Cody Carnes

Cody Jay Carnes is an American Christian singer, songwriter and worship pastor.

Carnes launched his solo music career in 2017 after signing with Capitol Christian Music Group, with the release of his critically acclaimed debut studio album, The Darker the Night / The Brighter the Morning. His second studio album, Run to the Father, was released in 2020. Run to the Father was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards. Carnes also featured alongside Kari Jobe and Elevation Worship on the hit single "The Blessing", which won the GMA Dove Award for Worship Recorded Song of the Year at the 51st GMA Dove Awards and garnered a nomination for Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards.

Career

In the early 2010s, Cody Carnes began making music as part of Gateway Worship, while serving as a worship pastor at Gateway Church, in Dallas, Texas. In 2014, Carnes released the extended play, All He Says I Am.

On February 24, 2017, Capitol Christian Music Group announced that Cody Carnes had signed with the label, while releasing his first single called "The Cross Has the Final Word", in the lead-up to his debut album slated for release in 2017. "The Cross Has the Final Word" debuted at No. 45 on the US Hot Christian Songs chart. On April 7, 2017, Carnes released "Hold It All" as the second single from his debut album. Cody Carnes released "Til the End of Time" featuring Kari Jobe as the third single from his debut album on June 16, 2017. "Til the End of Time" debuted at No. 50 on the US Hot Christian Songs chart. On July 14, 2017, Carnes released "What Freedom Feels Like" as the fourth single from his debut album, revealed to be titled The Darker the Night / The Brighter the Morning, and slated for release on September 15, 2017. "What Freedom Feels Like" peaked at No. 44 on the US Hot Christian Songs chart. The Darker the Night / The Brighter the Morning was released on September 15, 2017. The album debuted at No. 17, on the US Top Christian Albums chart. On September 14, 2018, Kari Jobe and Cody Carnes released "Cover the Earth" as a standalone single. The song peaked at No. 29 on the US Hot Christian Songs chart.

On January 4, 2019, Cody Carnes released "Nothing Else" as a single. "Nothing Else" peaked at No. 31 on the US Hot Christian Songs chart. Carnes released his second single of the year, "Heaven Fall", on March 8, 2019. On July 26, 2019, Carnes released "Run to the Father" as a single. "Run to the Father" peaked at No. 23 on the US Hot Christian Songs chart. Carnes released "Christ Be Magnified" as a single on January 1, 2020. "Christ Be Magnified" debuted at No. 45 on the US Hot Christian Songs chart. Carnes released his second studio album, Run to the Father on March 13, 2020. Run to the Father debuted at No.

12 on the Top Christian Albums chart. The album was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards.

On March 20, 2020, Cody Carnes alongside Kari Jobe and Elevation Worship released "The Blessing" as a single. The song peaked at No. 2 on the Hot Christian Songs chart, and No. 15 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 chart. "The Blessing" won the GMA Dove Award for Worship Recorded Song of the Year at the 2020 GMA Dove Awards. The song was also nominated for Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards, and the Billboard Music Award for Top Christian Song at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards.

On May 28, 2021, Cody Carnes and Brandon Lake released "Too Good to Not Believe" as a single. "Too Good to Not Believe" peaked at No. 45 on the Hot Christian Songs chart. On August 20, 2021, Carnes alongside Hillsong Worship and Reuben Morgan released "Hope of the Ages" as a single. "Hope of the Ages" debuted at No. 49 on the US Hot Christian Songs chart. On December 10, 2021, Cody Carnes released "Firm Foundation (He Won't)" as a single.

On January 3, 2022, Carnes featured on a live version of "Firm Foundation (He Won't)" released by Maverick City Music alongside Chandler Moore as a standalone single. This version of "Firm Foundation (He Won't)" reached No. 33 on the Hot Christian Songs chart. On April 15, 2022, Carnes featured on a new version of "The Commission" released by Cain. Carnes released "Be Glad" as a standalone single on July 15, 2022. On August 19, 2022, Carnes released "Good (Can't Be Anything Else)" as the lead single to his upcoming live album. On September 2, 2022, Carnes announced the release of his upcoming live album, God Is Good!, being slated for September 30, 2022, concurrently releasing "Ain't Nobody" as an instant-grat track and the second single from the album slated to impact Christian radio on September 30. "Ain't Nobody" peaked at No. 10 on the Hot Christian Songs chart. On September 30, 2022, Cody Carnes released his first live album, God Is Good!. God Is Good! debuted at No. 45 on the Top Christian Albums chart. On October 10, 2022, Cody Carnes announced his first headlining tour, dubbed the God Is Good! Tour, joined by Benjamin William Hastings as a special guest and set to visit eight cities across the United States in February 2023.

Personal life

Cody Carnes married Kari Jobe on November 21, 2014. They have two sons.

Discography

  • The Darker the Night / The Brighter the Morning (2017)
  • Run to the Father (2020)
  • God Is Good! (2022)

Tours

Headlining

  • God Is Good! Tour (2023)

Supporting

  • Heaven Tour with Mosaic MSC, Mack Brock, and Local Sound (2018)
  • Only Jesus Tour with Casting Crowns, Kari Jobe, and Jamie Kimmett (2019)
  • The Blessing USA Tour with Kari Jobe (2021)
  • Chris Tomlin, Kari Jobe, Bethel Music Live in Concert (2021)
  • Elevation Worship Summer Tour with Elevation Worship and Kari Jobe (2022)

Awards and nominations

Billboard Music Awards

GMA Dove Awards

Grammy Awards

Notes

References

External links

  • Official website
Source : Wikipedia

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