GRAMMY nominated and award-winning songwriter, Matt Redman, celebrates his first No. 1 single this week as "10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)" topped the charts. The single reached No. 1 on the Christian AC Monitored chart and holds firm at No. 1 for the second consecutive week on the Christian AC Indicator chart. It has also held the No. 1 spot on the Christian Gospel Current Digial Tracks chart for six consecutive weeks and a total of eight weeks. The music video, shot in the Berlin church where Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a youth leader, premiered this week exclusively with K-LOVE. Watch the video here: www.KLOVE.com.
"This song was born eighteen months ago in a tiny little chapel in the UK," said Redman. "Last week I heard from worship leaders as far away as Kenya and Mongolia singing it. And then today hearing that it is number one at Christian radio in the US is massively encouraging. A heartfelt thanks to all those involved with that happening! I love seeing a song travel so widely and transcending different cultures, ages and backgrounds. It reminds me that as worshippers of Jesus Christ we're essentially all one huge global choir, unified in our worship of Him."
"10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)", the title track off his latest release, was written by Redman and good friend and songwriter, Jonas Myrin. The album topped the charts taking the No. 1 spot on the Christian Soundscan Chart for the first time in his career, selling nearly 7,000 units its first week. 10,000 Reasons also peaked at No. 1 on the best-selling albums list on the iTunes Christian Albums Chart and claimed No. 28 on the Digital Album Chart and No. 66 on Billboard's Top 200.
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, Rebecca St. James, Tree 63, Kutless and Passion among others. A key songwriter for today's church and active worship leader for Passion conferences around the world, Redman has a history of success having garnered eight Gospel Music Association Dove Awards and recently received a GRAMMY ® nod for "Best Gospel Song" for "Our God," featured on Passion: Awakening. Additionally, Redman has 21 songs in the CCLI Top 500, with 5 populating the Top 50. Redman's eighth album, 10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord), was released on sixstepsrecords.
Founded in 2000 by Louie Giglio, sixstepsrecords is a worship label and a division of Passion Conferences. sixstepsrecords' artists include Chris Tomlin (How Great Is Our God: The Essential Collection) David Crowder*Band (Give Us Rest), Charlie Hall (The Rising), Matt Redman (10,000 Reasons), Christy Nockels (Into the Glorious), Kristian Stanfill (Mountains Move), and Passion (Passion: White Flag). The label partners with Sparrow Records/EMI CMG Label Group for A&R, marketing, sales and distribution operations.
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