Paul Cardall is currently one of America’s most successful independent artists. A gifted pianist and prolific composer, Cardall spans many genres including Classical Crossover, Contemporary Christian and New Age, and in doing so has garnered 3 #1 albums on the Billboard charts. His roles as an award-winning film composer, musician and producer, have found him collaborating with such stellar artists as CeCe Winans, Audrey Assad, The Piano Guys Ellee Duke, Kenz Hall, and more. Now, with more than 2 BILLION lifetime digital streams, he currently averages over 25 million streams monthly. Millions of fans around the world find great comfort in Cardall’s melodies, which are born out of his passion to help others overcome hardship utilizing the great healing power of music. This is what drives Paul Cardall. Through music he draws wisdom, depth and understanding to heal the hearts and minds of listeners.
Originally from Salt Lake City, and now based in Nashville, Cardall was born with a congenitally defective heart and had surgery within days of his birth. Even though he survived the difficult operation, doctors warned his parents that he might not live beyond his first year. But, Paul surprised everyone and not only enjoyed his first birthday, he celebrated many more. As a teenager he underwent several additional corrective open-heart surgeries. Later, at the age of 35, Paul’s heart began to fail once more. A candidate for heart transplant, Paul patiently waited 385 days before receiving a donated heart. After all the illness, and waiting, and surgeries, Paul found a renewed vigor for life. Nine months to the day after his surgery, he summited Mount Olympus in honor of his organ donor. During this time, he created the Paul Cardall Family Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to those affected by Congenital Heart Disease (CHD). Additionally he established an endowment at Salt Lake Community College offering scholarships to college students suffering from CHD.
Now, living a full and grateful life, Paul has endeavors that reach beyond his keyboard. In 1999, Paul founded Stone Angel Music: a label providing services in artist development, merchandising, and recording. The Stone Angel Music studio has won awards for “Best Film Score - Utah Film Awards for Ephraim’s Rescue” and “Best Original Score - The Most Beautiful Thing in The World,” and has also been the recording home to multiple Billboard charting artists. The Stone Angel Music Record Label currently has nine signed artists, and has released over 50 instrumental and compilation albums.
As a pianist, Paul is sponsored by the historic Steinway & Sons. Beyond creating music and running a business, Paul is a speaker and philanthropist. He regularly details his congenital heart disease experiences at medical conferences across the country, and served as the keynote speaker at both the Texas A&M Leadership Conference and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Cardiology Conference. Paul has presented several seminars on the music industry, including the MusicBiz Conference, TEDxNashville, and at various universities such as University of Florida, Brigham Young University, and San Diego State University. Paul has also been recognized with an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from the Utah Board of Education.
Currently, Cardall has many projects in play. His most recent solo album project, A New Creation, debuted at #1 on the Billboard New Age charts and #2 on Billboard’s Classical (crossover) album chart. On April 27, 2018, Stone Angel Music will release the much anticipated Worth of Souls album—a multi-artist project designed to illustrate to listeners that they have a huge value—that they have worth. And in November 2018, Paul will release something fans have been waiting for—a new Christmas album.
“Paul's story is such an inspiration that I was brought to tears. Actually I was moved the first time I happened onto his work. I listen to Paul every day. ”
— Bill Curry, Retired Coach, Georgia State University