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Jonathan Butler wants listeners to uplift each other


Raj NaikJazz guitarist and worship artist Jonathan Butler says that his new track “Show Me The Way,” along with his latest album Free, is particularly important to hear amid America’s current political climate.  

He tells ABC Radio, “We can sing a lot of praise songs, a lot of worship songs, we can lift our hands and worship the Lord, but you know, when you get in your car, what happens if you get shot?” 

“These are things that are real, that people are facing every day and just because we live behind walls and concrete and swimming pools doesn’t mean it can’t happen to you,” he adds. 

Referring to the systematic enforcement of segregation and discrimination against black South Africans, called apartheid, from 1948 to 1991, Jonathan adds, “I was a young boy who grew up in a very brutal society in South Africa where blacks were murdered and tortured and killed and put in prison just because of the color of their skin.” 

Now, with Butler’s latest track and album, he’s adamant about not only releasing more inspirational music, but being a beacon of support for others, especially for fellow artists.  

“Right now at my age I’m concerned about the future and mentoring and uplifting and giving back,” he says.

“We all know how people can change in this business and how it can affect them in a negative way.”  

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