Don Moen (singer)
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Don Moen in The Crystal Cathedral
|Birth name||Donald James Moen|
|Born||June 29, 1950|
|Origin||Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States|
|Genres||CCM, Contemporary worship music, Gospel, Christmas music|
|Occupation(s)||Singer-songwriter, worship leader, musician, producer, pastor, businessman, radio host
Former Integrity Music occupations:
President of Integrity Music, President of Integrity Label Group, Executive Vice President of Integrity Media, Integrity Music producer, Integrity Music executive producer, Integrity Media creative director
|Instruments||Vocals, piano, keyboards, violin, guitar|
|Labels||Integrity Music, Hosanna! Music, Integrity Asia, Sparrow, Star Song, Word, Epic, Columbia, Sony, Don Moen Records, in:ciite, EMI Christian Music Group|
Before Moen was hired to work for Integrity Music, he attended Oral Roberts University and became a Living Sound musician for Terry Law Ministries and traveled with Terry Law for ten years. He produced 11 volumes for the Hosanna! Music series of worship albums. His first album under his own name, Worship with Don Moen, was released in 1992. His music has total global sales of over five million units.
Moen worked for Integrity Media for over 20 years, serving as creative director and president of Integrity Music, president of Integrity Label Group, and an executive producer of Integrity Music albums. He left Integrity Media in December 2007 to start a new initiative, The Don Moen Company. The Don Moen Company acquired MediaComplete, the church software company that created MediaShout. Moen became a radio host for Don Moen & Friends in 2009. Moen received a Dove Award for his work on the musical God with Us in addition to amassing nine nominations for his songs.
Moen is a prolific songwriter, having worked with Claire Cloninger, Paul Overstreet, Martin J. Nystrom, Randy Rothwell, Ron Kenoly, Bob Fitts, Debbye Graafsma, Paul Baloche, Tom Brooks, among many others. He has worked with talented musicians, Justo Almario, Carl Albrecht, Abraham Laboriel, Alex Acuna, Paul Jackson, Jr., Lenny LeBlanc and Chris Graham. He was a major catalyst in launching the careers of Paul Baloche, Darlene Zschech, Israel Houghton, and Hillsong United.
Moen's first album for Hosanna! Music, Give Thanks, became the label's bestseller. He followed this with a number of successful albums of his own including two, En Tu Presencia and Trono De Gracia, in Spanish. God with Us won the Dove Award for Best Musical. On an Asian tour in 1999 he recorded The Mercy Seat at Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore and Heal Our Land at Yoido Park in South Korea, which was released in 2000. One of Moen's albums, I Will Sing, was recorded at Christian Broadcasting Network.
God Will Make a Way: The Best of Don Moen was released in 2003 and features 19 greatest hits. The title song was written for his wife's sister and her husband, who lost their oldest son in an auto accident while three other children were seriously injured. Moen's Hiding Place became his first studio album which was recorded at Paragon Studios in Franklin, Tennessee and was released in the autumn of 2006. I Believe There Is More released on fall 2008. His third studio recording titled Uncharted Territory (funded successfully through Kickstarter) released on March 27, 2012. His new Christmas album, Christmas: A Season of Hope, will release in October 22, 2012 and some songs were recorded at a studio in Czech Republic. Moen has released a new album titled Hymnbook as a celebration of reaching over 1 million likes on his Facebook page.
- Hatiku (1995)
- Behold the Lamb (1997)
- Healing (1998)
- The Smithton Outpouring (1999)
- Hope Changes Everything (2000)
- Mas de Ti (2000)
- Sing for Joy (2002)
- Amor Sin Limites (2004)
- American Worship Gathering (2005)
- Arise: A Celebration of Worship (2006)
- Cool Worship (2010)
- A Little Boy's Prayer (2010)
- Marvin L. Winans Presents: The Praise & Worship Experience (2012)
- Bishop Jerry L. Maynard Presents: The Cathedral of Praise Choir (2012)
Awards and nominations
|1992||Dove Awards||Song of the Year "God Will Make A Way"||Nominated|
|Dove Awards||Creator - Children's Musical Album of the Year I'm a Helper||Nominated|
|1993||Dove Awards||Artist - Inspirational Album of the Year Worship with Don Moen||Nominated|
|1994||Dove Awards||Creator - Musical Album of the Year God with Us||Won|
|1995||Dove Awards||Creator - Musical Album of the Year Mighty Cross||Nominated|
|1998||Dove Awards||Creator - Musical of the Year Emmanuel Has Come||Nominated|
|1999||Dove Awards||Creator - Musical of the Year God for Us||Nominated|
|2001||Dove Awards||Spanish Language Album of the Year En Tu Presencia||Nominated|
|2003||Dove Awards||Country Recorded Song of the Year "God Is Good All the Time"||Won|
|Dove Awards||Creator - Musical of the Year God in Us||Nominated|
|2004||Dove Awards||Spanish Language Album of the Year Trono de Gracia||Nominated|
Ray DeVries Church Ministry Award
- Moen, Don. "Donald James Moen". Facebook. Retrieved June 28, 2013.
- [dead link]
- Swartzendruber, Jay (February 2007). "Industrybeat: Moen of Many Hats". CCM Magazine 29 (8): 22. ISSN 1524-7848.
- "Moen's Move: Don Moen to leave Integrity Media to form new companies". Crossrhythms.co.uk. August 1, 2008. Retrieved August 22, 2013.
- "Don Moen On Worship In Action, Authenticity, & Keeping It Simple". davidsantistevan.com. August 7, 2014. Retrieved August 11, 2014.
- by TKO Marketing (January 6, 2012). "in:ciite Media Signs Renowned Worship Leader, Singer-Songwriter, Producer, Don Moen — JesusFreakHideout.com". JesusFreakHideout.com. Retrieved February 10, 2012.
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- "Don Moen to Celebrate 1M Likes on Facebook With Album Giveaway and Live Chat". Christianpost.com. May 21, 2012. Retrieved August 22, 2013.
- "About Don". Don Moen and Friends. Retrieved June 28, 2013.