Housefires are an American worship band from Atlanta, Georgia. Forming in 2014, they have released five live albums.

Housefires
OriginAtlanta, Georgia
GenresWorship
Years active2014 (2014)–present
Websitehousefires.org
MembersTony Brown
Nate Moore
Kirby Kaple
Vicki Schmidt
Jonathan Jay
Zac Brooks
Harold Brown
Donald Hart

BackgroundEdit

Housefires originated at Grace Midtown Church in Atlanta, Georgia. The church had released two prior worship albums as Grace Midtown, with Pat Barrett and others leading. Housefires formed in 2014, with the addition of Kirby Kaple as a worship pastor at Grace, and signaled a shift in the church's musical style toward a more stripped-down style reminiscent of artists such as United Pursuit and All Sons & Daughters. Barrett and Kaple were joined by fellow Atlanta worship leader Tony Brown, and Grace Athens worship pastor Nate Moore. Additional members included violinist Vicki Schmidt, keyboardist Jonathan Jay, percussionist, Zac Brooks, and drummer Harold Brown.[1][2] In 2016, the band also participated in the Outcry Tour, and continued touring independently in 2017. They often host monthly worship nights at Grace Midtown's campus. On February 1, 2020, Donald Hart joined Housefires as their bassist.[citation needed]

Music historyEdit

The band has released four live albums. Their eponymous debut was released on March 19, 2014, with most songs reappearing in more polished form on Housefires II, released September 9, 2014. Housefires III followed on August 12, 2016, and their most recent album, We Say Yes, was released in mid-2017.[3] The group is best known for Barrett and Brown's "Good Good Father," which attained massive popularity after Chris Tomlin recorded the song and released it as a single.[4] Their album, Housefires III, charted on three Billboard magazine charts, The Billboard 200 at No. 106,[5] Christian Albums at No. 3,[6] and Independent Albums at No. 6.[7] It also charted on the Official Charts Company from the United Kingdom on their Official Christian & Gospel Albums Chart, at No. 2.[8]

MembersEdit

Current members

  • Tony Brown – vocals, guitar
  • Nate Moore – vocals, guitar
  • Kirby Kaple – vocals
  • Vicki Schmidt – violin
  • Jonathan Jay – keys
  • Zac Brooks – percussion
  • Harold Brown – drums
  • Donald Hart – bass

Past members

  • Pat Barrett – vocals, guitar
  • Josh Stewart – keys
  • Jonathan Kimsey – drums
  • Mark Cole – guitar
  • Blaine Keller – violin

DiscographyEdit

AlbumsEdit

List of live albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
[5]
US
Christ.

[6][9]
US
Heat.

[10][11]
US
Ind.

[7]
UK
C&G
Housefires
Housefires II
  • Released: September 9, 2014
  • Label: Housefires
  • Formats: CD, digital download
30 23 10[12]
Housefires III
  • Released: August 12, 2016
  • Label: Housefires
  • Formats: CD, digital download
106 3 6 2[8]
We Say Yes
  • Released: June 2, 2017
  • Label: Housefires
  • Formats: CD, digital download
6 23 4[13]
Pat Barrett
(Pat Barrett solo album)
  • Released: July 20, 2018
  • Label: Sparrow/Bower & Bow
  • Formats: CD, digital download
22 11 11[14]
Housefires V
  • Released: July 12, 2019
  • Label: Housefires
  • Formats: CD, digital download
37 9[15]
Canvas and Clay
(Pat Barrett solo album)
  • Released: August 23, 2019[16]
  • Label: Capitol CMG/Bower & Bow
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Act Justly Love Mercy Walk Humbly
(Pat Barrett solo album)
  • Released: February 26, 2021[17]
  • Label: Capitol CMG/Bower & Bow
  • Formats: CD, digital download

Extended playsEdit

List of extended plays, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
[5]
US
Christ.

[6]
US
Heat.

[10]
US
Ind.

[7]
UK
C&G
Housefires + Friends (Live)

SinglesEdit

Year Single Chart positions Album
US
Christ

[18]
US
Christ
Airplay

2015 "Good Good Father" 29 Housefires II
2016 "Build My Life" 42 Housefires III
2018 "The Way (New Horizon)"
(Pat Barrett solo single)
12 5 Pat Barrett
(Pat Barrett solo album)
"Build My Life"
(Pat Barrett solo single)
4 1
2019 "I'll Give Thanks"
(featuring Kirby Kaple)
50 Housefires V
"Better"
(Pat Barrett solo single)
28 26 Pat Barrett
(Pat Barrett solo album)
"Canvas and Clay"
(Pat Barrett solo single, featuring Ben Smith)
Canvas and Clay[16]
(Pat Barrett solo album)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Conner, Matt (August 15, 2016). "Housefires – 'iii' album review". CCM Magazine. Retrieved August 19, 2016.
  2. ^ Dittmer, Madeleine (August 2, 2016). "Housefires Shares Passion With Moving Music And Powerful Lyrics In "Housefires III"". The Christian Beat. Retrieved August 19, 2016.
  3. ^ Gosnell, Kaitlyn (August 9, 2016). "Encouragement You Didn't Know You Needed". New Release Today. Retrieved August 19, 2016.
  4. ^ Kraulis, Rebekah (August 10, 2016). "Review: HOUSEFIRES return with third live worship album "HOUSEFIRES III"". Jesus Wired. Retrieved August 19, 2016.
  5. ^ a b c Billboard. "Housefires - Chart history (Billboard 200)". Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved August 23, 2016.
  6. ^ a b c Billboard. "Housefires - Chart history (Christian Albums)". Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved August 23, 2016.
  7. ^ a b c Billboard. "Housefires - Chart history (Independent Albums)". Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved August 23, 2016.
  8. ^ a b Official Charts Company. "Christian and Gospel Albums". Official Charts Company. Retrieved August 24, 2016.
  9. ^ "Billboard Top Christian Albums - Week of August 4th, 2018". Billboard. Retrieved July 1, 2019.
  10. ^ a b Billboard. "Housefires - Chart history (Heatseekers Albums)". Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved July 1, 2019.
  11. ^ "Billboard Heatseekers Albums - Week of August 4th, 2018". Billboard. Retrieved July 10, 2019.
  12. ^ Official Charts Company. "Christian and Gospel Albums". Official Charts Company. Retrieved June 11, 2019.
  13. ^ Official Charts Company. "Christian and Gospel Albums". Official Charts Company. Retrieved June 11, 2019.
  14. ^ Official Charts Company. "Christian and Gospel Albums". Official Charts Company. Retrieved June 22, 2019.
  15. ^ Official Charts Company. "Christian and Gospel Albums". Official Charts Company. Retrieved July 23, 2019.
  16. ^ a b NewReleaseToday (August 10, 2019). "Pat Barrett Set to Release Live Album". NewReleaseToday. Retrieved August 11, 2019.
  17. ^ NewReleaseToday. "Act Justly Love Mercy Walk Humbly". NewReleaseToday. Retrieved February 26, 2021.
  18. ^ "Housefires Album & Song Chart History (Hot Christian Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved February 21, 2018.

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