Matt Maher is one of the biggest names in global contemporary Christian music and is an internationally acclaimed songwriter and worship leader. Born in Canada and now resident in Nashville, USA, Matt is excited about being invited to headline a Public Concert in Auckland, New Zealand.
Since his 2008 major label debut, Maher has become a staple in the artistic and songwriting community.
A five time-GRAMMY® nominee, he has garnered multiple radio successes writing and recording songs like “Lord, I Need You,” “Hold Us Together,” “Christ Is Risen,” “All The People Said Amen”, "Because he lives" and “Your Grace Is Enough.”
Maher has penned songs recorded by Chris Tomlin, Crowder, Third Day, Matt Redman, Hillsong, Passion and Meredith Andrews, among others.
Maher continues to perform and speak as a part of global high-profile events, including leading prayer, on stage with Pope Francis, with more than 3 million people at World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro.
Maher has found that while we all come from different backgrounds, amass a range of experiences and even harbour conflicting opinions, the one thing that always binds us together is our humanity.
“It’s the sinful side of me that helps me identify with other broken people and not see myself as better. Christianity doesn’t make me better than anybody else,” he contends. “The process of being transformed is sometimes a really messy process. When you can remember how far off you were when God found you, your own conversion stands as a testimony to God and mercy, but it also gives you a way to relate to other people.” After all, we were created by a loving God who designed us for a greater purpose. We are each on the pilgrimage of searching out that purpose, being transformed, saints and sinners.”