Comprised of Justin Engler, Stevan Vela and Ben Vela, San Antonio-based Abandon has been heralded by fans and critics alike. Led by their breakthrough multi-format hit “Hero” and follow-up radio successes “Feel It In Your Heart” and “Providence,” the ensemble’s credits include two acclaimed ForeFront recordings; music heard on ESPN and The Food Network; a Dove Award nomination; and performances on Acquire The Fire, as well as touring slots alongside many of Christian music’s leading artists.
Abandon continues to tour with The Emerge Experience, a program taking them into high schools across the country. “We go into schools and have kids come up to us and tell us that they were going to commit suicide that day—the letters were written, the decision made,” said the band’s Stevan Vela. “We’re given a chance to let people know they have a purpose, that God hasn’t given up on them, that He loves them and will work all things for good. That’s a message we can share from experience.”