Meet Matt Maher
I have to introduce you to one of my favorite Catholic contemporary music artists, Matt Maher. Find out a little bit about him below and enjoy the music!
Matt Maher is a Catholic contemporary singer. You may have heard some of his music, most commonly known for pieces like: Turn Around, Christ is Risen, Litany, and Hold Us Together.
He writes much of his own music, and has also co-wrote songs with the likes of Christ Tomlin, Michael W. Smith, Matt Redman, Audrey Assad, and Jars of Clay.
A Canadian, (eh? Sorry, couldn't resist) Matt started out taking piano at a young age and quickly broadened his horizons in everything from choir to a garage band. And get this, he payed for his first three years of college by playing piano in a hotel.
In 2001, he started releasing his music, his first CD being The End and the Beginning. He just released his big single, Rise Up, from his new album, The Love In between.
He has been nominated for the dove award six times and has performed in front of over three million people in the past five years.
I had the wonderful experience of seeing him play at NCYC (National Catholic Youth Conference) in 2008 - and am getting to hear him against next month at a concert.
Are you a Matt Maher Fan? Headed to any of his concerts this year? Let me know in the comments below! I'd love to hear from you.
God Bless all of you,