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|Birth name||Kristian Paul Stanfill|
April 9, 1983 |
|Genres||Contemporary Christian music|
Kristian Paul Stanfill (born April 9, 1983) is an American Christian rock singer-songwriter from Atlanta, Georgia. His 2011 album Mountains Move reached No. 64 on the Billboard 200. He is a worship leader involved with Passion Conferences and Passion City Church.
Stanfill was born in Marietta, Georgia in 1983. Other early inspirations were Billy Joel and U2. After showing an interest in songwriting, Stanfill began playing guitar at the age of 13. At age 15, he began to lead worship in his Sunday school.
In 2005, Stanfill became involved with the Passion organization. He performed at the Passion Conference for the first time in 2005. Stanfill and several of his friends independently formed a band in 2005. In 2006, Stanfill led worship at the Passion Conference. His recording of "Jesus Paid It All" was selected for inclusion on the album, Everything Glorious. In 2007 Stanfill and his band independently released the EP, Hello.
By 2008, Stanfill became the first artist in eight years to be signed to sixstepsrecords. In October 2008 through November 2008, he and his band worked on their first studio record. The album was completed by December 2008, and was released in April 2009 under the title, Attention.
Two years later in 2011, he released his second album, Mountains Move. The album became the band's first to chart on the Billboard 200. The success of the album eventually led to the band being nominated for Best New Artist at the Dove Awards.
- Hello (Independently released, 2007)
- Attention (sixstepsrecords, 2009)
- Mountains Move (sixstepsrecords, 2011)
|Year||Album||Peak Chart Positions|
|Top Christian Albums||200|
|2010||Day After Day: KS (EP)||48|
|Year||Title||Peak Chart Positions||Album|
|Hot Christian Songs|
|2010||"Day After Day"||20||Mountains Move|
|2013||"One Thing Remains"||1||Passion: White Flag|
|"The Lord Our God"||18||Passion: Let the Future Begin|
|2014||"In Christ Alone"||32|
GMA Dove Awards
|2007||Special Event Album of the Year (Passion: Everything Glorious)*||Won|
|2009||Special Event Album of the Year (Passion: God of This City)*||Won|
|2011||New Artist of the Year||Nominated|
|Praise & Worship Album of the Year (Passion: Awakening)*||Nominated|
|Special Event Album of the Year (Passion: Awakening)*||Won|
- *Denotes a collaborative effort or a song contribution to a "Various artists" album.