Kristian Stanfill

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Kristian Stanfill
Birth name Kristian Paul Stanfill
Born (1983-04-09) April 9, 1983 (age 31)
Marietta, Georgia
Origin Atlanta, Georgia
Genres Contemporary Christian music
Occupation(s) Singer/Songwriter
Years active 2007–present
Labels sixstepsrecords
Website kristianstanfill.com

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.[1] He is a worship leader involved with Passion Conferences and Passion City Church.

Early life[edit]

Stanfill was born in Marietta, Georgia in 1983.[citation needed] Other early inspirations were Billy Joel and U2.[2] After showing an interest in songwriting, Stanfill began playing guitar at the age of 13.[citation needed] At age 15, he began to lead worship in his Sunday school.[citation needed]

In 2002 Stanfill attended Samford University,[citation needed] where he met his wife. Around 2004 he became a worship leader at North Point Community Church.[citation needed]

Musical career[edit]

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.[2] 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.[2] 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.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]

Discography[edit]

Charts[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album Peak Chart Positions
Top Christian Albums 200
2009 Attention 21
2010 Day After Day: KS (EP) 48
2011 Mountains Move 3 64

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak Chart Positions Album
Hot Christian Songs
2010 "Day After Day" 20 Mountains Move
2011 "Always" 28
2013 "One Thing Remains" 1 Passion: White Flag
"The Lord Our God" 18 Passion: Let the Future Begin
2014 "In Christ Alone" 32

Source:[4]

Accolades[edit]

GMA Dove Awards[edit]

Year Award Result
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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Charts, Billboard.com
  2. ^ a b c "Kristian Stanfill (Bio)". sixstepsrecords. Retrieved May 28, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Hello by Kristian Stanfill on iTunes". Itunes.apple.com. July 10, 2007. Retrieved May 28, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Kristian Stanfill Awards (chart placements)". AllMusic. Retrieved March 31, 2013. 

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