Brandon Heath Knell (born July 21, 1978) 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.

Early life


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.
He was given a guitar as a Christmas gift at the age of 13, and around the same time he began writing his first songs. Heath was a choir member (The SophistiCats) at his school, Hillsboro High School in Nashville, and was encouraged by his teacher to pursue music. He also expanded his spiritual horizons by going on faith missions to India and Ecuador, thus setting the table for the mix of religion and music that would soon fuel his professional life.
Heath grew up nonreligiously, but was invited to attend Malibu Club, a Christian Young Life camp as a teenager. While attending Malibu Club at age 16, Heath said he "heard about Jesus for the first time"; he said he never really went to church until attending the camp, and stated that Young Life "showed me Christ and got me plugged in to a church". After high school, he became a leader for the camp and is still involved with Young Life across the United States. Heath attended Middle Tennessee State University and earned a BA in English. After his guitar was stolen in early 2000, he compiled a demo CD of his songs for sale to help pay for a new guitar.

Musical career


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.

Don't Get Comfortable


Heath's major label debut, Don't Get Comfortable, was released on September 5, 2006. His first radio single from the album was "Our God Reigns", which garnered a 2007 Dove Award nomination for Worship Song of the Year.
His second radio single, "I'm Not Who I Was", was released around early 2007 and was his first No. 1 song. It topped Billboard's Hot Christian Songs chart for six consecutive weeks starting on July 4, 2007. The song was covered by Jason Castro (from American Idol) at Lakepoint Church. "Don't Get Comfortable", the title track from Heath's debut album, was also released as a single.
At the 39th annual GMA Dove Awards, Heath was nominated for four Dove Awards, winning in the category for New Artist of the Year.

What If We


Brandon Heath toured as a guest on Aaron Shust's 30-city Whispered and Shouted tour from early to mid-2008. His second studio album, What If We, was released on August 19, 2008. The album's first single, "Give Me Your Eyes", was released in July 2008 and was his most commercially successful song to date. It stayed at No. 1 on R&R's Christian CHR chart for 14 consecutive weeks from August to December 2008. It ended the year as 2008's second most played song in the CHR format. In 2009, his song "Wait and See" was released as the next single, and by August it placed at No5 on Billboard's Hot Christian Songs chart. He guest-starred on Christian band Leeland's album Love Is on the Move, on the single "Follow You". In 2011, his Song "Sunrise" was used as the new theme song for Sunrise Communications AG, a Swiss telecommunications company.

Leaving Eden


Brandon has been supporting his recent studio album with a tour supporting MercyMe. The first single from his 3rd studio album is "Your Love". Brandon Heath's 2011 release was produced by Dan Muckala who also co-wrote a handful of the songs along with Jason Ingram. Heath has been nominated for three Grammy Awards - Best Contemporary Christian Music Album (Leaving Eden), Best Gospel/Contemporary Music Performance ("Your Love"), and Best Contemporary Christian Music Song ("Your Love").

Blue Mountain


Heath released his fourth studio album, Blue Mountain, on October 9, 2012 through Reunion Records. The first single was "Jesus in Disguise".

No Turning Back


Heath released the first single from the album No Turning Back entitled "No Turning Back (featuring All Sons & Daughters)" on October 10, 2014. The album, of the same name, was released on February 10, 2015 through Provident Label Group.

Faith Hope Love Repeat


Heath released a new single, "Whole Heart", on May 12, 2017. Faith, Hope, Love, Repeat was released on October 20, 2017.

Other work


Heath has partnered in songwriting with Bebo Norman and Matt Wertz, who was one of his roommates. He has written songs for Norman, Joy Williams and Christopher Williams. He has worked with Sevenglory on their 2007 album, Atmosphere. Heath also co-wrote the song 'Found By You' by Britt Nicole.
Heath was also featured in two songs on the Jars of Clay album The Shelter: "Small Rebellions" and "Shelter".

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. Their daughter Palmer Brown Heath was born on December 15, 2017.

