Don Moen (singer)

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Don Moen
Don Moen in 2009.jpg
Background information
Birth name Donald James Moen
Born (1950-06-29) June 29, 1950 (age 64)
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
Years active 1984–present
Labels Integrity Music, Hosanna! Music, Integrity Asia, Sparrow, Star Song, Word, Epic, Columbia, Sony, Don Moen Records, in:ciite, EMI Christian Music Group
Website www.donmoen.com

Donald James "Don" Moen (born June 29, 1950) is an American singer-songwriter, pastor, and producer of Christian worship music.[1]

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.[2] 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.[3]

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.[3] He left Integrity Media in December 2007 to start a new initiative, The Don Moen Company.[4] 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.[citation needed] He was a major catalyst in launching the careers of Paul Baloche, Darlene Zschech, Israel Houghton, and Hillsong United.[5]

Notable recordings[edit]

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.[6] 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.[citation needed] Moen has released a new album titled Hymnbook as a celebration of reaching over 1 million likes on his Facebook page.[7][8]

Personal life[edit]

He lives in Nashville, Tennessee with his wife, Laura, and their five adult children.[9]

Discography[edit]

Give Thanks

  • Released: 1986
  • Format: CD, tape, digital download
  • Label: Integrity Music, Hosanna! Music, Sparrow, Epic, Sony
  • Producer: Tom Brooks, Michael Coleman (Executive), Ed Lindquist (Executive)
  • Certification: Gold

Steadfast Love

  • Released: 1988
  • Format: CD, tape, digital download
  • Label: Integrity Music, Hosanna! Music, Sparrow, Columbia, Sony
  • Producer: Tom Brooks, Michael Coleman (Executive), Ed Lindquist (Executive), Don Moen (Executive)

Bless the Lord

Christmas

Eternal God

Worship with Don Moen

  • Released: 1992
  • Format: CD, tape, video, VCD
  • Label: Integrity, Hosanna! Music, Word
  • Producer: Tom Brooks, Michael Coleman (Executive), Ed Lindquist (Executive)

God with Us

Trust in the Lord - Live Worship with Don Moen

  • Released: 1994
  • Format: CD, tape, video, VCD, digital download
  • Label: Integrity, Hosanna! Music, Columbia, Sony
  • Producer: Mark Gasbarro, Don Moen (Producer and Executive Producer), Michael Coleman (Executive)

Mighty Cross

  • Released: 1994
  • Format: CD, tape
  • Label: Integrity, Hosanna! Music
  • Producer: Tom Hartley, Michael Coleman (Executive), Don Moen (Executive)

Rivers of Joy

  • Released: 1995
  • Format: CD, tape, digital download
  • Label: Integrity, Hosanna! Music, Columbia, Sony
  • Producer: Don Harris, Michael Coleman (Executive), Don Moen (Executive)

Emmanuel Has Come

  • Released: 1996
  • Format: CD, tape, digital download
  • Label: Integrity, Hosanna! Music, Columbia, Sony
  • Producer: Steven V. Taylor, Chris Long (Executive), Michael Coleman (Senior Executive), Don Moen (Senior Executive)

Praise with Don Moen

  • Released: 1996
  • Format: CD, tape, digital download
  • Label: Integrity, Hosanna! Music, Integrity Asia, Columbia, Sony
  • Producer: Tom Brooks, Don Harris, Michael Coleman (Executive), Don Moen (Executive)

Let Your Glory Fall

  • Released: 1997
  • Format: CD, tape, digital download
  • Label: Integrity, Hosanna! Music, Columbia, Sony
  • Producer: Tom Brooks, Don Moen (Executive), Chris Long (Executive)

God for Us

  • Released: 1998
  • Format: CD, tape, digital download
  • Label: Integrity Music, Hosanna! Music, Columbia, Sony
  • Producer: Tom Fettke, Don Moen (Executive), Randy Vader (Executive)

God Is Good - Worship with Don Moen

  • Released: 1998
  • Format: CD, tape, video, DVD, VCD
  • Label: Integrity, Hosanna! Music
  • Producer: Tom Brooks, Don Moen (Executive), Chris Thomason (Executive)

En Tu Presencia

  • Released: 1999
  • Format: CD, tape, digital download
  • Label: Integrity, Hosanna! Music, Columbia, Sony
  • Producer: Isaac Hernandez, Tom Brooks, Don Harris, Don Moen (Executive), Chris Thomason (Executive), Dario Navac (Executive)

More of You, Lord - Praise with Don Moen Volume 2

  • Released: 1999
  • Format: CD, tape
  • Label: Integrity, Hosanna! Music, Integrity Asia
  • Producer: Tom Brooks, Russell Fragar, Don Harris, Chris Springer, Darlene Zschech, Don Moen (Executive), Chris Thomason (Executive)

Give Thanks

  • Released: 1999
  • Format: VCD
  • Label: Integrity Music, Hosanna! Music, Integrity Asia
  • Producer: Steve Merkel, Tom Brooks, Mark Gasbarro, Don Moen (Executive), Chris Thomason (Executive)

The Mercy Seat

  • Released: 2000
  • Format: CD, tape, digital download
  • Label: Integrity, Hosanna! Music, Integrity Asia, Columbia, Sony
  • Producer: Tom Brooks, Don Moen (Executive), Chris Thomason (Executive)

