Two-time GRAMMY nominated singer, songwriter and worship leaderÂ Matt MaherÂ is set to release his most unique and revealing project yet with the announcement of his fourth album, titledÂ All The People Said AmenÂ available April 23. Maher’s newest project fuses the popularity of his vibrant live show with several new studio cuts, offering fans an assortment of writing and performance styles.
âThis project,â offers Maher, âis a real collage of who I am musically. Youâll hear intimate worship songs, anthemic praise tunes often sung and shouted aloud together in unison, and celebratory songs that inspire the whole church. I wanted to deliver something for everyone, and this set captures what my music and ministry have been, where it is, and where it’s headed.â
Unity and community define Maherâs music and ministry, represented by the menagerie of songs onÂ All The People Said Amen, and also shown in the albumâs cover art. For it, Maher created a visual scrapbook made up of special moments, placed purposefully, including old tour posters, handwritten lyrics from songwriting sessions live and candid shots with fans, even his own wedding photos. Every item has a story behind it and is a significant part of Maherâs songwriting over the last 7 years.
Produced by Paul Moak and Maher, the album includes nine concert versions of fan favorites such as âYour Grace Is Enough,â âHold Us Togetherâ and âIt Is Good,â recorded throughout 2012 at stops including the University of Notre Dame campus, Detroit and St. Louis. These rare live cuts are paired with four new original recordings, including lead radio single, âLord, I Need Youâ and the high-energy worship anthem, âBurning In My Soulâ which made a powerful debut during Passion 2013 conference at the Georgia Dome, attended by more than 60,000 college students.
Released to Christian radio stations earlier this month, âLord, I Need You,â serves as a reminder that we never outgrow the need for God in our lives. Currently one of CCLIâs fastest rising songs, âLord, I Need Youâ has already made an impact at radio. Jeremy Henry of JQ99 in Grand Rapids notes, âI pulled the trigger on Mattâs song because I really feel that my audience is craving and connecting with worship music right now. âLord, I Need Youâ is another one for the arsenal and itâs a fresh worship song rooted in a classic which I believe will connect with everyone of any age.â
Greg Cassidy of JOYFM in St. Louis adds, âWeâre loving the latest from Matt Maher! Itâs great how listeners immediately know the songâŚâ
Next month, Maher will headline the âAll The People Tourâ featuring Chris August and Bellarive. Presented by Compassion International the 20-city tour kicks off April 4, in Garden City, N.J. For more information, go toÂ www.thebrownbookagency.com/allthepeopletour.
Complete track listing for Matt Maherâs upcoming fourth album,Â All The People Said Amen:
- All The People Said Amen
- Alive Again* (recorded in Detroit, MI)
- Burning In My Soul
- Great Things* (recorded at Legends, University of Notre Dame)
- Hold Us Together* (recorded at Legends, University of Notre Dame)
- Lord, I Need You
- Your Grace Is Enough*(recorded in St. Louis)
- Adoration* (recorded in Detroit, MI)
- Christ Is Risen*(recorded in Indianapolis, IN)
- On My Way*(recorded at Legends, University of Notre Dame)
- Mighty Fortress
- Turn Around*(recorded in Detroit, MI)
- It Is Good*(recorded in Baltimore, MD)
*Indicates live concert recording
For more information, Matt’s bio, and a list of tour dates, visitÂ www.mattmahermusic.comÂ and follow on Twitter @mattmahermusic.
About Matt Maher: Recording artist, songwriter and worship leader, Matt Maher is well known for writing moving worship anthems including âYour Grace Is Enough,â âWhite Flag,â âLord I Need You,â and âI Will Riseâ that influence church worship services worldwide. His songs continue to climb the CCLI charts and have been recorded by Chris Tomlin, Matt Redman, the Passion movement and more. Maherâs credibility as a writer has been galvanized by recognition from the GRAMMYs and iTunes. Maher garnered two GRAMMY nominations in the Contemporary Christian Music Song category, 54th and 55th GRAMMY seasons, for âI Lift My Handsâ and âWhite Flagâ respectively, while âAlive Againâ was selected by iTunes as the best Christian & Gospel song (2009). Maherâs songs have prompted sales of more than 300,000 albums and generated national media coverage on outlets including âFOX & Friendsâ and as a guest writer with Billboard magazine. For tour dates and more information on Matt Maher andÂ All The People Said Amen, visitÂ www.mattmahermusic.com. Also follow Matt on Twitter at