Big Daddy Weave is one of Christian music’s most loved and respected artists. A mainstay at radio, the band achieved their most recent hit single with “The Lion and The Lamb.” This follows five consecutive No. 1 singles, including “Love Come To Life,” “Redeemed,” “The Only Name (Yours Will Be),” “Overwhelmed” and “My Story.” “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, earned Dove Award and Billboard Music Award nominations and was certified Gold by the RIAA. Since forming in 2002, 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 seven full-length projects, amassed more than one million units in album sales and have received numerous honors, including ASCAP and BMI Awards and the prestigious Rich Mullins Artist Impact Award, among others.
However, more than all the accolades Big Daddy Weave has garnered, it’s the stories about how their songs have impacted lives that fuel the band’s passion for recording and touring. “When we hear the Lord, we want to do what He says,” Mike offers, “whether it looks like success to the world or not.”
As one of Christian music’s biggest headlining acts, ministry is at the forefront of every Big Daddy Weave recording and concert. In fact, the band hosts a unique time of dedicated dialog and prayer with fans following each performance. It’s been a transformational experience for the group as they’ve seen God work in powerful ways in the lives of people across the country. In addition, even as headliners, the band is intentional about collaborating with other artists on tour, often asking the other tour artists to join them on stage to collectively lead worship each night. In 2018, the group will mark their 20th anniversary as a group with their debut at Carnegie Hall, followed by a full year of touring the country.
The award-winning band’s latest album, Beautiful Offerings (Fervent Records/Word Entertainment), has proven to be a natural overflow of each member’s hands-on ministry as they live out their faith on and off the road. “Every day is an opportunity to bless the heart of God through how we live—how we encounter our families, people we see in the grocery store, and everybody we meet,” says Mike. “Because we are children of God, we can bless the heart of God by being subject to and directed by Him in every moment of our lives. Our lives then become something that is pleasing to Him. We become a beautiful offering.”
In story and song, the members of Big Daddy Weave simply want their legacy to be one characterized by loving people and telling of the Love that’s left an indelible mark on their hearts. “My story is really the story of what God has done, and the goodness of that is that it awakens things in other people,” Mike adds. “Our story is really just part of His story.”