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Sanctus Real- The Heart Behind A Faith Driven Group

Updated on April 7, 2015

The Heart Behind The Award Winning Group, Sanctus Real

Sanctus Real The Lay it Down Tour
Sanctus Real The Lay it Down Tour | Source

Meet The Sensational Group, 'Sanctus Real'

Poster of the group 'Sanctus Real'
Poster of the group 'Sanctus Real' | Source


Meet The Sensational Group, 'Sanctus Real'

Sanctus Real is an American Christian rock band formed in Toledo, Ohio, in 1996. The group is composed of Matt Hammitt (lead vocalist, guitar), Chris Rohman (lead guitar), Dan Gartley (bass), Pete Prevost (guitar), and Mark Graalman (drums). The band is best known for their number one singles "Beautiful Day" (a U2 cover), "Everything About You", "The Fight Song", "I'm Not Alright", "Don't Give Up", "We Need Each Other", "Forgiven" and "Lead Me".[1] Since 2002, they have released five albums through theSparrow Records label.

This article is about the dedication behind a genuinely heartwarming band with a heart on fire, for faithful Christian values.

Find out how this band has defeated hard times through their faithful music.

Sanctus Real formed in 1996, and the band released three independent albums over five years. After signing with Sparrow Records in 2002, the group released their major label debut, Say It Loud, at the end of the year. In June 2004 it was followed by Fight the Tide, which garnered a GMA Dove Award win in 2005, and two singles that charted at number 1 on Christian radio, according toR&R magazine. The band's third album, The Face of Love, was released in April 2006. The single "I'm Not Alright" received a GMA Dove Award nomination in

2007. (Source Wikipedia)

The Lay It Down Tour

Award winning group Sanctus Real Shown with Freelance Journalist Emunah La-Paz, and personal trainer Suzanne /T.W.
Award winning group Sanctus Real Shown with Freelance Journalist Emunah La-Paz, and personal trainer Suzanne /T.W. | Source

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'Sanctus Real'

After meeting with the faithful singing group, 'Sanctus Real', a major strength stood out the most, “FAITH." Their hopeful belief built on assurance due to difficult times and blessings reached out to fans. The audience joined in on every song singing uplifting praises inspired by a band that is passionate about faithful music. Matt Hammitt took the time to share his testimony about his young song Bowen. Matt's heartfelt story which inspired the hit song, ‘Every Fallen Tear', touched fans and those who could identify with his painful journey.

When a loved one is sick especially a child, it can be a very hard situation to endure due to the helplessness and the uncertainty, many parents are afraid and unprepared to deal with the unforeseen outcome.

Matthew and Sarah Hammitt were so excited to add a son to their family of two daughters, Emmerson and Claire. Sarah gave birth to Bowen Matthew Hammitt on September 9, 2010, at C. S. Mott Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor, MI. As detected by an ultrasound before he was born, Bowen was born with a serious and rare congenital heart defect called Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS), in which the left side of the heart is severely underdeveloped.

Just a few days after his birth, Bowen, whose name means “small, victorious one,” underwent his first open heart surgery. The surgery went well, but the next night he suffered cardiac arrest and Matt and Sarah feared they would lose him. After an hour of CPR on his tiny chest, still open from the surgery, Bowen was revived and placed on life support.
 Slowly over the next few months, Bowen became stronger and no longer needed to be on life support or even oxygen. However, he had other complications including a stroke and being diagnosed with hyperinsulinism.

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During The Concert Hammitt took the time out to acknowledge those in the audience who have dealt with similar conditions.

The bands ability to uplift others who struggle with the same issues is a gift that rings beyond the sound of music.

This blessed band inspired by faith also writes music about the trials of marriage. The bond of marriage can be challenged in a blink of an eye. Sanctus Real, created a masterpiece which defined faithful understanding. The song "Lead Me", defines the depth of compassion that needs to take place in a marriage.

Their latest release off the track "The Dream", Is “On Fire!” A song about renewing faith will touch those who could feel burnt out due to certain challenges in life. Sometimes keeping the faith can be a routine a bland feeling that can turn into a stale presence. This truthful song has a power that reconnects the spirit. Sanctus Real, creates an uplifting song that many believers can embrace in hopes of maintaining a faithful, exciting, and passionate walk in life.


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      Emunah La Paz 2 years ago from Arizona

      Thanks Eric! You know your music! Your feedback is valued! Thank You!

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      Eric Dierker 2 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      What a wonderful article on a truly wonderful group. Thank you for introducing them to me and others.

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      Emunah La Paz 2 years ago from Arizona

      Hi Ms. Dora! Yes this is a faithful group indeed!

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      Emunah La Paz 2 years ago from Arizona

      Thanks DDE! Their music really touches the spirit.

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      Dora Weithers 2 years ago from The Caribbean

      Thanks for introducing this group. They seem to bring faith, hope, powerful inspiration to the Christian walk. Will listen.

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      I like this kind of music and you shared a valuable hub.

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      Emunah La Paz 2 years ago from Arizona

      You have great taste in music Paula! I must say that Sanctus Real, is a very faithful and down to earth group. You will enjoy their concert! This special group is passionate about their faith and fans. Thank you for sharing this Hub Paula! :)

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      Paula 2 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Emunah.....Please let me tell you how wonderful it is for me to have come upon your fabulous hub about "Sanctus Real!" This is a very special group to me. I have followed them since 2000, absolutely love their music and have 5 of their CD's which I play all the home and in my car.

      I keep tabs on their tours, but of course they don't do many. I keep hoping they will come to my area one day. I love them so much, I have considered driving 8 and half hours to Gilford, New Hampshire in August. They'll be touring there at the "Gunstock Mountain Resort."

      It would be a great trip to take with a close friend and most definitely worth it.

      Thank you so much for highlighting this wonderful Christian Rock group, Sanctus Real. I hope you receive many visitors here and our fellow writers take the time to listen to this group. I know they will fall in love too!....UP++++pinned, tweeted & shared