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BRANDON HEATH

Brandon Heath

Birth name Brandon Heath Knell
Born July 21, 1978
Origin Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.
Genres CCM, pop, acoustic
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter
Instruments Vocals, guitar

Brandon Heath Knell (born July 21, 1978[citation needed]) better known by the stage name Brandon Heath, is a contemporary Christian musician from Nashville, Tennessee. He has released six studio albums: Don’t Get Comfortable (2006), What If We (2008), Leaving Eden (2011), Blue Mountain (2012), No Turning Back (2015), and Faith Hope Love Repeat (2017). He is best known for the No. 1 “I’m Not Who I Was” and “Give Me Your Eyes”. He was nominated four times at the Dove Awards of 2008 and won in the “New Artist of the Year” category. His second album was nominated for “Gospel Album of the Year” at the 51st Grammy Awards of 2009.

Heath began his career by writing songs as a teenager. His first independently released album, Early Stuff (2004), was a compilation of his earlier songwriting. Also after releasing Soldier in 2004, he signed with Reunion Records to release his first main studio album, Don’t Get Comfortable, in late 2006. The album’s first single, “Our God Reigns”, received a Dove Award nomination in 2007. Heath’s song “I’m Not Who I Was” became No. 1 single, staying on top of Billboard’s Hot Christian Songs chart for several weeks. It received two Dove nominations, including “Song of the Year”. Heath returned in mid-2008 with a second project: What If We.

The album’s first single “Give Me Your Eyes” was released in July 2008 and ended the year as the second most-played song on R&R magazine’s Christian CHR chart for 2008. The song received two GMA Dove Awards in 2009: “Song of the Year” and “Pop/Contemporary Song of the Year”. He recently released his fourth album titled Blue Mountain October 9, 2012 which peaked at No. 9 in album chart of Billboard Christian Albums chart. Christmas Is Here was released on October 15, 2013.

Brandon Heath Knell was born in Nashville, Tennessee on July 21, 1978. His father was a police officer, and his mother was a hair dresser. His parents divorced when he was three years old, and Heath was raised by his divorced mother for five or six years before she remarried. Heath said that during his early life, he grew bitter towards his family, but in high school he converted to Christianity to learn forgiveness and then grant it to his parents.

Heath’s original demo CD from 2000 was later released in 2004 as an independent album titled Early Stuff. During that year he released a second independent album, Soldier, which was produced by Chris Davis. Don’t Get Comfortable The EP was independently released in 2005, containing five tracks that were later included on Heath’s debut album.

Personal life

Brandon Heath moved to The Woodlands, Texas in 2008 and was a worship leader at The Woodlands United Methodist Church for a year. He liked being a part of a grassroots ministry and once said that he “felt at home from the moment he stepped off the plane”. He has since moved back to his home in Nashville to devote more time to his musical career and to be closer to family. He still considers Texas to be his second home and visits when he has the time.

Carrie Underwood surprised her husband Mike Fisher by having Heath sing his song “Love Never Fails” for their first dance at their wedding. She had earlier told People Magazine that she was in love with Heath’s voice.

Heath married his girlfriend, Siebe, on May 25, 2014. On September 29, 2017 he announced that he and his wife were expecting their first child a girl in December 2017.

Discography

Main article: Brandon Heath discography
2006: Don’t Get Comfortable
2008: What If We
2011: Leaving Eden
2012: Blue Mountain
2013: Christmas Is Here
2015: No Turning Back
2017: Faith Hope Love Repeat

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