Before you read a more formal biography written about me (in fancy italics below), one of the things I want you to know about me is this:
I love to host! It brings me joy to create a welcoming space for you. I do this best by telling stories through music. Whether during a church worship service as we sing the story of the life and love of Jesus Christ, or while you’re driving in your car and listening as I sing about my story, I hope you can more passionately live out your own.
Because something powerful happens when two people’s stories intersect in a song.
“By blending personal and approachable lyrics with sticky melodies and strong acoustic guitar picking and rhythms, David Belt quickly places himself in close quarters with listeners. It’s in this energetic space where David crafts a memorable event between himself and his audience.
Sourced by his community of friends and family, David’s long-awaited solo album, “Close Beside”, was released in 2019 and tells the story of God’s nearness in life, marriage, hardship and loss. “Close Beside” is David’s self-produced project that features a well-rounded cast of musicians including drummer Steve Goold (Ben Rector, Sara Bareilles), bassist and pedal steelist Aaron Fabbrini (Sara Groves, Romantica) and guitarists Jasper Nephew (Owl City) and Tyler Martin (Grady Spencer & the Work).
In addition to being an emerging singer/songwriter/musician, David is also a passionate worship leader. His enthusiasm about the formational power of music in the corporate worship of the church comes from a joyful and life-long involvement in ministry. With a background of 12 years of family missionary work in the Middle East, over a decade of vocational music ministry in different parts of the US and a graduate degree in Worship Studies, David has gratefully served in various denominational, generational and cultural worship settings.
His love for music in the church has also led him to write and play on worship albums alongside artists like Oaks Worship with Shane and Shane and Bethany Dillon, Emmanuel LIVE, SAGU Worship and New Community Worship.
David lives in Nashville, Tennessee with his wife Lauren and their two children, Eleanor and Samuel.