Exclusive free MultiTrack, Split Track and chord chart

Free Download from the new Shawn Thomas Album – before it’s released!

Worship leader and CCM artist Shawn Thomas will be releasing his new album “Born Again Again” on May 23rd, but you can listen to and even download one of the songs for free right here on Worship Backing Band before anyone else!

The free download is for an upbeat contemporary style song called “You Are My God (Strong Tower).” The lyrics are based on scriptures from Psalm 18:2-3, Proverbs 18:10 and Romans 11:36. (“The name of the Lord is a Strong Tower…”)

PLUS – if you like the song, you can also download all of the stem/multi-track backing tracks and load them into your Worship Backing Band player for you and your worship team to share with your congregation. Shawn has also included the chord chart for you so you can play the song in your church. We’ve even got a free Split Track for you (not normally included in our free track of the month).

Shawn will be debuting the songs from his new album “Born Again Again”
in a live-streaming online concert the day before the album comes out. You can watch the entire event on Sunday, May 22nd at 6:30pm (eastern
time) for as little as a dollar donation.

Just visit https://stageit.com/ShawnThomas/104884 to get your tickets before they run out! (Tickets are limited!)

We hope you enjoy this new praise song, and thank you to Shawn for making this available to us here at Worship Backing Band.

Top 20 Backing Tracks 2021-22

We’ve run the numbers for the last 12 months and here are Worship Backing Band’s Top 25 best selling MultiTracks and Split Tracks.

Best Selling MultiTracks

  1. Graves Into Gardens
  2. Raise a Hallelujah
  3. Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)
  4. Blessed Be Your Name
  5. How Great is Our God
  6. What a Beautiful Name
  7. Good Good Father
  8. 10,000 Reasons
  9. House of the Lord
  10. Battle Belongs
  11. Build My Life
  12. Holy Spirit
  13. See A Victory
  14. This is Amazing Grace
  15. Living Hope
  16. Mighty To Save
  17. Come Now is the Time to Worship
  18. In Christ Alone
  19. Who You Say I Am
  20. Great Are You Lord
  21. Here I am to Worship (Light of the World)
  22. O Come to the Altar
  23. Open The Eyes of My Heart
  24. Reckless Love
  25. The Father’s House

It is interesting how the best selling MultiTracks and Split Tracks differ. This is likely due to larger churches buying MultiTracks (because they have existing musicians, larger worship teams and want more versatility in their worship services). Split tracks tend to be purchased by smaller churches that tend to prefer older, more established songs and have often not yet discovered the newer releases. So for instance, our number one selling MultiTrack, Graves Into Gardens, does not even feature in our Split Track top 25.

So if you are in a small church and haven’t yet discovered some of these newer songs such as Graves into Gardens, House of the Lord and The Father’s House do have a listen and consider introducing them to your services.

Best Selling Split Tracks

  1. Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)
  2. Way Maker
  3. Blessed Be Your Name
  4. Here I am to Worship (Light of the World)
  5. How Great is Our God
  6. Open The Eyes Of My Heart
  7. Raise a Hallelujah
  8. O Come All Ye Faithful
  9. 10,000 Reasons
  10. Build My Life
  11. Above All
  12. Cornerstone (Hillsong)
  13. Days of Elijah
  14. Forever (Give Thanks
  15. Glorious Day (Living He Loved Me)
  16. Great Is Thy Faithfulness
  17. Jesus Messiah
  18. Who You Say I Am
  19. Heart of Worship
  20. How Deep The Father’s Love For Us
  21. In Christ Alone
  22. Living Hope
  23. The Blessing
  24. The Lion and the Lamb
  25. What a Beautiful Name

10 new backing tracks

10 brand new backing tracks in MultiTrack and Split Track format. We have selected song keys and arrangements to suit congregational worship. The song choice represents a nice mix of genres with old and new hymns, newer songs, some gospel tracks and a couple of older favourites.

Click the video below to listen to the tracks and click the song links to download.

Behold Our God – Sovereign Grace Music

Originally recorded by Sovereign Grace Music, this arrangement has been transposed to a congregational friendly key and can feature a female lead. The lyrics focus on God’s majesty and authority.

I Call You Faithful – Donnie McClurkin

From American Gospel singer and minister, Donnie McClurkin, comes this popular praise song with easy to follow lyrics and up-beat rhythms and grooves. A great song to introduce a different style of music into your worship service.

