Chasen Callahan was born and raised in Greenville, SC, where he polished his songwriting skills while serving as a worship pastor.
During the summer months, he would assemble a makeshift band and perform at local youth camps. Each lineup would inevitably splinter when September rolled around, however, prompting Callahan to assemble a more permanent lineup with help from guitarist Evan Silver and drummer Aaron Lord. The trio found a national audience with the release of 2008’s Shine Through the Stars, a polished album that sent its leadoff single, “Crazy Beautiful,” to the top of the Christian radio charts. Such success led to a contract with INO Records, the home of Christian artists like Caedmon’s Call and Decyfer Down, and the band returned in 2010 -- this time with the inclusion of bassist Jared Barber -- to release That Was Then This Is Now. ~ Andrew Leahey, Rovi