Tanya is a Singer-Songwriter, Speaker and Worship Leader whose artistry occupies the space somewhere between the sincerity of Sara Groves and the passion of Steffany Grettzinger. She recently recorded her third independent, full length album, titled Love Lines The Last Horizon. The story and message of the new album were marked by the unanticipated events that occurred in the early morning hours of June 30th, 2015, on the first day of recording. You can read the story in Tanya's own very personal words here.
Yet even in the midst of a challenging season, song stories of hope, redemption and even celebration were birthed. As Tanya states: "This recording captures both the light and the dark places in the process of learning how to take a seat at the celebration of life. There is a beautiful chorus of hope being sung over us because of the Gospel and we're invited to join in and sing redemption's song. Yet, we still have to make peace with the reality that learning how to live in light of the Gospel, learning the ways of grace and how to love and be loved, is a life long process.
Produced by Ben Shive (Colony House, Rend Collective, JJ Heller), Love Lines The Last Horizon is as colorful and true as collaborations come. From sweeping cinematic moments to lyrics that combine both truth and the vulnerable human experience, the scale of the album is as wide as the emotional delivery of each song.
With a leaning towards the pastoral, Tanya is an Artist offering the world a glimmer of hope through songs mined from the depths of her own history with God, people and the world. From start to finish, Love Lines The Last Horizon is defined by nothing short of this calling.
For more of Tanya's story, watch this video which further captures the heart and spirit behind this album.
What Others Are Saying
“We were blessed by the stories, the music and the heart of Tanya Godsey. My only disappointement was that we didn’t have her come sooner! Our church was very blessed by Tanya’s ministry and we hope it works out for her to come again.”
— Tim McCarty - Worship Pastor - Edgewood Baptist Church Edmonds, WA
“Tanya’s visit to our church was such a gift. Not only is she a talented songwriter and musician but she is also a wonderful storyteller and we enjoyed her stories and words of encouragement as much as her music. We have a large creative community at our church and I loved the way Tanya brought the audience into the artistic process behind the songs. Our musicians and artists were especially blessed by that behind the scenes view of her music. It was an amazing night and I continue to hear stories about how Tanya’s music is touching people in our church body. We would have her back in a heartbeat!”
— Jessi McNeal - Arts Community Leader - Mill Creek Foursquare Church Mill Creek, WA
“Tanya is a storyteller with a voice that moves your soul as well as your mind. Her music embodies an honest expression of life and faith, while her voice captivates your ear with a rich melody and sound.”
— Jim Mann - North Hills Community Church - Rancho Cucamonga, CA
“Tanya writes and sings with a wisdom beyond her years; she digs deeply and shares through her beautiful songs the treasures mined from places where we all live and struggle. She is that rare kind of artists who possesses both extraordinary talent and a genuine unassuming nature. I consider her a true friend and a kindred spirit and can’t wait for you to hear her music!”
— Staci Frenes - Critically Acclaimed Singer/Songwriter - San Francisco Bay Area
“Tanya is a shepherd that speaks to the soul. Passionately biblical and contemplative, it is impossible to sit and listen to her without being drawn to the truth and heart of who God is. She is the rare hybrid of artist and minister who can go far beyond simply entertaining and leave an audience with a lasting spiritual deposit.”
— Kevin Perry - Worship & Arts Pastor - Fellowship Bible Church Murfreesboro, TN
“Leading the people of God in the genuine and powerful worship of who He is, is one of the greatest gifts that God gives in the body of Christ. A person who has this gift has been given a beautiful thing! When God also gives this person the ability to write God-honoring songs that minister deeply to people on a spiritual and emotional level and see the big picture of the kingdom, you truly have a person whose maturity can influence many! Tanya Godsey is this person! As her Pastor I have seen up close all that I have described above and I am encouraged that others will be exposed to her ministry!”
— Jeff Patton - Teaching Pastor - Fellowship Bible Church Murfreesboro, TN & Family Life Marriage Conference Speaker
“Tanya Godsey is the real deal...the complete package. Lyrics that are both aching and uplifting, chords and rhythms from a huge color palette. And the voice! So warm and true, you just wonder where she’s been all these years.”
— Scott Dente - Global Genius Productions - Out of The Grey