Their major label debut on Essential Records, I
Want To Be Like You, shipped over 135,000 units in under five
months, making them the best-selling debut Christian artist of
The project's first single, the soaring, acoustic
rock track One Of These Days, quickly became a No. 1 multi-format
hit. The intense, melody infused follow-up single, I Want To Be
Like You followed suit and reached #1 in a matter of weeks. In
the midst of all that, FFH wrote and recorded a song used in a
Coca-Cola national radio advertising campaign that aired on over
4000 radio stations, and were selected to perform live as the
special musical guest at the annual press conference announcing
the 1999 Gospel Music Association Dove Award nominees.
Heavy press attention, including a Release Magazine
August/September '99 cover feature, introduced them to a whole
new audience, while the increasing demand for their live performances
quickly pushed their roadshow into overdrive, sending them zigzagging
around the country to play 250 dates this year. At a recent mall
appearance in Dallas, FFH pulled in over 3000 fans, outdrawing
even the group N'Sync.
Ready to Fly, co-produced by Jeromy Deibler along
with friends Scott Williamson and David Hamilton, also reflects
a new freedom for FFH musically. While maintaining the signature
vocals and acoustic-driven pop style, Ready to Fly also ventures
into new territory with piano-based melodies, intricate harmonies
and many more surprises.
Jeromy Deibler, the main song writer for FFH, comments
on this newest project, sure to be a blessing to their fans, the
listening public and seekers.
About Lyrical Content: "This record became
a more personally focused record than our other projects. It is
about freedom and it's about honesty," says Jeromy. "The songs
ended up telling a story about where we are with the Lord and
where we are with each other right now."
About Song Compositions: ""I think listeners
will notice stylistic diversity on this CD. Piano is what I've
written our songs on thus far, so, incorporating for the first
time my piano playing into the recording process is more of a
natural progression than most people may initially realize."
The other Significant Developments for the
Jeromy and Jennifer Deibler became parents and
were blessed with little Hutch Deibler.
Brian and Allyson Smith also welcomed the arrival
of Madison Smith.
Brian Smith and his wife Allyson are celebrating
the birth of the newest addition to their family, a new daughter,
Elaine Grace-"Ellie" for short. 18 month old Madison welcomes
her new baby sister too!
New Fall Album Release: 09/28/04
"The group's latest release, produced by Mark
Miller (Sawyer Brown, Casting Crowns) and Scott Williamson (Point
of Grace, FFH), communicates the heart of FFH in the powerful
title track. Still the Cross also delivers signature vocals, upbeat
pop melodies, and inspiring lyrics that point to the hope and
joy found in Christ."
FFH began more than 12 years ago with a mission
to "reach as many people for Jesus Christ as they can, as quickly
as possible," with their newest release STILL THE CROSS in stores
September 28th, that mission is still the band's ultimate priority.
It's still all about the cross. Find out more about the album
and hear it at essentialrecords.com/stillthecross.
I think FFH is AWESOME!!! They played in my school
before they became a real big group at Youth Explosion in Fredericktown,
MO!! I think FFH is one of the coolest christian groups ever!!!!
I also saw them live in Farmington at a concert!
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Hi~ I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the
concert that FFH put on! It was WONDERFUL!! And when Jeromy got
to the part about how his friend who died in a car accident and
he said that God did it for a reason to wake him up and to realize
what was going on, it made me realize the same. One of my friends
just died a week ago and I was having a VERY hard time dealing
with it. I knew that he had a reason and plan for her to leave
earth and be with him, but I was just having a really hard time
with it all! But now I realize why he did what he did, and I have
also realized that I will see her again some day!! And I love
them for sharing the story they did, because they changed my
life in so many ways they would never know!! God Bless Them!!
Sincerely, Desiree Smith~ Moore, Oklahoma!
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I'm a true fan of FFH, I went to see them in concert
with my youth group at church and they are awsome. They changed
my life completely. And I just got saved! My favorite song is "One
of These Days", we sing that at my church a lot, I'm even doing
a solo for my choir on that song. I just recently got there new
cd for Easter and its great! I love "Daniel". I would
love to learn and see more about FFH.They make me see God more
in my life. They are the reason that I got saved.
Thanks a lot.
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FFH is a great band I love them and I think their
music is very uplifting. Don't stop what your doing.
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I love FFH. I went to go see them live in August
and I just thought they were awesome. That was the first time
I have seen FFH and I knew right then that I had to get the cd
that they were selling and I prayed to God that I got to get it
signed by them. Their such an inspirational group and their music
just says it all. Thanks FFH.
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I have seen FFH in concert many times and never
get tired of the message that they give. I've gotten to speak
with them personally and I can tell that they live what they preach.
They have a love for their adience and most of all for the Lord
that is so obvious to see. I would highly recomend their cds and
their concerts to anyone.
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I think FFH is the best christian group ranking
with the best of the best like CARMAN. I would love to hear more
Thanks, Tony Hicks
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FFH is a really cool group. They have a passion
for Christ and their music can tell you that. There music is so
awesome because it can relate to anyone. I bought the cd for a
friend of mine who isn't a christian and he really enjoyed it and
now he is full of questions concerning our Christ. FFH is great.
God bless you all.
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Yeah , I got to say "FFH is Awesome" I
finally bought their CD "I found a Place ", It is a
big thing in my life right now , I have limited my life to only
Christian music, and when they came out I definitely know why.
Their music is upbeat, inspirational , and altogether the tunes
you need to tune into. I saw them play in concert at King's Island
during the Spirit Song festival.
God bless , Berto
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FFH is awsome!! I heard about it from a friend and
puchased the cd. It is great. The songs are all different, but
they all have a great message. I listen to it on my way to school
and the tunes stay in my head all day. These are the kind of tunes
that you don't mind having in your head all day. FFH is Awsome!!!!
Jessica Partin (April 23, 1999)
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I JUST FOUND OUT ABOUT FFH AND I THINK THEY ARE
SO AWESOME! MY MOM IS EVEN BUYING ME THEIR LATEST CD "FOUND
A PLACE" AS A CHRISTMAS GIFT! I HAVE ONLY LIMITED MY LIFE
TO CHRISTIAN MUSIC AND ONCE I HEARD ABOUT THEM AND HEARD CLIPS
OF THEIR SONGS ON A WEBSITE, I WAS IMMEDIATELY HOOKED AND JUST
HAD TO GET THEIR CD! GOD BLESS YOU ALL!
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FFH is an awesome group. I went to one of their
concerts and had such a great time praising God. I was scared
at first because my mom fell in love with them when she heard
the song "Big Fish". She asked me if I wanted to go
to the concert with her and I said sure. I thought it was going
to be weird but it turned out great. They sang a beautiful song
which gave me hope. After I went to their concert I had to get
their CD. Which I did and now I have both of them. FFH is a great
group and I can't wait to see them again and be able to sing along
right with them
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Oh my gosh!! I am sooo in love with FFH!! Well my
brother is this big chirstian guy and I went to church and younglife
and everything was involed in bible studies, but I didn't listen
to christian music!!! Well, my brother always brings home cool
cd's and he brought home FFH and I was like yes this is awesome!
I am soo in love with their music and Jennifer has a beautiful
voice!! I love FFH!!
~Whitney Springfield, Oregon
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My favorite music group is FFH they have inspired
me to get more involved in music especially the drums. I have a
couple of their CD'S. Their songs sound so good on my big stereo
system but, their music also told me that when ever I sin He'll
always accept you back, I heard that in one of their songs.