Recently awarded Dove Award 2008 as “New Artist of The Year,” Brandon is not a newcomer to the music industry. He began his passion in writing songs since he’s 13 years old. His music is influenced by his hometown and inspired by Sting, Shawn Collin, and David Wilcox.

“Music, for me, has always been about the songwriting,” Heath says. “When I listen to a song, I really want the lyrics to actually mean something,” he says. “There are a lot of songs out today that aren’t very positive—alluding to sex and rebellion. It takes more skill to write a song with a message or story, and I appreciate the skill of good songwriting.”

Heath was never brought up as a Christian. It was through Young Life’s summer camp that he was shown Christ and got him hooked to church. Since then he became active in Young Life camp through out the US. His heart for missions and for those living in poverty has taken him around the world. “For most of my life, I’ve never had the perspective of a poor person,” he says. “A couple of years ago, I noticed how often Jesus talked about the poor and being among the poor. It’s forced me to lower my expectations of what I think I need.”

Through his second album, What If We, he wishes to challenge people to think about possibilities and to dream as big as they can. “Every part of that phrase, ‘what if we,’ is important,” Heath says. “I don’t even look at it as incomplete – dot, dot, dot – because the ‘what if’ part is about possibilities, obviously. But the ‘we’ part is saying, ‘let’s do this together, let’s not do this alone.'”

“The cool thing about knowing Jesus and knowing that God hears our prayers and desires is that he brings those things to fruition. If you seek his name, nothing is out of reach. So dream as big as you want; if it pleases him, it will be so,” he stated according to his interview with Christian Today Magazine.

For those of you who’s not familiar with him, here’s a clip of his latest single, Give Me Your Eyes.

Lyric:
Looked down from a broken sky
Traced out by the city lights
My world from a mile high
Best seat in the house tonight
Touched down on the cold black tile
Hold on for the sudden stop
Breath in the familiar shock
Of confusion and chaos
All those people going somewhere?
Why have I never cared?

Chorus:
Give me your eyes for just one second
Give me your eyes so I can see
Everything that I keep missing
Give me your love for humanity
Give me your arms for the broken hearted
The ones that are far beyond my reach
Give me your heart for the once forgotten
yeah
yeah
yeah
yeah

Step out on a busy street
See a girl and our eyes meet
Does her best to smile at me
To hide whats underneath
Theres a man just to her right
Black suit and a bright red tie
Too ashamed to tell his wife
Hes out of work
Hes buying time
all those people going somewhere?
Why have I never cared?

Chorus

Give me your eyes for just one second
Give me your eyes so I can see
Everything that I keep missing
Give me your love for humanity
Give me your arms for the broken hearted
The ones that are far beyond my reach
Give me your heart for the once forgotten
yeah
yeah
yeah
yeah

Ive Been there a million times
A couple of million eyes
just move and pass me by
I swear I never thought that I was wrong
Well I want a second glance
So give me a second chance
To see the way you see the people all alone

Chorus (x2)

Sources:
http://myplay.com/artists/brandon-heath/bio
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brandon_Heath
http://www.brandonheath.net/about.php
http://www.kovideo.net/lyrics/b/Brandon-Heath/Give-Me-Your-Eyes.html