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.

I’m not who I was

I wish you could see me now
I wish I could show you how
I’m not who I was
I used to be mad at you
A little on the hurt side too
But I’m not who I was

I found my way around
To forgiving you
Some time ago
But I never got to tell you so

I found us in a photograph
I saw me and I had to laugh
You know, I’m not who I was
You were there, you were right above me
And I wonder if you ever loved me
Just for who I was

When the pain came back again
Like a bitter friend
It was all that I could do
To keep myself from blaming you

I reckon it’s a funny thing
I figured out I can sing
Now I’m not who I was
I write about love and such
Maybe ’cause I want it so much
I’m not who I was

I was thinking maybe I
I should let you know
I am not the same
But I never did forget your name

Well the thing I find most amazing
In amazing grace
Is the chance to give it out
Maybe that’s what love is all about

I wish you could see me now
I wish I could show you how
I’m not who I was