A decade ago, Finding Favour (Blake NeeSmith, Allen Dukes, Dustin Daniels, and Josh Duckworth) came together in Lyons, Georgia. In 2012, they signed with Gotee Records and recorded their first studio EP. The record was followed by tours with Building 429 and Hawk Nelson.
The group recently finished a 42-city tour with the Newsboys and have just released their debut full-length CD, Reborn. The first single from the album, Cast My Cares, has become their fastest rising single to date, already in the Top 20 of Billboard’s NCA chart.
Vocalist Blake NeeSmith graciously agreed to an exclusive interview with Divine Detour.
When did you first realize you wanted to make music your life’s work?
I first realized this when I was about thirteen years old. I already loved music but around that age my singing voice began to develop. I started singing in front of people and was pleasantly surprised to see their reaction. I finally felt like I’d found something that I was good at and wanted to use that gift to glorify God.
Along that journey, have you ever experienced a “Divine Detour,” a God sent redirection to your path?
Most of my ‘Divine Detours’ have been yield signs; God telling me to slow down and be patient. I’m the kind of guy that likes to be in control and push the button. God has to remind me often that He has a plan and to be still and know that He is God.