Nashville, TN (December 07, 2015) Provident Label Group's Matt Maher received three GRAMMY® nominations this morning for the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards. Maher was nominated twice in the "Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song" category for his No. 1 single "Because He Lives (Amen)" - as the performer and co-writer - and as a co-writer for Third Day's "Soul On Fire." Maher's album Saints And Sinners was also nominated for "Best Contemporary Christian Music Album." He has received eight GRAMMY nominations in his career with today's announcement. The awards will be held on February 15, 2016 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and broadcast live on CBS from 8–11:30 p.m. (ET/PT).
Saints And Sinners released in March and has since received much critical acclaim and continued praise. Inspired by leaders of faith who left profound marks on Christianity, the album highlights songs influenced by historical greats such as Martin Luther King Jr. and Mother Teresa. The album also produced Maher’s first No. 1 radio single as an artist (as he has received six No. 1 singles as a songwriter), the GRAMMY-nominated and Dove Award winning “Because He Lives (Amen).” The nominated album was co-produced by Maher and longtime friend and collaborator Paul Moak (Third Day, Mat Kearney). Maher brought together a host of talented songwriters among who were Thad Cockrell (Leagues), Jon Foreman (Switchfoot), Bo and Bear Rinehart (NEEDTOBREATHE), Jason Ingram and several others.
In addition to the three nominations, Maher was recently awarded his first RIAA Gold certification for his popular single "Lord, I Need You." This BMI Award winning song has been heard around the world including two events with Pope Francis - in front of three million people on stage with the Holy Father at the 2013 World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro and most recently at this year's the Festival of Families, The World Meeting of Families - Philadelphia 2015.
Maher is completing his fall run of his headline "Saints And Sinners" tour, which has had numerous sold-out dates along with special guests I Am They, Jon Guerra and newcomer Hannah Kerr this weekend. He will be out on the "Saints And Sinners" Winter Tour in 2016 featuring Jesus Culture's Chris McClarney (dates listed below).
ABOUT MATT MAHER
Since his 2008 major label debut, recording artist, songwriter and worship leader, Maher has become a staple in the artistic and songwriting community. A eight-time GRAMMY® nominee, he has garnered multiple radio successes writing and recording songs like “Lord, I Need You,” “Hold Us Together,” “All The People Said Amen,” “Your Grace Is Enough,” “Because He Lives (Amen),” Come As You Are,” and “Soul On Fire.” He was awarded "Songwriter of the Year (Artist)" and "Worship Song of the Year" ("Because He Lives (Amen)") for the 2015 GMA Dove Awards. Maher has penned songs recorded by Chris Tomlin, Crowder, Third Day, Matt Redman, Hillsong, Passion and Meredith Andrews, among others. In 2013, Maher performed on stage with Pope Francis in front of more than three million people at World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro, and is scheduled to perform at World Youth Day 2016 taking place in Krakow, Poland. He also performed at the Festival of Families, The World Meeting of Families - Philadelphia 2015. Maher released his fifth full-length studio release in March, Saints and Sinners. For more information visit http://www.mattmahermusic.com/.
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MATT MAHER SAINTS AND SINNERS WINTER 2016 TOUR DATES
January 4 - Dallas, TX
January 5 - Laredo, TX
January 7 - Artesia, NM
January 8 - Albuquerque, NM
January 9 - Tuscon, AZ
January 10 - Phoenix, AZ
January 21 - Anaheim, CA (NAMM Performance)
January 22 - Riverside, CA
January 23 - Garden Grove, CA (Orange Co, CA)
January 24 - San Jose, CA
January 26 - Acampo, CA
January 28 - Coos Bay, OR
January 29 - Vancouver, WA
January 30 - Bellingham, WA
January 31 - Issaquah, WA