Nathan Cochran is famous for being the bassist of the renowned Christian contemporary band "MercyMe. The band was founded in 1994, but he joined only in 1998.
Nathan Cochran - Married to Wife Amanda Cochran
Bassist of famous Christian Contemporary music group MercyMe, Nathan Cochran is a happily married man. Nathan exchanged the wedding vows with his girlfriend turned wife, Amanda Cochran years ago.
In addition to their love story, Nathan and Amanda had known each other for a long time and even used to go to the same church. However, it was only after graduation, they started to hang out and became closer.
And, one day, Nathan and Amanda's mutual friends coincidentally planned to have dinner. Not to mention, they had a candle-lit dinner at an undisclosed restaurant. And after some moments, the duo found alone by themselves when their friends left for some work.
It was indeed in those moments, Nathan's world crashing down as he noticed different sparks in Amanda. Little did Cochran know, he would be marrying the girl in front of him one day. The two eventually fell in love, and the rest is history.
Likewise, Nathan shares three children with his wife Amanda, namely 19-year old William Cochran, another boy, and another girl. The bassist often shares pictures of his band, tours, albums, and his beautiful children on his Instagram.
Career & Net Worth of Nathan Cochran
Best known for being a bassist of the Christian band MercyMe, Nathan does make a good fortune from his music albums and tours. His other bandmates include lead singer Bart Miller, drummer Robby Shaffler, guitarist Mike Scheuchzer, and Michael John Scheuchzer.
The band was founded in 1994 by Bart Miller and pianist James Philip Bryson. Soon after four years, Nathan filled the vacant space of a bass player.
The band's songs are mostly based on Christian ethics and Jesus. Their debut album "Almost There" got a multi-platinum certification award. Later on, in 2001, Spoken For was released, and the singles of the song "Spoken For" & "Words of the Gods Speak" stood top on the Billboard Christian song chart for many weeks.
Watch the video of Nathan Cochran speaking about their song in the album "10".
The band recently released its new album, the Inhale (Exhale), on April 30. The most popular and hit songs of the group are I can Only Imagine Almost Home & The love of God. On average, a bassist in the US makes around $75,000 annually. However, his pay scale can raise, considering he is active with live shows and earnings from record labels.
In addition, the net worth of Nathan Cochran is expected to be somewhere around $1 million. With such a whopping bank balance, Nathan enjoys a blissful life with his family.
Nathan Cochran Survived An Accident
Previously, the tour bus of Nathan Cochran carrying the bandmembers of MercyMe collided with the oncoming vehicle with having the crash taking place at Fort Wayne, Indiana. Nathan Cochran and his band members were traveling to perform at Six Flags, St Louis, on August 8, 2009.
The accident killed two-passenger, while a pregnant driver faced a very unfortunate miscarriage. The show was rescheduled later. Fortunately, Nathan Cochran and his band members survived the accidents with minor injuries.
Quick facts of Nathan Cochran
- His band received the 35th GMA Dove award for the artist of the Year.
- The band also raised money for kids with diabetes in 2009.
- Nathan was born and raised in Columbia, Missouri.
- Some famous albums of the band include Mercy Me, Welcome to the New, Lifer, MercyMe It's Christmas!, 10.
- Nathan's band MercyMe was founded in Edmond, Oklahoma.
- The band has been together for 25 years now.
- The band is also inspired by bands like Coldplay and Audioslave.