MATT REDMAN'S "10,000 REASONS (BLESS THE LORD)" CERTIFIED GOLD by The M Collective on 2013-03-26 16:33:42
Nashville, Tenn. (Mar. 26, 2013) –sixstepsrecords’ Matt Redman has yet one more reason to celebrate another crowning achievement for his powerful worship anthem “10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord).” After earning two GRAMMY® awards in the categories of Best Contemporary Christian Music Song and Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance this past February, the incredibly popular song was recently certified Digital Gold by the RIAA. As the first No. 1 single for co-writers Redman and Jonas Myrin, the song made an admirable 16-week run at No. 1 on Christian Radio and remained at No. 1 on the Billboard Christian Songs Chart for an impressive four months.
A song that has inspired individuals and church congregations around the world, “10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)” was also included among other favorite classics on his Essential Collection compilation album Sing Like Never Before, which released last fall. Redman is set to record a brand new, live worship album at Passion City Church’s LIFT: A Worship Leader Collective, May 31-June 1 in Atlanta. Hosted by Louie Giglio and GRAMMY® winner Chris Tomlin, the gathering will bring together worship leaders from across the country to provide space to be in the presence of God without the constraints of leading others, focused teaching and spiritual challenge for purpose, power and clarity for all who attend. In addition to Redman, Nathan & Christy Nockels, Kristian Stanfill, Crowder and others from the Passion Band will lead the worship leader collective.
About Matt Redman:
Matt Redman's songwriting is synonymous with integrity and continues to impact churches around the world. Leading a generation of worshipers, his songs have been recorded by Chris Tomlin, Michael W. Smith, David Crowder*Band, Israel Houghton, Jeremy Camp, Jesus Culture and Passion, among others. A key songwriter for today's church and active worship leader for Passion conferences around the world, Redman's long history of success includes garnering eight Gospel Music Association Dove Awards and four GRAMMY® nominations. This year he won his first GRAMMY® award for the powerful hit song, "10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)" which won for both "Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance" and "Best Contemporary Christian Music Song." Among artists Frank Ocean, fun., Mumford & Sons, Chick Corea and Esperanza Spalding, Redman was only one of six artists with two GRAMMY® wins at the award show. "10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)" has spent 19 weeks at No. 1 and a total of 29 non-consecutive weeks in the Top 5 on Billboard's Christian/Gospel Digital Songs chart. The song is off his latest studio album, 10,000 Reasons, Redman's best-selling album to date. His first Essential Collection titled Sing Like Never Before was released late last year and brings together some of his favorite classics into one compilation album. Additionally, Redman has 26 songs in the CCLI Top 500, with six populating the Top 50.
Founded in 2000 by Louie Giglio, sixstepsrecords is a worship label and a division of Passion Conferences. sixstepsrecords’ artists include Chris Tomlin (Burning Lights), Crowder (Give Us Rest), Charlie Hall (The Rising), Matt Redman (10,000 Reasons), Christy Nockels (Into the Glorious), Kristian Stanfill (Mountains Move), and Passion (Passion: Let The Future Begin). The label partners with Sparrow Records/Capitol Christian Music Group for A&R, marketing, sales and distribution operations. For more information on sixsteprecords, visit: www.sixstepsrecords.com.