John Waller (musician)

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John Waller
Birth name John Gordon Waller
Born (1970-12-12) December 12, 1970 (age 47)
Fayetteville, Georgia USA
Genres Christian pop
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instruments Acoustic Guitar
Years active 2005 (2005) - present (present)
Labels Beach Street (2007-2010)
Reunion (2007-2010)
City of Peace (2010-present)
Label Me Not (2014-)
Website

http://www.johnwalleronline.com/

https://johnwaller.org/

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]

Career[edit]

The Blessing & While I'm Waiting (2007-2010)[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] His single "While I'm Waiting" became an American Christian radio hit after appearing in the movie Fireproof.[3][4]

As For Me and My House (2011-present)[edit]

John has completed his third studio album As For Me and My House, set for release on May 3, 2011. The new project features 11 tracks including the title track "As For Me and My House". The album is produced by Jason Hoard and is his first release on City of Peace Records.

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]

Tours[edit]

He toured with Grammy Award-winning band Casting Crowns and Leeland on the spring leg of The Altar and the Door tour, which ended on May 31, 2008.

Personal life[edit]

John, his wife Josee, and their nine children currently reside in Georgia.[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 7 years.[8]

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
[9]
US
Heat
2007 The Blessing 39 10
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[11]
  • Label: City of Peace Records
  • Format: CD, digital download
26
2014 Life is a Gift
  • Released: Feb 03, 2014[12]
  • Label: Label Me Not
  • Format: CD, digital download
18
2015 Crazy Faith
  • Released: Aug 21, 2015[13]
  • 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)
"—" denotes the album didn't chart.

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak Album Sales
US
Christ
Year
End
Christ[14]
CAN
Christ[15]
2007 "The Blessing" 23[16] The Blessing
2009 "While I'm Waiting" 36 22 While I'm Waiting
2010 "As For Me and My House" As For Me and My House
2014 "Orphan" 23 Crazy Faith
"—" denotes the album 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 2007-02-24. 
  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 29 December 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. ^ "Sid Roth's It's Supernatural!" Guest: John Waller. TBN & Daystar. 9 Dec. 2013. Television.
  8. ^ "Sid Roth's It's Supernatural!" Guest: John Waller. TBN & Daystar. 9 Dec. 2013. Television.
  9. ^ http://www.yourmusiczone.com/news.php?area=&aid=909
  10. ^ http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/content_display/charts/chart_alert/e3icbbfbd34476c8990c04f5085eb73974a
  11. ^ http://www.johnwallermusic.com/updates.php?uid=32
  12. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/life-is-a-gift/id809970288# Archived 2014-06-16 at the Wayback Machine.
  13. ^ http://www.jesusfreakhideout.com/cdreviews/CrazyFaith.asp
  14. ^ http://www.billboard.com/charts/year-end/2009/hot-christian-songs?begin=21&order=position
  15. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-18. Retrieved 2011-02-05. 
  16. ^ http://www.breathecast.com/Christian.Music.Artist-Casting.Crowns/Article-354_1506.htm
  17. ^ http://www.providentpress.com/artists_pr.php?id=110

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