The weight of Joel’s life experience, struggles, and victories can be felt in the album In the Waiting, which features tracks about leaning on God in hard times, freedom in Christ, and holding out hope for redemption, started to garner Vaughn more widespread attention and coverage. His songs Heartbeat and Run To You, among others from the album, saw airplay on radio stations in Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Missouri and Virginia.
Nowhere is Joel’s transition to mainstream more evident than in his coming album. Now a little wiser and bolder, his coming self-titled album (expected to be released June 2015), has Joel teaming up with David and Jonathan Thulin of 3 Studios. The next album shows Joel in a whole new light—with ultra-smooth, effortless vocals and cleverly written tracks—now ready to take on the nation with God’s message of hope, love, and desire to draw all to Him.