Pop-acoustic group I AM THEY has announced some changes in band members in the new year. The group took to social media this past week to announce that Jon McConnell (vocals/guitar/keys) has exited the band due to health concerns. In April 2019, I AM THEY shared that Jon had been in and out of the hospital due to heart problems. As Jon steps away from the project, singer/song-writer Brandon Chase has been named an official member of I AM THEY, alongside Abbie Parker (vocals/harmonium), Matt Hein (vocals/guitar/mandolin), Justin Shinn (keys/banjo) and Sara Palmer (drums).
He has been making music in Nashville for a few years and you *may* have even seen him on Team Blake ;)— I AM THEY (@IAMTHEY) January 17, 2020
Brandon has been playing with us since August of last year and is now working with us on our next album!
We are thrilled to have him on our team so let’s give him a big IAT WELCOME!— I AM THEY (@IAMTHEY) January 17, 2020
We also want to update you on Jon McConnell. Many of you have been praying for Jon since he experienced some ongoing health issues last year. Your prayers and support have meant a lot to Jon and to us.
As we grow and evolve as a team, we trust that God is honored through the collective ministry of I AM THEY, which includes YOU!— I AM THEY (@IAMTHEY) January 17, 2020
We thank you for caring about our band, and we ask that you continue to pray for health and provision for past and present members of I AM THEY.