Maverick City Music was launched by Tony Brown and Jonathan Jay in 2018. Maverick City Music is both a record label and a diverse, contemporary worship music collective. Their first extended play,” You Hold It All Together”, debuted at number twenty on Top Christian Albums and number two on Top Gospel Albums charts in the United States. Elevation Worship and Maverick City Music released Old Church Basement on April 30, 2021. The album debuted at No. 30 the mainstream Billboard 200 chart. The collective won the GMA Dove Awards for New Artist of the Year and Worship Album Of The Year. They have also collaborated on projects with Tribl and Upperroom and in 2021 delivered their first holiday album, “A Very Maverick Christmas”.
For Maverick City, Vol. 3, which included the smash singles “Promises” and “Man of Your Word,” Maverick City Music received two Dove Award nominations. Later that year, Upperoom released Move Your Heart, a joint EP with him. In 2021, the band published their first Spanish-language album, Como en el Cielo, which was followed by another collaboration, Old Church Basement, this time with Elevation Worship of North Carolina. On the Top Christian Albums chart, the later album debuted at No. 1. With Jubilee: Juneteenth Edition and Tribl I, in cooperation with fellow Georgia worship group Tribl, two live CDs were released in 2021. A Very Maverick Christmas, the group’s first holiday album, was released in November 2021 and peaked at number 9 on the Top Christian Albums chart.