Once Again – Matt Redman

A classic praise and worship song written and recorded by one the Contemporary Christian Music pioneers, Matt Redman. A great message of God’s mercy and faithfulness in our times of need.

He Will Hold Me Fast – Keith and Kristyn Getty

A beautiful and emotional arrangement based on Keith and Kristyn Getty’s rendition. The lyrics are a powerful message and assurance of Christ’s faithfulness to us.

I Speak Jesus – Here Be Lions / Charity Gayle

A powerful new worship song originally written and recorded by the group, “Here Be Lions,” and more recently performed by Charity Gayle. This arrangement follows the original recording, but is transposed into a more congregational friendly key for both male an female voices.

Resurrection Hymn – Stuart Townend & Keith Getty

An upbeat modern hymn based on Stuart Townend’s live recording. Perfect for Easter or with any message about resurrection or defeating death. Super congregational friendly!

Because of Who You Are – Martha Munizzi / Vicki Yohe

This powerful gospel ballad has been recorded by many artists, but probably most recognised by Vicki Yohe’s version. This arrangement is based on her recording, but placed in a slightly lower/more congregationally friendly key.

Yes I Will – Vertical Worship

One of the most well-known praise and worship songs from the group “Vertical Worship.” The lyrics are filled with the theme of standing firm in our faith and speaking the name of Jesus with confidence.

To God Be the Glory – traditional hymn

This arrangement of the popular traditional hymn, “To God Be the Glory,” is based on the triple-meter swing feel of the recording by Stuart Townend. An easy to sing congregational favourite!

Every Praise – Bishop Hezekiah Walker / Love Fellowship Tabernacle

Get ready to clap your hands and stomp your feet! This up-beat Gospel praise song comes from the Love Fellowship Tabernacle in New York led by Bishop Hezekiah Walker.


Free MultiTrack: Anchor of My Soul

The free track for March, Anchor of My Soul, is by Calvary Chapel worship leader Kevin McCarthy. Kevin says “I love music. I love attitude. I love a good hook. But mostly I’ve come to find the meaning of ALL of it, through a love for God and His Son Jesus Christ.”

Anchor of My Soul is the title track from his album of songs designed to point others to the heart of God through songs that bless and encourage those who sing and hear them.

It was inspired by three passages: Isaiah 43 where God promises to be with us despite walking through rivers or fire, Daniel’s protection from the Fiery Furnace and Hebrews 6 which describes our hope as an anchor of the soul that is sure and steadfast.

Do enjoy sharing this song with your congregation.

The MultiTrack is designed for use in Worship Backing Band’s Mac/PC or iPad Transition MultiTrack Player. This song is not configured for other WAVs.

It is available totally free-of-charge this month only and comes with a free chord chart. Please remember to note the CCLI number 7101400 for reporting song use in church.


Musicademy’s Big US Sell-Off: Up to 70% off selected DVDs

Our sister company Musicademy is consolidating it’s US warehouse stock so are having a huge sell-off of selected worship training DVDs giving discounts of up to 70% off.

Included in the sale are 60% off four of our Worship Backing Band DVDs – just $19.99 down from $49.99:

Worship Backing Band for Churches – Volume 1
Worship Backing Band for Churches – Volume 7
Worship Backing Band for Churches – Volume 8
Worship Backing Band Practice Tracks for Musicians – now 70% off

The links above are to the Musicademy website but you can get the same discounts here at Worship Backing Band if all you want are those DVDs.

Unfortunately these sale prices are only available to our customers serviced by our United States warehouse so you will need an account with a US shipping address to qualify for the discounts.

The Musicademy DVD courses on sale (those listed below are all 60-70% off) are:

New Beginning Worship Guitar
Guitar Song Learners 1,2 and 3
Intermediate Electric Guitar

Advanced Keyboards in Worship
The Worship Keyboard Collection

Intermediate Worship Bass
The Worship Bass Collection
Bass Song Learners 1 2 and 3

The Musicademy Worship Vocals Course

Beginners Worship Drums
Intermediate Worship Drums

Worship Team
Improvisation Skills for Orchestral Instruments
Playing By Ear
Practical Worship Band Skills

You’ll also find bonus discounts offered on other products once you have a product in your shopping cart.

You’ll find all the sale titles here www.musicademy.com/store/sale.html

Free MultiTrack: Befriended by Matt Redman

The free track for February is our band focused version of this  underused song by Matt Redman – Befriended.

