Matt Redman Biography
Matt Redman(born Matthew James Redman) is an English Christian worship leader, singer, songwriter and author now based in Brighton, East Sussex, United Kingdom. An artist for sixstepsrecords, he is also a member and trustee of Compassionart, a charity founded by fellow musician Martin Smith. He has been involved in a number of events for the Passion Conferences and worked with Hillsong London.
He co-wrote the 2005 Dove Award-winning “Blessed Be Your Name” (Worship Song of the Year) and the Grammy Award-nominated “Our God”.
His collaboration with LZ7 for the charity single “Twenty Seven Million” charted in the UK. The single of “10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)”, co-written with Jonas Myrin, reached #1 on the US Billboard Christian Songs chart. Redman has won two Grammy Awards, the awards for Best Contemporary Christian Music Song and Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance, as well as the Gospel Music Association’s Dove Award for Song of the Year.
Matt Redman Date Of Birth | Birthday | Age
Mr. Redman was born on 14th February 1974.
Matt Redman Nationality
He was born in Watford, United Kingdom. His origin (Chorleywood, England)
Matt Redman Family
His father lived with severe depression and died by suicide when Redman was just seven. He said in an interview with CCM magazine that he only discovered the actual cause of death of his father when he was about 10. His mother remarried, and his step-father was very abusive to him and his family and was jailed.
Matt Redman Spouse | Partner | Wife
He married Beth Redman, who was also a songwriter and author. Beth is one of the founders of The A21 Campaign, a charity for fighting injustice in the 21st century, particularly in human trafficking.
Matt Redman Children | Kids
Maisey Redman, Noah Redman, Levi Redman, Rocco Redman and Jackson Redman.
Matt Redman Music Genres
Worship, contemporary Christian, pop.
Matt Redman Music Group
Matt Redman Career | Occupations
Beginnings at Soul Survivor
Redman began leading worship at St Andrew’s, Chorleywood, in Hertfordshire, moving to help found Soul Survivor alongside Mike Pilavachi, then becoming worship leader for the Soul Survivor Church in Watford. According to Pilavachi, the Soul Survivor festivals (which began in 1993) grew out of worship sessions with him and the then 15-year-old Redman. Redman led worship at the early Soul Survivor festivals, returning to lead worship again in 2011 and 2014.
Leadership at various churches
In 2002, after a sabbatical in America recording Where Angels Fear to Tread, Redman moved to Hassocks in Brighton to work with Terry Virgo at the Newfrontiers church, CCK. He has been involved in their Newday and Together on a Mission conferences. 2004 Redman joined a new church plant, The Point, also in West Sussex, led by Will Kemp.
2008 Redman, along with his wife Beth and their three children, moved to Atlanta, Georgia, to help plant a church with Louie Giglio and Chris Tomlin called Passion City Church. In August 2010 the Redman family returned to the UK. They have since joined St Peter’s Church, Brighton. By 2015, the Redmans had five children.
Matt Redman performing at the Big Church Day Out Festival at Wiston, West Sussex, UK, May 2018
On 18 and 19 February 2011, Redman joined Chris Tomlin, Louie Giglio, and Nathan and Christy Nockels at LIFT – A Worship Leader Collective. His 2011 live album, 10,000 Reasons, was recorded during this event.
On 28 July 2012, “10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)”, the title track of Redman’s new album, topped the Billboard Christian Songs chart, where it stayed for 13 weeks. It was his first No. 1 hit on American Contemporary Christian radio. It was certified Gold by RIAA in 2018.
This came immediately after Matt Redman and LZ7, a Manchester-based Christian rap and dance group, released “Twenty Seven Million” on 27 February 2012, to raise awareness for the anti-human trafficking movement.
The record, in support of the A21 Campaign, and to abolish modern day slavery, charted on the UK Singles Chart reaching No. 12. The single also charted in Scotland. Redman toured internationally with the band, to raise awareness through worship/gig nights.
He has authored and edited multiple books on Christian worship, including The Unquenchable Worshipper and the book Facedown which accompanied the album of the same name. His book Mirror Ball relays his thoughts and experiences of “living boldly and shining brightly for the glory of God”.
Matt Redman Published books
- The Unquenchable Worshipper (2001)
- Where Angels Fear to Tread (2002)
- The Heart of Worship Files (2003)
- Facedown (2004)
- Inside Out Worship (2005)
- Blessed Be Your Name (with Beth Redman) (2005)
- Mirror Ball (2011)
- 10,000 Reasons: Stories of Faith, Hope, and Thankfulness Inspired by the Worship Anthem (with Craig Borlase) (2017)
Matt Redman Albums | Discography | Songs | Hits
Matt Redman Awards And Nominations
Grammy Award wins
2013: Best Contemporary Christian Music Song – “10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)”
2013: Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance – “10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)”
Dove Award wins
2005: Worship Song of the Year: “Blessed Be Your Name”
2006: Praise and Worship Album of the Year: Blessed Be Your Name: The Songs of Matt Redman Vol. 1
2007: Children’s Music Album of the Year: VeggieTales Worship Songs
2007: Special Event Album of the Year: Passion: Everything Glorious
2009: Special Event Album of the Year: Passion: God of This City
2011: Worship Song of the Year – TIE: “Our God”
2011: Special Event Album of the Year: Passion: Awakening
2013: The Song of the Year: “10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)”
2013: Contemporary Christian Performance of the Year: “10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)”
2013: Songwriter of the Year
Church of England
2016: Cranmer Award for Worship, “for his contribution to the worship life of the Church”
Matt Redman Net Worth
Redman has an estimated net worth of $5 million.