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MATT MAHER DEBUTS LIVE VIDEO RECORDING OF "ABIDE WITH ME" CREATED AT THE YOUTUBE POP-UP SPACE NASHVILLE
L to R: Eleonore Denig, Kristin Weber, Cara Fox, Matt Maher, and Betsy Lamb
Performing at Black River Entertainment #YouTubeNashvilleSessions
Photo Credit: Provident Label Group
NASHVILLE, TENN. (June 16, 2016) Eight-time GRAMMY-nominated artist Matt Maher recently participated in the YouTube Pop-Up Space event in Nashville at Black River Entertainment. As part of the event, YouTube created the video for Maher's latest radio single, "Abide With Me." Click below to view this beautiful rendition of his song.
YouTube has been creating "pop-up" spaces around the world including New York City and Los Angeles to allow creators to craft new content and be in an environment where songwriters feel creative. These special spaces capture what the essence of YouTube is about - allowing the artist to create unique content. "Abide With Me" is from Matt's GRAMMY-nomainted album Saints and Sinners and is the current radio single. He shares about the inspiration behind the song:
"I’ve always been inspired by hymns. One hymn that has recently spoken to me is the old hymn, ‘Abide With Me.’ The writer, Henry Francis Lyte, was an Anglican vicar, who composed the song while suffering through tuberculosis at the age of 54. What a powerful witness to faith, in the resurrection of Christ. In a time where the frailty of human life is made evident every day on the news, we cling to the reality that God understands our suffering because of the loneliness, isolation, and painful suffering he felt from the Garden of Gethsemane through Calvary to a empty grave. There is always hope as we cling to the God who loves us."
Maher will be performing in Krakow, Poland this summer at multiple events associated with World Youth Day, which is a worldwide gathering with Pope Francis open to all young people who desire a pilgrimage to encounter Jesus Christ alongside their contemporaries. In between World Youth Day and headlining fairs and festivals this summer, Maher will also participate in Chris Tomlin’s Worship Night in America events taking place in New York City, Denver, Miami and Chicago. This fall he will head on tour with label mates Casting Crowns - click here for the complete list of dates.
Matt Maher performs "Abide With Me" at Black River Studios
Live from #YouTubeNashvilleSessions
ABOUT MATT MAHER: Since his 2008 major label debut, Matt Maher has become a staple in the artistic and songwriting community. An eight time-GRAMMY nominee, he has garnered multiple radio successes writing and recording songs like “Lord, I Need You,” “Hold Us Together,” “Christ Is Risen,” “All The People Said Amen” and “Your Grace Is Enough.” Maher has penned songs recorded by Chris Tomlin, Crowder, Third Day, Matt Redman, Hillsong, Casting Crowns, Jesus Culture and Bethel among others. Matt has written or co-written five No. 1 radio singles. In 2013, Maher had a career highlight performing in Rio in front of Pope Francis and a crowd of 3 million people, as well as performing in 2015 in downtown Philadelphia as part of the World Meeting of Families with The Fray, Aretha Franklin, Juanes, Jim Gaffigan, among others. In 2015, Maher was awarded his first RIAA Gold certification for his popular single "Lord, I Need You."
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