about joseph Habedank
Christian music artist Joseph Habedank is a two-time GRAMMY® nominated, three-time GMA Dove Award winning, and six-time fan-voted Soloist of the Year. Joseph has a powerful testimony of recovery from drug addiction that has been featured on FoxNews.com's Spirited Debate, TBN’s Praise the Lord, and in such publications as Billboard Magazine, CCM Magazine, and Glenn Beck’s The Blaze. He has shared his songs in some of America's greatest churches and venues, including the Brooklyn Tabernacle, Charles Stanley’s First Baptist Atlanta, The Grand Ole Opry, and the historic Ryman Auditorium. On the heels of his critically-acclaimed debut solo release, Welcome Home, he was awarded New Soloist of the Year in 2014. His sophomore release, Resurrection, was the first album released by a solo artist to receive the GMA Dove Award for Southern Gospel Album of the year and garnered his first GRAMMY® nomination for Roots Gospel Album of the year. His 2019 release, Deeper Oceans, was nominated for Southern Gospel Album of the Year at the 50th Annual GMA Dove Awards and earned him a second GRAMMY® nomination for Roots Gospel Album of the year. Deeper Oceans also includes two number one songs, "Shame On Me" and "Goliath".
Joseph believes his most recent album, Change Is Coming, is his most important one to date. He says, "The topics that I chose to address when writing this record are very near and dear to my heart. I co-wrote this album while our nation was in shutdown due to the pandemic, and I think it forced me to be even more introspective than usual. I felt a stronger sense of urgency. I wanted to talk about things that other people weren't talking about in their music; things like addiction, religion, holiness, Judas, and even the idea that Jesus was a rebel. These aren’t notions that many singer/songwriters choose to sing about, but I felt it was time to talk about some of the hard stuff. On the flip side of that, I wanted to offer a lot of hope on this record. Don’t be surprised to hear a song or two about the Second Coming, Heaven, and of course, redemption. Most importantly, when you listen to this album for the first time, I challenge you to not just skim through it, but rather, take the time to fully listen to the lyrics and the message behind these songs, because something great is on the horizon."
Change Is Coming features two #1 songs, "Religion Isn't Working" and "Child of the King," and was awarded Southern Gospel Album of the Year at the 2021 GMA Dove Awards. Since its release in 2021, Joseph has had the privilege of carrying the message of these songs all across the country, proclaiming the hope that is greater than addiction, the relationship that far exceeds religion, and that Jesus is the change... and Change Is Coming.