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The Producer
The Producer's Room Episode #14 - Michael Omartian (Part 1 of 2)
Published: 2016/07/22
Channel: Producer's Room with Dave Tough
Michael & Stormie Omartian – Big Time
Michael & Stormie Omartian – Big Time
Published: 2016/05/04
Channel: Donald Gordon Jr
Michael Omartian - The Orphan
Michael Omartian - The Orphan
Published: 2015/01/18
Channel: thatMimosaGrove
Michael Omartian - Faithful Forever
Michael Omartian - Faithful Forever
Published: 2011/02/06
Channel: BestOf90sCCM
Morning Light - Michael Omartian
Morning Light - Michael Omartian
Published: 2011/02/06
Channel: BestOf90sCCM
Studio Archives - July, 1990 - Porcaro, Lukather, Omartian
Studio Archives - July, 1990 - Porcaro, Lukather, Omartian
Published: 2010/08/31
Channel: Terry Christian
Michael Omartian
Michael Omartian ''Jeremiah'' 1974
Published: 2012/07/17
Channel: Boricuacop60
Michael Omartian makes Announcement!
Michael Omartian makes Announcement!
Published: 2012/08/29
Channel: lane1959
"River of my Life" - Debi Selby - Written by Michael and Stormie Omartian
"River of my Life" - Debi Selby - Written by Michael and Stormie Omartian
Published: 2013/09/28
Channel: Stormie Omartian Official
The Producer
The Producer's Room Episode #14 - Michael Omartian (Part 2 of 2)
Published: 2016/07/22
Channel: Producer's Room with Dave Tough
Michael Omartian, Music Composer of HERO
Michael Omartian, Music Composer of HERO
Published: 2014/08/04
Channel: HERO Movie Official Channel
"We Are Not Alone" Exclusive Performance by Micah Peacock and Michael Omartian
"We Are Not Alone" Exclusive Performance by Micah Peacock and Michael Omartian
Published: 2014/09/01
Channel: NewReleaseToday
Michael Omartian   Long  Long Time Ago
Michael Omartian Long Long Time Ago
Published: 2013/01/07
Channel: forever2ui
Michael Omartian - Add Up The Wonders
Michael Omartian - Add Up The Wonders
Published: 2015/01/18
Channel: thatMimosaGrove
Michael Omartian - Take Me Down
Michael Omartian - Take Me Down
Published: 2015/01/18
Channel: thatMimosaGrove
Michael Omartian - White Horse - 01 Jeremiah
Michael Omartian - White Horse - 01 Jeremiah
Published: 2011/04/28
Channel: greatscott505
Michael Omartian - The Rest Is Up To You
Michael Omartian - The Rest Is Up To You
Published: 2015/01/18
Channel: thatMimosaGrove
The Forerunners - Lord - By Michael Omartian
The Forerunners - Lord - By Michael Omartian
Published: 2013/10/22
Channel: sakarip
Michael Omartian
Michael Omartian
Published: 2013/02/27
Channel: Nathan DiGesare
Michael Omartian - Take Me Down
Michael Omartian - Take Me Down
Published: 2015/01/20
Channel: thatMimosaGrove
Michael & Stormie Omartian – The Builder
Michael & Stormie Omartian – The Builder
Published: 2016/05/04
Channel: Donald Gordon Jr
Michael Omartian - My Cherie Amour
Michael Omartian - My Cherie Amour
Published: 2011/06/13
Channel: Julio Ferreira
Where I
Where I've Been - Michael & Stormie Omartian
Published: 2015/01/02
Channel: beagleboy57
"See This House" - White Horse - 1974 - Michael & Stormie Omartian
"See This House" - White Horse - 1974 - Michael & Stormie Omartian
Published: 2013/03/27
Channel: Stormie Omartian Official
Michael Omartian - Last Night On Earth (Hi Tech/Aor)
Michael Omartian - Last Night On Earth (Hi Tech/Aor)
Published: 2016/03/04
Channel: MeveRock OliSand
Seasons of the Soul - Michael and Stormie Omartian
Seasons of the Soul - Michael and Stormie Omartian
Published: 2012/04/21
Channel: Searchlightbooks
Michael and Stormie Omartian -  Dr. Jesus
