North Carolina-based singer-songwriter Christa Wells has been best known as the writer of Natalie Grant’s hit single “Held,” which broke the mold in inspirational songwriting and earned Christa the GMA Songwriter of the Year award in 2006. Christa also co-wrote Plumb’s single “Need You Now,” Plumb’s most successful single to date. Christa is a uniquely gifted lyricist writing music that speaks poignantly of real love, real loss, real faith.
When she’s not writing for other artists, Christa delves into her own projects and has independently released four solo albums since 2009. The Christian Manifesto called her 2011 EP How Emptiness Sings “nothing short of phenomenal.” Kevin Davis of New Release Tuesday called her 2013 release Feed Your Soul his “Top Gourmet Album of the Year” and Highwire Daze described it as “one of the most engaging albums of the year.”
In February 2015, Christa released COVERS, an ep of re-imagined alternative songs from the 80s and 90s, in collaboration with esteemed producer Ben Shive (Ellie Holcomb, Brandon Heath, JJ Heller, Andrew Peterson).
Christa devotes much of her time to creative collaborations and to mentoring young songwriters. She spends one week of each summer leading songwriting workshops for Masterpiece Ministries, an arts camp for teens in southern Kentucky.