Jimmy Needham

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Jimmy Needham
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Jimmy Needham performing during the CD release for his album Not Without Love in Nashville, TN on August 24, 2008.
Background information
Born (1985-08-22) August 22, 1985 (age 29)
Origin Tomball, Texas, US
Genres Pop, alternative rock, blues, soul music, contemporary Christian music
Years active 2004–present
Labels Inpop
Website www.jimmyneedham.com

Jimmy Needham (born August 22, 1985) is an American contemporary Christian musician signed to Inpop Records. His second Inpop studio album, Not Without Love, was released on August 19, 2008.[1] Earlier in 2008, he was a guest on the Relentless tour with Natalie Grant,[2] and has previously toured with NewSong, Echoing Angels and Nate Sallie in late 2007.[2]

He is a graduate of Texas A&M University, where he studied history and philosophy, and also a graduate of Tomball High School.[3] He is married to his wife Kelly, for whom he has written two songs.[4]

Musical career[edit]

Jimmy Needham's first album, For Freedom, was independently released in 2005, with the help of Troy Warren Jr.[5] He signed with the Christian record label Inpop in 2006, and released his major label debut album, Speak, later that year. His second major album, Not Without Love, was released on August 19, 2008.[6] In 2009, Jimmy began work on Nightlights, which was released by Inpop records on May 18, 2010. This was followed by Clear the Stage released on March 27, 2012. Clear the Stage appeared in the Sverigetopplistan, the official Swedish Albums Chart at No. 59 on July 6, 2012.[7] On September 10, 2013, Jimmy Needham released his first album covering only old hymns, creating new versions to them. The first album of these sessions is called The Hymns Sessions, Vol 1.[citation needed]

Influences[edit]

On his debut Inpop album, Speak, Needham stated that his musical influences include Jonny Lang, Lauryn Hill, Gavin DeGraw, Marc Broussard, Jason Mraz, and particularly Keith Green.[8] Needham said "When I listen to him it's cool because I feel the Lord has given us the same spirit in what we're singing about. If music—especially Christian music—doesn't either cause me to repent or worship, then I don't know why I'm listening to it. And I think that's why I like Keith Green so much. He didn't sugarcoat things."[8]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Tracklist: 1. "I Am New" (3:15) 2. "Lost At Sea" (4:00) 3. "For Freedom" (4:10) 4. "Dearly Loved" (4:18) 5. "Before The Throne Of God Above" 6. "Wake Up" (3:28) 7. "Stand on Grace" (4:11) 8. "Regardless" (3:26) 9. "Gospel" (3:43) 10. "Theatre" 11. "Great Love Story" (4:48) 12. "Benediction" (1:36)

Singles[edit]

  • "Dearly Loved" (ranked No. 11 on the "Top Contemporary Hit Songs" list by Christian Radio & Retail Weekly, April 27, 2007)
  • "Lost at Sea"
  • "Fence Riders" (ranked No. 14 on R&R magazine's December 15, 2007 chart)[9]
  • "A Breath or Two"
  • "Hurricane"
  • "Firefly"
  • "Forgiven & Loved"
  • "Yours To Take"

Guest Appearances[edit]

  • 2010: "Yours To Own" (Trip Lee)
  • 2012: "Take Me There" (Trip Lee)

Compilation Appearances[edit]

  • 2007: iPop 2008, "Lost at Sea" (Inpop)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jimmy Needham Discography". Retrieved 2008-04-09. 
  2. ^ a b "Natalie Grant Brings The Relentless Tour To Audiences Around The Country This Spring". CCM Magazine. Retrieved 2008-04-09. 
  3. ^ "Jimmy Needham Biography". Christian Music Central. Retrieved 2008-04-09. 
  4. ^ "Jimmy Needham Achieves New Personal Best with First Week Sales Numbers". BREATHEcast.com. September 4, 2008. Retrieved May 14, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Jimmy Needham > Overview". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-07-02. 
  6. ^ "Jimmy Needham - Not Without Love". Billboard. Retrieved 2009-07-02. [dead link]
  7. ^ SwedishCharts.com Jimmy Needham discography
  8. ^ a b Inpop Records. "Jimmy Needham". Christian Music Today. Archived from the original on 2008-07-09. Retrieved 2008-12-28. 
  9. ^ December 15, 2007 R&R magazine's chart as reported at the Weekend 22; Retrieved December 29, 2007

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