CCM artist with west coast feeling…
It took over twenty years from his entry into the gospel music world, but Bryan Duncan finally became a star during the mid-’90s, hitting number one on Christian radio ten times from 1993 to 1997. He had formed the Sweet Comfort Band in the early ’70s and recorded half a dozen LPs with the band, but after the trio agreed to split in 1984, he released his debut solo album Have Yourself Committed just one year later. By 1993’s Mercy, Duncan had begun a parade of hits, including “Love Takes Time,” “I’ll Not Forget You” and “You Don’t Leave Me Lonely.”
Born in Ogden, Utah as a preacher’s son, Duncan began writing songs as a teenager while living in North Carolina. He also picked up the guitar, and was encouraged to perform professionally while studying at college. He founded the Sweet Comfort Band in 1972, with drummer Rick Thomson and bassist Kevin Thomson, and the group gave many songs to the gospel community over their decade-long existence, while recording critically acclaimed LPs for Light Records. After Sweet Comfort’s 1984 farewell tour, Duncan began recording with a solo album for Light. After another LP for Light and two for the Myrrh label, he signed to Word for 1989’s Strong Medicine and gained some success with its follow-up, Anonymous Confessions of a Lunatic Fiend.
The release of Mercy in early 1993 began an astonishing string of Christian radio hits for Bryan Duncan, ten number ones in all and five just from Mercy: “Love Takes Time,” “You Don’t Leave Me Lonely,” “Into My Heart,” “When It Comes to Love,” and “I’ll Not Forget You.” Duncan continued recording, and released Slow Revival in 1994 and a praise album in 1996. His major follow-up to Mercy was Blue Skies, released in early 1997.
Red Road Records 2013
Tracks: Sweet Friend Of Mind, You Make Me Love You, Know It, I Can´t Imagine, One Missing Piece, Got Ya Where You Want Me, Little Bit At A Time, Lovin´ You, I See You, Every Father Is A Son & I See You (Radio Version).
Musicians on the Conversation album: Bryan Duncan and others.
Infinity Entertainment 2008
Tracks: Still Dancin´, Papa Ain´t Gonna Quit, Things You Bring To Me, I Love You So, If You Wanna Be Lonely, Don´t Leave Me In The Dark, Chains, You Keep Me Coming Back, Only For Good, If Only I, Second Chances & Reprise/Things You Bring To Me.
Musicians on the Still Dancin´album: Bryan Duncan and others.
Music City Live
Red Road Records 2005
Tracks: Clap Your Hands, Step By Step, Blue Skies, Yes I Will, No Words, I Never Lied To You, Love You With My Life, Wheels Of A Good Thing, Mr. Bailey’s Daughter & Maybe I’m Amazed.
Musicians on the Music City Live album: Bryan Duncan and others.
A Neho Soul Christmas!
Red Road Records 2005
Tracks: Christmas Comes But Once A Year, Silent Night, This Christmas, Winter Wonderland, Christmas Time Is Here, Little Drummer Boy, Oh Holy Night, Peace, Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas & What A Wonderful World.
Musicians on the A Neho Soul Christmas album: Bryan Duncan and others.
Have Yourself Committed & Holy Rollin´
Millenium Eight Records 2001
Tracks: Have Yourself Committed, Darkness Is Falling, Maybe This Time, A Child’s Love, Come To Find Out, Livin’ On the Bright Side, Sweep Me Away, Talk To Me Gently, Last Graduation, Only Wanna Do What’s Right, My Little World, Lead Me To The Water, Hope Of The Brokenhearted, Holy Rollin, Remember Me, So Far So Good, Your Everlasting Love & Givin’ Up Givin’ Up.
Musicians on the Have Yourself Committed & Holy Rollin´ album: Bryan Duncan and others.
Diadem Music 2001
Tracks: I’d Like To Thank You Jesus (For One Thing), Maybe I’m Amazed, It Gets Better, Holiday In Heaven, Everything In The Garden, I’ll Always Have Jesus, Clap Your Hands, If You Pray For Me, Where There’s Love & The Battle Is The Lords.
Musicians on the Joyride album: Bryan Duncan and others.
Love Takes Time
Myrrh Records 1999
Tracks: Love Takes Time, Step by Step, After This Day is Done, When it Comes To Love, Blue Skies, Into My Heart, Love You With My Life, Don’t Look Away, We All Need, I’ll Not Forget You, Bryan’s Hymn (When I Turn To You), You Don’t Leave Me Lonely, Things Are Gonna Change, Strollin’ On The Water, Traces of Heaven, A Heart Like Mine & One Voice.
Musicians on the Love Takes Time album: Bryan Duncan and others.
The Last Time I Was Here
Sony Music 1998
Tracks: Yes I Will, Strollin’ On The Water, I Still Love You-Simple As That, God Knows, Once I’ve Arrived, The Last Time I Was Here, This Love Is What I Get, Sometimes In The Dark, The Preachin’ Is Easy, Glad Morning & Caribbean Dream (Or What I Did With My Summer Vacation).
Musicians on the The Last Time I Was Here album: Bryan Duncan, Tim Pierce, Bob Hartry, Randy Mitchell, Bryan Scanlon, Tom Peterson, Chuck Finley, Matt Finders, Chuck Barth, John Schreiner, Jimmy Johnson, Billy Savage, Linda McCrary & Ricky Nelson.
Myrrh Records 1997
Tracks: Turnin’, After This day is Gone, One Touch Away, Dying to Meet You, A Whisper Heard Around the World, No Greater Love, Tell Me Where you Are, Joy is a Singable Thing, Take Another Look At Me & Take Heart.
