Look for a New EP coming digitally everywhere soon!
Song explanation- Our new song “Stars in the Morning” is about the comfort we have knowing that God is in control even when we can’t see his plan. The stars are still in the sky even in the morning when we are unable to view them. God is always working in our lives and will reveal his plan in His perfect timing.
The Lasting Hope is a band from southern Indiana with a desire to reach this generation with the Gospel through not only their music, but their lives. The Lasting Hope was formed in 2010 by Logan Oakes (Lead Vocals/Guitar) and Craig Banister (Guitar).
The band started leading worship at local churches that year which provided valuable experience. For the next few years, The Lasting Hope would continue to progress and continue to spread their ministry. The band later added Tanner Marling on bass and Braxton Comer on drums.
In 2013 the band headed into the studio with Mark Lee Townsend (former guitarist of DC Talk, Producer for Relient K, Owl City, House of Heroes, The Wedding, and more). The Lasting Hope released their first single in October of 2013. The band released their first EP in 2014 titled ‘Sunsets & Second Chances’. This EP featured two singles, “Something New” and “Lifeline.” Both songs found their way onto the Billboard Christian Rock Radio Airplay chart. “Something New” peaked at #5 in September of 2014 and “Lifeline” reached #20 in April of 2015.
The band played over 60 shows in 2014 throughout the midwest, where they developed their engaging and high energy stage show. In 2015, the band entered the studio once again with Mark Lee Townsend to work on new material. The band picked up their touring schedule heavily in 2015 playing nearly 100 shows (booked solely by lead singer Logan Oakes) across the country.
The Lasting Hope has had the opportunity to open for artists such as, Toby Mac, Mandisa, Ryan Stevenson, 7eventh Time Down, Hawk Nelson, Switchfoot, Mercy Me, Colton Dixon, and more. The band released their second EP, ‘Vandals’, in February of 2016. The Lasting Hope continued crafting their sound and in April of 2016, entered the studio with Jarrod Ingram and Blake Hubbard, formally of Royal Tailor. Through this process, the band has created a fresh pop/rock sound that is current and suitable for radio.