Heal Our Land

  • Released: 2000
  • Format: CD, tape
  • Label: Integrity Music, Hosanna! Music, Integrity Asia
  • Producer: Tom Brooks, Don Moen (Executive), Chris Thomason (Executive)

I Will Sing

  • Released: 2000
  • Format: CD, tape, video, DVD, VCD, digital download
  • Label: Integrity, Hosanna! Music, Epic, Sony
  • Producer: Paul Mills, Don Moen (Executive), Chris Thomason (Executive)

God in Us

  • Released: 2001
  • Format: CD, tape, digital download
  • Label: Integrity, Hosanna! Music, Columbia, Sony
  • Producer: Tom Fettke, Don Moen (Executive), Randy Vader (Executive)

God Will Make a Way: The Best of Don Moen

  • Released: 2003
  • Format: CD, tape, digital download
  • Label: Integrity, Hosanna! Music, Epic, Sony
  • Producer: Tom Brooks, Don Harris, Paul Mills, Don Moen (Executive), Chris Thomason (Executive)

Trono de Gracia

  • Released: 2003
  • Format: CD, tape, digital download
  • Label: Integrity, Hosanna! Music, Columbia, Sony
  • Producer: Miguel Angel "Malin" Villagran, Tom Brooks, Paul Mills, Don Moen (Executive), Keith Manwaring (Executive), Dario Navac (Executive)

Thank You Lord

  • Released: 2004
  • Format: CD, tape, video, DVD, VCD, digital download
  • Label: Integrity Music, Hosanna! Music, CBN, Epic, Columbia, Sony
  • Producer: David Hamilton, Don Moen (Executive), Chris Thomason (Executive)

Arise: The Worship Legacy of Don Moen

  • Released: 2006
  • Format: Digital download
  • Label: Integrity, Hosanna! Music, Columbia, Sony
  • Producer: David Hamilton, Don Moen (Executive)

Hiding Place

  • Released: 2006
  • Format: CD, digital download
  • Label: Integrity, Hosanna! Music, Columbia, Sony
  • Producer: David Hamilton, Don Moen (Executive)

I Believe There Is More

  • Released: 2008
  • Format: CD, digital download
  • Label: Integrity, Hosanna! Music, Columbia, Sony
  • Producer: Don Moen, Michael Coleman (Executive)

With a Thankful Heart: The Best of Don Moen

  • Released: 2011
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Integrity, Hosanna! Music, Integrity Asia
  • Producer: Tom Brooks, David Hamilton, Don Harris, Paul Mills, Don Moen, Andy Skarda (Executive)

Uncharted Territory

  • Released: 2011
  • Format: CD, digital download
  • Label: Don Moen Records, in:ciite, EMI Christian Music Group
  • Producer: Don Moen (Producer and Executive Producer), Chris Thomason (Executive)

Hymnbook

  • Released: 2012
  • Format: CD, digital download
  • Label: Don Moen Records
  • Producer: Don Moen (Producer and Executive Producer), Tom Lane

Christmas: A Season of Hope

  • Released: October 22, 2012
  • Format: CD, digital download
  • Label: Don Moen Records, in:ciite, EMI Christian Music Group
  • Producer: David Hamilton, Don Moen (Executive), Chris Thomason (Executive)

Ultimate Collection

  • Released: March 5, 2013
  • Format: CD, digital download
  • Label: Integrity, Hosanna! Music, Columbia, Sony
  • Producer: Steve Merkel, Tom Brooks, David Hamilton, Paul Mills, Don Moen, C. Ryan Dunham (Executive)

Hymns of Hope

  • Released: Fall 2013
  • Format: CD, digital download
  • Label: Don Moen Records
  • Producer: David Hamilton, Don Moen (Executive

Other recordings[edit]

  • 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[edit]

Year Association Category Result
1992 Dove Awards Song of the Year "God Will Make A Way" Won
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 Won
1994 Dove Awards Creator - Musical Album of the Year God with Us Won
1995 Dove Awards Creator - Musical Album of the Year Mighty Cross Won
1998 Dove Awards Creator - Musical of the Year Emmanuel Has Come Nominated
1999 Dove Awards Creator - Musical of the Year God for Us Won
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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Moen, Don. "Donald James Moen". Facebook. Retrieved June 28, 2013. 
  2. ^ [1][dead link]
  3. ^ a b Swartzendruber, Jay (February 2007). "Industrybeat: Moen of Many Hats". CCM Magazine 29 (8): 22. ISSN 1524-7848. 
  4. ^ "Moen's Move: Don Moen to leave Integrity Media to form new companies". Crossrhythms.co.uk. August 1, 2008. Retrieved August 22, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Don Moen On Worship In Action, Authenticity, & Keeping It Simple". davidsantistevan.com. August 7, 2014. Retrieved August 11, 2014. 
  6. ^ 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. 
  7. ^ [2][dead link]
  8. ^ "Don Moen to Celebrate 1M Likes on Facebook With Album Giveaway and Live Chat". Christianpost.com. May 21, 2012. Retrieved August 22, 2013. 
  9. ^ "About Don". Don Moen and Friends. Retrieved June 28, 2013. 

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