In 2013 Joe Cook started recording a solo EP, The One We've Been Waiting For, which was nominated for an East Coast Music Award for Gospel Recording of the Year. While practising for the album's launch party, Joe and the assembled backing band decided everything sounded much better with a few good friends playing along, so RootsDeepDown was born.
RootsDeepDown's first full-length album Awoke & Raised was released in December 2015 & in the following year won an East Coast Music Award for Gospel Recording of the Year. All of the music and lyrics on that album were written by Joe Cook and it was produced by Life Support's Rob Reid.
Propelled by the spirit of worship in their local church, RootsDeepDown recorded another full-length album in 2017 - this time recorded live-off-the-floor with 60 of their closest friends singing along. The album, Live At Selah, featured seven original worship songs written by collective members, Ethan & Chelsea Fenton.