Matt Redman - Biography of a Christian Worship Leader

Matt Redman
Matt Redman. EMI

His songs have impacted congregations across the world. Leading a generation of worshipers, his music has also been recorded by popular artists like Michael W. Smith and Rebecca St. James.

As Redman continues to be an inspiration in worship settings around the world, he is committed to the role God has placed on his life. Whether it's providing new songs for congregational worship or mentoring new songwriters and worship leaders, he has become one of the defining artists of this generation.

Matt Redman Born

Matt Redman was born on February 14, 1974 in England.

Quote from Matt Redman

"God first seeks devotion to Him in the hidden place–worship when no one else is watching." - from Be Thou My Vision

Why Matt Redman Writes

"I can look back on the past few years of writing songs and see what God has been doing in my life," says Redman. "It's a bit like journaling. It's just part of me and it's how I let my heart overflow before God. But on top of that, when you've poured out your heart to God in a little room somewhere, and then one day you visit a church in another country and they're singing your song, it's a great encouragement​because ultimately that's what the songs are for.

The Heart Behind Matt Redman's Music

It makes me more passionate about trying to write songs in a way that lots of different people can sing. That's the heart behind it all. Sing first with an eye towards God - let every melody and word be an inspired heartfelt response to Him.

But sing also with the church in mind - crafting that inspiration in a way that might help others give voice to their worship of Jesus."

Matt Redman Discography

  • Unbroken Praise, (2015)
  • Your Grace Finds Me, (2013)
  • 10,000 Reasons, (2011) 
  • Ultimate Collection, (2010) 
  • We Shall Not Be Shaken, (2009)
  • Beautiful News, (2006)
  • Blessed Be Your Name: The Songs Of Matt Redman - Vol. 1, (2005)
  • Facedown, (2004)
  • Where Angels Fear to Tread, (2002)
  • The Father's Song, (2000)
  • The Heart of Worship, (1999)
  • The Friendship and the Fear, (1998)

Matt Redman Music Compilations

  • Here I Am To Worship Vol. 1
  • I Could Sing Of Your Love Forever
  • I Could Sing Of Your Love Forever 2
  • It Takes Two: 15 Collaborations & Duets
  • Left Behind Worship: God Is With Us
  • Live At Abbey Road
  • Pour Over Me: Worship Together Live 2001
  • Top 25 Praise Songs 2005 Edition
  • Vertical Music: Open The Eyes Of My Heart
  • Worship Together: Be Glorified
  • WOW Worship Red
  • WOW Worship Yellow
  • Your Love Broke Through: The Worship Songs

Matt Redman Starter Songs

  • "All Over The World"
  • "Amazing"
  • "Befriended"
  • "Benediction"
  • "Blessed Be Your Name"
  • "Good Forever"
  • "Sing and Shout"
  • "The Heart Of Worship"
  • "You Led Me To The Cross"
  • "You Never Let Go"

Matt Redman News & Notes

  • Matt gets a nod at the 2014 Grammy Awards
  • Matt wins six awards at the 2013 Dove Awards (Song of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, Contemporary Christian Performance of the Year, Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year, Worship Song of the Year and Special Event Album of the Year)
  • Matt Redman Gets a Billboard Music Awards win (2013)
  • Matt Redman Gets Two 2013 GRAMMY Nominations
  • The 2012 Dove Awards Matt Redman Gets Nominated for Praise and Worship Album of the Year
  • Matt Redman - Blessed Be Your Name: Songs of Matt Redman Vol. 1 Releasing July 19th
  • Chris Tomlin, Matt Redman Are Writing the Songs You Sing at Church

Matt Redman Books

  • Finding God in the Hard Times: Choosing to Trust and Hope When You Can't See the Way, 2016
  • 10 000 Reasons (Worship Together), 2014
  • Sing Like Never Before: The Essential Collection, 2013
  • Mirror Ball: Living Boldly and Shining Brightly for the Glory of God, 2011
  • Blessed Be Your Name: You Give and Take Away, My Heart Will Choose To Say, 2008
  • Facedown, 2004
  • The Heart of Worship Files, 2003
  • Where Angels Fear to Tread, 2002
  • The Unquenchable Worshipper, 2001

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