Artist Name: Morgan Cryar
Song Title: That’s Just What You Do
Songwriters: Chuck White and Morgan Cryar
Websites: http://morgancryar.com * http://strongsongwriting.com * http://myspace.com/morgancryarmusic
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If you know Morgan Cryar at all, you likely know him by his songs. He became a national figure in Christian music with his 1984 debut release “Keep No Secrets” on Star Song Records. Well-known for his paradox-laden lyric style, Cryar penned songs like “Strength of the Weak,” and “Kingdom Upside Down,” all written from a heart that relishes irony.
“The most ironic story in the world is the Gospel,” says Cryar. “A perfectly Holy God comes into mortal flesh to save the very people that would murder Him. Then it turns out that the murder itself was the very event that did the saving! How can you not write about that?!”
As a recording artist, Morgan garnered considerable radio success with songs like “Holy Fire,” “I Get Carried Away,” “Voice of Experience,” “Pray in the USA,” and of course “What Sin?” Yet he has never considered himself a great singer. “I don’t consider myself a ‘golden throat’,” he admits. “But I am a man that has things to say–who says them through songs.”
Still his voice has yielded numerous #1 hits on Christian radio including “If I Never See a Miracle,” “I Call Him Father,” and “Pray in the USA.” Also, years after its initial release, “See You On the Other Side” was used in a special multi-media presentation following the tragic Oklahoma City bombing, prompting airplay on mainstream stations around the country.
Morgan’s most recent interest has taken him into writing—this time books instead of just songs—with the recent release of a songwriting “how-to” entitled Strong Songwriting (http://strongsongwriting.com).
As a music producer, he also helps others make the most of their music by turning out great projects from his studio in Franklin, TN. He still writes songs for himself and others.
Morgan and his wife, Melanie, live in Nashville, TN, with their 7 children.