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Adam Young: Making Music to Glorify Jesus Christ and 'Spread Light' in the World (Gospel Light Minut

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He is an American musician, producer, song writer, vocalist and the founder of the electronic musical project "Owl City". While suffering from insomnia and working loading Coca-Cola trucks in his hometown of Owatonna, Minnesota, he began to compose music and record songs which he uploaded to MySpace from his parent's basement. When his first label album, Ocean Eyes, went online, the iTunes music store chose "Fireflies" as its single of the week. "Fireflies" had 650,000 downloads that first week, and it wasn't long before it was the No. 1 song in the U.S. It has been played almost 30 million times at his MySpace page alone. Suddenly, everybody knew who Owl City was, and album sales skyrocketed.

When asked about the source of his creativity, he said, "Faith and imagination. Faith is the reason I do what I do, imagination is the fuel that keeps the creativity flowing. The Lord Jesus Christ is my reason for creating and I have nothing but thanks and gratitude toward him for being allowed to do what I do, and ultimately, seize my wildest dreams as if they were just there waiting for me."

He gave his life to Christ in middle school after hearing a testimony at church and says, "From then on, I've just wanted to serve Christ in every way I know how, music being the only thing I've ever considered myself any 'good' at. I guess my whole message or goal of this whole operation is to bring glory to Jesus Christ by all that I do and say."

"One thing I've never wanted to be shy about is the reason behind why I do what I do, why I create art, why I dream and imagine. That reason is my faith in a God more powerful and omnipotent and full of love for us than words can even begin to describe." His name is Adam Young.