Austin French’s “Why God” is this week’s featured video. This emotionally moving song asks God the big questions, “Why God, do people have to die. A daughter or a son, sudden and so young.”
Austin had this to say about asking God the hard questions:
“Why God? That’s the question I asked when the doctors told me that my dad may not live another day. I remember in that season feeling like such a bad Christian, like I wasn’t allowed to ask that question. Then I became a dad and a little boy started asking those “Why Daddy?” questions, and he didn’t always understand the answer. What he did understand is that he could ask me anything, and I wanted every single question especially the hard ones. It was there that God showed me that he’s not afraid of my hard questions either, and that asking “Why God?” didn’t make me a bad Christian. It made me a kid, and he’s my dad.”
“Why God” was released on Austin’s debut album, Wide Open.
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About Austin French:
Growing up in small town, Cordele, GA, Austin French dreamed of sharing his faith and passion for Jesus through music at a young age. Being surrounded by a musical family inspired his passion for writing music. As he began to develop his gifts he formed bands learning to take his music to stages and churches.
After becoming the worship pastor at Journey Church, in Tifton, GA, French met his wife, Joscelyn. While serving there, French was featured on the first season of the ABC TV show “Rising Star,” where he finished as runner-up. After the show, Austin and his wife moved to Florida, and then to Nashville, TN in 2017 where French began his journey into the CCM industry, signing with Fair Trade Services. After moving to Nashville, French and his wife adopted their son, and while in the process, gave birth to their second little boy. French’s debut album, Wide Open is available now.