Geoff Moore

Jun 03, 2016
Aug 16, 2013
Aug 30, 2011
Apr 03, 2007
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Sep 21, 1999
Jan 01, 1995
Jan 01, 1987
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Jan 01, 1984

Geoff Moore is listed in the credits for the following albums:

Year Artist Album Role
1985 The Cause Do Something Now Choir
1985 Angie Lewis Heart Dance Songwriter
1986 Angie Lewis What's It Gonna Take Duet Vocals
1986 Geoff Moore Over the Edge Songwriter, Vocals
1987 Geoff Moore The Distance Songwriter, Vocals
1987 Steven Curtis Chapman First Hand Songwriter
1988 Geoff Moore & The Distance A Place to Stand Songwriter, Vocals
1988 Steven Curtis Chapman Real Life Conversations Songwriter, Guest and Choir Vocals
1990 Geoff Moore & The Distance Pure and Simple Co-Producer, Songwriter, Lead and Background Vocals
1991 Larry Howard Redeemed Songwriter
1992 Geoff Moore & The Distance A Friend Like U Songwriter, Vocals
1992 Steven Curtis Chapman The Great Adventure Songwriter
1993 Geoff Moore & The Distance Evolution Songwriter, Arranger, Vocals
1995 Geoff Moore & The Distance Home Run Songwriter, Vocals
1996 Steven Curtis Chapman Signs of Life Songwriter
1998 Various Artists TEN - The Birthday Album
1999 Steven Curtis Chapman Speechless Songwriter
2001 Various Artists The Prayer of Jabez Vocals
2001 Steven Curtis Chapman Declaration Songwriter
2016 Geoff Moore The Next Thing Songwriter, Vocals
Award Organization Year Award Name Song
GMA Dove 1993 Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year The Great Adventure
GMA Dove 1993 Song of the Year The Great Adventure

Geoff Moore


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Feb 21, 1961

Geoff Moore is a Contemporary Christian music artist and songwriter. He started recording as a solo artist in 1984. In 1987, he formed Geoff Moore and the Distance. The contemporary gospel band released together 8 albums. The band broke up in 1998, with Geoff Moore continuing as a solo artist.

Early Years

Moore was born in Flint, Michigan in 1961. His father played baseball for the Toledo Mud Hens, and later ran a steel fabrication plant. He attended Holly Area Schools at Patterson Elementary, Holly, MI through grade six and then started attending Brandon Schools in Ortonville, MI. He began singing while he was at Taylor University living in Wengatz Hall. At the time that he became a classmate to White Heart's future lead singer, Rick Florian, when he stood in for the lead singer of his roommate's band. He graduated from Taylor in 1983. Newly married, he moved to Nashville soon after college. He was able to break into the music industry with the assistance of Michael W. Smith, when the two met in the clothing store where Moore worked. He signed a publishing contract with Paragon Music, a company specialising in writing songs for others, and sang on demo recordings for extra money. While with Paragon he wrote songs for fellow Christian singer and songwriter, Steven Curtis Chapman. Since that time they've co-written several songs together, including the title track on Chapman's 1992 Dove Award and Grammy winning release The Great Adventure.

During the mid-1980s, Moore recorded three albums released on the Power Discs label, including Where are the Other Nine?, Over the Edge and The Distance. When he was signed to Sparrow in 1987, he put together a backing band called "The Distance" to continue with his career. Geoff Moore is best friends with Steven Curtis Chapman and, like Steven, Geoff has adopted Daughters from China.

Geoff Moore and the Distance

In 1988, Geoff Moore and the Distance released their first official album together, entitled A Place to Stand. They also recorded Foundations in 1989 for Sparrow Records. After a while, they jumped to Forefront Records and recorded Pure and Simple in 1990. They followed in 1992 with A Friend Like U. This album would garner them their first real US Christian radio exposure with its title song. This started their most prolific period with the Grammy-winning albums Ev-O-Lu-Tion in 1993 and Homerun in 1995. This album produced US Christian radio hits like "EvolutionRedefined", "Life Together" and "Home Run". The video for "Home Run" featured former Major League All-Star pitcher Tim Burke. They were nominated for four Grammys.

In 1995, Benson released a compilation of hits from Moore's first solo albums titled The Beginning Years. The following year the band released a compilation of hits from Moore and the Distance. One CD of the latter contained a live performance from Rome, Georgia, also recorded for Z Music Television.

In 1997, the band released Threads, featuring a cover of The Who's "I'm Free" as its lead single. However, the following year, Moore decided to break up the band and continue solo.

Solo Again

In 1999, Moore released his eponymous solo album. He followed it in 2002 with A Beautiful Sound.

Moore has returned to live in his native state, where he enjoys hunting, fishing, and other outdoor pursuits. He and his wife Jan have been married for 22 years and have two sons and two adopted daughters.

Near the end of 2005, he released two new studio albums independently. Called Every Single One Part One and Part Two, the albums are a combination of original songs and re-recorded classics from the now out of print Forefront albums with The Distance.

Moore's latest solo project Speak To Me, released on April 3, 2007, on Michael W. Smith's Rocketown Records label. It was nominated for a Dove Award for Inspirational Album of the Year.

Wikipedia contributors. Geoff Moore. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. January 8, 2011, 23:16 UTC. Available at: Accessed March 1, 2011.

August 22, 2016

NASHVILLE, Tenn.: Contemporary Christian music legend Geoff Moore has announced the release of his long awaited and highly anticipated CD, The Next Thing.

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