Who Is Chandler Moore? [Early life and Career]
Who Is Chandler Moore? [Early life and Career]
Chandler David Moore (born March 21, 1995) is a singer, songwriter, and worship leader. Moore currently partners Maverick City Music, a collective of worshippers committed to deconstructing the unspoken rules that exist in the CCM and Gospel world.
Making their debut in 2019, Maverick City Music became an instant success. They released two projects that year and an additional 11 projects to date. Moore’s collaborations on singles and albums have made him a household name in both the CCM and Gospel industries. His top collaborative singles include “Man of Your Word” with KJ Scriven and “Voice of God” with Dante Bowe and Steffany Gretzinger. On the collaborative album Old Church Basement with Elevation Worship, Moore sang “Jireh” alongside Naomi Raine and “Wait on You” with Dante Bowe. Each song debuted as a chart topper. Moore continues to break barriers with the faith-based and mainstream industries by collaborating with mega and pop artists, including Justin Bieber and Tori Kelly, helping break the mold around traditional worship music.
Natively from Charleston, South Carolina, Moore grew up going to church where his father was a pastor and came to have a personal relationship with the Lord at a young age. However, it was not until later in life, when Moore was a music director at a small church in his hometown, that he experienced a personal encounter with God. This encounter inspired Moore’s passion for studying Scripture and beginning a deeper relationship with the Lord. Moore then became a background vocalist for Travis Greene and Tye Tribbett and penned songs for Bri Babineaux and Tye Tribbett. Additionally, Moore has begun actively pursuing a solo career, and released several singles leading up to his first solo album, Feelings, which released in 2020.
Moore currently resides in Dallas, Texas, with his wife and family where he pursues living a life worthy of his calling.
Chandler David Moore was born on March 21, 1995, to Bishop Brian David Moore and Elder Jametta Chandler Moore in Charleston, South Carolina.
Chandler Moore released his debut single, “Never Runs Out”, on June 20, 2014, independently. On December 26, 2014, Moore released his second single, “Our Hope”. On June 23, 2017, Moore featured alongside Bri Babineaux on her single “What You Don’t Realize”. On March 23, 2018, Moore released the single “What a Friend”.
On July 3, 2020, Moore featured All Nations Music’s “Bless Your Name”, which was released to Gospel radio as the lead single to their debut album Come Alive (2020). “Bless Your Name” peaked at No. 25 on the Hot Gospel Songs chart. Maverick City Music released “Man of Your Word” which featured Moore alongside KJ Scriven, to Christian radio as the lead single from their debut album, on August 21, 2020. “Man of Your Word” peaked at No. 18 on the Hot Christian Songs chart. On September 30, 2020, Moore featured on Dante Bowe’s single, “Voice of God”, alongside Steffany Gretzinger. “Voice of God” peaked at No. 36 on the Hot Christian Songs chart. On October 30, 2020, Moore was featured on Nathaniel Bassey’s single, “Olorun Agbaye – You Are Mighty”, alongside Oba. On November 13, 2020, Moore released his debut visual album, Feelings.Feelings debuted at number four on Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums chart.
On February 5, 2021, Moore and Essential Worship released their version of Hillsong Worship’s hit song “King of Kings” as a single. On March 26, 2021, Elevation Worship and Maverick City Music released “Jireh”, which Moore featured on with Naomi Raine, as the first promotional single from their collaborative live album, Old Church Basement. “Jireh” concurrently debuted at No. 10 on the US Hot Christian Songs chart and at No. 1 on the Hot Gospel Songs chart, thus becoming Moore’s first appearance in the top ten for both charts, and his first Hot Gospel Songs chart-topper. Moore alongside Dante Bowe featured on “Wait on You” by Elevation Worship and Maverick City Music, which was released as the third promotional single from Old Church Basement (2021), on April 23, 2021.”Wait on You” debuted at No. 9 on the US Hot Christian Songs chart and at No. 1 on the Hot Gospel Songs chart.
Chandler Moore was nominated for two GMA Dove Awards at the 2021 GMA Dove Awards, being nominated for Gospel Worship Recorded Song of the Year for “Voice of God” by Dante Bowe alongside Steffany Gretzinger, and Worship Recorded Song of the Year for “Jireh” by Elevation Worship and Maverick City Music alongside Naomi Raine.] Moore also received four Grammy Award nominations in the lead-up to the 2022 Grammy Awards: two nominations in the Best Gospel Performance/Song category for featuring on “Voice of God” and a songwriting nomination for “Wait on You” by Elevation Worship and Maverick City Music; two Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song for “Man of Your Word” alongside KJ Scriven and for featuring on “Jireh”.
On June 19, 2017, Moore welcomed a son named Chandler D. Moore II affectionately called Deuce. He actively posts photos with his son on his social media platforms. According to People magazine, He is also a father to a son named River. https://people.com/parents/maverick-city-music-chandler-moore-expecting-first-baby-with-wife-hannah/
On January 17, 2021, Moore shared a photo of the apartment building he recently moved into on fire. Moore was supposed to be home at the time of the fire, but left a day early to attend a church service out of town. In the fire, Moore stated that he lost nearly all of his belongings. On social media, Moore shared his gratitude that God has protected his life despite the loss of material things.
Moore became engaged to Hannah Poole in March 2021. Moore and Poole got married on June 8, 2021, during a wedding ceremony held at The 4 Eleven in Fort Worth, Texas.