Exclusive GRAMMY.com Interview With Big Daddy Weave's Mike Weaver
Contemporary Christian band Big Daddy Weave frontman Mike Weaver recently visited The Recording Academy's Nashville Chapter and participated in an exclusive GRAMMY.com interview. Weaver discussed the role faith plays in Big Daddy Weave's music, the Nashville music scene and the band's latest album, Love Come To Life, among other topics.
"Because our music comes from a place of faith, we say only God can take the stuff that you hate the most about yourself and turn it into a victory," said Weaver. "There's been so many nights where there's an entire line of people at the end of [our] show who … had some kind of story about how [a] song resonated with them. It's been unbelievable."
Formed at the University of Mobile in Alabama, Big Daddy Weave comprise Jeff Jones (drums), Jeremy Redmon (guitar), Joe Shirk (saxophone), Jay Weaver (bass), and Mike Weaver (lead vocals). After signing with Fervent Records in 2002 Big Daddy Weave released their debut album, One And Only, which peaked at No. 22 on Billboard's Independent Albums chart. The band followed with Fields Of Grace (2003), What I Was Made For (2005), Every Time I Breathe (2006), and What Life Would Be Like (2008), all of which peaked in the Top 20 of Billboard's Christian Albums chart.
In 2012 Big Daddy Weave released Love Come To Life. The album peaked at No. 8 on Billboard's Christian Albums chart and spawned the single "Redeemed," which topped Billboard's Christian Songs chart. Big Daddy Weave are currently touring throughout the United States, with dates scheduled through November.