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John Martin Keith - Biography

John Martin Keith is a singer-songwriter with Edenbrooke Music in Nashville TN. He is passionate about God and music and has over 20 years of experience in the music industry.  Keith has performed in front of thousands from the stage along with artists including Steven Curtis Chapman, Jaci Velasquez, Jonny Diaz, Nickel Creek, Nicole Witt, Newsong, Salvador, Carl Cartee, Denver and the Mile High Orchestra, Mitch McVicker, Jamiee Paul, Christa Wells, Sacred June and Drew Cline among others.

Originally from Paducah Ky, Keith began learning to play the guitar at the age of four from Herb Chapman Sr., father of GRAMMY and Dove award winning artist Steven Curtis Chapman.
Throughout his early life, Keith played talent shows and county fairs around Kentucky sharpening his skills and preparing for the day he could move to Nashville,TN and pursue his dream of music.  During his college years in Kansas and Missouri he moved into music ministry, working with youth camps which in turn shaped his style of music into what it is today.

In 2006, Keith became an ordained worship pastor and was dubbed a "musicianary" by one of his pastors and has spent years touring the country sharing the gospel of Jesus through his music in churches, camps, youth conferences/retreats, and colleges.  “When I lead worship my goal is to not become the focus, but to turn the focus to the throne of God.  I want worshipers to look inside themselves and at their relationship with Jesus. To understand that apart from Christ there is no hope in the world and through Christ alone can salvation, peace and joy be found,” says Keith. He adds, “These songs fit into every category of life. They are about real life, real joy, real love, real struggle.  Being a Christian does not mean we won′t have struggles. Christ told his disciples, ‘in this world you will have trouble.  But take heart! I have overcome the world.’ (John 16:33) Even in the struggles, there should be worship.  Everything we do in life should be an act of worship to the Lord.”  Keith’s music strives to be a reflection of that.

As a songwriter, Keith has written multiple genres including pop, country, christian/worship, americana, rock and dance with some of the top hit makers in Nashville including Mark Irwin (Garth Brooks, Tim McGraw), Nicole Witt (George Strait, Lee Brice), Brady Seals (Little Texas, Hot Apple Pie), Lindsay McCaul, Farewell Angelina, Luke Brown (American Idol) and Shay Watson (Sidewalk Prophets, The Young and the Restless). Keith has recently dug deep into writing and co-producing songs for television with close friend and producer Shay Watson for Duck Dynasty, Discovery Channel, The Young and the Restless, Dance Moms and more.

Keith takes every opportunity given to him to create great music with the hope of enriching peoples live through it.  In upbeat songs of praise to our Creator,  heartfelt love songs for his wife or heartbreaking stories of despair he has personally encountered, everyone can find something they are looking for in John Martin Keith′s music.

Keith teaches worship seminars called "More than Music."  These are seminars written for and customized to fit any style or church, worship team, youth group or individual who wants to learn what worship is truly about and how to put it into practice in their church and everyday life.  Topics covered are: Worship in Bible history, musical application, team building, practical worship leading application and hands on training of technical equipment, to name a few.

Keith is the owner of Edenbrooke Music. Edenbrooke Music strives to improve the quality of musical entertainment by improving talent though teaching, by improving sound through production, and by improving the career of the musician through performance and recording opportunity. Edenbrooke Music offers guitar lessons, instrument sales, live sound for special events, booking for touring artists and music production services.  Learn more at www.edenbrookemusic.com

John Martin Keith has an amazing wife, Keely Brooke Keith, who is also the author of the highly acclaimed Uncharted Series novels, as well as his spectacular bass player and business manager for Edenbrooke Music.  They have a crazy-talented daughter, Rachel, who is home schooled and loves Karate. Together they serve on the worship team at Fellowship Bible Church in Nashville, TN.