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A CCM star with many songs in the catalogue…

Chris Christian is a songwriter, a publishing company executive, a recording engineer, a record producer, and a record label executive, best known as the owner of Home Sweet Home Records. Throughout his career, Christian has been nominated for nine Grammy awards as a music producer, artist, and publisher. He went on to win four of those nominations. He has also been nominated for seven Gospel Music Dove Awards as a music producer, publisher and songwriter. He has won five of those nominations.

Christian began his career in music in the 1970s as a performer based in Nashville, Tennessee.

In 1976, Christian established Bug and Bear Music, a publishing company that was primarily set up for the Amy Grant song catalog. Other artists that have went on to use Bug and Bear include Brown Bannister, White Heart and Olivia Newton-John.

Christian started Home Sweet Home Records in 1981 in Nashville, Tennessee. The label went on to release 65 albums from artists including Dan Peek, White Heart, B.J. Thomas, and five albums for Mark Heard.

In 1992 Christian acquired The Studios at Las Colinas in Irving, Texas. The Studios have been used by film makers to make such films as JFK, RoboCop, Leap of Faith. The Studios have also been the home to many music videos and rehearsals by major recording artists such as Garth Brooks, Eric Clapton, Paul Simon, Genesis, ZZ Top, Phil Collins, and many more.

Christian also started the LCS Music Group, Inc., which is now the holding company for music companies such as Bug and Bear Music and Home Sweet Home Records. Home Sweet Home is now based in Dallas, Texas.

Discography

Harbour

Home Sweet Home Records 2000

Tracks: Don´t Tell Me You Love Me, Unlove Me, Back In My Life Again, Don´t You Love Me Anymore, Chemistry, Harbour, Radio, Will You Love Me Tomorrow, I Can´t Leave You Cause I Love You, Don´t Cry Baby, Lover´s Lullaby, Truly Yours, Old Enough To Say Goodbye & Home.

Musicians on the Harbour album: Chris Christian and others.

Essential Hits

BCI Music 1999

Tracks: The Man Behind The Man, Focus On The Child, Day Like Today, Love Did It Again, (Don´t Blame It On) The One You Love, Put Your Trust, Mirror Of Your Heart, The Faith That Comes From You, Livin´For You, Clap Your Hands, Love Them While We Can, Mountain Top, Get Back To The Bible & He´s Got The Whole World In His Hands.

Musicians on the Essential Hits album: Chris Christian and others.

The Collection Vol. 2 1983 – 1991

Home Sweet Home Records 1999

Tracks: Weight Of The World, Only Want To Be With You, Make A Joyful Noise, Love Did It, Focus On The Child, Day Like Today, Actions Speak Louder Than Words, We’re Our Only Captain, We Are An Offering, Thinking Of You This Christmas, Put Your Trust, Out Of My Hands, Mirror Of Your Heart, Clap Your Hands, Your Ways Are Higher, Love Them While We Can & The Voice.

Musicians on the The Collection Vol. 2 1983-1991 album: Chris Christian and others.

The Collection Vol. 1 1976 – 1981

Home Sweet Home Records 1999

Tracks: Mountain Top, Get Back To The Bible, Now I See The Man, Satisfaction Guaranteed, Passing Through, With Your Love, Praise The Lord, Already Livin’ In Heaven, Fine Love, Pray Away, Livin’ For You, I’m Your Servant, Love You Back Again, Look How Far You’ve Come, Safe Inside Your Arms, I Want You – I Need You, Don’t Give Up On Us, Ain’t Nothing Like The Real, Thing / Your’re All I Need to Get By.

Musicians on the The Collection Vol.1 1976-1981 album: Chris Christian and others.

Chris Christian

Cool Sound Records 1998

Tracks: Don´t Give Up On Us, I Want You I Need You, Love´s Not One To Forget, The Last Goodbye, Ain´t Nothin´Like The Real Thing/You´re All I Need To Get By, Make It Last, Houston, I Don´t Believe In You, What Can There Be, Whatever It Is, Deja Vous, Walnut Hill, Only Wanna Be With You, Day Like Today & Santa Barbara.

