Fresh off the heels of his Spring 2023 Joy In The Morning Tour, 10-time GRAMMY® Award nominee Tauren Wells has dropped a brand new version of his captivating single “Joy In The Morning” with Lecrae and DOE, via Capitol/CCMG. Listen HERE.
“I’m grateful to have Lecrae, an icon of faith and substance and DOE with an unparalleled talent and anointing on this new version,” says Wells. “This song has impacted so many people and I’m honored to have them come alongside the message of this song and expand the reach of the promise it carries.”
Originally released as the title track of his 2022 album, “Joy In The Morning” has resonated with listeners around the world, garnering more than 46 million total streams and peaking in the Top 10 on the Billboard Christian Airplay Chart. Wells released a soulful, extended version with Elevation Worship as a part of his multi-track single “J.I.T.M.,” earlier this year.
Joy In The Morning is Wells’ third solo album and first for Capitol Records/CCMG. He celebrated its release with an appearance at the GRAMMY Museum L.A. Live. Visits to “Fox & Friends” and “Good Morning America” followed. Wells returned to “Good Morning America” in November 2022 to perform “Up.” He spoke with Billboard about the making of the album in this feature.
Wells most recently concluded his 40-city Joy In The Morning Tour, which hit cities across the Southeast, Eastern Seaboard, New England, Midwest, Southwest and West Coast.
ABOUT TAUREN WELLS
TAUREN WELLS is a celebrated recording artist, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter, with 10 GRAMMY® Award nominations, six number 1’s, 225+ million career video views, seven GMA Dove Awards, Billboard Music Award nomination, and over 1.1 billion global streams to date, and counting. Through his precise artistry, masterful lyrics and dance-oriented performances, Tauren uniquely connects his contemporary Christian and Gospel sound with elements of pop, hip-hop and R&B. Tauren debuted his solo music in 2017 with the pop hit, “Love Is Action,” which held the no. 1 spot at CHR radio for eight weeks. Soon followed the GRAMMY®-nominated and RIAA platinum-certified “Hills and Valleys,” a thought-provoking piano and cello-driven track that found a home on Christian Airplay’s Top 10 for several consecutive weeks. In 2018, Tauren released “Known,” the RIAA gold-certified single which reached no. 1 on multiple charts including Christian Airplay and Christian AC Songs, while garnering him a 2019 GRAMMY® Award nomination for Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song and Billboard Music Award for Top Christian Song. With his 2022 album “Joy In The Morning,” his first record with Capitol Records/CCMG and third career album, he emphasizes his genre-bending musical talent and limitless creative range— drawing from a lifetime of influences across gospel, pop, R&B, and more. “Joy In The Morning” follows 2021’s Citizen of Heaven (Live), which received a GRAMMY nomination this year. He also received GRAMMY and NAACP Image Awards nominations for “Hold Us Together (Hope Mix),” his 2021 duet with H.E.R. Having toured with industry greats (Lionel Richie, Mariah Carey, etc.), Wells most recently brought his showstopping vocals and electrifying signature dance production across the U.S. with his “Joy in the Morning” headline tour. Born and raised in Michigan, Tauren currently resides in Texas with his wife and four sons. The Wells family recently announced that they will be opening a church in Austin, TX next year.