I'm Not Who I Was

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"I'm Not Who I Was"
Single by Brandon Heath
from the album Don't Get Comfortable
Released 2007
Format Digital download
Recorded 2005
Genre Pop
Length 3:19
Label Provident
Writer(s) Brandon Heath
Brandon Heath singles chronology
"Our God Reigns"
(2006)
"I'm Not Who I Was"
(2007)
"Don't Get Comfortable"
(2007)

"I'm Not Who I Was" is a song by contemporary Christian musician Brandon Heath, and was the lead single from his debut album Don't Get Comfortable (2006). It became a number 1 hit song on Christian radio in mid-2007, and was nominated for two GMA Dove Awards in 2007: "Song of the Year" and "Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year".[1][2]

Content[edit]

The song is about forgiveness, and according to Brandon Heath, was inspired by seeing an old photograph of someone he hadn't been in touch with for a while.[1]

In a recent live audience, Brandon revealed that the song was of his stepmother. They reconnected after 15 years through Facebook, and as she heard the song, she didn't know it was about her, who later asked for forgiveness. He stated why the song was popular: "We really all need to say 'I'm not who I was' every once in a while, you know? We need to look back and see where we have come from, and there is nobody that is not worthy of forgiving." The whole story behind this song is that, Brandon heath step mother divorced his Dad when Brandon was still very young. He lost contact with his step mom and kids. That is how this song came about.

Awards[edit]

In 2008, the song was nominated for two Dove Awards: Song of the Year and Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year at the 39th GMA Dove Awards.[3]

Weekly Charts[edit]

Charts (2007) Peak
position
Billboard Hot Christian AC 1
Billboard Hot Christian Songs 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rqj9ACL5fNQ. WGTS 91.9 - The Story Behind "I'm Not Who I Was" - Brandon Heath ==References==

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