Never particularly interested in leading the typical artist’s life, the unassuming worship leader from England, Matt Redman, is best known for penning many of the praise choruses churches sing every Sunday morning including “The Heart of Worship,” “Better is One Day,” “Blessed Be Your Name,” and “You Never Let Go.”
Matt began leading worship at age 20 in England at St. Andrews Church, in Chorleywood before moving to help start up Soul Survivor Church in Watford, England. Over the course of his career of 17 years, Matt's songs have been covered by many of his songwriting peers including Rebecca St. James, David Crowder Band, Michael W. Smith and Tree 63. In 2008, Matt, his wife and five children moved to the United States and have been an integral part of the Passion Church plant in Atlanta, Georgia, along with fellow worship artists Chris Tomlin, Christy Nockels and Passion founder Louis Giglio.
Matt's heart to reach the lost eventually returned him back to England in 2010. He moved to Brighton on the southern coast of Great Britain, to reach one of the largest "unchurched" cities in the United Kingdom. He continues to work with the Passion conferences around the world and released his eighth album, 10,000 Reasons, in July of 2011.
New songs from Matt Redman can also be found on the live recorded album Passion: White Flag, featuring fellow artists: Chris Tomlin, Kristian Stanfill, Christy Nockels, David Crowder Band and Charlie Hall. Matt also released Sing Like Never Before: The Essential Collection on November 20, 2012, which features 15 of Redman's most popular worship songs.
Matt Redman was recently honored at the 55th annual Grammy Awards taking home two awards- first, for Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance for his song, “10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord).” And second, for Best Contemporary Christian Music Song for “10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)," which he shared with fellow songwriter Jonas Myrin.
Following the win, Matt shared his gratitude with his twitter followers saying:"We wrote this song for the glory of God, so He gets all the glory today too."
Matt Redman is also up for "Song of the Year," at the first ever K-LOVE fan awards, for his song, "10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)."
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