Born in Lafayette, Indiana
, Camp’s father was a pastor as well who encouraged him to learn and play guitar in his early age. It so transpired that while attending college in Southern California
, he was heard playing by one of the college’s worship leader, who was so impressed by his talents that he asked him to join the worship team. Camp
did join the team and soon became a talk of the town amongst the church going Christian communities in Southern California
was his debut album which was released in 2002. This album was an instant hit, ultimately reaching the prestigious gold status. The album reached no. 10 spot on the U.S. Christian Chart. Some of its singles like, “Stay”, “I Still Believe”, “Walk By Faith”, “Right Here” and “Understand” were chartbusters, reaching the very top of the US
charts. The mega success of his debut album encouraged him to release his second album in 2004.
Carried Me: The Worship Project
just like its predecessor, was a certified gold. One of its singles, “Empty Me” was a chartbuster and a huge success amongst the fans of Christian music. In 2004, his third album, Restored
, was released and as if Camp
had made a habit of it, also became a gold certified record. Some of its singles like, “Take You Back”, “Lay Down My Pride”, “This Man” and “Breathe” were topping music charts all over the U.S.
released his fourth and another certified gold studio album, Beyond Measure
, in 2006. Although, the whole album was full of singles with breathtaking music and lyrics, some of its more memorable singles were, “What It Means”, “Tonight”, “Give You Glory”, “Let It Fade” and “No Matter What it Takes.”
In 2008, he released his fifth album, Speaking Louder Than Before
. The album also did exceptionally well with hit singles like “There Will Be a Day”, “Speaking Louder Than Before” and “Healing Hand of God.” We Cry Out: The Worship Project
came out in 2010 and with a single like “Jesus Saves” which reached no. 2 position on the US Christian Charts was an instant success.
In addition to the aforementioned, the commercial success of Camp’s music, apart from being full of great music with powerful and meaningful lyrics, has been attributed largely to his own life experiences. It has been said about Jeremy Camp
that his faith has often been put to test and his heart broken in the past, which causes such great music to come out of him. Yet, his fans and critics alike have credited him with staying steadfast and committed to the message of Jesus. Camp’s relationship with his first wife, which ended tragically with her untimely death due to ovarian cancer, made him produce songs which have now become his signature trademark. “I Still Believe” is one of those singles which reflects the ordeal the young couple had to go through when she was diagnosed with the disease. Yet, happy moments like their honeymoon too produced a hit single, “Walk By Faith.” Commenting on his first wife’s death, Camp
said: “Watching Melissa go to Heaven made me realize what’s important. Music is not my life. Christ is my life. The only thing that really matters is what we do for Jesus on this Earth, and as a result of what I’ve been through, I express even more the goodness of God and how faithful He is.”
Camp’s great music of unprecedented commercial success, nevertheless, stays music of a gifted Christian man who has had to endure many ups and downs in his life. His music, which is essentially Jesus’ message, is now coming to your town. Camp’s voice and Jesus’ message could chalk out a road map for your life too. So buy your Jeremy Camp Tickets