Jeremy Camp



Jeremy Camp is a Christian vocalist and guitarist. Camp has released four albums to date: Stay, Carried Me (The Worship Project), Restored and Live Unplugged from Franklin, TN. The soundtrack album Music Inspired By The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe includes his song "Open Up Your Eyes". His original music is a mixture of ballads and rock.

Camp has currently scored nine #1 hits (six from Stay). His first single was "Understand". He has made three music videos: "Understand", "Walk By Faith", and "Take You Back", and is working on his fourth, "Tonight". He has also released a DVD (In24) which chronicles a regular day on tour. Live Unplugged from Franklin, TN also includes a DVD of the concert, which was recorded for the live album.

Camp had a very rare independent release titled Burden Me. These CDs have been known to sell on eBay for upwards of $200.

Jeremy scored the AC and CHR top spots for "Take You Back" and "Lay Down My Pride", respectively. He also was voted the Best Male Artist in the 2005 Reader’s Choice Christian Music Awards for Christianity Today. Camp was also ASCAP 2005 Christian Songwriter of the Year and won the Dove Award for the Male Vocalist of the Year for the second consecutive year. Camp closed the year with both Stay and Carried Me: The Worship Project being certified gold.

Jeremy earned the top honors at the Twenty-Eighth Annual ASCAP Christian Music Awards, winning the Songwriter Of The Year award ("Take You Back" and "This Man"). "Take You Back" also earned him the Song Of The Year award. Jeremy won two 2006 CCM Reader's Choice Awards for Favorite Artist and Favorite Male Artist. Jeremy took part in winning the Dove award for Special Event Album Of The Year, which went to Music Inspired by the Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe. He released a special edition of his hit album, Restored. Restored: The Deluxe Gold Edition included four new songs and a letter to his fans.

Jeremy went back into the studio to record Beyond Measure in the spring. The album will be releaced on October 31, 2006. Camp is also credited as producer for his wife's album titled Don't Wait, which was released this September.

"Tonight", the first single off of the album Beyond Measure, was released in mid-August.

Camp grew in a Christian atmosphere, as Jeremy's father, Tom Owen Camp, married to Terry Camp, is pastor at Harvest Chapel in Lafayette, Indiana.

Camp has been married twice. His first wife, Melissa, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and died in 2001, when he was 23 and she was 21. Some of his early songs reflect the emotional ordeal of her illness. "I Still Believe" was the first song he wrote after her death. He wrote "Walk by Faith" during their honeymoon. In the December of 2003, he married Adrienne Liesching, former frontwoman for The Benjamin Gate, in December 2003. They have two daughters: Isabella Rose Camp (September 25, 2004) and Arianne Mae Camp (April 5, 2006). His wife Adrienne or "Adie" released her first solo album Don't Wait (September 26, 2006).

* Since it began in 2000, Jeremy Camp has played at every annual FishFest, a one-day Christian music festival in Irvine, California.
* Fans of Jeremy Camp often call themselves "Happy Campers".
* Jeremy Camp's song, "Right Here", was sampled by a CCM artist, KJ-52.
* Jeremy Camp's music is featured in the Christian video game Dance Praise via the Dance Praise Expansion Pack Volume 3: Pop & Rock Hits. The songs included are "Breathe", "Take You Back", and "Lay Down My Pride".

* Burden Me (2000) Independent Release
* Stay (2002) #13 US Top Heatseekers (Gold)
* Carried Me: The Worship Project (2004) #102 US (Gold)
* Restored (2004) #45 US (Gold)
* Live Unplugged From Franklin Tn. (2005) #111 US
* Music Inspired By The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)
* Restored: The Deluxe Gold Edition (2006)
* Beyond Measure (October 31, 2006)

Tours

* Festival Con Dios 2002
* The Stay Tour
* The Adoration Tour
* The Restored Tour
* The Live Unplugged Tour

GMA Dove Awards

* 2006 Special Event Album of the Year (Music Inspired by: The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe)
* 2005 Male Vocalist of the Year
* 2005 Rock Recorded Song of the Year for "Stay"
* 2004 New Artist of the Year
* 2004 Male Vocalist of the YearPermission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, with no Front-Cover Texts, and with no Back-Cover Texts.
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