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

Awards and nominations


References


External links


Official website

Everything Must Go Everything Must Go - Brandon Heath

When I Was Young When I Was Young - Brandon Heath

Sing Brave Sing Brave - Brandon Heath

Set On You Set On You - Brandon Heath

Sunrise Sunrise - Brandon Heath

Just A Girl Just A Girl - Brandon Heath

One Way To Heaven One Way To Heaven - Brandon Heath

Love Will Be Enough For Us Love Will Be Enough For Us - Brandon Heath

I Run I Run - Brandon Heath

What We Proclaim What We Proclaim - Brandon Heath

Someone Like Me Someone Like Me - Brandon Heath

No Turning Back - I have made up my My Mind No Turning Back - I have made up my My Mind - Brandon Heath

A Little Faith A Little Faith - Brandon Heath

Our God Reigns Our God Reigns - Brandon Heath

Human Nature Human Nature - Brandon Heath

Jesus, Son of God Jesus, Son of God - Brandon Heath

Baby Boy Baby Boy - Brandon Heath

You'll Find Love Again You'll Find Love Again - Brandon Heath

Steady Now Steady Now - Brandon Heath

Don't Be Afraid Don't Be Afraid - Brandon Heath

Only Water Only Water - Brandon Heath

Only One in the World Only One in the World - Brandon Heath

The Night Before Christmas The Night Before Christmas - Brandon Heath

Only Just Met You Only Just Met You - Brandon Heath

You Decide You Decide - Brandon Heath

The Light In Me The Light In Me - Brandon Heath

Likes of You Likes of You - Brandon Heath

King of Kings King of Kings - Brandon Heath

Momma Wouldn't Lie To Me Momma Wouldn't Lie To Me - Brandon Heath

That's Enough That's Enough - Brandon Heath

Minute By Minute Minute By Minute - Brandon Heath

Jesus In Disguise Jesus In Disguise - Brandon Heath

Simple Man Simple Man - Brandon Heath

Don't Get Comfortable Don't Get Comfortable - Brandon Heath

Away in a Manger Away in a Manger - Brandon Heath

When You Look At Me When You Look At Me - Brandon Heath

Lighthouse Lighthouse - Brandon Heath

We Need Emmanuel We Need Emmanuel - Brandon Heath

S.O.S. S.O.S. - Brandon Heath

Sore Eyes Sore Eyes - Brandon Heath

Blue Mountain Blue Mountain - Brandon Heath

The Day After Thanksgiving The Day After Thanksgiving - Brandon Heath

Paul Brown Petty Paul Brown Petty - Brandon Heath

He Is Not Worried He Is Not Worried - Brandon Heath

I Will Lay You Down I Will Lay You Down - Brandon Heath

Whole Heart Whole Heart - Brandon Heath

Hands Of The Healer Hands Of The Healer - Brandon Heath

The Light The Light - Brandon Heath

The Future Is Bright The Future Is Bright - Brandon Heath

Behold The Lamb of God Behold The Lamb of God - Brandon Heath

In the Bleak Midwinter In the Bleak Midwinter - Brandon Heath

Stolen Stolen - Brandon Heath

The Harvester The Harvester - Brandon Heath

Wait and See Wait and See - Brandon Heath

The One The One - Brandon Heath

Behold Our God Behold Our God - Brandon Heath

Another Song About Love Another Song About Love - Brandon Heath

I'm Not Who I Was I'm Not Who I Was - Brandon Heath

Beauty Divine Beauty Divine - Brandon Heath

Never Said Never Said - Brandon Heath

Fight Another Day Fight Another Day - Brandon Heath

Got The Love Got The Love - Brandon Heath

Light Light - Brandon Heath

