Compassion International Music Artists

Featured Compassion Artists

For the past 35 years, through passionate and convincing presentations at concerts, festivals and tours, our artist ambassadors have helped bring opportunity and hope to more than 400,000 children in poverty.

Compassion Ambassadors take the children we serve where we could not otherwise go, communicating in a voice we could not duplicate with people we would not otherwise meet. They are messengers of our mission, and they are friends and partners.

Casting Crowns
Casting Crowns

In an unprecedented six-year span with nearly 4.5 million career album sales, a GRAMMY® Award, an American Music Award, 23 Dove Awards and eight chart-topping radio singles, Casting Crowns remains focused on discipleship through music.

With lead singer and songwriter Mark Hall’s 18 years in youth ministry, the band’s message remains rooted in the student services he has led on a weekly basis since 2001, at Eagles Landing Baptist church near Atlanta. Their songs start as messages for his 400 teenagers and their families.

With boldly honest, hard-hitting lyrics, the band continues to challenge, strengthen and pour into the body of Christ, giving listeners a fresh, relevant perspective on loving God and loving people.


for KING & COUNTRY, ,the 2013 GMA Dove Awards New Artist of the Year, is a reflection of standing and fighting for something greater than yourself.

The duo, comprised of Australian brothers Joel and Luke Smallbone, write honestly and authentically about life. They sing about hope and love, philosophies instilled by their parents. The brothers also speak about a woman’s worth and encourage men to step up, stand out and proclaim that chivalry is not dead.

for KING & Country’s sophomore album, RUN WILD. LIVE FREE. LOVE STRONG packs a host of soaring melodies, driving rhythms and theatrical instrumentation showcasing their for a beautiful lyric that can touch someone’s heart.

Francesca Battistelli
Francesca Battistelli

Francesca Battistelli, a GRAMMY® Award Nominee and six time Dove Award winner, writes deeply honest and powerfully vivid songs about her own journey from being a young woman to becoming a young mom. With If We’re Honest, she has created her most personal and accomplished musical statement yet.

Hillsong UNITED
Hillsong United

In studio and out of the studio, on tour or at home, Hillsong UNITED is committed to writing songs that speak truth, create a unique sound, connects with churches, individuals and ultimately connects people everywhere with God.

Fronted by worship leaders Joel Houston, Jad Gillies, JD and Matt Crocker, the team is an evolving collaboration of pastors, worship leaders, musicians and songwriters - all intentional about giving voice to a generation passionate about God.

Everything UNITED does, whether it be from recording or writing songs, to playing them in front of people and all that goes with that, it’s an expression of a really extraordinary God doing what only He can do through really ordinary people who love Him, want to serve Him and to build His Church. To simply serve God and allow Him to do what only He can do has always been the team’s desire.

Matthew West
Matthew West

Matthew West is a multiple-ASCAP Christian Music Songwriter/Artist of the Year winner, a four-time GRAMMY® nominee, and was awarded his first American Music Award (2013) and a Billboard Music Award (2014).

His discography includes acclaimed releases: Happy (2003), History (2005), Something to Say (2008), The Story of Your Life (2010) and GRAMMY-nominated Into The Light (2012).

West was nominated for a Primetime Emmy® Award for Original Music & Lyrics for “The Heart of Christmas” from the film of the same name. His songwriting credits include cuts by Rascal Flatts, Billy Ray Cyrus, Diamond Rio and more.


Since their debut in 2001, GRAMMY®-nominated, American Music Award and multiple Dove Award winners MercyMe have sold over seven million units in CD and DVD sales, garnered 26 No. 1 multi-format Christian radio singles and four consecutive mainstream radio hits with “I Can Only Imagine,” “Here With Me”, “Homesick”, and “So Long Self.”

In 2009, Billboard named MercyMe’s “Word Of God Speak” the No. 1 Song of The Decade and the group the No. 1 Christian Songs Artist of the Decade, with an additional No. 1 as the Christian AC Song Artist of The Decade.

MercyMe made history as “I Can Only Imagine” surpassed one million digital downloads, making it the first song in Christian music to go platinum in the digital domain. The song has now surpassed two million downloads.

MercyMe has sold out venues across the nation, including Radio City Music Hall, and has appeared on The Tonight Show, CNN, Fox New Channel’s Fox & Friends, ABC News, CBS This Morning, the Today Show and in the pages of Entertainment Weekly, The New York Times, USA Today, Billboard and more. Their eighth studio album, Welcome To The New, is available now.

The Rock and Worship Roadshow
Rock and Worship Roadshow

Since The Rock & Worship Roadshow first kicked off in 2009, the tour has performed more than 170 shows to an audience of 1.3 million. According to Pollstar in 2012, the hugely popular tour was named one of their Top 50 Tours for Mid-Year.

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We work with more than 130 artists from a variety of genres and musical styles. From contemporary Christian to Southern gospel, rock and roll to country. What connects us is a common bond to speak on behalf of the poor.