Mark Schultz

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Contemporary Country,Praise & Worship,Atmospheric Rock

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Perseverance, creativity and a strong will are qualities that have served Schultz well throughout his career. A native of Colby, Kansas, Mark Schultz moved to Nashville to pursue his musical ambitions and found inspiration and encouragement while working as a youth pastor. With the support of the congregation, he booked a show at Nashville’s famed Ryman Auditorium. The show was a sell out, an unheard of feat for a fledgling artist that earned him a deal with Word Records.

Since then the Dove Award winning artist has become one of Christian music’s most acclaimed singer/songwriters. Mark Schultz, now a resident of North Carolina, has also tasted success on the mainstream adult contemporary charts with such hits as “He’s My Son,” “Letters from War” and “Walking Her Home.” “Back in His Arms Again” was named BMI’s Christian Song of the Year in 2003, “Letters from War” was the centerpiece of the Army’s “Be Safe-Make It Home” campaign and Schultz has flooded radio with nine No. 1 songs, such as “Remember Me” and “I Am the Way.” He’s also earned the top spot on Billboard magazine’s Christian Adult Contemporary Songwriter list and has been featured on the national TV programs, 48 Hours, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, CNN and more. His 2005 release, Mark Schultz Live…A Night of Stories & Songs, sold RIAA certified Platinum and garnered Schultz his first GMA Dove Award.

It has been 10 years since Mark Schultz sold out the Ryman Auditorium and embarked on this creative journey. It’s not always an easy road, but he has no doubt he’s exactly where God wants him to be. “I think the surest that I’ve been in the last 10 years is when I rode my bike across the country,” says Schultz. Learning to lean ever more closely on his heavenly Father, many of the songs on his 2009 album, Come Alive were inspired during that bicycle trip that raised over $250,000 to benefit the James Fund, which provides assistance for widows and orphans. Along the way he learned much about himself, the human condition and God’s sovereignty. Those revelations reverberate throughout Come Alive.

“I’ve always done a record with one, maybe two producers and this one has four on it,” says Schultz, who worked with Herms, Shaun Shankel, Paul Mills and Brown Bannister. “It’s my 10th year to have done this and it feels like I’ve just started. I thought ‘what a great way to say it’s been a great 10 years.’ Let’s open it up to a few different producers who I’ve worked with and a few new ones, just to create a very diverse record.”

“I would hope that when people listen to this CD they can identify with the struggles within the songs, but at the same time know that God is the same God through the struggles as he is during the triumphant moments. Christ, who began a good work, will finish a good work. It may not be on your own timeline or not even the way you imagined it, but he promises he will. There’s a bigger picture out of our control, but God has made these promises and I want to hold onto that.”

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Discography

Album Title Year Label
Mark Schultz2000Word Entertainment
Song Cinema2001Word Entertainment
Stories & Songs2003Word Entertainment
Live... A Night of Stories & Songs2005Word Entertainment
Broken & Beautiful 2006Word Entertainment
Come Alive2009Word Records

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Location:

Chapel Hill

North Carolina

United States

Record Label:

Word Records

Christian Label:

Yes

Years Active:

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