Awaken (Natalie Grant album)

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Studio album by Natalie Grant
Released March 22, 2005
Recorded 2004–2005
Genre Contemporary Christian music, pop
Length 55:28
Label Curb
Producer Rob Graves, Bernie Herms, Phil Symonds, Shawn Shankel
Natalie Grant chronology
Worship with Natalie Grant and Friends
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
CCM Magazine A[2]
Cross Rhythms 6/10 squares[3]
Jesus Freak Hideout 4.5/5 stars[4]
The Phantom Tollbooth 4.5/5 stars[5]

Awaken is the fourth studio album by Christian artist Natalie Grant.


"Held" was the first single off of this album. It is one of Grant's most successful songs to date.

Track listing[edit]

Standard edition[6]
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Intro" (The Awakening) Bernie Herms 0:44
2. "Awaken" Natalie Grant, Rob Graves, Jason McArthur, Joy Williams 3:47
3. "Something Beautiful" Chance Scoggins, Matthew West 3:20
4. "What Are You Waiting For" Bridget Benenate, Steve Booker, Matther Gerrard 3:42
5. "The Real Me" Natalie Grant 4:52
6. "Another Day" Susanne Lewis, Guy Zabka 4:09
7. "Home" Natalie Grant, Trina Harmon, Bernie Herms 4:51
8. "Captured" Rob Graves, Bernie Herms, Jason McArthur 3:51
9. "Held" Christa Wells 4:22
10. "You Move Me" Natalie Grant, Barry Weeks 4:16
11. "Make Me Over" Natalie Grant, Bernie Herms 5:33
12. "Live For Today" Natalie Grant 4:24
13. "Bring It All Together" (featuring Wynonna Judd) Shaun Shankel, Christa Wells 6:26
Total length: 55:28

Production, personnel and publishing[edit]

  • Tracks 1, 2, 5, 7 and 11 arranged and produced by Bernie Herms. Track 1 recorded in Prague, Czech Republic. Track 2 recorded by Fred Paragano and Rob Graves. Additional vocal recording by Bernie Herms. Performed by the Prague Session Orchestra. Published by BanaHama Tunes/Word Music. Track 5 recorded by David Schroeder (basic instrumentation), Fred Paragano (piano and keyboards) and Milan Jilek (strings). Mixed by David Schober. Tracks 7 and 11 recorded by David Schober and JC Monterrossa, with piano recorded by Fred Paragano. Mixed by JR McNelly; assisted by Adam Deane.
    • Rob Graves, Paul Moak, Chris Graffagnino: Guitars; Joey Canaday: Bass; Shawn Pelton: Drums; Bernie Herms: Piano, keyboards and programming. Track 1 published by BanaHama Tunes/Word Music. Track 2 published by Nat In The Hat Music/The Loving Company/New Spring/Zomba Enterprises/Logansong Music/MGE Music. Track 5 published by Nat In The Hat Music/The Loving Company. Track 7 published by Nat In The Hat Music/The Loving Company/BanaHama Tunes/Word Music/WB Music Corp./Platinum Plow Music/Duchee Songs. Track 11 published by Nat In The Hat Music/The Loving Company/BanaHama Tunes/Word Music/Zomba Enterprises/Chalarite Music.
  • Tracks 3 and 10 arranged and produced by Phil Symonds. Recorded by Dave Schober, Phil Symonds and Jason Bradford, with assistance by Ryan Jinkins. Mixed by JR McNeely; assisted by Mat 5 T.
    • Phil Symonds: Acoustic and electric guitars, bouzouki (on track 10 only), keyboards, programming; Jackie Street: Bass; Chris McHugh: Drums; Jay Jackson: Pedal Steel (track 10). Track 3 published by Word Music, Inc./Westies Music/Chance A-List Music. Track 10 published by Nat In The Hat Music/The Loving Company/New Spring/Zomba Enterprises/Bridge Building.
  • Tracks 4, 6, 9 and 12 arranged and produced by Shaun Shankel. Tracks 4, 6 and 9 recorded by F. Reed Shippen and Shaun Shankel. Track 12 recorded by Bill Whittington and Shaun Shankel. Mixed by F. Reed Shippen.
    • Shaun Shankel: Keyboards; Stephen Lewis: Piano; Bobby Sparks: B3 Organ; Todd Parsnow, Michael Ripow: Guitars; Will Owlsey: Guitars and Bass; Jeff Plant: Bass; Dan Needham, Chris McHugh, Jason Thomas: Drums. Track 4 published by WB Music Corp./G Matt Music/WB Music Corp./Friends of Seagulls Music/Blotter Music/Music of Windswept/Bookerman Music.
  • Track 8 arranged and produced by Bernie Helms and Rob Graves. Recorded by Fred Paragano and Rob Graves. Mixed by Fred Paragano.
    • Bernie Herms: Keyboards; Rob Graves: Guitars; Joey Canaday: Bass; Chris McHugh: Drums. Published by Word Music/BanaHama Tunes/MGE Songs/Logansong Music.


In 2006, the album was nominated for a Dove Award for Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year at the 37th GMA Dove Awards. The song "Held" was also nominated for Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year.[1][7]


  1. ^ a b Loftus, Johnny. "Allmusic review". Rovi Corporation. Retrieved November 14, 2011. 
  2. ^
  3. ^ "Review: Awaken – Natalie Grant – Cross Rhythms". Retrieved May 14, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Natalie Grant, "Awaken" Review". Retrieved May 14, 2016. 
  5. ^ "A Review of The Phantom Tollbooth". Retrieved May 14, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Awaken". iTunes. Retrieved May 14, 2016. 
  7. ^ 37th Annual GMA Dove Awards Nominations & Winners on; Jones, Kim