Channing Eleton: Piano, Keyboards.
Live Performer, Producer and Studio Musician
Lives: Nashville Tn.
Two Time Dove Award Nominee and Gospel Music’s “Musician of the Year’s” Premier Pianist Channing Eleton, has been in the music business all his life. Having competed for and won a Classical Music Scholarship to the Prestigious Cadek Conservatory of Music in Chattanooga, TN. Channing spent the better part of the next three years at Cadek, and developed the technical foundation that he values to this day.
Today, Channing Eleton’s Musical credits include Gospel Music’s top groups such as Phil Cross and Poetic Voices and Gospel Music Super Group Gold City.
Channing has also served as pianist and recorded with several other major artist in Gospel Music.
Channing also has several Solo CD projects currently on the market as he is currently on tour recording and touring as a solo artist.
His first Solo Project ‘Be Still’ received two Gospel Music Association Dove Award nominations. Channing was also part of the legendary Anthony Burgers Pianorama.
Channing states, “The highest honor for me was to be a featured artist on Moody Broadcasting out of Chicago. It is a “BIG Deal” to get played on Moody Radio! It’s tough to get on their playlist.”
In September of 2000, while with Gold City, Gold City’s Band of Gold, won The Singing News Fan Award for ‘BAND OF THE YEAR’.
In May of 2001, the Southern Gospel Music Association named Channing Eleton as its ‘Musician Of The Year’. “I take great pride in this honor because it was voted on and awarded to me by my peers”, Channing shares. In 2002, ‘Christmas Is Finally Here’ is released, Eleton’s second effort. “The Christmas project was a blast. Not only is it full of holiday classics that kids, young and old, enjoy, it’s just an enjoyable record to share”, Eleton says.
November of 2005 finds Channing winning yet another ‘peer voted’ award, the Southern Gospel Music Guild’s ‘Musician Of The Year’.
Channing recalls, “What was so special about this particular award show is the fact that I got to share the stage with a huge influence, hero and friend, Anthony Burger. We played a duet of one of his songs. Not only that, but I got to have a long talk with
Anthony and his wife LuAnn, at the pre-show dinner. What a special memory. It was the last time I ever saw the Anthony (Burger).
These days finds Channing is still doing what he loves, making music. “My experiences allow me to do so many things I enjoy. I go out and minister to people one on one in my solo concerts. I also enjoy working in the studio with various artists, either producing or playing on their records.”
Channing shares, “I want to reach people for the cause of Christ. And to get to them, I am using a powerful ministry resource…music. I have a testimony and God has given me the gift of music and the ‘Ultimate Gift’, His Son Jesus Christ. How can I not go and share it with the world?”
Tim Sidden Productions Inc.is proud to have Channing Eleton as part of the family of Instructors teaching piano with us at