Jason Gray

Jason Gray

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Jason Gray has emerged as a songwriter of extraordinary depth, with a noteworthy ability to convey deep theological truths in engaging three-and-a-half minute songs. The Minnesota native is steadily drawing legions of fans who recognize his ability to connect with listeners on an emotional level, offering not escape or distraction, but healing and hope.

Gray was born Jason Gay, but added an "r" to his last name in 2006 "to improve his marketing". Gray grew up in Southwestern Minnesota and spent six years in youth ministry, before going into full time music ministry in 1999 as an independent artist. Gray has a speech disorder, as a person who stutters, his work emphasizes finding strength in weakness.

Gray was honored as one of Ten Outstanding Young Minnesotans in 2003 by the Minnesota Junior Chamber for his volunteerism, civic leadership, and humanitarian work with World Vision's Hope Initiative, which addresses the needs of children orphaned by AIDS in Africa and other third-world countries. Gray has been to Africa in 2003 and 2006, and is known for his advocacy of AIDS orphans as well as his music. His passion for understanding service to the poor as a form of worship is expressed in his song "Fade With Our Voices" from his 2009 release Everything Sad Is Coming Untrue.

Gray released four independent records before signing with Centricity Music in 2006. Centricity released his first major label record, "All The Lovely Losers" in 2007. Centricity Music ChristianityToday.com calls Gray one of "Christian music's best kept secrets." 

Gray has collaborated with artists such as Sara Groves, Andrew Peterson, Joel Hanson (frontman for 90s Christian rock band PFR), Andy Gullahorn, Randall Goodgame, Jason Ingram, Thad Cockrell, Andy Osenga (of Caedmon's Call) and others. He has toured with Jeremy Camp, Sanctus Real, Matthew West, Shawn McDonald, Downhere, Big Daddy Weave, The Afters, Mark Schultz and others.

Gray recently concluded the World Vision-sponsored tour "Make a Difference Tour 2010" with Third Day, Toby Mac, Michael W. Smith and Max Lucado

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