Two-time GRAMMY nominated singer, songwriter and worship leader Matt Maher is set to release his most unique and revealing project yet with the announcement of his fourth album, titled All The People Said Amen 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.
“This project,” offers Maher, “is a real collage of who I am musically. You’ll 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.”
Unity and community define Maher’s music and ministry, represented by the menagerie of songs on All The People Said Amen, and also shown in the album’s 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 Maher’s songwriting over the last 7 years.
Produced by Paul Moak and Maher, the album includes nine concert versions of fan favorites such as “Your Grace Is Enough,” “Hold Us Together” and “It Is Good,” 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, “Lord, I Need You” and the high-energy worship anthem, “Burning In My Soul” 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, “Lord, I Need You,” serves as a reminder that we never outgrow the need for God in our lives. Currently one of CCLI’s fastest rising songs, “Lord, I Need You” has already made an impact at radio. Jeremy Henry of JQ99 in Grand Rapids notes, “I pulled the trigger on Matt’s song because I really feel that my audience is craving and connecting with worship music right now. ‘Lord, I Need You’ is another one for the arsenal and it’s a fresh worship song rooted in a classic which I believe will connect with everyone of any age.”
Greg Cassidy of JOYFM in St. Louis adds, “We’re loving the latest from Matt Maher! It’s great how listeners immediately know the song…”
Next month, Maher will headline the “All The People Tour” 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 to www.thebrownbookagency.com/allthepeopletour.
Complete track listing for Matt Maher’s upcoming fourth album, 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, visit www.mattmahermusic.com 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 “Your Grace Is Enough,” “White Flag,” “Lord I Need You,” and “I Will Rise” 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. Maher’s 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 “I Lift My Hands” and “White Flag” respectively, while “Alive Again” was selected by iTunes as the best Christian & Gospel song (2009). Maher’s songs have prompted sales of more than 300,000 albums and generated national media coverage on outlets including “FOX & Friends” and as a guest writer with Billboard magazine. For tour dates and more information on Matt Maher and All The People Said Amen, visit www.mattmahermusic.com. Also follow Matt on Twitter at