Matt Hybarger - website


Mission Statement

We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. It can be most difficult to take hold of this awesome promise when waves of pain and suffering are crashing over our heads. But that is exactly when we truly need to stop and reflect on the truth they offer, that God is always with us and ready to help, even... When Life Gets Broken.


Bio

Matt Hybarger has over 20 years of music and concert ministry with notable artists such as Steven Curtis Chapman, Steve Archer, Michael O'Brien, Allen Asbury, Rich Mullins,Gary McSpadden, Michael English, David Meece, 4 Him and many others. Matt twice played the lead in the touring company of the classic musical, Godspell.

Matt's new album, You Are Here is a collection of songs designed to pick up where When Life Gets Broken left off. Collaborators on this new project include Scott Krippayne, Steve Archer, Scott Dente (Out Of The Grey) and even Matt's son, Micah. He will be embarking on the "You Are Here Summerpalooza House Concert Tour" in late June that will literally take him across the United States. His new single, the title track, "You Are Here" penned by and featuring vocals by Hybarger & Krippayne will drop May 29th. The 5 song EP will be released in August on iTunes, amazon, indieheaven and CD Baby.

About When Life Gets Broken:

Abuse Addiction Death Divorce Failure Loss Pain Unpleasant realities of the world we live in. Even as believers, we are not exempt from the sorrows that life may bring... but as children of God we have HOPE... and that hope is in Jesus Christ. Many are limping through valleys of grief or loss that can leave us wondering if life will ever be the same. These thoughts are not uncommon... and they are understandable. Jesus Himself said in John 16:33 (NLT) "I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world." This is the heart of WHEN LIFE GETS BROKEN.

A poignant reminder that even in the darkest of times, we have been promised that we are never alone, He is always with us and that if we will "get a glimpse of Jesus" and turn to Him, He will help us start all over again. Russ Lee and Michael O'Brien beautifully communicate this timely message in the title track from the upcoming CD, WHEN LIFE GETS BROKEN.

A collection of songs crafted by Matt Hybarger and Producer Michael O'Brien featuring some of the best known names in Christian Music both past and present. God's message of hope and help is communicated in several genres of music by an eclectic group of outstanding singers.

The CD includes EYES ON YOU - an energetic tune featuring MICHAEL O'BRIEN, reminding us that even when things seem to be slipping away, we can know where we're headed by simply keeping our eyes on Jesus. The song was written by 2008 American Idol songwriter winner(THE TIME OF MY LIFE by DAVID COOK), REGIE HAMM, Michael O'Brien & Matt Hybarger

PICKING UP THE PIECES - a brand new, updated sound to the ARCHERS classic. Featuring ALLEN ASBURY- An exortation that when our world falls apart, Jesus is right there.. picking up the pieces of our lives.

*RUN TO HIS ARMS - this song written and sung by MATT HYBARGER makes the simple statement that regardless of what may have caused our brokenness, whether it was sin, or outside circumstances, the answer is the same... run to Jesus.

*** WHEN LIFE GETS BROKEN - a gentle melody with powerful lyrics and beautiful harmonies featuring RUSS LEE & MICHAEL O'BRIEN to encourage all who are facing grief that Jesus is right there with you and knows just what you need.

CALL ON YOU JESUS - an R&B/Gospel exhortation to call on the Name above all Names in your time of need. Featuring CLAY CROSSE.

THROUGH HIS EYES OF LOVE - Voted as one of CCM's All Time Classics, STEVE ARCHER's signature ballad is given a brand new life 25 years later in a beautiful duet with MICHAEL O'BRIEN.

***NEVER ALONE - This outstanding new duet features MATT HYBARGER and KELLYE HUFF with another reminder that no matter where we find ourselves, we are never alone.

SOMEBODY CARES a new R&B style remake of the MICHAEL O'BRIEN song.

WHEN YOU COME TO THE CROSS - Matt Hybarger prompts us to remember what Jesus meant when He said "whosoever will believe" as we take the Gospel to the world.

THIS IS MY STORY - THE KATINAS hit this new version of an old standard out of the park! The seamless harmonies and soaring leads bring new life to this timeless classic.

HE'S GOT THE WORLD TAKEN CARE OF - DAVID & THE GIANTS join with Matt Hybarger to bring this CD to a rocking conclusion with the statement that no matter what, God is in control! Contained within these 11 songs is a constant reminder, based on the Apostle Paul's words to the church at Rome.

We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. It can be most difficult to take hold of this awesome promise when waves of pain and suffering are crashing over our heads. But that is exactly when we truly need to stop and reflect on the truth they offer, that God is always with us and ready to help, even... When Life Gets Broken.

***- TOP 10 SINGLES (BILLBOARD/BDS/CRW/TOP CHRISTIAN SONGS)
* TOP 25 SINGLE (BILLBOARD/BDS/CRW/CMW/TOP CHRISTIAN SONGS

Eyes on You by Michael O'Brien written by Regie Hamm, Michael O'Brien & Matt Hybarger I Call on You Jesus - Clay Crosse written by Clay Crosse, Michael O'Brien & Matt Hybarger When Life Gets Broken - Russ Lee & Michael O'Brien written by Matt Hybarger & Michael O'Brien Run To His Arms - Matt Hybarger written by Matt Hybarger Never Alone - Matt Hybarger & Kellye Huff written by Matt Hybarger When You Come to the Cross - Matt Hybarger w/ David & The Giants written by Matt Hybarger This Is My Story (Blessed Assurance) - The Katinas public domain arrangement by Michael O'Brien He's Got The World Taken Care Of - Matt Hybarger & David Huff written by Wade Jackson, Justin Hodges, Andrew Blalock & Matt Hybarger and three remakes of CCM classics! Picking Up The Pieces - Allen Asbury w/Steve Archer & Michael O'Brien written by Tim Archer Through His Eyes of Love (25th Anniversary) - Steve Archer w/Michael O'Brien written by Jeremy Dalton Somebody Cares - Michael O'Brien written by Jack O'Brien, Michael O'Brien & Grant Cunningham MUSICIANS: (In alphabetical order) DRUMS: Lance Huff, Tony Morra BASS: Dennon Dearman, Matt Pierson GUITAR: David Cleveland, David Huff, Justin Hodges, Ron Robinson KEYS: Andrew Blalock, Michael O'Brien B-3: Rayborn Huff, Scotty Wilbanks STRINGS: The Love Sponge Quartet CELLO: Matt Butler SEQUENCING: Kent Hooper, Michael O'Brien BGV'S: Steve Archer, Allen Asbury, Ken Eger, Missi Hale, Christal Huff, David Huff, Kellye Huff, Matt Hybarger, The Katinas, Michael O'Brien, Chance Scoggins, Debi Selby, Michelle Swift, Aimee Joy Weimer LEAD VOCALS: Matt Hybarger, Steve Archer, Allen Asbury, David Huff, Kellye Huff, Jesse Katina, John Katina and Michael O'Brien