Chris Eaton (UK musician)

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Chris Eaton
Birth nameChristopher Neville Eaton
Born (1958-09-16) 16 September 1958 (age 63)
Sedgley, Staffordshire, England
GenresContemporary Christian, pop
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter
Associated actsCliff Richard, Amy Grant, Roger Daltrey, Art Garfunkel, Jaci Velasquez

Christopher Neville Eaton (born 16 September 1958) is a British Contemporary Christian singer-songwriter, who has written songs for singers including Cliff Richard, Amy Grant and Jaci Velasquez.


Born in Sedgley, Staffordshire,[citation needed] Eaton was a member of the 1980s bands Lyrix and the Mark Williamson Band prior to his solo career. He has toured the US to promote his albums,[1] and also toured Europe as opening act for Art Garfunkel in 1998.[2] He worked on Roger Daltrey's 1987 solo album Can't Wait to See the Movie, singing backing vocals.

Eaton wrote Cliff Richard's 1990 UK Christmas No. 1 single "Saviour's Day" and has also written songs that have been performed by other CCM artists such as Amy Grant, who recorded a version of Eaton's "Breath of Heaven".[3] He also wrote several Jaci Velasquez songs including "On My Knees" and "God So Loved" as well as producing two albums.

Personal life[edit]

Eaton married singer songwriter Abby Scott in May 2009.[citation needed] He had been previously married to Gill, but the marriage ended in 1990.[4]



  • 1986: Vision
  • 1995: Wonderful World
  • 1997: Cruisin' (released in North America as What Kind of Love)
  • 2008: Dare to Dream

Songs recorded by other artists[edit]

Eaton has composed many songs recorded by other artists for their albums.[5] Below is a small selection of these:

Cliff Richard

Amy Grant

Jaci Velasquez

Michael English

Russ Taff

  • 1985: Medals "Here I Am," "How Much It Hurts" and "Vision"
  • 1987: Russ Taff "Believe in Love"

Diamond Rio

  • 2009: The Reason "Into Your Hands" and "Just Love"

The Imperials

  • 1985: Let the Wind Blow "In the Promised Land"
  • 1987: This Year's Model "Outlander" and "Warriors"

Military Voices

  • 2014: "1914 - The Christmas Truce"* (feat. Abby Scott, Flt Lt Matt Little, the Raf Spitfire Choir & William Inscoe)[9][10]

(Sheena Easton)

  • 1995: (album My Cherie) - Dance away the blues

Note: * denotes songs released as singles


  1. ^ Miller, Michael (6 April 1995). "Keaggy communicates with audience Christian musician has few doubts about fellow artists' sincerity". Peoria Journal Star. p. C3.
  2. ^ Price, Deborah Evans (6 June 1998). "Higher ground". Billboard. p. 53.
  3. ^ DeBoer, Terry (30 October 1995). "Duo Out of the Grey knows the way to inspire through music, movement". Grand Rapids Press. p. B4.
  4. ^ Rimmer, Mike. "Chris Eaton: Cliff Richard and Amy Grant songwriter with his own album (1 April 1995)". Cross Rhythmns. Retrieved 28 June 2016.
  5. ^ Chris Eaton Credits at AllMusic. Retrieved 13-06-2016.
  6. ^ Little Town at AllMusic. Retrieved 30 September 2019.
  7. ^ Saviour's Day at AllMusic. Retrieved 8 September 2015.
  8. ^ Santa's List at AllMusic. Retrieved 8 September 2015.
  9. ^ "1914 - The Carol of Christmas (Announcement)". The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund. Retrieved 28 September 2019.
  10. ^ "1914, the Carol of Christmas - Single". Apple Music. Retrieved 28 September 2019.

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