Big Daddy Weave
Mike Weaver had been a worship leader at a church in Louisiana, but decided to go to college and study voice. It was there at the University of Mobile that he met the other guys, Jeff Jones, Joe Shirk and Jeremy Redmon. Add Mike’s brother Jay Weaver to the mix and you have Big Daddy Weave. Their first Album on Fervent Records was title One and Only (2002). They won the 2002 New Artist of the Year Dove award. The next year things only got better with the release of the album Fields of Grace produced by backup vocalist and guitarist Jeremy Redmon.
Big Daddy Weave’s third album was released in 2005. It featured some special guests on one of the tracks. BarlowGirl preformed vocals on You’re Worthy of My Praise.
Despite the release of an album it was a devastating time for Big Daddy Weave. Their home state of Louisiana was hit by a hurricane. Their homes were damaged and their office was completely destroyed. Mike and Jay’s parents also lost their home to the storm. Big Daddy Weave came back strong with the album Every Time I Breathe in 2006.
What Life Would Be Like came out July 2008. It includes a new take on a Phil Collins classic Another Day in Paradise as well as originals like the title track What Life Would Be Like. In 2009 released a Christmas album called Christ is Come. At the onset of that year Mike Weaver also decided it was time he did something about his weight and announced he would try to loose 90 pounds in ’09. When all was said and done he came just shy of his goal having dropped 84 pounds.
The band’s latest release is a ‘best of’ album calle Big Daddy Weave The Ultimate Collection. Itfeatures 14 hits and one new song entitled “Love Come to Life”.