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Welcome to the new chadcates.net.  I am grateful for successes. I am also so grateful for weakness because it builds community and I LOVE community. I love co-writing.  Any success is because of the community around me.

That being said, here are a few highlights:

Welcome.

It’s about a great song.

It’s about how a song causes you sit up in your chair or stand up and cheer.

It’s about a melody that makes you feel the truth and sets your heart free.

It’s about how production captures a moment and allows something to land so deep inside.

It’s about mentoring younger writers/artists who you see the same spark that you saw in yourself.

It’s about being so grateful that other writers and artists took the time to invest in you.

I am grateful for successes. I am also so grateful for weakness because it builds community and I LOVE community. I love co-writing.

Here are a few of the artists I am grateful to have written with/for:

Mandisa, Casting Crowns, Matt Wertz, Brandon Heath, Andrew Ripp, Jaci Velasquez, The Daylights, Matthew Perryman Jones, Steve Moakler, Ben Rector, Rebecca St James, Selah, Salvador, and Elenowen.

I was so surprised to win two Dove Awards. One for the song, Everything to Me by Avalon and one for Lost by the rock band RED.

I love technology, golf, and skateboarding. I am married to Sarah and new Dad to Livia.

Film & TV use:

Season 4 Season Premiere | Air Date: 9/23/ 2010 Song: I Don’t Want To Leave | Artist: Matthew Perryman Jones

Season 4 Season Premiere | Air Date: 9/23/ 2010

Song: I Don’t Want To Leave | Artist: Matthew Perryman Jones

Season 4 Episode 18 | Air Date: 3/30/2009 Song: Found | Artist: Phillip LaRue

Season 4 Episode 18 | Air Date: 3/30/2009

Song: Found | Artist: Phillip LaRue

Season 1 Episode 21 | Air Date: 3/14/2011 Song: I Don’t Want To Leave | Artist: Matthew Perryman Jones

Season 1 Episode 21 | Air Date: 3/14/2011

Song: I Don’t Want To Leave | Artist: Matthew Perryman Jones

Season 3 Episode 2 I Air Date: 1/19/2014 Song: Falling for The Beat I Artist: Andrew Ripp

Season 3 Episode 2 I Air Date: 1/19/2014

Song: Falling for The Beat I Artist: Andrew Ripp

Season 6 Episode 19 | Air Date: 3/30/2009 Song: Found | Artist: Phillip LaRue

Season 6 Episode 19 | Air Date: 3/30/2009

Song: Found | Artist: Phillip LaRue