To be fully known and loved by God is a sentiment we all desire, if we're honest. For Tauren Wells, it's a reality he writes about in his song, “Known.”

“It's probably the most important song that I've ever been a part of,” Tauren reveals. “For me, it's just been a doorway for God teaching me some really important things that I need to learn. And one of those is that image is overrated.”

Image is a hard thing for a Christian artist to grapple with. How does one glorify God with their art when people want to glorify you? When Tauren was originally part of vocal group Royal Tailor, he asked this question, and decided he was better suited to serving full-time in his church back home in Texas. “Honestly, I just love the local church,” he says. “I love serving in the local church, and that is a worthwhile cause to give your life to. And so I was pretty content with that.”

That's when God decided to jump-start his solo career...

“It's been cool to see that once I got to a place where I was willing to lay it down - what I had been holding so tightly to - that God really blessed me with opportunities I never thought possible,” Tauren shares.

Those opportunities include multiple hit singles at radio and four GMA Dove Awards, including the coveted trophy for New Artist of the Year. Yet, like the message behind his song, “Known,” Tauren knows the accolades don't mean much if he's not following God's call.

“As grateful as I am for the pictures and all of these trophies, this doesn't matter as much as what's happening inside of my heart,” Tauren asserts. “God knows those things, and in the midst of all of my brokenness and imperfection, in the midst of all of His knowledge of me, He still loves me. That is the heart of 'Known,' and I think that's why it's connected with so many people.”

Known” is found on Tauren's full-length debut album, Hills and Valleys.