One short year ago, Aaron Shust sat excitedly in the crowd at his first Dove Awards to enjoy performances by many of the artists he had long admired. Today, just twelve months later, he's returning to take the stage himself at his second Dove Awards show, carrying an armload of nominations that have followed his own smash hit single, "My Savior, My God."

Aaron's debut release, Anything Worth Saying, sold over 140,000 copies in the last year while "My Savior, My God" was downloaded over 85,000 times on iTunes and maintained the #1 spot on the Web site's "Inspirational" Chart for more than three months. With more radio airplay than any other song in 2006, "My Savior, My God" topped several radio charts and was named the #1 Song of the Year across multiple formats.

Even as everything was changing due to his overnight success, Aaron set to work on his anticipated sophomore release, Whispered and Shouted. Though the songwriting process was sometimes challenging amid a whirlwind of media interviews, tour dates, and meet-and-greets, Aaron remained focused on writing songs that lead people to worship Christ more deeply.

Throughout the overwhelming changes he's experienced over the last few months, Aaron has continued to be awed by God's kingship and mercy over all of his life, and the songs on Whispered and Shouted are a testament to that. The album's title was drawn from the song "Can't Hide from Your Love," which is loosely based on Romans 1:20. "Take a look at creation," Aaron says. "God reveals his existence and divinity so much that we have no excuse for not believing in Him. He whispers in the wind and shouts in the waves that He loves us and hears us."

To bring the new CD to life, Aaron remained loyal to the production team that crafted his first project. Working in Atlanta with producer Dan Hannon allowed him to stay close to home, and spend more time with his wife and newborn son, Daniel--yet another change God brought into Aaron's life last year.

Life may continue to be a blur of change for Aaron Shust, but he knows that God is still with him in the midst of the melee. With more laurels already under his belt than many artists assemble in a career, Aaron's just smiling and enjoying the music.


Audiences who enjoyed Shust's debut album will love this new collection. On Whispered and Shouted he makes the transition from promising newcomer to established artist and displays a depth of talent sure to keep him a force in the music community for years to come.


* Upcoming performances and television features on 700 Club and Hour of Power (Crystal Cathedral).
* Featured on the cover of January 2007 CCM Magazine
* Favorite New Artist of 2006 according to CCM Magazine's Reader 's Poll (January 2007 issue)
* Featured on TBS' "Storyline"
* Features and reviews in or on Focus on the Family's Family News in Focus radio broadcast, CCM Magazine, Christian Music Planet, Brio Magazine, CRW, R&R, Christianity Today Online, CBN Online, More To Life Magazine, Christian Single, The Wichita Eagle, Creative Loafing, Worship Leader/Song Discovery, American Family Radio, Aspiring Retail and more.


Aaron has won three 2007 GMA Dove Awards:
Song of the Year ("My Savior My God")
Songwriter of the Year
New Artist of the Year