Profile of Christian Artist Carman

Carman. Carman Ministries

Carman was born Dominic Licciardello on January 19, 1956 in New Jersey to a loving Italian family.

Carman Quote

"You Can't Just Know About God. You Have To KNOW God!" (from Top Famous Quotes)

Carman Biography

As a boy, he played the drums and the guitar, and he began singing in his teenage years. As his career developed, Carman played clubs then went on to Las Vegas. It was after seeing an Andrae Crouch concert that Carman gave his life to Jesus Christ. After five years of preparation and prayer, he moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma where he began to build his ministry headquarters for a worldwide outreach.

During the next twenty years Carman changed the face of Christian music and evolved contemporary evangelism into what it is today. Carman established "Carman Ministries," a non-profit organization that touches the lives of millions of people all over the world. Billboard Magazine named him "Contemporary Christian Artist of the Year" in 1990. He has received several gold and platinum albums and videos.

In 2013, Carman shared with his fans that he had been diagnosed with incurable multiple myeloma. He said that doctor's had given him no more than four years to live. Rather than go quietly into the night, he started treatment and launched a Kickstarter campaign to finance a new album and tour. He believed that God was going to use his "incurable" cancer to show the world a miracle and that he would be able to not only record the project, but withstand the rigors of a long tour schedule. Not only did God give him time to do both, He healed the singer 100%. In February of 2014, Carman announced that doctor's had declared him to be cancer free.

Carman Honors & Awards

  • Billboard's CCM Artist of the Year in 1990
  • Sales of over 10 million records
  • Over one million concert salvations
  • Carman holds the record for holding the largest solo Christian concert in history with 50,000 in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1993
  • Six videos certified RIAA Gold and two certified RIAA Platinum
  • Nine albums certified RIAA Gold and two certified RIAA Platinum
  • Seven Dove Awards

The Music of Carman

In the 30+ years since Carman started recording, he's released tons of music. The releases listed here are not all-inclusive, as there are quite a few CDs only available for purchase from Carman's website, but they are the most well-known.

Carman Starter Songs

  • "Joe Is A Hero"
  • "Sunday's On The Way"
  • "The Cat Vibe"
  • "Pray For Peace" 
  • "Let The Church Rise"

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