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Wayne Watson

Updated: Mar 30


Wayne Watson (born October 5, 1954 in Wisner, Louisiana) is an American singer - songwriter in contemporary Christian music. Some of his songs have become CCM classics, including "Another Time, Another Place" (with Sandi Patty), "For Such a Time As This," "Friend of a Wounded Heart," "People of God," "Touch of the Master's Hand," "New Lives for Old" and "Watercolour Ponies" among others. He has won eight GMA Dove Awards and was nominated for two Grammy Awards and has shared a Grammy Award win for his participation on the various artists album Tribute – The Songs of Andraé Crouch (1996).


Watson originally planned to pursue a career playing baseball, but while in college he began dabbling in music, and after graduation regularly performed in area churches. While leading worship at a Christian youth camp, the father of one of the children videotaped Watson's performance and sent it to a record company. Watson produced 23 number 1 singles in Christian radio—including "Friend of a Wounded Heart," "When God's People Pray," "Almighty," "Be in Her Eyes," "Watercolour Ponies," "More of You," and "Home Free" (which became the most played song on Christian radio in 1991)..


On January 1, 2011, Watson was among seven artists inducted into the Christian Music Hall of Fame.


More information on Wayne Watson at Wikipedia:


Discography


Canvas for the Sun (1978) (independent debut album)

The Definitive Collection (2007) (Word Records compilation album)

Even This (2008)

King of Kings (with Jeremy Good) (2008) (independent Christmas album)

The Ultimate Collection (2014) (Word Records compilation album)

Simple Life (2016) (independent album)

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