Michael and Stormie Omartian - Dr. Jesus
Published: 2011/01/20
Channel: oldschoolchristian
Michael & Stormie Omartian – Anything You Ask Of Me
Michael & Stormie Omartian – Anything You Ask Of Me
Published: 2016/05/04
Channel: Donald Gordon Jr
Concerning Hobbits- Michael Omartian
Concerning Hobbits- Michael Omartian
Published: 2013/11/04
Channel: asgwe fgaerga
Ms. Past - Michael & Stormie Omartian
Ms. Past - Michael & Stormie Omartian
Published: 2015/01/02
Channel: beagleboy57
Michael Omartian - Ain
Michael Omartian - Ain't You Glad
Published: 2015/02/07
Channel: thatMimosaGrove
Telos Suite 1 & 2   Prelude, Alive and Well
Telos Suite 1 & 2 Prelude, Alive and Well
Published: 2014/05/09
Channel: Debbie Fredrickson
Michael Omartian - White Horse - 03 The Orphan
Michael Omartian - White Horse - 03 The Orphan
Published: 2011/04/28
Channel: greatscott505
Michael Omartian - Alive and Well
Michael Omartian - Alive and Well
Published: 2016/04/02
Channel: Donald Gordon Jr
Michael Omartian - White Horse - 09  White Horse
Michael Omartian - White Horse - 09 White Horse
Published: 2011/04/28
Channel: greatscott505
Michael Omartian - See This House
Michael Omartian - See This House
Published: 2016/04/03
Channel: Donald Gordon Jr
Michael & Stormie Omartian – Mr  Trash Man
Michael & Stormie Omartian – Mr Trash Man
Published: 2016/05/04
Channel: Donald Gordon Jr
"Charlie
"Charlie's Dream" - The Builder - 1980 - Michael & Stormie Omartian
Published: 2013/03/05
Channel: Stormie Omartian Official
Michael Omartian - Fat City
Michael Omartian - Fat City
Published: 2015/01/12
Channel: thatMimosaGrove
Michael Omartian ♪ Whachersign
Michael Omartian ♪ Whachersign
Published: 2011/09/27
Channel: ohanakamakame
Michael Omartian ♪ Adam Again
Michael Omartian ♪ Adam Again
Published: 2011/09/30
Channel: ohanakamakame
Michael Omartian - White Horse - 08 The Rest Is Up To You
Michael Omartian - White Horse - 08 The Rest Is Up To You
Published: 2011/04/28
Channel: greatscott505
Michael Omartian - White Horse - 05 Add Up The Wonders
Michael Omartian - White Horse - 05 Add Up The Wonders
Published: 2011/04/28
Channel: greatscott505
MICHAEL OMARTIAN - JEREMIAH
MICHAEL OMARTIAN - JEREMIAH
Published: 2016/04/05
Channel: OpciónPositiva +music
7. Alive and Well - Michael Omartian - Adam Again (1977)
7. Alive and Well - Michael Omartian - Adam Again (1977)
Published: 2017/06/20
Channel: Rocksolid87
Doug Brons - Michael Omartian endorsement of "Soulscripted"
Doug Brons - Michael Omartian endorsement of "Soulscripted"
Published: 2017/11/14
Channel: Doug Brons
PRATT & McCLAIN - Wachersign (12") (
PRATT & McCLAIN - Wachersign (12") ('76) Pop Disco Mellow *Michael Omartian, Steve barri, Happy Days
Published: 2018/02/14
Channel: Kogen Yamada
Michael Omartian - Adam Again
Michael Omartian - Adam Again
Published: 2016/04/02
Channel: Donald Gordon Jr
Let My Heart Be The First To Know - Michael Omartian
Let My Heart Be The First To Know - Michael Omartian
Published: 2011/02/06
Channel: BestOf90sCCM
Michael Omartian - Silver Fish
Michael Omartian - Silver Fish
Published: 2015/01/18
Channel: thatMimosaGrove
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Michael Omartian
Born (1945-11-26) November 26, 1945 (age 72)
Origin Evanston, Illinois, U.S.
Genres Contemporary Christian, pop, rock, R&B
Occupation(s) Composer, musician, record producer
Instruments Piano, organ, synthesizers
Years active 1970–present
Associated acts Steely Dan, Rhythm Heritage, Stormie Omartian, 2nd Chapter of Acts
Website michaelomartian.com

