Ian Eskelin

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Ian Eskelin
Birth nameIan Ashley Eskelin[1]
Born (1969-10-17) October 17, 1969 (age 50)
Springfield, Missouri
Occupation(s)Songwriter, producer, artist
Years active1993–present
Associated actsAll Star United, Pearl City Worship

Ian Eskelin[1] (born October 17, 1969), is a record producer, songwriter, solo artist, and founding member and lead singer of the Grammy-nominated Christian rock band All Star United, and president of recording and publishing company Radiate Music.[not verified in body] He won the Dove Award for "Producer of the Year" in 2011 and 2008,[2] and was nominated for the same award in 2007, 2009, 2010, and 2012. Eskelin also has received multiple Dove and Grammy nominations for his songwriting and production work working with artists such as Francesca Battistelli "Holy Spirit", 7eventh Time Down "God Is on the Move", Sidewalk Prophets, Chris August, and Hawk Nelson to name a few. As an artist and writer Eskelin has had more than fifty Top 10 singles in the United States, including 25 No. 1 charting songs. He has additionally had international No. 1 songs in various countries including Japan, Singapore, and Australia. Ian's songs have been licensed for use on major networks including ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, ESPN and feature films.[not verified in body]


Eskelin was born in Springfield, Missouri, where he attended Eugene Field Elementary School.[3] While attending high school in Charlotte, North Carolina, he was a DJ and dance music artist, playing keyboard for a local band that opened for C+C Music Factory and Information Society.[4] He started attending Wheaton College, where he roomed with Rob Bell. During this time, Eskelin released a rave record under the name "Zero" (1992), and also recorded under the name "Brand New Language", which released an independent tape as well as an album with Wonderland Records (1993). He briefly joined the band Code of Ethics before releasing a second solo album under the name "iAN", titled Supersonic Dream Day (1994). In 1997, Eskelin formed the power-pop band All Star United.[5]

Awards and nominations[edit]



Music videos[edit]

  • Supersonic Dream Day (Supersonic Dream Day)
  • Bright Red Carpet (All Star United)
  • Weirdo (Revolution)
  • Sweet Jesus (Revolution)

Live videos[edit]

  • Taboo (Save the Humans)


  1. ^ a b ASHLEY ESKELIN "Ian Ashley Eskelin" Check |url= value (help). SESAC. Retrieved December 3, 2012.
  2. ^ "Nominations Announced for 38th GMA Dove Awards".
  3. ^ Eskelin, Neil (1980). Yes Yes Living in a No No World. Logos International. p. 70. ISBN 0882704176.
  4. ^ Thompson, John Joseph (2000). Raised By Wolves: The Story of Christian Rock & Roll. ECW Press. ISBN 1550224212.
  5. ^ Powell, Mark Allan (2002). Encyclopedia of contemporary Christian music. Hendrickson Publishers. ISBN 1565636791.


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