Alex Boye, Vocal Artist, Mormon, Heartlander!

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FIRM President Rod Meldrum first met Alex Boye’ at a fireside many years ago and was inspired by his passion, testimony, and amazing vocal talent.  More recently, Rod learned that Alex is also a fellow “Heartlander!” 

 

Although he was born in London, England, in February of this year he was officially sworn in as a United States citizen.  Watch Alex as he is invited to sing the National Anthem at the completion of his swearing in ceremony.

 

After a conversation regarding the promises and covenants of the Lord with America, Alex determined to incorporate those ideals into his latest music video which he began writing as he watched the World Trade Center towers collapse on 9/11.  For years he wanted to complete the song, but could not put it all together until recently.  The song became the title of his new album “Calling America.”  Read the Lyrics HERE.  This wonderfully patriotic song/video includes Native American dancers, a stone passed hand to hand with a special word on it (watch to the very end!), as well as a warning regarding the Lord’s sacred covenant with America found in Isaiah from the “Harbinger” book by Jonathan Cahn. It is all set to incredibly powerful music that brings all American’s, black, white, Native, etc. together and calls them to remember the greatness of this nation we call the United States of America..

 

Inside Story – A Small Miracle

Alex’s video was partially shot in the Utah State Capital building which was the result of a small miracle.  Capital staff wanted $10,000 for its use, but a friend of Alex knew a state senator who realized that they were out of session on the third floor and made free arrangements.  Amazingly,  this lead to using the very same third floor doors that entered into the actual room where Alex had previously brought his citizenship application papers for processing!

Alex Boye’ tells the story of his early life and how he became a Mormon in this touching video.

Alex has been entertaining audiences worldwide for over 16 years and has had hits in over 15 countries, selling over half a million CD’s and performing alongside such groups as Bryan Adams, George Michael, Simon Garfunkel, MC Hammer, Vanilla Ice, N’SYNC, Jay-Z, The Backstreet Boys, Jordyn Sparks, David Archuleta, and The smashing Pumpkins to name a few.  He recently invited the Utah Valley University LDS Institute Choir to join in a visually and audibly stunning video called ” I Will Rise.”  He was asked by world renown pianist Jon Schmidt and cellist Steven Sharp Nelson ( ThePianoGuys) to help them with a new arrangement of Coldplay’s hit “Paradise” they called ” Peponi” and was shot in Southern Utah on the precipice of a massive sandstone cliff.  This must watch video has had over 9 million viewings on youtube!

 

He served as an LDS missionary in Bristol, England and at the suggestion of his mission president chose a career in music so that he could influence and inspire people for good.  On July 4th he hosted the 2012 Stadium of Fire event in Provo, Utah which was broadcast around the world. He is a member of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, performed with Glenn Beck in Israel (read the story of how Alex was chosen to close Beck’s program) and  brought Glenn Beck to tears when Alex sang an unconventional Christmas song of Christ.  He recently  opened Glenn Beck’s Restoring Love event in Dallas Texas where he sang an incredibly energizing rendition of the National Anthem to the awaiting crowd! He also just returned from a trip to Ghana and only days ago released hisnew music video of his journey into this beautiful African country set to the tune of “The Good Life!

 

Alex “loves to laugh” and his energy and enthusiasm for the gospel and his citizenship in his new country are contagious!  Some of the highlights of his life include giving a book of Mormon to Prince Charles, joining the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and marrying his beautiful wife Julie.

 

See Photo’s of Alex Boye’s Performance at the FIRM Foundation’s10th National Book of Mormon Evidence Conference!