“Shout About It” – Words and music written by Sonya Brunner
The Song of My Life…
Sonya chooses to focus on the joy of her life in Jesus Christ in her concerts. Audiences across the country are finding her enthusiasm to be contagious, and love her humorous, straight-ahead approach to an evening of music. Whether it’s leading worship, singing for an event, writing a song, teaching kids to use their gifts for Jesus, or just simply sitting down at the keyboard to praise Him for His goodness, Sonya brings a raw, heart-felt emotion to every song she sings.
“As soon as Sonya stepped up on the platform and took the mic in her hand and started to speak, you had to know there was something more to her than just being a performer! And then when she sat down at the piano, it was crystal clear, it was just her and the Lord. She was not performing for an audience, she was worshiping her Lord, and it was obvious. Everything about her was SO not about her! It is something I have never experienced before. It was just absolutly amazingly awesome!”
“It’s been an interesting journey,” Sonya reflects of the past 32 years. “Ministry is great. Making a record was a dream come true. Leading a congregation in worship is beautiful. Seeing God move and make everything come together is awesome. There is a downside, though. Musicians…especially CHRISTIANS, have this ugly self-importance disease and can be very competitive. Everything is about being the best. The way the music business is set up, or even music ministries in the church today, you are only as good as the number of records you’ve sold or the number of people that tell the pastor ‘we really liked the worship this week.’ Nobody asks you if you’ve spent time with Jesus today.”
“I had been pumped up like this diva: big voice, big image. It was all about me, me, me! But this is the problem with images. An image is a likeness of a person and a likeness is a resemblance, an appearance or a copy. An image isn’t real. I on the other hand, am about as real as you can get. I am who I am-good and bad. Sadly many people are more comfortable with an image.”
One of Sonya’s greatest joys comes from ministering to people.
“Music gets me in the door. But it’s the message that ignites passion in my soul. I know that this is a calling for me,” she avows. “I absolutely can’t get enough of being able to go and meet new people with overwhelming needs, and help encourage them into the presence of the Lord. Jesus is the only one who can meet any of our needs. It’s an awesome privilege.”
If you would like to book Sonya Brunner for your next event, email your contact information today!
“An event with Sonya Brunner is so unlike anything that is out there today. She is real. She is powerful and her heart for people makes you think there really is HOPE in Jesus. You believe her! She means it because she lives it! Trust me on this. You NEED to have Sonya at your event!”