Aaron Shust

Aaron Shust

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Name = Aaron Shust

Img_capt = Aaron Shust
Background = solo_singer
Birth_name = Aaron Shust
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Instrument = vocals, guitar, piano
Genre = CCM, rock, praise and worship
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Years_active = 2005 - present
Label = Brash Music
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URL = http://www.aaronshust.com/
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Aaron Shust is an American Contemporary Christian Music artist on the Brash Music label. Shust was named the songwriter of the year at the GMA Dove Awards of 2007, and his song "My Savior My God" was named song of the year. [ [http://www.doveawards.com/categories/ Results of the 2007 GMA Dove Awards] , Retrieved April 27 2007]


Shust grew up near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He studied music theory at Toccoa Falls College in Georgia, where he studied Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Johann Sebastian Bach. He also became influenced by U2 and Bob Marley. [http://www.aaronshust.com/aboutaaron1.htm About Aaron at his official website] ] He began performing at churches and coffeehouses while at college.

Shust began leading worship at Perimeter Church, Duluth, Georgia in 2000 and recorded his album, "Anything Worth Saying" in 2004 with producer Dan Hannon who delivered the album along with a stack of others along to Brash Music for consideration. Brash Music signed Shust shortly thereafter.


His second single "My Savior My God" was released January 20, 2006. The song was played on Christian radio stations around Christmas 2005. The song was listed at #19 on Radio and Records chart three weeks before the single was officially released to radio.

The song was listed #1 on six charts simultaneously by April 17: Radio and Records (R&R) Christian adult contemporary (AC) radio chart, R&R Christian AC monitor chart, CRW's AC radio chart, Billboard Hot Christian songs radio chart, most downloaded inspirational song on iTunes, and Billboard Hot Christian AC chart. The song spent 30 weeks in the Top 5 on the R&R Christian AC chart in 2006. [http://www.1cubed.com/display.php?ID=243&sectionID=30 Biography] at 1cubed.com, Retrieved January 8 2007] Digital downloads of the song have topped 75,000 copies, and the song has held the #1 spot on the iTunes Christian and Gospel chart for over three months. The single was the second most played song of 2006 on Christian CHR radio as played on the Weekend 22. [As played on the January 7 2007 Weekend 22 countdown] . It was the #1 song of 2006 on 20 The Countdown Magazine. The song was awarded Song of the Year at the 2007 Annual GMA Dove Awards in Nashville.

"Anything Worth Saying" was the 5th best-selling "Praise and Worship" album of 2006, according to the Nielsen Soundscan report for 2006. It only sold 300 copies its first week, however.Fact|date=June 2008


At the GMA Dove Awards of 2007 in Nashville, Tennessee, Shust was awarded three Dove Awards: Song of the Year ("My Savior My God"), Songwriter of the Year, and New Artist of the Year.

Shust's second studio album, "Whispered and Shouted", was released on June 5, 2007, and sold 5,000 copies its first week of release.Fact|date=February 2008

Personal life

Aaron lives in Duluth, Georgia with his wife Sarah and their son, Daniel.


*"Anything Worth Saying" (October 11, 2005 [ [http://www.jesusfreakhideout.com/cdreviews/AnythingWorthSaying.asp "Anything Worth Saying" review] on Jesus Freak Hideout] ) [http://www.jesusfreakhideout.com/cdreviews/AnythingWorthSaying.asp Jesus Freak Hideout Review] . Singles include "Matchless" and CCM-hit "My Savior My God".
*"Whispered and Shouted" (June 5, 2007) [http://www.jesusfreakhideout.com/cdreviews/WhisperedAndShouted.asp Jesus Freak Hideout Review]



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External links

* [http://www.aaronshust.com/ Official website]
* [http://www.myspace.com/aaronshust Official Myspace page]
* [http://www.compassion.com Aaron Shust Partners with Compassion International]

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