Multi-platinum, GRAMMY and AMA winning rock band Third Day received the news this week that the Atlanta-based group has been selected as a new inductee into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame. The 31st Annual Georgia Music Hall of Fame Awards Show takes place Saturday, Sept. 19, 2009, at the Georgia World Conference Center in Atlanta, GA. The show will broadcast live on Georgia Public Broadcasting viewed locally on Atlanta’s Channel 8.
Other honorees to be inducted during the awards show include post-grunge rock band, Collective Soul; music promoter, Peter Conlon; GRAMMY® winning songwriter Bryan-Michael Cox; music industry pioneer Johnny L Carson; the late singer and songwriter, Roy Hamilton; the late record executive, Shakir Stewart; and the late bass guitarist, Berry Oakley.
Previous inductees include a very talented and musically diverse group of people including: Ray Charles (1979), Alan Jackson (2001) and Lynyrd Skynyrd (2007).
In order to be nominated for this prestigious “Georgy Award” an artist must be born in or reside in Georgia for at least one year and receive a state of national acclaim for achievements in the field of recorded music.
“This is a very special honor for Third Day because we are all Georgia boys thru-and-thru and have a sound with Georgia inspired roots,” said Mac Powell. “It is one of the biggest highlights of our career to be recognized by an organization which acknowledges such a diverse and talented group of people.”
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About Third Day:
Over the past decade, the Atlanta based, multi-Platinum rock band Third Day (made up of members Mac Powell, Tai Anderson, David Carr and Mark Lee) has racked up 26 No. 1 radio singles and sold more than seven million albums. The band has garnered 24 career GMA Dove Awards, three GRAMMY Awards (with eight career nominations), an American Music Award, three American Music Award nominations and multiple ASCAP honors for songwriting. The band's hit “Call My Name” from its Revelation project, was even recently cut by Keith Urban.
One of the top-ranked touring bands according to Pollstar magazine, Third Day has played for audiences reaching into the millions. Due to its mass appeal, Third Day has been featured by top media outlets including “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” (NBC), “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” (CBS), “60 Minutes” (CBS), ABC’s “Nightline,” USA Today, New York Times and even graced the cover of Billboard magazine (June 7, 2008). For more information on Third Day and to check out summer festival dates, please visit: www.ThirdDay.com.
Author: Jackie Lutrell
Date: 01 July 2009