Tim Neufeld

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This article covers the solo career of Tim Neufeld and his career with his band Tim & The Glory Boys. For Neufeld's career as part of Starfield, see Starfield (band)
Tim Neufeld
Origin Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada
Genres Gospel, bluegrass, folk, country
Years active2000–present
Website www.timandthegloryboys.com
Tim & The Glory Boys
Tim Neufeld & The Glory Boys in concert in Ancaster, Ontario.jpg
Tim Neufeld & The Glory Boys play in November 2013
Background information
Origin Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada
Genres Country, bluegrass
Years active2013 (2013)–present
Labels Sony Music Canada
  • Tim Neufeld
  • Colin Trask [1]
  • Brenton Thorvaldson [2]
Past members
  • Matthew Izaguirre
  • Jon Bryant
  • Jon Mushaluk
Website www.timandthegloryboys.com

Tim Neufeld (born April 7, 1976) is a Canadian singer, songwriter and recording artist from Winnipeg, Manitoba and now based in Chilliwack, British Columbia, best known as the co-founder and lead singer of Starfield [3] who are four-time Juno Award nominees, Western Canada Music award recipients, winners of 10 GMA Canada Covenant Awards (CGMA) and two Dove Awards. [4] He is currently lead singer of the country music group Tim and the Glory Boys.



Tim Neufeld started as the lead vocalist and guitarist of the contemporary worship music band Starfield which he founded in 2000 along with his brother Jon Neufeld.

After releasing three independent albums and four albums with EMI/Sparrow Records with accompanying tours, Starfield was put on hiatus while each brother pursuing solo projects.

Solo career

In June 2013, Neufeld released his first solo album, Trees, which garnered him the GMA Canada Covenant Award 2013 for Modern Worship Album of the Year and the 2014 Juno Award for Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album of the Year. Trees is a collection of worship songs written by Christian artists such as Matt Redman, Michael Gungor, Paul Baloche and All Sons & Daughters among others and has been described as "Matt Redman meets Mumford and Sons". [5]

Neufeld's first solo album, Trees, won the 2014 Juno Award for Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album of the Year [6] as well as the award for the 2013 CGMA Modern Worship Album of the Year. He released Trees Chapter 2 as a follow-up on October 9, 2015.

Tim and the Glory Boys

In 2013 Neufeld formed a Canadian country and bluegrass trio originally known as "Tim Neufeld & The Hallelujah Glory Boys,” but the name was later shortened to Tim & The Glory Boys [7]

At the beginning the band included Colin Trask (drummer/percussionist for Starfield), Matthew Izaguirre (bassist), Jon Bryant (indie Canadian singer-songwriter on banjo, guitars and dulcimer) and Jon Mushaluk (stand up bass). Neufeld remained the lead singer and frontman.

Initially Tim & The Glory Boys was a Canadian Christian band based in Abbotsford, British Columbia. Later on it became more of a contemporary country and bluegrass band. The band is currently signed to Sony Canada Canada. [8] Neufeld and the band spent time in Nashville in early 2014 recording with Starfield producer Allen Salmon crafting songs for Neufeld's second album of original songs, and a debut for the formation. The resulting album The Joy, which was released in September 2014 in the band's name. The Joy earned a 2015 Juno Award nominated for "Gospel Album of the Year". [9]

The band embarked on the Trees Tour in which the band performed in 60+ Canadian cities. The songs from the album Trees took on a distinct bluegrass feel when played live on tour with the featured use of banjo, dobro and dulcimer. Neufeld described the band's sound as "newgrass". [10]

Neufeld's solo album, Trees Chapter 2 was released on October 9, 2015. [11] Tim & the Glory Boys embarked on the Canadian Joyride Tour. [12]

This was followed by Hootenanny! in 2016 winning the Juno award for "Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album of the Year" in 2017. They also won two Covenant awards for "Group of the Year" and "Artist of the Year". [13]

Starting in 2018, the band released a series of singles including "Blessed" in 2019, "When You Know You Know", "Without a Prayer" and "Right Back Atcha" in 2020 along with "Me Without You" and "Bloodlines" in 2021. The band also released the acoustic two-song small EP The Acoustic Sessions in 2021. They released the single "Float" in 2022. [14] In April 2023, they released a self-titled album, which includes the single "Take Me Backroad" with High Valley. [15]



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GMA Covenant Awards

2013 [16] Modern Worship Album of the Year ("Trees")Won
Male Vocalist of the YearNominated
Album of the Year ("Trees")Nominated
New Artist of the YearNominated
Artist of the YearNominated
2015 [17] Album of the Year (The Joy (with The Glory Boys))Nominated
Recorded Song of the Year ("I'm Free")Won
Song of the Year ("I'm Free")Nominated
2016 [18] Group of the YearWon
Artist of the YearWon
Collaboration of the Year ("Ali Matthews & Tim Neufeld")Won
Male Vocalist of the YearNominated
2017 [19] Song of the Year ("Overhead Projector")Won
Album of the YearNominated
Artist of the YearNominated
Male Vocalist of the YearNominated
Recorded Song of the YearNominated

Juno Awards [9]

2014Contemporary Christian and Gospel Album of the Year ("Trees")Won
2015Contemporary Christian and Gospel Album of the Year ("The Joy (Feat. The Glory Boys)")Nominated
2017Contemporary Christian and Gospel Album of the Year ("Hootenanny!")Won
2019Contemporary Christian and Gospel Album of the Year ("The Buffalo Roadshow")Nominated

Canadian Country Music Association Awards

YearAwardNominated WorkResult
2022 [20] [21] Group or Duo of the YearTim and the Glory BoysNominated
2023 [22] Album of the YearTim and the Glory BoysWon
Group or Duo of the YearTim and the Glory BoysNominated
Video of the Year"Float"Won


  1. 2013 Covenant Award Winners: [23]
  2. Juno 2014 Nominees and Winners [24]
  3. Tim Neufeld Wins 2014 Juno for Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album, Trees [25]
  4. Tim Neufeld Artist Profile [26]
  5. Tim Neufeld: Trees [27]
  6. Juno Award for Tim Neufeld of Abbotsford [28]
  7. Kevin's Music Picks: Tim Neufeld, Trees [29]
  8. Juno Gala Winners [30]
  9. New Release Tuesday: THE JOY [31]
  10. Called to pursue joy: Tim Neufeld and the Glory Boys take bluegrass to church [32]

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