Musicians on the Blue Skies album: Bryan Duncan, Tim Pierce, Kim Hutchcroft, Larry Hall, David Beetty, Alan Pasqua, James Raymond, Jimmie Lee Sloas, Scott Williamson, Bob Wilson, Eric Boseman, Steve Latanation, Thaddis “Kuk” Harrell, Lisa Lashawn & Dave Pettway.
My Utmost For His Highest: Quiet Prayers
Word Records 1996
Tracks: Bryan’s Hymn (When I Turn To You), O Love That Will Not Let Me Go, I Surrender All, Beneath The Cross Of Jesus – (TRUE instrumental), Come Holy Spirit, Take My Life And Let It Be, A Heart Like Mine – (TRUE instrumental), I Need Thee Every Hour, El Shaddai / You Are My Hiding Place – (TRUE instrumental), As The Deer & Bryan’s Prayer (I Love You With My Life).
Musicians on the My Utmost For His Highest: Quiet Prayers album: Bryan Duncan, Dean Parks, John Darnall, Nashville String Machine, Sam Levine, Tom Howard, Robbie Buchanan, Jimmy Johnson & Luis Conte.
CGI Records 1995
Tracks: Have Yourself Committed, Darkness Is Falling, Maybe This Time, A Child’s Love, Come To Find Out, Livin’ On The Bright Side, Sweep Me Away, Talk To Me Gently, Last Graduation, Only Wanna Do What’s Right, My Little World, Lead Me To The Water, Hope Of The Brokenhearted, Holy Rollin’, Remember Me, So Far So Good, Your Everlastin’ Love & Givin’ Up Givin’ Up.
Musicians on the Light Years album: Bryan Duncan and others.
Christmas Is Jesus
Myrrh Records 1995
Tracks: I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day, Angels We Have Heard On High, Christmas Is Jesus, Away In A Manger (Luther’s Cradle Hymn)/O Come To My Heart, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, The First Noel (The First Nowell), What Wondrous Love Is This/What Child Is This?, Grown-Up Christmas List The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On A Open Fire) – (with Merry Christmas to You, The Form Of Man & Please Come Home For Christmas.
Musicians on the Christmas Is Jesus album: Bryan Duncan and others.
Unidos en El
Word Records 1995
Tracks: Debes Vivir Dentro de Mir, Un Poco del Cielo, Yo Te Amo a Ti, Unidos en El, El Amor, Si Es por Amor, Benditas Son Las Lagrimas, Todo Cambiara, Necesito & Eres Mi Refugio.
Musicians on the Unidos en El album: Bryan Duncan and others.
Myrrh Records 1994
Tracks: A Heavenly Light, United We Stand, Don’t Look Away, Your Love, My Saving Grace, Traces Of Heaven, My House, Lonely Tonight, Things Are Gonna Change, Wheels Of A Good Thing & Safe Harbor.
Musicians on the Slow Revival album: Bryan Duncan, David Lhebo, Dennis Good, Alan Pasqua, Randy Lee, Neil Stubenhaus, Cedric Lee, John Peano, John Robinson, Curt Bisquera, Steve Latanation, Carlos Vega, David Pack, Darrell Brown, Lori Perry, Carol Perry, Sharon Perry, Shawn Murphy, Tony Gillis, Ann Bailey & Dan Posthuma.
Word Records 1993
Tracks: Mercy Me (Love Is My Responsibilty), Step By Step, Into My Heart, You Don’t Leave Me Lonely, When It Comes To Love, Looks A Lot Like Me, Love Takes Time, Faithful To You, I’ll Not Forget You & Five Smooth Stones.
Musicians on the Mercy album: Bryan Duncan and others.
Anonymous Confessions Of A Lunatic Friend
Word Records 1991
Tracks: Sunday Go To Meetin’, Ain’t No Stoppin’ Now, Leave Your Light On (Hopeless Moon), We All Need, Lunatic Friend, All Is Forgiven, Puttin’ In The Good Word, Walkin’, Mr. Bailey’s Daughter, Blessed Are The Tears & I Love You With My Life.
Musicians on the Anonymous Confessions Of A Lunatic Friend album: Bryan Duncan, Michael Omartian, Peter Wolf and others.
Word Records 1989
Tracks: Let Me Be Broken, Recognize A Lover From A Theif, Stand In My Place, Strong Medicine, Don’t Ya Wanna Rap, Inside Out, Lies Upon Lies, Hand It Over & Wonderful.
Musicians on the Strong Medicine album: Bryan Duncan and others.
Now And Then
Light Records 1989
Tracks: Darkness Is Falling, Changed Hearts, Holy Rollin’, The Road, Have Yourself Committed, Hope For The Brokenhearted, Falling In Love With You, Lead Me To The Water. Living On The Bright Side & Now Or Never.
Musicians on the Now And Then album: Bryan Duncan and others.
Whistlin´In The Dark
Myrrh Records 1987
Tracks: Whistlin´In The Dark, Paradise, All My Life, Break Out Of Chains, When I Think Of Home, Every Heart Has An Open Door, You Can Rely On Me, Help Is On The Way & You´re Never Alone.
Musicians on the Whistlin´In The Dark album: Bryan Duncan and others.
Light Records 1986
Tracks: Only Wanna Do What’s Right, My Little World, Lead Me To The Water, Hope Of The Brokenhearted, Holy Rollin, Remember Me, So Far So Good, Your Everlasting Love & Givin’ Up Givin’ Up.
Musicians on the Holy Rollin´ album: Bryan Duncan and others.