Our Story:  It all began after having played the rock circuit in New Orleans for years in an all original secular rock band.  Years later, Benny DiChiara was born again and therein laid a quandary…what to do with the music that was still burgeoning within? 

Empowered was originally by DiChiara.  After a first recording, changes of band members, and a long hiatus, Empowered took its ministry to the next level with their 2012 CD release of “Soul Cry,” recorded in Nashville, TN.  The Soul Cry disc has tracks that range from guitar-driven rock styles to soft ballads that will stir the soul. 

In October of 2015, DiChiara fell, struck his head, and suffered a traumatic brain injury that would shut down his life for about 4 months.  After months of recovery, God had a bigger plan – a MUCH bigger plan.  So now in 2019, Empowered has released its new EP titled, “Three Days.”  Recorded in Nashville by Mikey Howard (7th Time Down, Love Journey Music), Mixed by the incredible Ainslie Grosser, Robert Venable, and Caleb Fisher, and mastered by Troy Glessner of S.P.E.C.T.R.E. mastering in Seattle, WA, this EP touches on today’s world with a message from Jesus.  This disc has tracks that feature their CCM radio-released single (Listen to the Children), to the other tracks that will rock your soul and touch your spirit.

Empowered is an original Christian rock band based out of Baton Rouge, LA, that wants to empower others with His message. The stage is set for music with passion.  Let His message be heard!  Rockin’ 4 Jesus!