Jonathan Butler's expansive musical gift has earned him many accolades throughout a hugely successful career. His new self-produced Gospel-influenced release, 'Grace and Mercy', is filled with the soulful sounds and insightful lyrics fans have come to expect from the veteran performer. On 'Grace and Mercy', Butler delivers a collection of songs that serve as a soothing musical balm. "This album really speaks about optimism, faith, belief and hope," he says. "I'm hoping this album will bring hope to people. Songs like 'Give It Up To God,' 'I Stand On Your Word' and 'Who Is Like the Lord' were written from experiences that I've had to go through myself." The lead single, "I Stand On Your Word," is a soaring ballad that reminds us of the power of God's promises. "I love that song," Butler says. "I hope that it hits home to a lot of people."