other brought to the music.
“[Jeremy] would come up with a song idea and say, ‘okay honey, sing something over here! What do you think of that?’ and then I’d do something and say, ‘Hey, I’ve got a song idea I need you to help me with.’ It was fun.”
Like any married couple, there were times when they disagreed and got frustrated. Both have strong musical opinions and, according to Adie, possess strong wills. Sometimes, she explained, her “it’s my music” attitude came up, creating small disturbances. But those moments were few and only helped solidify their relationship as they worked through them together. In the end they were able to come together to create an album that they both hope will truly glorify God.
“From a musical point of view, I really wanted to create something that’s encouraging and uplifting, and more than anything just had depth in its lyrics,” shares Adie. But she also wanted to create an album that encouraged listeners in their relationship with God. Using her passion for worship music, Adie attempted to incorporate both a praise element and her unique creativity into each song: creating music that is, according to Adie, “worshipful and fun at the same time.” With a heart full of praise to God, Adie desires that this album will be a testimony to all that he has done in her life, and will encourage others in their relationship with him as they listen.
Adie is married to husband Jeremy Camp and together they have daughters Isabella, 2-years-old and Arianne, 8-months-old.