Musicians on the Vision album: Chris Christian, Carlos Vega, Dennis Belfield, Paul Jackson Jr., Christopher Cross, Michael Boddicker, Greg Mathieson, Bob Gaudio, Paulinho Da Costa, Michael Landau, Cheryl Ladd, Tommy Funderburk, Bill Champlin, Tom Kelly, Jimmy Haskell, David Hungate, Bergen White, Amy Holland, Frankie Valli, Robbie Patton, Smitty, David Martin, Dann Huff, Phil Naish & Jeremy Dalton.

The Producer

Home Sweet Home Records 1995

Tracks: Safe, The Me Nobody Knows, Forever Love, Peaceful, If You Were The Only Love, He Is Returning, All Things Are Possible, Doer Of The Word, Headed Home, Home Where I Belong, God Bless The Children, Sail On, Praise The Lord, Mirror Of Your Heart, I Want You I Need You & A Day Like Today.

Musicians on the Producer album: Chris Christian and others.

Love Them While They Can

Home Sweet Home Records 1994

Tracks: Put Your Trust (In The Hand Of Jesus), Love Them While We Can, Sweet Destiny, Light At The End Of The Darkness, Too Heavenly Minded, Give Up Yourself, Weight Of The World, One Man´s Toy, Why Are We First & Pray For Me Always.

Musicians on the Love Them While We Can album: Chris Christian and others.

15 Best Of 15 Years

Home Sweet Home Records 1991

Tracks: Actions Speak Louder Than Words, Day Like Today, Dakota´s Theme, The Voice, Love Dit It Again, Focus On The Child, Santa Barbara, Out Of My Hands, He´s Got The Whole World In His Hands, Put Your Trust, Love Them While We Can, Livin´For You, Get Back To The Bible, Mountain Top & Clap Your Hands.

Musicians on the 15 Best Of 15 Years album: Chris Christian and others.

Sketches

Orchard Records 1990

Tracks: Santa Barbera, Superbowl Highlights, Malibu Rain, Nashville, Windmills In The Desert, Sketches In The Sand, Casey Noel, Nobody Knows, Preston Road, Leaves On The Green, Court Wants A Pup, Playin´Catch & Only Wanna Be With You.

Musicians on the Sketches album: Chris Christian and others.

Focus

Home Sweet Home Records 1989

Tracks: Focus In The Child, (Don´t Blame It On) The Ones You Love, The Man Behind The Man, Forgive And Forget, The Faith That Comes From You, Out Of My Hands, Proud To Be Your Friend, One More Time, Where Would I Be & Focus (Reprise).

Musicians on the Focus album: Chris Christian and others.

No Lyrics

Home Sweet Home Records 1988

Tracks: Genesis, February 7th, Dakota´s Theme, Nighttime Skyline, Shanon´s Song, Max, Father And Son, Trinity Road, The Chase, Soda Shop & Revelation.

Musicians on the No Lyrics album: Chris Christian and others.

Thinking Of You This Christmas

Home Sweet Home Records 1988

Tracks: O Come All Ye Faithful, Thinking Of You This Christmas, Jingle Bells, Christmas With Children, White Christmas, On This Very Special Day, Silent Night, God Bless The Children & Away In Manger.

Musicians on the Thinking Of You This Christmas album: Chris Christian, Bob Breunig, Courtney, Charlene, Janice Archer Cruse, Casey Noel, Luke Garrett, Ron Jones and others.

Higher Ways

Home Sweet Home Records 1987

Tracks: Love Did It Again, Promises, Day Like Today, Still In Love, White Are The Fields, Word´s Out, Cast Your Cares, Your Ways Are Higher, He Won´t Unlove You & The Fields.

Musicians on the Higher Ways album: Chris Christian, Gerry Beckley, Janice Archer Cruse and others.

