Paula Vega Vondenstein, Lyricist - 'We Worship the King of Kings'
Updated: Oct 31
Bry Sylvie Marie & Staff
The W.A M. Awards celebrate the year’s most outstanding independent artists from around the world in multiple genres and categories. "Best Song" and "Best Album" 7 nominations were based on Artistry, Musicianship, Originality, Professionalism, Diversity, and Excellence. W.A.M. stands for "We Are the Music Makers. "We Worship the King of Kings" won the 2020 W.A.M. Award for Best Lyrics in the Gospel/ Christian/ Inspirational music category. The lyrics were written by Paula Vega Vondenstein of Bible Belt Blues.
Bible Belt Blues are a husband and wife Gospel Blues duo consisting of Harold Vondenstein (vocals/guitar) and Paula Vega Vondenstein (lyricist, producer, visionary). The award winning lyrics to this song are delivered by the earthy vocals of Harold Vondenstein who also plays acoustic guitar on the track. The two artists, a lyricist and a musician/singer, create original Bentonia blues songs with bold and biblically sound Christian lyrics.
At a time when our country is feeling the pain of racism, "We Worship the King of Kings" delivers a timely message of love, unity, and hope to a weary world. While division looms, Paula's eloquent pen reminds us that Christian love is inclusive when "we all come together to worship the King of Kings."
"We are people of all color Brothers / sisters in Christ our King Every tribe, every nation, every tongue." Paula then moves on to describe the actions of those who worship together: raising hands, praising Him, bowing down. The word "We" is thoughtfully utilized to draw people together. One can feel the joy in the hand raising and dancing as well as the reverence in the bowing on bended knee. Harold's vocals are warm and rustic, setting listeners at ease as he sings, "We raise our hands in unison
To worship the King of Kings
We praise Him with our dancing
To worship the King of Kings
We bow down on bended knee
To worship the King of Kings"
Paula finds a pure message under the noise of politics, media, and society. In doing so, she brings people together, regardless of gender, race, tongue or tribe, for a common and noble purpose - to worship together. A voice for holy unity and a lyricist with a bold heart, Paula Vega Vondenstein is an award-winning writer who isn't afraid to tackle difficult subjects, and she does so with grace. "We Worship the King of Kings" ends in joy and strength. "We make a joyful noise. Trumpet, harp and tambourine."
About Bible Belt Blues
2020 has been an exceptional year for Bible Belt Blues with twenty five of their songs having already received radio airplay, extensive media coverage (song reviews, articles, and interview), and numerous nominations and awards including the 2020 W.A.M. Music Awards Winner for Best Lyrics (Paula Vega Vondenstein) for Gospel/Christian/Inspirational Song of the Year "We Worship the King of Kings," 2020 Josie Music Awards Finalist Nomination for Duo of the Year, 2020 InterContinental Music Awards Finalist for Best of Gospel/ Contemporary Christian-America for "Down the Rabbit Hole" and "Are You Ready?" 2020 Gulf Coast Gospel Music Awards Song of the Year Nomination for "Down the Rabbit Hole," Finalist Award for the Christian Songwriting Contest for "Soften My Hardened Heart," and Finalist Award for Song of the Year Songwriting Competition for "Holy Revival."
Bible Belt Blues is part of a recently released Christian album with various artists, "Consecration Revival Vol. 1" by Bongo Boy Records which was submitted for consideration for this year's GRAMMY's®. Bible Belt Blues' songs have charted numerous times on the Roots Music Report and on WNIR Radio's Top 10 Chart every month since January of 2020. They were the inspiration behind the creation of WNIR Radio's new Christian Program, "Spirit & Soul." They are currently working on their 3rd album.
For more information on Bible Belt Blues, please visit their website.