Michael Omartian (born November 26, 1945) is an American singer-songwriter, keyboardist, and music producer. He has been a participant in numerous albums, during a career that has spanned over 38 years. As a producer, he has had No. 1 records in three consecutive decades. He is a multiple Grammy Award winner, including for Keyboardist of the Year and Producer of the Year. He spent five years on the A&R staff of ABC/Dunhill Records, as a producer, artist and arranger. He was subsequently hired by Warner Bros. Records as a producer and A&R staff member. Omartian moved from Los Angeles to Nashville in 1993, where he served on the Board of Governors of the Recording Academy and has helped to shape the curriculum for the first Master’s Degree program in the field of Music Business at Belmont University.

Omartian has produced albums for several artists including Clint Black, Michael Bolton, Dolly Parton, Debby Boone, Steve Camp, Peter Cetera, Christopher Cross, Joe "Bean" Esposito, Amy Grant, Benny Hester, Whitney Houston, The Imperials, The Jacksons, Cliff Richard, Rod Stewart, Donna Summer, Wayne Watson and Trisha Yearwood.

Life and career[edit]

Omartian was born in Evanston, Illinois. He is of Armenian descent.[1]

In the late 1960s, Omartian helped launch Campus Crusade for Christ's new music outreach group, 'The New Folk'. In that capacity he arranged much of the music and assisted in training the singers. He was also a founding member of the 1970s disco-funk band Rhythm Heritage, and he also played as a session musician for artists including Koinonia, Steely Dan, The Four Tops, Johnny Rivers, Seals and Crofts, Al Jarreau and Loggins & Messina.[2][3][4]

Omartian has recorded a number of highly polished contemporary Christian music albums under his own name, including White Horse, Mainstream, Adam Again, Conversations (an instrumental album). Virtually all of his solo albums are now out-of-print. Omartian produced several Christian albums, most notably for The Imperials on the award-winning albums Priority (1980) and One More Song for You (1979).

In 1980, thanks to the Christopher Cross debut album, Omartian was nominated for ten Grammy Awards, winning three, including Producer of the Year.[5]

In 1985, Omartian was arranger and keyboard player for the No. 1 hit "We Are the World" by a supergroup of popular musicians billed as USA for Africa.[6]

In 2003, Omartian scored an audio book rendition of the biblical gospels, called Gospels Come to Life. The audio Bible was read by fellow CCM writer/musician Michael W. Smith, based on musical ideas by Smith. The Spanish version of this audio Bible was narrated by CCM artist, Jaci Velasquez.

Toward the end of 2006 he contributed to an album with Annie Herring (of 2nd Chapter of Acts) called One on One, he plays piano as the solo instrument throughout with Herring providing vocals.[7] One on One was his second collaboration with Herring; the first being the 1983 album Together Live, a collaborative, in-concert effort with Herring's family trio, 2nd Chapter of Acts, and Omartian's wife, Stormie. The live double-LP album was recorded in 1982 at The Church on the Way in Van Nuys, California. The album was also released on in video format.[8]

Omartian is the first producer in recording history to have number one records in three separate decades - the seventies, eighties and nineties.[5] In 1980, he was nominated for ten Grammy Awards, three of which he won for his work on Christopher Cross' debut album.[citation needed] He has been nominated for producer of the year three times, in 1981, 1985 and 1987.[citation needed] In 1991 he was nominated for album of the year for Heart in Motion by Amy Grant.[citation needed] In 1995 he was nominated for country song of the year, "When Love Finds You", with Vince Gill, and for Gospel Album of the Year, The Light Inside, with Gary Chapman.[citation needed] In 1994 Omartian produced One Voice, an album for the Summer Olympic Games.[citation needed] His song entitled "Atlanta Reel" was used as the theme for the swimming events.[9]

Discography[edit]

Awards[edit]

Grammy Awards

In one year alone, he was nominated for ten Grammy Awards, three of which he won for producing and arranging on Christopher Cross' debut album:

GMA Dove Awards

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kaufman, Gil (April 22, 2009). "Kris Allen's 'She Works Hard For The Money': The Story Behind The Cover - Music, Celebrity, Artist News". MTV.com. Retrieved July 22, 2012. 
  2. ^ Artist Biography by Jason Ankeny (November 26, 1945). "Michael Omartian | Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved January 21, 2014. 
  3. ^ "53. Adam Again – Michael Omartian | CCM's 500 Best Albums Of All Time". Ccms500bestalbums.wordpress.com. Retrieved January 21, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Michael Omartian". Ccmclassic.com. November 26, 1945. Retrieved January 21, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "Michael Omartian | Yamaha Artists". Yamaha.com. November 26, 1945. Retrieved January 21, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Performers From USA For Africa's "We Are The World"". In The 80s. Retrieved January 21, 2014. 
  7. ^ Herring, Buck. "One on One (Annie's newest release 2006)". Archived from the original on August 7, 2011. Retrieved June 4, 2010. 
  8. ^ "2nd Chapter Of Acts And Michael And Stormie Omartian - Together Live". Discogs]. Retrieved June 4, 2010. 
  9. ^ "Michael Omartian | Yamaha Artists". Yamaha.com. November 26, 1945. Retrieved November 1, 2015. 
  10. ^ Ankeny, Jason. "Biography: Michael Omartian". Allmusic. Retrieved June 2, 2010. 

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