American gospel singer Donald James Moen famously known as Don Moen is coming to Uganda for Kampala Praise Fest 2019 edition slated for February 8 at Kololo Airstrip.
Moen first came to Uganda on June 1, 2014 for his sold out ‘Don Moen Live In Kampala’ concert that took place at Kampala Serena Hotel.
Who is Don Moen?
Born June 29, 1950, Don Moen is an American singer-songwriter, worship leader, and producer of Christian worship music.
He finished high school in 1968. Then attended the University of Oklahoma where he earned a degree in music in 1972.
Moen also attended Oral Roberts University and became a Living Sound musician for Terry Law Ministries and traveled with Terry Law for 10 years. He produced 11 volumes for the Hosanna! Music series of worship albums. His first album under his own name, Worship with Don Moen, was released in 1992.
His music has total global sales of over five million units. He worked for Integrity Media for over 20 years, serving as Creative Director and President of Integrity Music, President of Integrity Label Group, and an Executive Producer of Integrity Music albums.
The singer left Integrity Media in 2007 to start a new initiative–The Don Moen Company. Moen received a Dove Award for his work on the musical, God With Us in addition to amassing nine nominations for his songs.
His first album for Hosanna! Music, Give Thanks, became the label’s bestseller. Produced by Tom Brooks, Give Thanks went on to be certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
Moen followed this with a number of albums of his own including two, En Tu Presencia and Trono De Gracia, in Spanish.
On an Asian tour in 1999 he recorded The Mercy Seat at Singapore Indoor Stadium and Heal Our Land at Yoido Park in South Korea, which was released in 2000.
God Will Make a Way: The Best of Don Moen was released in 2003 and features 19 greatest hits. The title song was written for his sister-in-law and her husband, whose oldest son died in an auto accident while their other three children survived but were seriously injured.
Hiding Place became his first studio album which was recorded at Paragon Studios in Franklin, Tennessee, and was released in the autumn of 2006. I Believe There Is More released in late 2008. His third studio recording titled Uncharted Territory (funded successfully through Kickstarter) released on March 27, 2012.His new Christmas album, Christmas: A Season of Hope, was released on October 22, 2012, and some songs were recorded at a studio in Czech Republic. Moen’s latest album was titled Hymnbook as a celebration of reaching over 1 million likes on his Facebook page
He is also a prolific songwriter, having worked with Claire Cloninger, Paul Overstreet, Martin J. Nystrom, Randy Rothwell, Ron Kenoly, Bob Fitts, Debbye Graafsma, Paul Baloche, Tom Brooks, among many others.
He is currently President of Don Moen and Friends, Don Moen Productions and lives in Nashville, TN, with his wife Laura and their five children.
Additional information from Wikipedia.