Bill Baumgart

Jan 01, 1988

Bill Baumgart is listed in the credits for the following albums:

Year Artist Album Role
1986 Idle Cure Idle Cure Producer, Songwriter, Engineer, Keyboards, Background Vocals
1986 Crumbacher Escape from the Fallen Planet Engineer
1987 Crystal Lewis Beyond the Charade Producer, Songwriter, Arrangements, Engineer, Vocals
1987 Crumbacher Thunder Beach Producer, Engineer, Arrangements, Background Vocals
1988 Bill Baumgart The Kindling Producer, Vocals, Background Vocals and Keyboards
1988 Idle Cure Tough Love Producer, Background Vocals
1988 Jon Gibson Change of Heart Producer, Songwriter, Background Vocals
1988 Mark Farner Just Another Injustice Producer, Engineer
1989 D.O.X. Through the Fire Producer, Background Vocals
1989 Liaison Liaison Producer, Keyboards, Background Vocals
1990 Idle Cure 2nd Avenue Producer, Engineer, Background Vocals
1990 Benny Hester United We Stand / Divided We Fall Producer, Arrangements
1990 Rick Elias Rick Elias & the Confessions Engineer
1991 Crystal Lewis Simply the Best Producer, Arranger, Songwriter
1991 Mark Farner Some Kind of Wonderful Producer, Engineer, Background Vocals
1991 Rick Elias Ten Stories Engineer
1991 Stephen Crumbacher Take It In Producer, Engineer, Vocal and Rhythm Arrangements, Background Vocals
1991 Liaison Urgency Producer, Engineer, Rhythm and Vocal Arranger, Songwriter, Keyboards
1991 Idle Cure Inside Out Producer, Engineer
1992 Mark Farner Closer to Home Producer, Engineer, Background Vocals
1992 4Him The Basics of Life Vocal Arranger
1993 Chase In Pursuit Producer
1993 Straight Company So Excited: Acapella Producer, Engineer, Mixed, Arranger, Songwriter
1993 4Him The Season of Love - Christmas Vocal Arranger, Programming, Choir Vocals
1993 Billy Sprague The Wind & The Wave Executive Producer
1993 East to West East to West Executive Producer, Background Vocals
1994 4Him The Ride Executive Producer, Additional Choir
1995 East to West North of the Sky Producer, Arrangements, Engineer, Keyboards, Background Vocals
1996 Bruce Carroll Speed Of Light Executive Producer
1998 Bruce Carroll Boomerang Executive Producer
1999 The Waiting Unfazed Executive Producer, Songwriter, Engineer
2000 Russ Lee Words in Time Executive Producer, Songwriter, Piano, Wurlitzer, Additional Programming, Background Vocals
2000 Rick Elias Confessions of a Ragamuffin Man Engineer
2001 NewSong The Christmas Shoes Producer, Arrangements, Engineer, Mixed, Piano, Keyboards

Bill Baumgart

Sacramento, California native Bill Baumgart began his career in the music industry as a studio engineer while attending Long Beach State University in southern California. His early work on various mainstream projects included record labels like MCA, A&M, Motown and RCA. It wasn't long before Baumgart was actively involved in the L.A. music scene.

But in 1981, Baumgart became a Christian while attending Calvary Chapel, in Costa Mesa, California. In the short time that followed, he discovered the growing Christian music genre and found it to be a perfect outlet for his musical gifts. Throughout the 1980s, Baumgart worked with several contemporary Christian artists, producing projects for Crystal Lewis, Mark Farner, Idle Cure, Benny Hester, Liason and Jon Gibson.

By the early 1990s Baumgart moved his family to Nashville, Tennessee, which had become the main hub for the Christian music industry. From 1993 to 2001, Baumgart spent a collective total of eight years as A&R director for Benson Records (Zomba/Music Entertainment Group) and Sparrow Records (EMI CMG). During that time he worked with a wide range of Christian music's top performers including Steven Curtis Chapman, 4HIM, NewSong, Bob Carlisle, Jump5, Al Denson, Dallas Holm, Bruce Carroll, East to West and many more. His creative efforts earned him two Grammy nominations, a regional Emmy Award and numerous Gospel Music Association Dove Award nominations.

In pursuit of new innovative ministry-minded ideas, Baumgart stepped out on his own, leaving his full-time position at Sparrow Records in the beginning of 2000. That same year, Baumgart reconnected with longtime friend and television/video producer Tim Ellis. Having both served in church ministry together in the late '80s, the two rekindled their mission to serve the Church through high-quality media-driven resources. Together, they forged the vision for ORBIT CHURCH, the premier provider of media-driven content for the Church.

Baumgart, President of ORBIT CHURCH, oversees the company's operations in its Nashville headquarters and serves as Executive Producer for its media and music productions. He currently lives in Thompson Station, Tennessee, with his wife, Jane, and their children Christin (20), Kelsey (18), Madeline (12) and Billy (10).

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