Uphill Studios - A God Story

I love telling the story of Uphill Studios, because it’s not a Sean or Crystal story, it’s a God story.  

7 years ago this month, my wife Crystal and I, began a journey that has gone far beyond anything…

Heart Revival - Writing Better Lyrics

Place your hand on your heart.  Do you feel it beating?  Well, of course you do.  You’re alive, and that qualifies you to do everything you do with HEART.  Our heart is what believes, mourns, loves, fights, dreams, and desires…

Starting From The Bottom

I love to watch documentaries about the lives of world changers.  The Steve Jobs, the Bill Gates, the Albert Einstein, the Walt Disney, the Thomas Edison kinds of people.  Their stories are always inspiring.  If you watch enough of these…

I Can Play The Background by Crystal Hill

Let me start by saying how much I love being married to a musician. I love the creative energy. I love the quirky antics that go along with being artistic. I love that my children will grow up immersed in…

I Still Believe In Christian Music

Over the past several months I’ve read an increasing amount of blogs and articles that are detailing what bloggers would say is the decline and ultimate demise of Christian music.  In particular these articles take square aim at songs sung…

Confessions Of A 30 Year-Old

Today I'm 30! 

What a crazy journey it has been so far!  Many highs and many lows.  Many successes and many failures.  I now have two beautiful baby girls Rylynn and Paisley.  And of course my beautiful bride -…

What if we SLOW DOWN?

The greatest pieces of art we have globally come to know, love, and respect all share a common thread.  Think about the Great Pyramids of Giza.  The Sistine Chapel.  The Sagrada Familia.  The wonders of the ancient and modern…

What I Wish I Knew 5 Years Ago

The turn of this new year marks the start of year 5 for me as a full-time music person.  And dude, I have learned so much on this journey.  Starting out, I had so many misconceptions and disillusions about what…

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Songs For Such A Time As This

What story does a song tell if it is never heard?  How does a lyric speak to someone’s situation if the message is never spoken?  When does a melody have a chance to embed God’s truth on a heart if…