Bob Bennett

Jan 21, 2017
Dec 14, 2012
Nov 25, 2010
Jan 01, 2009
Jan 01, 2007
Jan 01, 2002
Nov 05, 1997
Jan 01, 1991
Jan 01, 1989
Jan 01, 1985
Jan 01, 1982
Jan 01, 1979

Bob Bennett is listed in the credits for the following albums:

Year Artist Album Role
1978 Kelly Willard Blame It On The One I Love! Songwriter, Background Vocals
1978 Isaac Air Freight Fun In The Son Additional Voices
1979 Oden Fong Come for the Children Background Vocals
1979 Bob Bennett First Things First Songwriter, Guitars, Vocals
1980 Karen Lafferty Life Pages - Love of the Ages Choir, Background Vocals
1981 Sweet Comfort Band Hearts of Fire! Songwriter, Acoustic Guitar
1981 Kelly Willard Willing Heart Background Vocals
1982 Bob Bennett Matters of the Heart Songwriter, Guitars, Vocals
1984 Michele Pillar Look Who Loves You Now Songwriter
1985 Bob Bennett Non-Fiction Songwriter, Guitars, Vocals
1986 Terry Scott Taylor Knowledge & Innocence Background Vocals
1987 Laury Boone Browning Thursday's Child Songwriter
1987 Steve Camp After God's Own Heart Background Vocals
1991 Various Artists At the Foot of the Cross -Volume 1- Clouds, Rain, Fire Vocals
1991 Billy Crockett Any Starlight Night Background Vocals
1992 The Choir At the Foot of the Cross Vocals
1993 Phillip Sandifer The Other Side of Salvation Songwriter
1998 Billy Crockett Watermarks Background Vocals
2007 Bob Bennett Six String Prayers Songwriter, Guitars, Vocals
2007 John Standefer Six String Prayers Songwriter, Guitars, Vocals
2009 Bob Bennett Christmastide Songwriter, Guitars, Vocals

Bob Bennett

Mar 21, 1955

Bob Bennett was born in Downey, California. He picked up his first guitar at age nine and formed a rock 'n' roll band in high school. In the late seventies, he converted to Christianity and his songwriting began to reflect his newfound faith.

His career was launched with the release of his 1979 folk-style debut recording First Things First. Three years later came Matters of the Heart, a recording Contemporary Christian Music Magazine voted 1982's "Album of the Year", ranking it among the top 20 contemporary Christian albums of all time. Soon after the release of his next recording, Non-Fiction, he served as the opening act on Amy Grant's Unguarded tour. Lord of the Past: A Compilation followed, which peaked at 30th position on Billboard magazine's Top Contemporary Christian chart in 1990. The album's title song reached number one on the Christian radio charts in early 1990. This was followed by Bennett's second number one song: "Yours Alone".

Later in 1990, Bob joined Michael Card on his The Way of Wisdom tour, performing in front of sold-out audiences across the country. Bob credits his tour with Michael Card as being the only reason he had a career in 1990 and 1991. Songs from Bright Avenue was released in 1991, a collection of songs he wrote while struggling with the dissolution of his marriage. Bob's most recent CD is Christmastide, released in 2009.

Where are they Now: 

"Tearing a page from the Mark Twain quotebook about my career, 'the rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated'! I continue to write, record and perform concerts. I still live in the Southern California area, but have-guitar/will-travel is always the rule of the day."

(B. Bennett, personal communication, January 31, 2012)

Aug 12, 2020

Bob Bennett has been making music since he was 9. He released his first album in 1979 and has continued making heartfelt music ever since. In fact, CCM Magazine rated his Matters of the Heart record as one of the top Christian records of all time. Bob is a thoughtful and funny guy. Join in the conversation with host Dave Maurer.

Created by: siremidor on 26-July-2010 - Last Edited by siremidor on 06-August-2020