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Bethel Music Biography: Who is Bethel Music?

Bethel Music is an American music label and worship ministry from Redding, California, originating out of Bethel Church where they started making music in 2001. Bethel Music has grown from being a local church music ministry to a global outreach made up of a collective of songwriters, artists and musicians. They focus on producing worship songs and albums that are largely written and recorded by members of their Artist Collective.

Brief History of Bethel Music

From 2009 to 2013, Bethel Music rapidly grew from being a relatively small local church music ministry to becoming a fully-fledged record label and publishing company, featuring songwriters and worship leaders based out of Bethel Church in Redding, California.

In January 2015, Bethel Music launched their Artist Collective, expanding their group of locally based artists to include North Carolinians Josh Baldwin and Jonathan and Melissa Helser. Later that year, in May, they included Cory Asbury, formerly of the International House of Prayer.

In September 2015, it was announced that Leeland would also be joining the Collective. On November 2, 2016, Bethel Music issued a press release announcing that they and longtime member William Matthews had agreed that William would no longer be a part of the Bethel Music Collective. Just days later, it was announced that Sean Feucht would officially join the artist collective of Bethel Church.

Members of Bethel Music Group

Members of Bethel Music, as of July 2020, include:

  • Brian Johnson
  • Jenn Johnson
  • Bethany Wohrle
  • Cory Asbury
  • Emmy Rose
  • Hunter G.K. Thompson
  • Josh Baldwin
  • Kalley Heiligenthal
  • Kristene DiMarco
  • Melissa Helser
  • Jonathan David Helser
  • Paul and Hannah McClure
  • Brandon Lake
  • Dante Bowe
  • Morgan Faleolo

Top Songs and Albums of Bethel Music Group

Albums and singles that have been produced by Bethel Music include:

Albums by Bethel Music

  • Undone (Brian & Jenn Johnson with Leah Märi) (2001)
  • We Believe (Brian & Jenn Johnson) (2006)
  • All I Have Needed (Leah Märi) (2010)
  • Here Is Love (2010)
  • Love Came Down – Live Acoustic Worship in the Studio (Brian Johnson) (2010)
  • Be Lifted High (2011)
  • The Loft Sessions (2012)
  • For the Sake of the World (2012)
  • Without Words (2013)
  • Tides (2013)
  • Discover Bethel Music (2013)
  • Tides Live (2014)
  • The Undoing (Steffany Gretzinger) (2014)
  • On the Shores – Rerelease (Jonathan David & Melissa Helser) (2014)
  • You Make Me Brave (2014)
  • We Will Not Be Shaken (2015)
  • Without Words: Synesthesia (2015)
  • Brave New World (Amanda Cook) (2015)
  • Come Alive (Bethel Music Kids) (2015)
  • Have It All (2016)
  • Invisible (Leeland) (2016)
  • Beautiful Surrender (Jonathan David & Melissa Helser) (2016)
  • After All These Years (Brian & Jenn Johnson) (2017)
  • Starlight (2017)
  • The War Is Over (Josh Baldwin) (2017)
  • After All These Years (Instrumental) (Brian & Jenn Johnson) (2017)
  • Where His Light Was (Kristene DiMarco) (2017)
  • More (Jeremy Riddle) (2017)
  • Reckless Love (Cory Asbury) (2018)
  • Blackout (Steffany Gretzinger) (2018)
  • Bright Ones (Bright Ones) (2018)
  • Moments: Mighty Sound (2018)
  • Wild (Sean Feucht) (2018)
  • Victory (2019)
  • Bethel Music en Español (2019)
  • House on a Hill (Amanda Lindsey Cook) (2019)
  • The Way Home (Paul & Hannah McClure) (2019)
  • Without Words: Genesis (2019)
  • Peace (2020)
  • Revival’s in the Air (2020)

Singles by Bethel Music

  • “Come to Me”
  • “Chasing You”
  • “You Make Me Brave”
  • “It is Well”
  • “No Longer Slaves”
  • “Have It All”
  • “Take Courage”
  • “Reckless Love”
  • “Living Hope”
  • “Stand in Your Love”
  • “Raise a Hallelujah”
  • “Goodness of God”

Awards and achievements of Bethel Music

Bethel Music’s songs were among the most played contemporary worship music in American churches in 2019 and their albums have reached the Billboard 200 multiple times. Bethel Music have many songs with tens of millions of views on YouTube, and two with over 100 million views as 2019.

Brian Johnson and Jeremy Riddle were nominated for Song of the Year at the 44th Annual GMA Dove Awards for “One Thing Remains”. At the Dove Awards’ Nashville ceremony in October 2013, Brian & Jenn Johnson sang One Thing Remains alongside Kristian Stanfill and the Passion Band.

Canadian-born Bethel Music artist Amanda Cook was recognized at the 2014 GMA Canada Covenant Awards, named as Female Vocalist of the Year, and winning Song of the Year for, “You Make Me Brave”.

In March 2015, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) gave top honors to Jeremy Riddle’s “This is Amazing Grace” as their Song of the Year.

At the 2016 GMA Dove Awards, members from the Bethel Music Collective were nominated for ten Dove Awards. Of the ten nominations, they won four: Brave New World, by Amanda Cook, won Inspirational Album of the Year; Come Alive, by Bethel Music Kids, won Children’s Album of the Year; “No Longer Slaves”, by Jonathan David and Melissa Helser, won Worship Song of the Year; and Without Words: Synesthesia won Instrumental Album of the Year.

Source: Wikipedia


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