Cindy Lavonne Morgan (born June 4, 1968) is a contemporary Christian music singer and songwriter. Morgan’s 1992 debut album, Real Life, earned her six Dove Award nominations. Her follow-up, A Reason to Live, garnered her another Dove Award nomination. Overall she has earned 12 Dove Awards.
Cindy Morgan is a storyteller. For more than 20 years her prolific songs—poetically mining the depths of life, love, loss and everything in between—have grown deep roots with fans around the world. Her melodies effortlessly woo soul-stirring lyrics to the page, her songs like trusted friends whose companionship never grows weary.
A two-time GRAMMY® nominee and one of Nashville’s most influential singer/songwriters, Cindy has garnered 12 Dove Awards, including the prestigious Songwriter of the Year trophy. With 21 #1 hits to her credit, in addition to her own iconic discography she has penned songs for such artists as Amy Grant, India.Arie, Rascal Flatts, Natalie Grant, Michael W. Smith, Point of Grace, Mandisa and Francesca Battistelli, among many others.
“I think what I have always desired to do as a writer and as an artist is to use music, and especially songs, to connect and encourage other people,” Cindy shares. “I feel like that is my spiritual commission in life. There have certainly been moments in my career where I have lost sight of that, but in the end that is what makes me want to keep writing, keep making records, because I want to connect and more importantly, encourage the listener.”
Cindy is also becoming a captivating voice in the literary world. Her latest book, How Could I Ask For More: Stories of Blessings, Battles and Beauty, is a collection of thoughtfully articulated snapshots of defining seasons throughout her life. Reflections on a hardscrabble childhood in the mountains of East Tennessee, adventures of a young woman finding her way in the big city, and the wit and wisdom of a wife and mother raising teenage daughters prove Cindy’s pen is equally as powerful on the written page.
“This is a book about remembering what matters,” she explains. “Stories from my own struggles and moments of clarity, as well as stories of other people who have allowed me to share their journeys. Stories that remind us of not letting the things in life that don’t matter rob us of the things that do.”
Hand in hand with the book, Cindy also reveals a highly-anticipated new recording, Bows & Arrows. Donning the lead producer’s hat for the first time in her career—along with co-producer and engineer Kyle Buchanan (Ginny Owens, Andrew Greer)—the project is a tapestry of favorite sounds, from Americana, to pop, to symphonic, all woven together with a common thread. “Bluegrass was the music of my childhood,” she explains. “My father was a musician and a songwriter who played guitars in country and bluegrass bands. My mom was a gospel singer. I find myself always returning to the music of my youth, and I think Bows & Arrows is really the amalgamating of all the music I have loved in my life.”