Joseph Habedank


Joseph Habedank from Xenia, Ohio served as baritone and then lead singer for the Perrys from 2003-2013. During this time, he established himself as a songwriter, often co-writing songs with Matthew Holt and Rodney Griffin. He also formed a publishing company with Holt called Habeholt Music.

In 2013, Habedank stepped down from the Perrys. No specific reasons for his departure were given at the time, but he revealed he had to leave the Perrys to enter a rehab facility to fight an addiction to prescription painkillers.

After Habedank's recovery, he launched a successful solo career, releasing Welcome Home on the Daywind Records label in 2014. In November 2019, his song "Shame On Me" reached the number one spot on the Singing News Top 80 radio airplay chart.


Singing News Fan Awards
Favorite Young Artist (2009)
New Soloist (2014)
Favorite Soloist (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2022, 2023)

Dove Awards
Southern Gospel Album Of The Year - Resurrection (2017); Change Is Coming (2021)
Southern Gospel Artist Of The Year (2017)

Solo Discography

2015 Take Time To Be Holy (Daywind Records/DAY2791D): A Mighty Fortress Is Our God; It Is Well With My Soul; There Is A Fountain; Hallelujah What A Savior; What A Day That Will Be; Be Thou My Vision; My Jesus I Love Thee; When I Survey The Wondrous Cross; Come Thou Fount; Take Time To Be Holy.

2016 Silent Night: Christmas For Quiet Reflection (Joseph Habedank Ministries): Prelude; I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day; O Come O Come Emmanuel; Hark The Herald Angels Sing; What Child Is This; O Come All Ye Faithful; Silent Night; O Holy Night.

2017 Resurrection (Daywind Records/DAY0291): Here He Comes; Jailbreak; Just When You Thought; I Believe In The Resurrection; Middle Man; Devil Can't Dance; I Love You From An Old Rugged Cross; Dead Things; Say The Name; Long Live The King.

2019 Deeper Oceans (Daywind Records/): Sometimes It’s The Radio; None of That Here; Shame on Me; This Grace; Gone; Deeper Oceans; Goliath; Everything Bows; Something Different; One More Reason.

2021 Change Is Coming (Daywind Records/): Thief In The Night; Change Is Coming; Religion Isn't Working; Jericho; 24 Hours; Child Of The King; Judas; Rebel With A Cause; Not Far From Home; Rise Above Eden.

2024 autobiography (Daywind Records/): Prelude; Worthy; Ain’t That The Truth; Jesus Walked In; The Church; Interlude; Jesus Wasn’t Leaving; Tell The Devil; Jehovah; Going With Jesus; Forgiven; The Basement.

Songwriter's Résumé

(Partial List)

A Cross Became My Saving Grace
A Little Bit Of Thunder
Ain't No Limit
All You Need When You Need It
Almost Morning
Back To Grace
Begging For Change
Beyond The Blue
Big Enough
Dancing Like Lazarus
Dying Is A Day
Empty Throne
Givin' In To Givin' Up
Grace Doesn't Remember
He Forgot
He Got Up
He Is Good To Me
He Loved Me Anyway
Here He Comes
Holy All Over Again
I Have Seen The Power
I Knew It Was Him
I Love You From An Old Rugged Cross
If I Know Him
If You Knew Him
I'll Take It
Just When You Thought
Long Live The King
Love Goes A Mighty Long Way
Never No Never
Not Anymore
Now I Know Him
One Day Longer
Room With A View
Say Thank You
Sounds Good To Me
Stop The Storm
That's What I Love About Him
The Beauty Of The Blood
The Biggest Step
The End Of Grace
The Rock
The Touch
Trust Me With The Trail
Too Good To Not Be True
Turnin' Loose
Valley Of Tears
Weary At The Well
Welcome Home
What I Lost In The Flood
When Jesus Prays
When The Lights Go Down
Whenever I Hear His Name
Whosoever Will
Why We Came Here
With Just A Little
Wonders With Water
You'll Find Me There

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