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MATT MAHER HONORED WITH FIRST GRAMMY NOMINATION
Posted December 01, 2011

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MATT MAHER HONORED WITH FIRST GRAMMY NOMINATION

Acclaimed Worship Leader/Singer/Songwriter Claims Nod in
Best Contemporary Christian Music Song Category

54th Annual GRAMMY Awards∆ Air Feb. 12, 2012, Live on CBS

(Nashville, Tenn.) Dec.1, 2011-- Eight-time GMA Dove Award nominee, worship leader, singer and songwriter Matt Maher, was recognized by The Recording Academy∆ with a GRAMMY Award∆ nomination, during last nightŪs hour-long special broadcast, "The GRAMMY∆ Nominations Concert Live!! ů Countdown To Music's Biggest Night∆," which aired live on CBS from Nokia Theatre at L.A. LIVE.

MaherŪs nomination was received in the Best Contemporary Christian Music Song category where he was recognized as a songwriter on žI Lift My HandsÓ recorded and co-written by Chris Tomlin and Louie Giglio.

The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards∆ ceremony will be held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif. on Sunday, February 12, 2012. MattŪs most recent release The Love In Between (Sept. 20, 2011) debuted at No. 7 on the SoundScan Top Contemporary Christian Chart, and graced the Billboard 200 at No. 97. The project was also a notable success at iTunes breaking into the Top 5 on the Christian & Gospel Top Albums Chart.

In addition to promoting The Love In Between, Matt recently wrapped žThe Love In BetweenÓ tour. The coast-to-coast headlining tour, which visited more than 25 cities through late October, saw attendance in the thousands with sold out shows in multiple cities. For an up-to-date tour itinerary, visit www.mattmahermusic.com/tour.

About Matt Maher
Matt Maher Ů worship leader, songwriter, singer and recording artist Ů has embraced his calling as a žmusical missionaryÓ to impact a global stage.

Maher is well known for writing moving worship anthems including žYour Grace Is Enough,Ó žAs It Is In Heaven,Ó žI Will Rise,Ó žAll To Us,Ó žHere For You,Ó žHold Us TogetherÓ and žChrist Is Risen.Ó His songs have appeared among the top 10 ranked songs on the CCLI chart, marking their popularity in church services worldwide, while also being recorded by artists including Chris Tomlin, Audrey Assad, Matt Redman, and the Passion movement. Additionally žAlive AgainÓ was selected by iTunes as the best Christian & Gospel song of 2009. Such popularity has prompted more than 350,000 career sales. National media exposure includes the covers of Breakaway and Christian Single, a live performance on žFOX & Friends,Ó and guest writer for Billboard magazine

Maher sits on the board of directors for the Catholic youth organization, Life Teen, and is a staple writer with EMI CMG Publishing. Amid busy touring and writing schedules, he hosts WorshipTogetherŪs žNew Song Caf»Ó and is an active, bylined contributor to The Washington Post's "On Faith" section (http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/on-faith), an interactive conversation on religion.

Maher is from St. JohnŪs Newfoundland, Canada and currently resides in Mesa, Ariz. with his wife Kristin and son Conor. For more information on Matt Maher, visit www.mattmahermusic.com. Also follow Matt on Twitter at www.twitter.com/mattmahermusic.

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