NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Singer/songwriter and recording artist Jon Bauer has received eight GMA Canada Covenant Award nominations, including nods for three of the highest honors: Artist of the Year, Album of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year, it was recently announced.
In addition, Bauer’s latest critically-acclaimed recording, The Light In Us, is nominated for Praise & Worship Album of the Year, while the project’s “Say Something” is nominated for Song of the Year and Pop Song of the Year. “Starts With Us” earned a nod for Recorded Song of the Year, and “Where The Sidewalk Ends,” co-penned with Rusty Varenkamp, is nominated for Inspirational Song of the Year. Both tracks are also featured on The Light In Us, which bowed earlier this year.
Bauer is slated to perform at The 38th Annual Covenant Awards. Presented by GMA Canada and The World Vision Artist Collective, the event will be held January 26 in Edmonton, Canada.
“I am grateful to GMA Canada and very honored by the Covenant nominations,” said Bauer. “In a world that has so many things spinning out of control we need to remind ourselves daily that Jesus is still on the throne. He is always faithful, and in the midst of the storms we face, He whispers, ‘Fear not, for I am with you, I will never leave you and never forsake you.’ My prayer is that this album and the songs continue to whisper these words into the ears of all who listen. As we wait on the Lord may we hear His still small voice as it roars in the darkness.”
Bauer’s seventh studio release, The Light In Us was produced by GRAMMY®-nominated, Dove Award-winner Rusty Varenkamp (Building 429, Meredith Andrews) and mixed by GRAMMY® and Dove Award-winner Ainslie Grosser (Rend Collective, Casting Crowns). Chronicling a season of healing and restoration, the project features 10 selections all co-penned by Bauer, including his current single, “Your Love Is Beautiful.” The song is now being serviced to radio formats in the United States by Kyle Fenton Promotions and via Ten16Entertainment.com in Canada.
With seven GMA Canada Covenant Awards and a JUNO® Award nomination to his credit, acclaimed singer/songwriter and sought-after worship leader Jon Bauer engages audiences throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia each year and has toured with such artists as Newsboys, Michael W. Smith, Steven Curtis Chapman, Francesca Battistelli and Sanctus Real, among others. Bauer’s 20-year career is highlighted by 12 Canadian Christian radio hits, encompassing a #1 song and six Top 5 singles. His music has also been featured on multiple compilations, including various Hosanna/Integrity releases, as well as Chris Tomlin’s FQWorship.com. An artist in residence at St. Albert Alliance Church, Bauer and his wife Andrea reside in Alberta, Canada, with their two children.
For further information, visit jonbauermusic.com. Follow Bauer on Twitter @jonbauer.