Kristian Stanfill

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Kristian Stanfill
Birth name Kristian Paul Stanfill
Born (1983-04-09) April 9, 1983 (age 33)
Marietta, Georgia
Origin Atlanta, Georgia
Genres Contemporary Christian music, Christian pop, worship
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter
Instruments Guitar
Years active 2007–present
Labels sixsteps
Website kristianstanfill.com

Kristian Paul Stanfill (born April 9, 1983) is an American Christian music singer and songwriter from Atlanta, Georgia. His album, Mountains Move (2011), reached number 64 on the Billboard 200.[1] He is currently the worship pastor at Passion City Church and a worship leader at Passion Conferences.[2]

Early life[edit]

Stanfill was born in Marietta, Georgia on April 9, 1983.[citation needed] After showing an interest in songwriting, Stanfill began playing guitar at the age of 13.[3] At age 15, he began to lead worship in his Sunday school. In 2002 Stanfill attended Samford University and shortly after graduating, he started leading worship at North Point Community Church in Alpharetta, Georgia.[2] While in college, Stanfill met his wife, Kerri. They were married in 2004, and have four children.[3]

Musical career[edit]

In 2005, Stanfill became involved with Passion City Church and the Passion organization leading worship.[2] On July 10, 2007, he independently released his debut EP, Hello, which features five songs.[4] By 2008, Stanfill became the first artist in eight years to be signed to sixstepsrecords.[citation needed] In October 2008 – November 2008, he began working on his first studio album, Attention. It was completed by December 2008, and was released on April 21, 2009.[5] His second album, Mountains Move, was released on January 7, 2011.[6] It became his first album to appear on the Billboard 200 chart, and peaked at number 64.[1] The success of the album led him to be nominated for Best New Artist at the 42nd GMA Dove Awards.[7]

Discography[edit]

Chart history[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album Peak Chart Positions
Top Christian Albums 200
2009 Attention 21
2010 Day After Day: KS (EP) 48
2011 Mountains Move 3 64

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak Chart Positions Album
Hot Christian Songs
2010 "Day After Day" 20 Mountains Move
2011 "Always" 28

Source:[8]

Accolades[edit]

GMA Dove Awards[edit]

Year Award Result
2007 Special Event Album of the Year (Passion: Everything Glorious)* Won
2009 Special Event Album of the Year (Passion: God of This City)* Won
2011 New Artist of the Year Nominated
Praise & Worship Album of the Year (Passion: Awakening)* Nominated
Special Event Album of the Year (Passion: Awakening)* Won
  • *Denotes a collaborative effort or a song contribution to a "Various artists" album.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Billboard - Kristian Stanfill - Chart History - Billboard 200". Billboard. January 29, 2011. Retrieved February 24, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c Leggett, Steve. "Kristian Stanfill - Biography & History - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved February 24, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b Tyson, Chelsea (September 23, 2013). "The Collegian - A One On One With Kristian Stanfill". The Collegian. Retrieved February 24, 2016. 
  4. ^ "iTunes Store (U.S.) - Music - Kristian Stanfill - Hello". iTunes Store (U.S.). July 10, 2007. Retrieved February 24, 2016. 
  5. ^ "iTunes Store (U.S.) - Music - Kristian Stanfill - Attention". iTunes Store (U.S.). April 21, 2009. Retrieved February 24, 2016. 
  6. ^ "iTunes Store (U.S.) - Music - Kristian Stanfill - Mountains Move". iTunes Store (U.S.). January 7, 2011. Retrieved February 24, 2016. 
  7. ^ Vivaldo, Josephine (February 16, 2011). "2011 Dove Awards Nominees Announced". Christian Post. Retrieved February 24, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Kristian Stanfill Awards (chart placements)". AllMusic. Retrieved March 31, 2013. 

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