Live At Six Flags

Orchard Records 1986

Tracks: Put Your Trust, Make A Joyful Noise, Love Them While You Can, Mountain Top, Gospel Medley: Without A Doubt/Walking Away With You/Where Would I, Satisfaction Guaranteed, Praise The Lord, Second Chance, Look How Far You´ve Come, Pop Medley: Don´t Worry Baby/I Go To Pieces/Ain´t Nothing Like, Sail On, Get Back To The Bible & Why Does The Devil Have All The Good Music.

Musicians on the Live At Six Flags album: Chris Christian and others.

Mirror Of Your Heart

Orchard Records 1985

Tracks: Mirror Of Your Heart, Living Sacrifite, From The Start, We Are An Offering, Sing Hallelujah, Look How Far You´ve Come, Praise The Lord, King Of Dreams, Pray Away. The Faith That Comes From You, Every Good And Perfect Gift, Give Up Yourself & Lift Up His Name.

Musicians on the Mirror Of Your Heart album: Chris Christian and others.

Let The Music Start

Orchard Records 1984

Tracks: Clap Your Hands, Lift Up His Name, Blessed Be The Lord, Every Good And Perfect Gift, We Are An Offering, Sing With Joy, With The Name Of Jesus, Oh Magnify The Lord, Make A Joyful Noise & Selah.

Musicians on the Let The Music Start album: Chris Christian and others.

Love Them While They Can

Orchard Records 1983

Tracks: Put Your Trust (In The Hand Of Jesus), Love Them While We Can, Sweet Destiny, Light At The End Of The Darkness, Too Heavenly Minded, Give Up Yourself, Weight Of The World, One Man´s Toy, Why Are We First & Pray For Me Always.

Musicians on the Love Them While We Can album: Chris Christian and others.

Just Sit Back

Orchard Records 1981

Tracks: Livin´For You, Just Sit Back, Living Sacrifite, Nobody, I´m Your Servant, Love You Back. Look How Far You´ve Come, Light At The End Of The Darkness, Safe Inside Your Arms, King Of Dreams, Spirit & New World.

Musicians on the Just Sit Back album: Chris Christian and others.

Chris Christian (I Want You, I Need You)

Boardwalk Records 1981

Tracks: Don´t Give Up On Us, I Want You I Need You, Love´s Not One To Forget, The Last Goodbye, Ain´t Nothin´Like The Real Thing/You´re All I Need To Get By, Make It Last, Houston, I Don´t Believe In You, What Can There Be, Whatever It Is, Deja Vous, Walnut Hill, Only Wanna Be With You, Day Like Today & Santa Barbara.

Musicians on the Chris Christian album: Chris Christian, Carlos Vega, Dennis Belfield, Paul Jackson Jr., Christopher Cross, Michael Boddicker, Greg Mathieson, Bob Gaudio, Paulinho Da Costa, Michael Landau, Cheryl Ladd, Tommy Funderburk, Bill Champlin, Tom Kelly, Jimmy Haskell, David Hungate, Bergen White, Amy Holland, Frankie Valli, Robbie Patton, Smitty, David Martin, Dann Huff, Phil Naish & Jeremy Dalton.

Chance

Orchard Records 1980

Tracks are: Now I See The Man, Satisfaction Guaranteed, Passing Through, Please Please, From The Start, Sail On, Lonely Man, The Word Is A Jungle, Second Chance & First Morning In Heaven.

Musicians on the Chance album: Chris Christian and others.

With Your Love

Orchard Records 1979

Tracks: With Your Love, Praise The Lord, Already Livin´In Heaven, You Are The One, Love I Need, Sunday Words, Fine Love, Love´s The Only Way To Survive, Love That Comes To Late, Heed The Call & Pray Away.

Musicians on the With Your Love album: Chris Christian and others.

Chris Christian

Orchard Records 1978

Tracks: Why Does The Devil Have All The Good Music, Mountain Top, Starving Sinner Sleeping Saint, Odessa Beggarman, Hallelujah, Get Back To The Bible, Great Great Joy, Grave Cave, You Are Love & I Don’t Deserve.

Musicians on the Chris Christian album: Chris Christian and others.

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