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Matt Brouwer is listed in the credits for the following albums:
Matt Brouwer is a Juno Award winning Canadian singer/songwriter who got his start in the music industry while studying music at school in Alberta, Canada. While in college he and fellow students founded the band Monday Night Worship (MNW). Because of the spiritual content of his lyrics he was 'discovered' by a Nashville record company in 2000, and in 2001 recorded his solo debut CD Imagerical. The album was released on May 29, 2001 on Reunion Records. He then formed his own label called Black Shoe Records and released an album titled Unlearning in 2005 and Where's Our Revolution (Universal) in 2009. Brouwer's music has been hailed for its relentless vulnerability as he shares his life's story of tragedy (the death of his father) and hope (his Spiritual pilgrimage) with his listeners.
Matthew Paul Brouwer was born in Truro, Nova Scotia Canada. His Mother is a teacher and his Father ran a dairy farm. When Matt was 3 years old his father was killed in a car accident. The loss of his Dad at an early age had an emotional impact on the singer and is a theme that has permeated many of Brouwer's songs. During college Brouwer found music to be more than a comforting hobby as he co-founded a group of Spiritually curious musicians known on campus as MNW. "It started with a conversation a group of us (students) had about our hunger to not only know about God, but to begin a journey of actually knowing Him," says Matt. MNW released 2 independent CD's featuring songs written and sung by Brouwer, many of which were also featured on his debut CD, Imagerical which was released a year later as Brouwer and several other members of the college group were signed to Provident Label Group as separate acts.
Matt Brouwer's first single, "Water", was a hit on CCM radio's CHR chart reaching #2 on R&R, and he hit the airwaves again with a cover of Sheryl Crow's "I Shall Believe" which graced Billboard's Christian chart in 2005. The hit "Sometimes" from "Where's Our Revolution" did even better, charting in the top 20 in Billboard in 2010. Brouwer's CD, Imagerical was nominated for Best Gospel Album at the Canadian JUNO Awards and he won a JUNO Award in 2010 for the album Where's Our Revolution as it was named best Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album of the year. He has won several GMA Canada Covenant Awards, and his songs have been featured on TV in the Canadian produced hit teen drama Degrassi.
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TILL THE SUNRISE FINDS MATT BROUWER
SHEDDING LIGHT ON JOYFUL NEW SEASON
HOUSTON—Acclaimed Canadian-born singer/songwriter Matt Brouwer returns February 28 with Till The Sunrise, the highly-anticipated follow-up to his JUNO Award-winning 2009 release, Where’s Our Revolution. Produced by Michael Omartian (Vince Gill, Peter Cetera), engineered by Terry Christian (Lionel Richie, Keith Urban), and featuring acclaimed Nashville session musicians Zod Lounge, among others, the project includes 11 selections, all written or co-penned by Brouwer.
Featuring themes of unity, collaboration and commitment, and largely inspired by Brouwer’s 2010 marriage, highlights of Till The Sunrise include the title track; “Tonight”; “Love Can Find A Way,” featuring JJ Heller and co-penned with Dave & JJ Heller; “Thornside” and “Someone Else’s Arms,” co-written with Jeff Somers; and “One For Another" and "One In A Million," co-written with Jill Paquette DeZwaan.
“Till The Sunrise is the joyful outcome of digging in and working hard over the last few years, and it’s an album that reflects a new season,” Brouwer says. “Life now feels more complete than ever as I share it with my wife, Hannah. My music and career have found new inspiration, and everything really feels fresh. These songs truly reflect how much better off we are when we take the risk to love and live for something beyond ourselves. The sum really is greater than the parts.”
The album’s debut single, “Ocean,” written by Brouwer, speaks to a culture in need of authentic relationships. "'Ocean' is about our generation, how we long for connection and yet seem to be so isolated in many ways,” Brouwer explains. “The expanse and mystery of the ocean has always had a major appeal to me. Yet something so beautiful and amazing can also be treacherous and terrifying, and that explains how it feels to be lost in our lives as well. It’s the love of God that anchors us to reality and gives us Hope and light in the darkness.”
For more than a decade, Matt Brouwer has been among Christian music’s most respected singer/songwriters. Where’s Our Revolution garnered Canada’s prestigious JUNO Award in 2010 for Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album of the Year, and Brouwer has also has received two GMA Canada Covenant Awards and two Canadian people’s choice Vibe Awards. His hit radio singles include “Water,” “I Shall Believe,” “Father I Adore You,” and “Sometimes.”