Carman of Carman Ministries has entertained, encouraged and preached the Gospel to millions crossing denominational, cultural and ethnic lines.
During this time, he has never compromised the call to take the Gospel to every person.
This vision still remains the hallmark of his life and ministry.
Born Carman Dominic Licciardello on January 19, 1956 in Trenton, New Jersey, is a Grammy Award-winning contemporary Christian music artist, who grew up in an Italian home.
As a boy, he played the drums and the guitar, and he began singing at 16. He attended Military School for two years. As his career developed, he played New Jersey and Philadelphia clubs before going on to Las Vegas.
It was after seeing an Andrae Crouch concert that he joined the Christian faith.
He released the LP, Some-O-Dat in 1982, and began a string of CCM chart successes with his song "Sunday's On The Way" from the live album of the same name in 1983.
Later, He established the non-profit organizations Carman Ministries and World Outreach. Between 1987 and 1989, he was named Charisma magazine's readers' choice for favorite male vocalist.
In 1990, Billboard Magazine recognized his influence in Christian music by naming him the first "Contemporary Christian Artist of the Year." He has received 15 gold and platinum albums and videos and has sold over 10 million records.
He holds the world record for the largest solo Christian Concerts in history with: 80,000 outdoors in Charlotte, North Carolina, 71,132 indoors at Texas Stadium and the largest solo ticketed CCM solo concert with 50,000 in Johannesburg, South Africa. He still remains the only Christian "stadium act" ever.
He remains well known for his unique story-songs such as...
"Sunday's On The Way", "Lazarus", "The Champion", and numerous others. His music styles have varied over the years with Pop, Rock, Rap, Ballads, Kid's Music, and Praise and Worship.
Beyond music, he has written novels, screenplays, and has recorded audio books. He had the Longest #1 Record on Billboard CCM sales chart at 33 Weeks.
He is currently focused on writing film screenplays, acting, live concerts, various TV productions and interview duties as an evening host on the TBN network.
His song Who's in the House? (Kickin' it for Christ) appears in the documentary Jesus Camp.
Carman Ministries also accomplished a goal of collecting one million names for a constitutional amendment favoring prayer in public schools. The most names collected by any one person on any issue in US history.
Carman is one of the most successful Christian artists in history with 7 Gold and 2 Platinum albums. Carman has also garnered 4 Gold and 2 Platinum long-form videos! Known for his exciting live concert, Carman has sold out large arenas and stadiums all across the United States. This 2 disc collection highlights his greatest hits and fan favorites including "Step of Faith," "R.I.O.T.," "Jesus Period," and more.
This powerful collection features the energetic Carman at his best. Features the previously unreleased "Serve the Lord" alongside 14 of his brightest moments from earlieralbums, including Revival In the Land, The Champion, Shakin the House, Live, and others.
EMI-CMG presents the Greatest Hits collection, a series gathering the brightest moments from today's biggest stars, all at a great low price. This installment features the music of showstopping performer Carman and includes "I Got the Joy," "Lazarus Come Forth," "Radically Saved," and more.
"Rocky" meets "David and Goliath" in this action-packed novel based on Carman's new movie! Carman stars as retired-boxer-turned-street-preacher Orlando Leone. Orlando's inner-city youth center (and his love life!) are thriving---until his past comes calling. Now he must confront the toughest opponent of his career: his own heart. Can God's power prevail? 204 pages, softcover from Nelson.
This Daywind Contemporary Series soundtrack features a high and low demonstration, as well as accompaniment in high (F/Ab) and low (C/Eb) keys, with and without background vocals. Printed lyrics enclosed. Original artist listed for reference only.
This Daywind Contemporary Series track includes a demonstration, printed lyrics, and accompaniment in high (A) and low (E) keys, with and without background vocals. Original artist listed for reference only.