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Originally published in Charisma News
‘Tis the season that many try their hand at singing their favourite Christmas tunes, but rarely does that lead to viral videos and a music album.
But for Aaron Gray and Josh Arnett, known as the “Singing Contractors,” their powerful vocal rendition of Mary, Did You Know? has led to just that.
The pair of general contractors began singing requested songs about three years ago. They decided to keep it simple — sing songs on the job, record them on their phones and just have fun.
It’s a formula that has paid off. The pair will soon release a self-titled album that will include songs like Come Holy Spirit, Living by Faith, Power in the Blood and God Bless America.
Songs like How Great Thou Art and the most recent recording of Mary, Did You Know? have gone viral with over 19 million Facebook views.
Watch the rendition of Mary, Did You Know? below:
“What an amazing and humbling journey this has been so far! Just think, nearly 14 million views for Jesus!” read a statement from the two on their website, thesingingcontractors.com.
“We are so overwhelmed and humbled by the response our music has received. We certainly never expected our ‘work fun’ to turn into an awesome platform for God to be glorified!”
The contractors have asked for prayer as they continue this journey.
“We are so excited to see how God is using ‘The Singing Contractors’ to lift up His name and to encourage others,” they wrote. “Please continue to pray for us daily as we are swinging our hammers and singing for Christ!”