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Don Moen - Biography

Donald James "Don" Moen is an American singer-songwriter, pastor, and producer of Christian worship music.
Before Moen was hired to work for Integrity Music, he attended Oral Roberts University and became a Living Sound musician for Terry Law Ministries and traveled with Terry Law for ten years. He produced 11 volumes for the Hosanna! Music series of worship albums. His first album under his own name, Worship with Don Moen, was released in 1992. His music has total global sales of over five million units.

Moen worked for Integrity Media for over 20 years, serving as creative director and president of Integrity Music, president of Integrity Label Group, and an executive producer of Integrity Music albums. He left Integrity Media in 2008 to start a new initiative, The Don Moen Company. The Don Moen Company acquired MediaComplete, the church software company that created MediaShout. Moen became a radio host for Don Moen & Friends in 2009. Moen received a Dove Award for his work on the musical God with Us in addition to amassing nine nominations for his songs. Moen is also a prolific songwriter, having worked with Claire Cloninger, Paul Overstreet, Martin J. Nystrom, Randy Rothwell, Ron Kenoly, Bob Fitts, Debbye Graafsma, Paul Baloche, Tom Brooks, among many others. He has also worked with talented musicians, Abraham Laboriel, Alex Acuna, Paul Jackson, Jr., Lenny LeBlanc and Carl Albrecht. His name is associated with some of the most well-known songs in Contemporary Christian Music.

Notable recordings

Moen's first album for Hosanna! MusicGive Thanks, became the label's bestseller. He followed this with a number of successful albums of his own including two, En Tu Presencia and Trono De Gracia, in Spanish. On an Asian tour in 1999 he recorded The Mercy Seat at Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore and Heal Our Land at Yoido Park in South Korea, which was released in 2000. One of Moen's albums, I Will Sing, was recorded at Christian Broadcasting Network.
God Will Make a Way: The Best of Don Moen was released in 2003 and features 19 greatest hits. The title song was written for his wife's sister and her husband, who lost their oldest son in an auto accident while three other children were seriously injured. Moen's album, Hiding Place, became his first studio album which was recorded at Paragon Studios in Franklin, Tennessee and was released in the autumn of 2006. I Believe There Is More released on fall 2008. His third studio recording titled Uncharted Territory (funded successfully through Kickstarter) will release on March 27, 2012 and his third Christmas album is expected to release on 2012.
  • Give Thanks(1986)
  • Steadfast Love(1988)
  • Bless the Lord(1989)
  • Christmas(1990)
  • Eternal God(1990)
  • Worship with Don Moen(1992)
  • God with us(1993)
  • Trust in the Lord - Live Worship with Don Moen(1994)
  • Mighty Cross(1994)
  • Rivers of Joy(1995)
  • Emmanuel has come(1996)
  • Praise with Don Moen(1996)
  • Let Your Glory fall(1997)
  • God for us(1998)
  • God is good-worship with Don Moen(1998)
  • En tu presencia(1999)
  • More of You, Lord-Praise with Don Moen Vol. 2(1999)
  • Give Thanks(1999)
  • The Mercy Seat(2000)
  • Heal our Land(2000)
  • I will sing(2000)
  • God in us(2001)
  • God will make a way-The best of Don Moen(2003)
  • Trono de Gracia(2003)
  • Thank You Lord(2004)
  • Hiding Place(2006)
  • I believe there is more(2008)
  • With a thankful heart-The best of Don Moen(2011)
  • Incharted Territory(2011)

Awards and nominations

1992Dove AwardsSong of the Year "God Will Make A Way"Nominated
Dove AwardsCreator - Children's Musical Album of the Year I'm a HelperNominated
1993Dove AwardsArtist - Inspirational Album of the Year Worship with Don MoenNominated
1994Dove AwardsCreator - Musical Album of the Year God with UsWon
1995Dove AwardsCreator - Musical Album of the Year Mighty CrossNominated
1998Dove AwardsCreator - Musical of the Year Emmanuel Has ComeNominated
1999Dove AwardsCreator - Musical of the Year God for UsNominated
2001Dove AwardsSpanish Language Album of the Year En Tu PresenciaNominated
2003Dove AwardsCountry Recorded Song of the Year "God Is Good All the Time"Nominated
Dove AwardsCreator - Musical of the Year God in UsNominated
2004Dove AwardsSpanish Language Album of the Year Trono de GraciaNominated
Gold Certification
  • 1986
    • "Give Thanks"
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