Ian Eskelin

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Ian Eskelin
Birth name Ian Ashley Eskelin[1]
Born (1969-10-17) October 17, 1969 (age 45)
Springfield, Missouri
Genres Christian, Pop, Rock
Occupation(s) Songwriter, producer, artist
Years active 1993–present
Associated acts All Star United
Website www.ianeskelin.com

Ian Eskelin[1] is a record producer, songwriter, solo artist, and founding member and lead singer of the Christian rock band All Star United. He won the Dove Award for "Producer of the Year" in 2011 and 2008, [2] and was nominated for the same award in 2007, 2009, 2010, and 2012. Eskelin also has received multiple Dove nominations for his songwriting and production work working with artists such as Francesca Battistelli, Sidewalk Prophets, Chris August, Hawk Nelson, 7eventh Time Down, Stellar Kart, and Remedy Drive. As an artist and writer Eskelin has had more than thirty Top 10 singles in the United States, including 14 No. 1 charting songs. He has additionally had international No. 1 songs in various countries including Japan, Singapore, and Australia. Ian’s songs have been licensed for use on ABC, Spike TV, Style Network, the movie Soul Surfer, the movie Saved!, the trailer for the film Superbad, NBC promotionals for the show Heroes, and multiple CBS network imaging campaigns to name a few.


Eskelin was born in Springfield, Missouri, where he attended Eugene Field Elementary School.[3] While attending high school in Charlotte, North Carolina, he was a DJ and dance music artist, playing keyboard for a local band that opened for C+C Music Factory and Information Society.[4] He went on to attend Wheaton College, where he roomed with Rob Bell. During this time, Eskelin released a rave record under the name "Zero" (1992), and also recorded under the name "Brand New Language", which released an independent tape as well as an album with Wonderland Records (1993). He briefly joined the band Code of Ethics before releasing a second solo album under the name "iAN", titled Supersonic Dream Day (1994). In 1997, Eskelin formed the power-pop band All Star United.[5]

Awards and nominations[edit]



Music videos[edit]

  • Supersonic Dream Day (Supersonic Dream Day)
  • Bright Red Carpet (All Star United)
  • Weirdo (Revolution)
  • Sweet Jesus (Revolution)

Live Videos[edit]

  • "Taboo" (Save The Humans)


  1. ^ a b ASHLEY ESKELIN "Ian Ashley Eskelin". SESAC. Retrieved December 3, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Nominations Announced for 38th GMA Dove Awards". 
  3. ^ Eskelin, Neil (1980). Yes Yes Living in a No No World. Logos International. p. 70. ISBN 0882704176. 
  4. ^ Thompson, John Joseph (2000). Raised By Wolves: The Story of Christian Rock & Roll. ECW Press. ISBN 1550224212. 
  5. ^ Powell, Mark Allan (2002). Encyclopedia of contemporary Christian music. Hendrickson Publishers. ISBN 1565636791. 

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