We’re moving back to Nashville!

Exactly three weeks ago today, we received a call that would change our course of life as we knew it. If we were going to jump at the chance to buy the business that we had been talking about for the past couple of months, we needed to move quickly. There was another offer on the table and we had only two weeks to get in the running.

A mans heart plans his way, But the Lord directs his steps.
Proverbs 16:9

We made a plan and began stepping…quickly.

One week later, we had all of the elements of a deal, so we made an offer, and they accepted.

On August 31, 2012, Kristy and I will become the owners of ROOTS Worship Arts Academy (formerly the School of Worship) in Franklin, TN!

ROOTS Academy offers a unique twist on traditional lessons. We offer music, voice and dance to students of all ages, but the curriculum centers around developing the technical aspects AND cultivating a heart of worship. This is accomplished through both private and group lessons, but students can also join a worship band. Imagine being able to say that you’re in a band at age 8…yup…that happens at the School of Worship.

We couldn’t be more excited at the opportunity, yet humbled by the responsibility that we’ll have to train and release the next generation of musicians and worshippers.

As for my time at the Inspiration Networks (Halogen & INSP), bittersweetly, it will be coming to an end this Fall. I love my job and I love working in the television industry, but more-so, I love the people I work with. I’ve had the privilege of laboring alongside some of the smartest and hardest working people I’ve ever known. It’s truly been a joy to be part of the team and I will miss them all, a lot.

So, look out Nashville…

The Chowning’s will be back the first of September!

Updated: December 13, 2012

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  • Cassie

    YAY GOD!!!! I know a few people who are going to be over the moon upon your arrival hee,hee! Congrats and may GOD protect this new venture, your family, and your move. Love you guys and so proud!

    • http://www.kylechowning.com/ Kyle Chowning

      Amen to that Cassie!

  • http://twitter.com/carandavis carandavis

    So very happy about this. So. Dang. Happy.

    • http://www.kylechowning.com/ Kyle Chowning


  • http://threethirtypm.com/ Jim Gray

    Wow! That’s huge!

    • http://www.kylechowning.com/ Kyle Chowning

      It is. It is.

  • http://www.gritandglory.com/ Alece

    so excited to hear this! congrats! and i’m looking forward to getting to know you both more now that we’ll be living in the same city.

    • http://www.kylechowning.com/ Kyle Chowning

      Maybe we’ll finally get to meet? Seems like all our friends already know each other.

      • http://www.gritandglory.com/ Alece

        Absolutely! Looking forward to it.

        • http://twitter.com/davidmolnar d a v i dm o l n a r


  • Lori Mahon

    I can’t wait for this and so excited for the new adventure!!!

    • http://www.kylechowning.com/ Kyle Chowning

      Thanks Lori. Time to grow!!!

  • @kylereed

    This is amazing news. Looking forward for a chance to grab some coffee and meriddees with you when your ready

    • http://www.kylechowning.com/ Kyle Chowning

      Meriddee’s is great, but I want some of this La Crema or whatever it’s called. :)

  • Adrienne Gray

    Wowzers! Love following your journey, friend!

    • http://www.kylechowning.com/ Kyle Chowning

      Thanks Adrienne.

  • Samantha Gotlib

    This is the perfect mix of everything you love and everything your family is about. I am thrilled for you all!

    • http://www.kylechowning.com/ Kyle Chowning

      Thanks Sam. You’ve always been an inspiration!

  • Jen Abbas de Jong

    very cool, Kyle! Congrats!

    • http://www.kylechowning.com/ Kyle Chowning

      Thank you Jen. Now, perhaps, we can build our dream house like you’ve done. I would love that.

  • http://twitter.com/JeremyReis Jeremy Reis

    Awesomeness. Congratulations!!

    • http://www.kylechowning.com/ Kyle Chowning

      Now you have multiple reasons to come to Nashville: home office & the Chowning’s!!!

  • Daniel Decker


    • http://www.kylechowning.com/ Kyle Chowning

      Thank you Daniel!

  • Steve Knight

    Congrats, Kyle (and the rest of the Chownings). Big, bold, life-changing decision. I respect that.

  • Anne Jackson

    I used to drive by that on my way to my old gym (Chadwick’s – highly recommend it!) and my counselor (also highly recommended!) :) and wondered what it was. Now I know what it will be. Awesomepants.

    • http://www.kylechowning.com/ Kyle Chowning

      I like gyms, and counselors, and that building. Stop by next time you’re in town, will ya?

  • terryweaver

    This is awesome news! Can’t wait to have you back in the 615. You just can’t get away from this town…