It's Alright It's Alright - Brandon Heath

Your Love Your Love - Brandon Heath

Waverly Waverly - Brandon Heath

Soldier Soldier - Brandon Heath

Nothing But the Chill Nothing But the Chill - Brandon Heath

In The Dust In The Dust - Brandon Heath

Might Just Save Your Life Might Just Save Your Life - Brandon Heath

Now More Than Ever Now More Than Ever - Brandon Heath

Dyin' Day Dyin' Day - Brandon Heath

Diamond Diamond - Brandon Heath

Love Never Fails Love Never Fails - Brandon Heath

Red Sky Red Sky - Brandon Heath

All I Need All I Need - Brandon Heath

O Holy Night O Holy Night - Brandon Heath

It's No Good To Be Alone It's No Good To Be Alone - Brandon Heath

This Rock This Rock - Brandon Heath

See Me Through It See Me Through It - Brandon Heath

No Not One No Not One - Brandon Heath

Girl of My Dreams Girl of My Dreams - Brandon Heath

London London - Brandon Heath

Enough Already Enough Already - Brandon Heath

Running Wild Running Wild - Brandon Heath

Santa Claus Will Find You Santa Claus Will Find You - Brandon Heath

Loud and Clear Loud and Clear - Brandon Heath

No Man No Man - Brandon Heath

The Christmas Song The Christmas Song - Brandon Heath

When I'm Alone When I'm Alone - Brandon Heath

Standing by the Cross Standing by the Cross - Brandon Heath

No Turning Back No Turning Back - Brandon Heath

Go Tell It On The Mountain Go Tell It On The Mountain - Brandon Heath

Silent Night Silent Night - Brandon Heath

God Made A Way God Made A Way - Brandon Heath

The Promise The Promise - Brandon Heath

Faith Hope Love Repeat Faith Hope Love Repeat - Brandon Heath

He Paid It All He Paid It All - Brandon Heath

Tyler's Lullaby Tyler's Lullaby - Brandon Heath

Follow You Follow You - Brandon Heath

It Is Well (Oh My Soul) It Is Well (Oh My Soul) - Brandon Heath

This Changes Everything This Changes Everything - Brandon Heath

Let's Make It Last Let's Make It Last - Brandon Heath

Trust You Trust You - Brandon Heath

O Little Town Of Bethlehem O Little Town Of Bethlehem - Brandon Heath

Give Me Your Eyes Give Me Your Eyes - Brandon Heath

Dmitri's Song (Jesus Is Alive) Dmitri's Song (Jesus Is Alive) - Brandon Heath

Love Does Love Does - Brandon Heath

Small Town Flame Small Town Flame - Brandon Heath

Bend Bend - Brandon Heath

Small Rebellions Small Rebellions - Brandon Heath

O Come All Ye Faithful / Angels We Have Heard On High O Come All Ye Faithful / Angels We Have Heard On High - Brandon Heath

River Wants to Run River Wants to Run - Brandon Heath

Leaving Eden Leaving Eden - Brandon Heath

Reaching Out Reaching Out - Brandon Heath

Listen Up Listen Up - Brandon Heath

Overdue Overdue - Brandon Heath

Ready for Romance Ready for Romance - Brandon Heath

With the Brokenhearted With the Brokenhearted - Brandon Heath

If You Call My Name If You Call My Name - Brandon Heath

As Long As I'm Here As Long As I'm Here - Brandon Heath

Few Less Breaks Few Less Breaks - Brandon Heath

Faces On A Train Faces On A Train - Brandon Heath

Wonderful, Glorious, Emmanuel Wonderful, Glorious, Emmanuel - Brandon Heath

Heavenly Day Heavenly Day - Brandon Heath

O'Come All Ye Faithful / Angels We Have Heard On High O'Come All Ye Faithful / Angels We Have Heard On High - Brandon Heath

