- 13-year partnership has impacted the lives of tens of thousands of children
- Big Daddy Weave has visited World Vision’s work in Armenia, Cambodia, Ecuador, and Tanzania
NASHVILLE (August 27, 2018) — Although they may be known for their impressive musical success with powerful songs like “The Lion and the Lamb” and “Redeemed,” the multi-award winning band Big Daddy Weave was recently honored for their impact off the stage. In partnership with Christian humanitarian organization World Vision, Big Daddy Weave has helped more than 31,000 children in poverty receive life-changing support through sponsorship.
“Big Daddy Weave’s commitment to be the hands and feet of Christ through the work of World Vision has impacted more than 155,000 children in the most vulnerable places around the world,” said Sarah Beth Hallada, Executive Director World Vision Artists. “We are honored to partner with Big Daddy Weave, and we value their dedication to share Christ’s love to concert-goers and to children and families around the globe. Their example of service inspires us!”
In their 20 years as a band, ministry has been at the heart of every Big Daddy Weave recording and concert, even as the group has grown to be one of Christian music’s biggest headlining acts. The band has worked with World Vision for more than a decade, traveling all over the world to see poverty firsthand. Big Daddy Weave has seen World Vision’s transformational work in Ecuador, Tanzania, Cambodia, and Armenia. In their travels they’ve witnessed a wide variety of work and experiences, from the horror of human trafficking to the triumph of a family being able to support themselves for the first time.
The honor comes as Big Daddy Weave, and their record label Curb | Word Entertainment, celebrate their song “Redeemed” going platinum. Big Daddy Weave originated out of Mobile, Alabama and have been recording and touring ever since. The band’s fall tour starts September 9, 2018.
World Vision is one of the world’s largest Christian humanitarian organizations, working in nearly 100 countries in relief and development. Through their efforts, every 30 seconds, a family gets water, a hungry child is fed, and a family receives the tools to overcome poverty.
About World Vision:
World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization conducting relief, development, and advocacy activities in its work with children, families, and their communities in nearly 100 countries to help them reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. World Vision serves all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender. For more information, please visit www.WorldVision.org/media-center/ or on Twitter @WorldVisionUSA.
About Big Daddy Weave: Big Daddy Weave is one of Christian music’s most beloved artists. A mainstay at radio, the band has achieved consecutive No. 1 singles, including “Love Come To Life,” “Redeemed,” “The Only Name (Yours Will Be),” “Overwhelmed” and “My Story.” RIAA Platinum-certified “Redeemed” became an anthem of unprecedented impact when it spent 11 weeks at No. 1, was dubbed “Song of the Year” at the first annual K-LOVE Fan Awards, and earned Dove Award and Billboard Music Award nominations. Their follow-up hit “The Lion and The Lamb” has become one of the genre’s most streamed songs. Now in their 20th year as a band, Big Daddy Weave members Mike Weaver (lead vocals, guitar), Jay Weaver (bass, vocals), Jeremy Redmon (guitar, vocals), Joe Shirk (saxophone, keys, vocals) and Brian Beihl (drums) have released eight full-length projects, amassed more than one million units in album sales and have received numerous honors, including a Dove Award, ASCAP and BMI Awards, and the prestigious Rich Mullins Artist Impact Award, among others.