The Topeka Capital-Journal

Topeka native Mitch McVicker is set to release his first national album "Without Looking Down" under the Spindust Records label in September.

McVicker, who signed a contract with Spindust this month, attended Friends University in Wichita, where he graduated with degrees in religion and philosophy. In 1999, McVicker released a single titled "My Deliverer," which won him a Dove Award, for song of the year.

McVicker has worked with artists such as Rich Mullins, who was involved in a fatal car accident in 1997. During the five years since Mullins' passing, McVicker went through a time of healing while touring the country to support two independently released albums. "Touring has always been a backbone of what I do," he said. "I love to play music, and I love to travel the country. It is a privilege to have the opportunity to share my music and my heart with so many people across the country."