Known

Album: Hills and Valleys (2017)
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Songfacts®:

  • Tauren Wells is a singer-songwriter from battle Creek, Michigan, who started his solo career as the frontman for the American Christian pop-rock band Royal Tailor. Their 2013 self-titled album reached #95 on the US albums chart.

    The group disbanded in 2015 and Wells started a solo career, which was boosted by being chosen open for Lionel Richie on his 2017 All the Hits tour.
  • This song finds Wells talking about how God truly and fully loves him, despite knowing all his flaws. It was inspired by a quote from New York pastor and author Timothy Keller that says: "To be loved and not known is comforting but superficial; to be known but not loved is our greatest fear. But to be fully known and fully loved is a lot like being loved by God."
  • "Know" was recorded by Wells for his 2017 Hills and Valleys album. Released as its fifth single on June 23, 2018, it became Wells' first #1 on the Billboard's Christian airplay chart. It also was nominated (without winning) for the 2019 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song.

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