“It’s really, work by day and when the opportunity comes we sing at night. We do that to maintain paying our bills and just being regular average joe schmos. That’s what we do for now and we’ll continue to do that unless things majorly change,” Arnett said.
“It’s kind of overwhelming having both worlds,” Gray added. “You‘ve got your family and you’ve got them to take care of. Then you’ve got work and you’ve got singing. Sometimes it feels a bit overwhelming, but it’s a good overwhelming because we’re doing what we love.”
The Singing Contractors’ album features mostly Christian songs such as “Amazing Grace,” “In the Garden” and “Wine into Water.” They tell Fox that they’re thankful for the hard work they now have to put in as singers because it allows them to spread their message to a wider audience. However, they acknowledge they would be lying if they said that they had a larger plan or agenda beyond being themselves when it comes to their faith.
“It’s just a part of us. We grew up in church and singing with our families in revival meetings and camp meetings and stuff. So it’s definitely a big part of our lives,” Gray said. “We didn’t even think twice about what we was going to sing about when we sang.”
“It was just songs we knew,” Arnett adds. “One-by-one requests came in and it started really encouraging people. So, even if it’s not a gospel song, we’ll always pick something that’s uplifting and encouraging to people. We love doing that.”
What began as just an offhanded idea to make the workplace more fun has turned into a dream-come-true for Josh and Aaron. Now, with their first album out for everyone to hear, they reflected on their goals for how they want their audience to feel in the future.
“I want them to feel the presence of God, I want them to feel encouraged. I want them to feel lifted up and I want them to enjoy what they’re listening to,” Gray said. We hope it’s fun and relatable.”
“We’re just two people working week-to-week and working on the job and we get the opportunity to sing. We want them to experience what we’re experiencing,” Arnett concluded. “We want to share our journey with people.”
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