Little Town Of Bethlehem Little Town Of Bethlehem - Brandon Heath

Gospel Truth Gospel Truth - Brandon Heath

He Does He Does - Brandon Heath

Scars Scars - Brandon Heath

See Me Through It See Me Through It - Brandon Heath

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Albums & Songs

  • Scars
  • Gospel Truth
  • He Does
  • Human Nature
  • Minute By Minute
  • This Changes Everything
  • That's Enough
  • See Me Through It
  • Another Song About Love
  • He Is Not Worried
  • Enough Already
  • Human Nature (Acoustic)
  • We Need Emmanuel
  • King Of Kings
  • Baby Boy
  • Santa Claus Will Find You
  • O Holy Night
  • King of Kings
  • Baby Boy
  • O Holy Night
  • The Night Before Christmas
  • The Future Is Bright
  • Whole Heart
  • I Run
  • Got the Love (feat. Tauren Wells)
  • Don't Be Afraid
  • Faith Hope Love Repeat
  • A Little Faith
  • Lighthouse
  • You'll Find Love Again
  • Someone Like Me
  • Only One in the World
  • One Way To Heaven
  • Only Just Met You
  • No Turning Back (feat. All Sons & Daughters)
  • S.O.S.
  • When I Was Young
  • All I Need
  • Girl of My Dreams
  • When You Look At Me
  • Everything Must Go
  • Behold Our God
  • Sing Brave
  • The Day After Thanksgiving
  • The Christmas Song
  • O Little Town of Bethlehem
  • Just a Girl
  • In the Bleak Midwinter
  • Momma Wouldn't Lie to Me
  • Away in a Manger
  • Go Tell It on the Mountain
  • Silent Night
  • O Come All Ye Faithful / Angels We Have Heard on High
  • The Harvester
  • Jesus In Disguise
  • Blue Mountain
  • Diamond
  • Love Will Be Enough for Us
  • Love Does
  • Paul Brown Petty
  • In the Dust
  • Dyin' Day
  • Hands of the Healer
  • He Paid It All
  • I'm Not Who I Was
  • Give Me Your Eyes
  • Wait and See
  • Your Love
  • The Light In Me
  • The Light In Me (With Background Vocals) [Performance Track]
  • The Light In Me (High Without Background Vocals) [Performance Track]
  • The Light In Me (Medium Without Background Vocals) [Performance Track]
  • The Light In Me (Low Without Background Vocals) [Performance Track]
  • Stolen
  • Stolen (With Background Vocals) [Performance Track]
  • Stolen (High Without Background Vocals) [Performance Track]
  • Stolen (Medium Without Background Vocals) [Performance Track]
  • Stolen (Low Without Background Vocals) [Performance Track]
  • The One
  • The One (With Background Vocals) [Performance Track]
  • The One (High Without Background Vocals) [Performance Track]
  • The One (Medium Without Background Vocals) [Performance Track]
  • The One (Low Without Background Vocals) [Performance Track]
  • It's Alright
  • It's Alright (With Background Vocals) [Performance Track]
  • It's Alright (High Without Background Vocals) [Performance Track]
  • It's Alright (Medium Without Background Vocals) [Performance Track]
  • It's Alright (Low Without Background Vocals) [Performance Track]
  • Your Love
  • Your Love (With Background Vocals) [Performance Track]
  • Your Love (High Without Background Vocals) [Performance Track]
  • Your Love (Medium Without Background Vocals) [Performance Track]
  • Your Love (Low Without Background Vocals) [Performance Track]
  • Leaving Eden
  • Your Love
  • The Light In Me
  • Only Water
  • Stolen
  • Might Just Save Your Life
  • It's Alright
  • It's No Good to Be Alone
  • Now More Than Ever
  • The One
  • As Long As I'm Here
  • Give Me Your Eyes
  • Wait and See
  • Give Me Your Eyes
  • Wait and See
  • Trust You
  • London
  • Sunrise
  • Sore Eyes
  • Love Never Fails
  • Listen Up
  • Fight Another Day
  • When I'm Alone
  • No Not One
  • Steady Now
  • Simple Man
  • Don't Get Comfortable
  • Our God Reigns
  • Red Sky
  • You Decide
  • I'm Not Who I Was
  • Let's Make It Last
  • I Will Lay You Down
  • The Light
  • Beauty Divine
  • Give Me Your Eyes
  • Wait and See
  • Trust You
  • London
  • Sunrise
  • Sore Eyes
  • Love Never Fails
  • Listen Up
  • Fight Another Day
  • When I'm Alone
  • No Not One