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February 14, 1974 (50)
Matt Redman is a British Christian worship leader, singer-songwriter, and author who has crafted some of the most enduring songs of the contemporary worship movement. His contributions to the genre have shaped the worship practices of countless churches worldwide, earning him a distinguished place in Christian music history.
Redman began his musical journey with the release of his debut album, “Wake Up My Soul,” in 1995. This album marked the start of his creative trajectory, laying the foundation for the distinct style that would characterize his music. His later albums such as “The Father’s Song” and “Where Angels Fear to Tread” propelled him to the forefront of the Christian music scene, showcasing his ability to combine theological depth with catchy, contemporary tunes. However, his breakout work undoubtedly came in 2002 with the song “Blessed Be Your Name,” co-written with his wife, Beth Redman. This song became a cornerstone of worship in churches worldwide and solidified Redman’s status as an influential figure in Christian music.
Over the course of his career, Redman has worked with numerous Christian music luminaries. His collaborations with Chris Tomlin, notably on the album “Glory in the Highest: Christmas Songs of Worship,” have produced songs that continue to resonate with audiences. Redman’s work with Louis Giglio, founder of the Passion Movement, resulted in iconic anthems like “Our God,” further extending his impact on contemporary worship. Other notable collaborations include artists such as Steven Curtis Chapman, Michael W. Smith, Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Matt Maher, Kari Jobe, and Kristian Stanfill.
Redman’s commitment to crafting meaningful, theologically rich worship music has earned him several distinctions in the Christian music world. He received the Dove Award for Song of the Year in 2005 for “Blessed Be Your Name,” an honor that was repeated in 2013 when his song “10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)” earned the same recognition. Additionally, “10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)” won two Grammy Awards in 2013: Best Contemporary Christian Music Song and Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance.