To Be Near You, co-written by English songwriter Christine Sanderson and released on June 28, 2018, reached the finals of the UKSC, one of the largest international songwriting contests. Judges include respected Grammy, Emmy, CMA and BRIT Award winning Gold and Platinum Album producers and artists such as Sting’s producer Kipper Eldridge, producer Stuart Epps (Elton John, Robbie Williams, Oasis etc), Britney Spears’ Musical Director Simon Ellis and number one Platinum award winning songwriter Shelly Peiken among many other top music professionals. The song, which recently passed the 100,000 streams on Spotify, got a 9 out of 10 by the jury and was added to the final list as one of the best Christian/Faith songs of 2018.
The song was also added to a compilation on YouTube which includes the best Christian pop music of last year. You can watch the video here: