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Carolyn Arends
Carolyn Arends

Carolyn Arends is a Contemporary Christian musician, songwriter, and author based in Surrey, British Columbia Canada. She is a singer and guitarist who began touring and releasing albums in 1995.

Awards and recognition

Juno Awards

  • 1998: nominee, Best Gospel Album, Feel Free
  • 2002: nominee, Best Gospel Album, Travelers

Dove Awards (GMA)

Arends received two Dove Awards to date. She was the first Canadian to win this honour from the US-based GMA.

CGMA Covenant Awards

  • 2002: Pop/Contemporary Song of the Year, "Dance Like No One's Watching"
  • 2003: Inspirational Album of the Year, We've Been Waiting for You
  • 2005: Inspirational Song of the Year, "Getting Ready For Glory, from Under the Gaze
  • 2005: Seasonal Album of the Year, Christmas: An Irrational Season

Shai Awards

  • 2005: Female Soloist Artist of the Year
  • 2005: Folk Album of the Year, Under the Gaze
  • 2005: Inspirational Album of the Year, Under the Gaze
  • 2005: Seasonal Album of the Year, Christmas: An Irrational Season

Books

  • Living the Questions (Harvest House, 2000)
  • We've Been Waiting for You (2002)

Discography

  • I Can Hear You (Reunion, 15 August 1995)
  • Feel Free (Reunion, 11 March 1997)
  • This Much I Understand (23 March 1999)
  • Seize the Day and Other Stories (Reunion, 18 April 2000)
  • Travelers (Signpost, 15 October 2001)
  • We've Been Waiting For You (Signpost, 4 April 2002)
  • Under the Gaze (Signpost, 4 October 2004)
  • Christmas: An Irrational Season (Signpost, 2 November 2004)
  • Pollyanna's Attic (in production, expected release in 2006)

Songs in other projects

  • Noel, "What Child is This", with Brent Bourgeois and Derri Daugherty (Via, 1995)
  • Noel, "Angels We Have Heard on High", with Jenny Gullen and Stephen Murray (Via, 1995)
  • Orphans of God: A Tribute to Mark Heard, "Love is So Blind" (Fingerprint, 1996)
  • Awesome God: A Tribute to Rich Mullins, "Jacob and Two Women" (Reunion, 10 November 1998)
  • Sing Me To Sleep, Mommy, "You Bring Me Joy" (Brentwood, 27 April 1999)

Notable appearances

  • Cornerstone Festival (July 1997)
  • Kingdom Bound (August 1997)
  • Cornerstone Festival (July 2002)

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