Christian Music Artist and Worship Leader
Aaron Shust grew up near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He studied music theory at Toccoa Falls College in Georgia. While there he studied Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Johann Sebastian Bach. He also became influenced by U2 and Bob Marley. He began performing at churches and coffeehouses while at college. Shust began leading worship at Perimeter Church, Duluth, Georgia in 2000 and recorded his album, Anything Worth Saying in 2004 with producer Dan Hannon who delivered the album along with a stack of others along to Brash Music for consideration. Brash Music signed Shust shortly thereafter. His second single “My Savior My God” was released January 20, 2006. The song was played on Christian radio stations around Christmas 2005. The song was listed at #19 on Radio and Records chart three weeks before the single was officially released to radio. The song was awarded Song of the Year at the 2007 Annual GMA Dove Awards in Nashville. Anything Worth Saying was the 5th best-selling “Praise and Worship” album of 2006, according to the Nielsen Soundscan report for 2006.
Shust’s second studio album, Whispered And Shouted, was released on June 5, 2007, and sold 5,000 copies its first week of release. In 2009, Shust’s third album, Take Over, was released, including the Christian radio hit “To God Alone”.On October 21, he released a Christmas EP. In 2011, Shust’s fourth album, This Is What We Believe, was released. The album was produced by Ed Cash. Produced by Ed Cash, his fifth album Morning Rises marks the first time Aaron has recorded with his touring band in the studio. Framed within a glorious melody and brought to life by Aaron’s evocative voice, Cornerstone is a powerful statement of faith. Morning Rises also includes two songs Aaron refers to as “Throne Room” songs—Rushing Waters and Great Is The Chorus.