Worshiptogether.com is the leading online resource for
worship leaders and Singer/Songwriter/Worship Leader Matt Maher
is a regular host for their New Song Cafe and a regular contributor to their
endeavors to resource the church on a regular basis. Thousands of people in
church leadership search for copyrights that are fitting for their
congregations and this week the No. 2 most-searched song on their website is
Maher's "Silent Night (Emmanuel)". Expect to hear Matt's version of
“Silent Night (Emmanuel)” at your church service between now and the end of the
holiday season. For more information about Matt Maher, please visit: www.mattmahermusic.com.
Essential recording artist, singer, songwriter and worship leader is featured
on the cover of two magazines: Breakaway’s December issue and Christian Single’s November
issue. In Breakaway Matt discusses the “Art of Making Music,” while in
Christian Single he talks about “Breaking Down Denominational Barriers.” To learn
more about Matt Maher please visit: www.mattmahermusic.com.
week, Essential recording artist Matt
Maher had a run in with a scorpion in his hometown
of Phoenix, Ariz. He was in his car driving when he noticed a
sharp sting and burning sensation in his foot. Maher quickly removed his shoe
and was shocked to discover a scorpion had crawled in and stung him. He decided
to call 911 and the Poison Control Center to make sure he was going to be ok,
and the 911 operator instructed him, “No need to do anything. Just tough it
out. Don’t be a wimp.” To keep up with Maher and his speedy recovery, please
(Nashville, Tenn.) May 30, 2008 - Singer/Songwriter/Worship Leader Matt Maher, has plenty of reason to look up. Not only is his current, self-written radio single, “Your Grace Is Enough” continuing to climb the radio charts, but tomorrow afternoon (Sat., May 31, 2008), his new album, Empty & Beautiful, will launch into space on NASA’s Space Shuttle Discovery Mission STS-124, which is scheduled to launch on from the John F. Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Maher’s current single at radio, “Your Grace Is Enough,” is No. 4 at Billboard Christian AC-Monitored and AC-Indicator, as well as No. 6 at CRW AC.
On Maher’s 12-track, Essential Records debut album, Empty & Beautiful (4/8/08), he breaks open the two simple words in the title, through songs that are both corporate and reflective; driving and soft; each one telling the story from a different perspective. Empty & Beautiful was co-produced by Matt Maher and Jeff Thomas, except for, “As It Is In Heaven,” which was produced by Ed Cash (Chris Tomlin, Bebo Norman, Bethany Dillon). Maher describes the heart behind his Essential Records debut, “The realization of our own emptiness without God is both a moment of sadness, and a window to joy, which opens to something so much bigger and more beautiful than ourselves. To lay down one’s life for the Gospel in service of God and neighbor, is a reflection of the beauty of God. That is our charge as Christians, and that is where these songs came from.” Maher is still involved in local church ministry at St. Timothy Catholic Community,in Mesa, Ariz., as well as working closely with two national Catholic ministries, Life Teen, a worldwide Catholic youth ministry, and Adore Ministries, based out of Houma, La.