Matthew Hawk Music
Christian Top 20 this week?
Well, this is pretty cool. Top 20 Christian Streaming charts for the week via PlayMPE which distributes to Christian radio and the industry. I’m kinda geeking out it’s right under the amazing Zach Williams. It's my dream to open for him on tour one day!
Glorify Your Name now available!
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Matthew Hawk releases new single, Glorify Your Name, Feb 27th
ATLANTA, GA – Passionate. Hungry for Jesus. Intimately seeking his presence with a guitar and pen in hand. Deeply desiring connection. Worship Evangelism. It's a word that's been spoken over CCM artist Matthew Hawk time and time again over the years --It reflects what his heart wants to do--what it feels called to do.
“There's nothing I enjoy more than drawing people into the presence of God, but it's more than just leading worship on Sunday mornings. It's a deep desire to write songs for His glory--songs that speak and touch and heal. Songs that draw people to the Father. Songs that are alive and full of His presence and purpose. Songs that meet people in their brokenness and journeys with them to Jesus,” says Hawk.
Singer-songwriter Matthew Hawk is working on a seven-song praise and worship E.P. titled, Sing for the King, and a CCM album, Love Revolution, simultaneously. “Glorify Your Name” is the first cut on Sing for the King and is an upbeat praise song. “As a worship leader, I don’t feel there’s a lot of current upbeat praise songs in the Christian community. I wrote this song specifically for congregational worship and the church loves to sing it,” according to Hawk.
2022 was a year of new beginnings for Matthew Hawk after stepping out of music for many years. His song, Running on Empty, debuted #5 on the top Christian charts for PlayMPE. He was nominated for three Native American Music Awards. His music video, Coming Home, won an award at the Emerald Coast Film Festival.
Matthew Hawk is currently booking shows, festivals, worship events, interviews and more.
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Glorify Your Name releases feb 27
Proud to announce the release of my praise song, Glorify Your Name, to all streaming and download platforms on February 27th. I hope it blesses your socks off! Get your praise on! And if you submitted to the music video, that's coming out soon, too!
Glorify Your Name is the second single to be released from my upcoming praise and worship album, Magnificent.
Imposter Syndrome and being Real
I want to talk about imposter syndrome.
It is something I struggle with, but not in the way that you would think. I have been working on a praise and worship album, not by choice, but it was something the Holy Spirit whispered to me while I was actually working on another album — an album that was more about love and peace to the world (even though very faith-based.) And I am so grateful that I listened to the Holy Spirit, because this worship album has been opening doors in new ways and providing new opportunities— yet again I feel unworthy.
I do NOT feel like an imposter as a musician or a songwriter. I am confident in my musical abilities.
I feel like an imposter in leading worship and creating a worship album. I don’t feel holy enough or righteous enough. I know my sins. I know my checkered past. I know my wounds and hurts and pain. I know my humanity. I see these men of God that are so holy and righteous and filled with God’s presence, they always make the right decisions and they are super Christians. I feel like a fraud. (Yes, i know, I need to stop comparing!) I am just a broken man with a musical gift. This morning I woke up, and I don’t know if it was the enemy speaking to me or not, but I began telling myself, who do I think I am making a worship album? I am not worthy of that. I am almost embarrassed by it. People who “know” me will laugh or judge me and tell me I’m not worthy!
And I had to remind myself that the Holy Spirit whispered me to do these worship songs. I had to remind myself that the songs were to God and not about me. These songs were to praise and bless him. The Bible says there are none righteous. There are none holy. We are saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, not by works. Not by what we do or don’t do. We become holy only by the blood of Christ who was crucified for our sins. The Bible says we all sin, and we all fall short of the glory of God. The enemy will tell us that we are unworthy of the calling that God gives us. The enemy will tell us that we are unworthy to praise him, and do whatever he can to stop us from praising him. The enemy (Satan) is the ultimate imposter.
When we realize it’s not about us, or how good we’ve been or how bad we’ve been or anything in our lives, but we realize it’s about him, Jesus, our savior, it changes the perspective. We may not be worthy to worship him, but he is definitely worthy of all the praise we give him. So I will trek on, unashamedly praising him, stains on my soul and all.
Give him some glory today, no matter where you are in your journey of life.
Be in my newest music video
Want to be in the music video for my song, Glorify Your Name? It's simple. Looking for friends to lip sync along on their cell phones. Find me on my facebook page, follow me, and shoot me a message. www.facebook.com/matthewhawkmusic
With the release of Glorify Your Name this February, we're releasing the FIRST three shirt designs for Matthew Hawk Music. We hope you like them. Buy one... or two... or three... Matthew Hawk Wing Logo Design, Matthew Hawk Glorify Your Name Wing Logo Design, and Matthew Hawk Guitar Playing Glorify your Name Design. Available February.
New Song Releasing Soon!
After a summer hiatus, I"m proud to say I've been finishing up some songs in the studio, working on both single releases and an E.P. The first single release will be an upbeat acoustically driven praise song called, Glorify Your Name. The song was written for Sunday morning congregation worship to fit a sermon series. I don't feel there's enough upbeat songs right now in the church. I'm grateful God put this one on my heart. I hope it inspires, encourages, and lifts you up. I hope you make it your song and your prayer as you sing it.
God's plan isn't always ours. I've been working on this new album, trying to set up some play dates, and everything has just... come to a halt. I recorded RUNNING ON EMPTY because I felt the Lord leading me to. (Ok, this is the part where you're allowed to say Im weird.) It wasn't on my. list of songs to record, but then it got some airplay and touched a lot of lives. So I figured, nice... but it probably won't be on the album. Then, Life got in the way. I have 3 songs more than half done but can't seem to finish. And then, when I was ready to record again, BAM! the studio I was recording at temporarily shut down for a little over a month in the summer. In the meantime, I had written some personal worship songs that God put on my heart, that I was singing in church. I felt the Holy Spirit whispering to me.... "record these songs." And so, I am. Today. we tracked most of 2 new worship songs. They aren't what I was expecting to record. But I think God has a plan for them. I hope. you like them. I can't wait to share them with you. I hope they become a song of your heart. I hope they speak to you and minister to you and draw you closer to Jesus. I'll provide some studio clips later on. Until then... Blessings!
Um... Of course the Shout Outs I did are to donut and coffee shops ;-)