The Music Vault: Christian artist Tauren Wells has had quite a memorable year. From touring with Lionel Richie, to releasing his debut solo full-length Hills and Valleys… Wells is wrapping up his 2017 by receiving two GRAMMY® nominations.
Recognized for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album and his single “Hills and Valleys” for Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song (which he co-wrote with Chuck Butler and Jonathan Smith), Wells is no stranger to the GRAMMYs as he was nominated in both 2011 and 2014 with his former band Royal Tailor.
Tauren Wells released his debut LP, Hills and Valleys, in June, which was highly received by critics and calling it “contagious,” “energetic,” and an album that “takes listeners from quiet moments of encouragement to a strong, fast-paced, energetic celebration of Christ’s goodness and faithfulness.” Hills and Valleys also made a successful first week appearance on the SoundScan Christian/Gospel Digital Albums chart at No. 3.
The hit single “Hills and Valleys” was one of the most streamed Christian songs of 2017, according to Spotify. Along with featuring Tauren Wells as the cover artist, Spotify also placed the song as the first track on their Top Christian Hits of 2017 playlist.
Sending well wishes & good luck to this talented artist! Check out his “When We Pray” the video: