Trio simultaneously climbs to No. 2 on Christian radio charts with active single ‘First Things First’
Red Street Records’ recording artists Consumed By Fire drops their latest single, “Man That Made Me,” available everywhere today (listen here), alongside an accompanying acoustic video. Watch the video here or below.
The rising CCM trio, comprised of brothers Josh, Jordan and Caleb Ward, wrote “Man That Made Me” as a tribute to their father, a traveling missionary who planted churches and ministered to more than 33 nations. With powerful instrumentation and a lyrical message that’s guaranteed to pull the heartstrings of listeners, “Man That Made Me” holds an even greater impact as it releases on the one-year anniversary of their father’s passing
Jordan Ward shared, “Growing up, we would often hear a reoccurring sentiment from other men in the churches dad pastored, saying, ‘Pastor, I was reflecting the other day about the type of husband and father I want to be, and then I thought of you. … I told the Lord that if I was just half the husband, father and man that you are to your family, and the call of God on your life, then I would feel accomplished and fulfilled in these areas.’ As kids, it was incredible to hear men from around the world sharing the same feelings towards our dad. Now that we’re older and the torch has passed on to us, we find ourselves reflecting and feeling the same way.”
Written by Jordan and Caleb Ward along with Brian Bunn and produced by Scotty Wilbanks, “Man That Made Me” tells a story of a father’s legacy and the pride of his sons to be able to walk in his footsteps. The band shared the story behind the song (here) that sings, “When I look in the mirror, I’m starting to see / A little more of him and a little less of me / I hear the words that he taught me / About hope, my faith and belief / Now I’m just doing my best to take on / Half the faith that he stood on / That legacy you wanna leave / Now, I just wanna be / Lord, I just wanna be / Half of the man that made me.”
“Man That Made Me” follows Consumed By Fire’s recent “First Things First” EP release and current radio single, “First Things First,” which has climbed all the way to No. 2 on the Christian radio charts. It marks the first Top 5 single for both the band and Red Street Records. The trio has also been recently nominated for Group or Duo of the Year and Breakout Single of the Year for “First Things First” at the 2023 K-Love Fan Awards (vote here). Consumed By Fire will embark on their very first headlining tour this fall.
More About Consumed By Fire
No strangers to the road life, up-and-coming contemporary Christian music band Consumed By Fire is living out the name of their band in a brand-new way. Comprised of Caleb Ward (lead vocals), Jordan Ward (harmonies/percussion) and Caleb Ward (guitar/harmonies), the three brothers from Oklahoma are living out God’s calling for their lives – to share God’s grace far and wide through music.
“If it wasn’t this form of ministry – if it wasn’t music – it would just be something else," Caleb Ward shared. "Ministry is what we were born to do.”
The band’s sound, heavily influenced by the music the brothers grew up on, is partly thanks to their father’s eclectic taste. Filled with honest truths and the band’s honed musicality, “First Things First,” the band’s current radio single, is evidence of Consumed By Fire’s family bond and the unconditional love of both their earthly and heavenly fathers.
With their new music as well as upcoming tour dates on the horizon, the band is ready for a new, exciting year of music. To learn more, visit ConsumedByFire.com.