John Waller (musician)

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John Waller
Birth nameJohn Gordon Waller
Born (1970-12-12) December 12, 1970 (age 49)
Fayetteville, Georgia, U.S.
GenresChristian pop
Occupation(s)Singer/songwriter
InstrumentsAcoustic guitar
Years active2005 (2005)–present (present)
Labels

John Gordon Waller (born December 12, 1970) is an American contemporary Christian singer/songwriter.

Life and career[edit]

Early life[edit]

John was the lead singer for the late-1990s band According to John. After the band quit in 2001, he became a worship leader at South Link CPP (Free Methodist Church) in Colorado.[1] John was also the praise leader at New Hope Baptist Church in Fayetteville Georgia.

Career[edit]

In 2007, John was signed to the Christian label Beach Street Records and has released his debut album The Blessing in March 2007.[2] He toured with Casting Crowns and Leeland on the spring leg of The Altar and the Door tour, which ended on May 31, 2008.

His single "While I'm Waiting" became an American Christian radio hit after appearing in the movie Fireproof.[3][4]

His third studio album, As for Me and My House, was released May 3, 2011 through City of Peace Records. It includes 11 tracks including the title track "As for Me and My House" and was produced by Jason Hoard.

His fifth studio album, Crazy Faith, was released on August 21, 2015, by City of Peace Media. The title track was featured in War Room.[5]

Personal life[edit]

John, his wife Josee, and their nine children currently reside in California.[6]

The most recently added of the nine children are three siblings, Max, Anya, and Olga, adopted from Ukraine. John believes that God led him to adopt "Anna" (Anya) through signs and dreams.[7]

"John and Josee Waller, who live in Coweta County, had two children visit in their home this past summer through the Project One Forty Three program. Max, 14, and his sister, Anya, 9, came from Ukraine to spend several weeks with the Wallers, who decided to adopt them." Concert to benefit Ukraine adoption At the time of the host, John and Josee were not aware of the third sibling. It was not until they decided to adopt Anya and Max that they learned of Olga, who had been separated from her brother and sister for seven years.[7]

Waller was named one of 10 "Faces to Watch" by Billboard in 2007.[2]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album Peak Certifications
(sales threshold)
US US
Christ
[8]
US
Heat
2007 The Blessing 39 19
2009 While I'm Waiting
  • Released: April 7, 2009
  • Label: Beach Street/Reunion
  • Format: CD, digital download,
    movie soundtrack
200 14 7
2011 As For Me and My House
  • Released: May 3, 2011[10]
  • Label: City of Peace Records
  • Format: CD, digital download
35 19
2014 Life is a Gift
  • Released: February 3, 2014[11]
  • Label: Label Me Not
  • Format: CD, digital download
2015 Crazy Faith
  • Released: August 21, 2015[12]
  • Label: City of Peace
  • Format: CD, digital download
  • Re-release of Life is a Gift (with 9 of its 10 tracks and 3 added live tracks)
2019 Explosions of Light
  • Released: January 25, 2019[13]
  • Label: Radiate Records
  • Format: CD, digital download
"—" denotes the album didn't chart.

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak Album Sales
US
Christ
US
Christ
Airplay

[14]
2007 "The Blessing" 19 The Blessing
2009 "While I'm Waiting" 18 While I'm Waiting
2010 "As For Me and My House" As For Me and My House
2011 "Yes" 31
2014 "Orphan" Crazy Faith
2017 "Awakening (The Coffee Song)" 34 Explosions of Light
"—" denotes the song didn't chart.

References[edit]

  1. ^ John Waller - The Blessing; Christian Music Today. Retrieved March 23, 2008
  2. ^ a b "2007's Best Bets: Faces to Watch". Billboard. January 6, 2007. Retrieved February 24, 2007.
  3. ^ "John Waller Releases Sophomore Album While I'm Waiting On April 7, Featuring "fireproof" Remix And Movie Soundtrack Sampler Cd". Provident Label Group Press Release. April 6, 2009. Retrieved December 29, 2009.
  4. ^ "Around town: 'Art of Green' calling for artists". The Newnan Times-Herald. February 29, 2012. Archived from the original on September 14, 2012. Retrieved March 6, 2012.
  5. ^ It's more than just a clever song title. Retrieved November 2016
  6. ^ "About". johnwallermusic.com. Retrieved March 6, 2012.
  7. ^ a b "Sid Roth's It's Supernatural!" Guest: John Waller. TBN & Daystar. December 9, 2013. Television.
  8. ^ "StackPath". parasource.com. Retrieved May 27, 2019.
  9. ^ alex (April 21, 2018). "Billboard biz". Billboard. Retrieved May 27, 2019.
  10. ^ http://www.johnwallermusic.com/updates.php?uid=32
  11. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/life-is-a-gift/id809970288# Archived June 16, 2014, at the Wayback Machine
  12. ^ "Jesusfreakhideout.com: John Waller, "Crazy Faith" Review". jesusfreakhideout.com. Retrieved May 27, 2019.
  13. ^ "Jesusfreakhideout.com: John Waller, "Explosions of Light" Review". jesusfreakhideout.com. Retrieved May 27, 2019.
  14. ^ "John Waller Chart History- Christian Airplay". Billboard. Retrieved May 30, 2019.
  15. ^ http://www.providentpress.com/artists_pr.php?id=110

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