The MultiTrack is available totally free-of-charge this month only.

The song comes with the original WAV files for use in a DAW such as Ableton, and Transition Tracks for Worship Backing Band’s Mac/PC or iPad Transition MultiTrack Player. MultiTracks are the simplest and least expensive solution to get a full band sound from your worship team, even if you’ve only got a couple of musicians.

Free Christmas MultiTrack: Rejoice in the Promised One

The free track for December is a NEW hopeful gathered worship song for this Advent and Christmas season. Rejoice in the Promised One is by Three Streams Music and we are making it available well in advance of Christmas so that you can add it to your planning in good time.

God’s Kingdom has come and is coming; this song gives the congregant language to sing that mystery this season. The melody and chords are simple for any team and the multitrack contains lots of fun counter melodies as well as a compelling percussion accompaniment. Add Rejoice In The Promised One to your worship set this season!

Three Streams Music is a collection of congregational songs and songwriters that serve the local church, based in Atlanta GA. Learn more at threestreamsworship.com

The song comes with the original WAV files for use in a DAW such as Ableton, and Transition Tracks for Worship Backing Band’s Mac/PC or iPad Transition MultiTrack Player. MultiTracks are the simplest and least expensive solution to get a full band sound from your worship team, even if you’ve only got a couple of musicians.

There is also a free chord chart with the song.

Free MultiTrack: Grace and Mercy by Loulita Gill

The free track for November is Grace and Mercy by UK based singer-songwriter Loulita Gill. This beautiful track reminds us that even in brokenness we can worship and this is an offering that the Lord loves.  It is a cry for healing and restoration.

The MultiTrack is available totally free-of-charge this month only.

The song comes with the original WAV files for use in a DAW such as Ableton, and Transition Tracks for Worship Backing Band’s Mac/PC or iPad Transition MultiTrack Player. MultiTracks are the simplest and least expensive solution to get a full band sound from your worship team, even if you’ve only got a couple of musicians.

There is also a free chord chart with the song.

Christmas songs and carols in MultiTrack and Split Track format

We know it’s early but Christmas is one of the most intense periods of the year for worship musicians. And for many this is the first Christmas in two years where we have enjoyed face-to-face services.

We’ve got an extensive collection of carols and Christmas songs available in both MultiTrack and Split Track format.

Angels from the Realms of Glory
Away In A Manger
Christmas Offering
Go Tell It on the Mountain
God’s Baby
Good Christian Men Rejoice
Hark the Herald Angels Sing
In the Bleak Midwinter
It Came Upon the Midnight Clear
Joy to the World
Joy to the World/Joyful Joyful Gospel Mash Up
Joyful Joyful
Little Drummer Boy
Love the Lord
Mary, Did you Know?
My Grown-Up Christmas List
O Come All Ye Faithful
O Come O Come Emmanuel
O Holy Night
O Little Town of Bethlehem
Peace Has Come
See Amid the Winter’s Snow
Silent Night
Tell the World
The First Noel
What Child is This?
You’re Beautiful

Why you need our Christmas carol chord charts

Carols are notoriously tricky for guitarists to play. So we’ve simplified our chord charts to make them playable! Of course they follow the arrangement of our MultiTracks but even if you are not using tracks you’ll still find the chord charts invaluable.

Wonderful new contemporary hymn: Confession Hymn (All Who Are Far)

When you are on the look out for an amazing, singable new worship song that you know your congregation will love AND be able to sing confidently within a couple of verses? Well we’ve found that new song for you.

Confession Hymn is written by Matt Weeks and Matt Tinsley. It features Matt Weeks with Nicki Rogers on vocals. It is a beautiful liturgical confession hymn with an uplifting, forward looking and positive lyrical outlook.

Watch the video below and you’ll find yourself humming the melody for the rest of the day (a sign of a great song). Worship Backing Band have Confession Hymn available as a downloadable MultiTrack and Split Track. It also comes with a free chord chart.

As well as being a producer, song writer and bass player for many of the best known worship leaders around the world, Matt Weeks is also the presenter of Musicademy’s Worship Bass courses. He is the session bass player of choice for many international worship leaders including Chris Tomlin, Stuart Townend, Matt Redman, Tim Hughes, Brenton Brown, Graham Kendrick and many others.

Nicki Rogers is one of Musicademy’s long standing vocals teachers and features on our Worship Vocals course and Band Skills course as well as teaching at Musicademy’s live training days.