|THIRD DAY GARNERS GMA DOVE AWARD FOR REVELATION
27 April 2009
Multi-platinum, GRAMMY and AMA winning rock band
Third Day received its 24th career GMA Dove Award last night. The band was recognized in the Pop/Contemporary Album category for its successful Revelation album (7/29/08). Presenting the award to Third Day was new Consuming Fire/Essential Records band, Revive, who was discovered by Third Day while on tour in Australia.
Third Day’s Revelation also claimed the Recorded Music Packaging trophy. Tim Parker and Becka Blackburn were recognized for their contributions as Art Director/Graphic Designer and Art Director, respectively. Both are part of the Provident Label Group creative team.
Third Day, known for its moving live performances, was asked to perform its hit song, “Revelation,” as part of the telecast. In addition, lead vocalist Mac Powell, appeared with the Blind Boys of Alabama for the show’s closing segment. The 40th Annual GMA Dove Awards show was broadcast live on Gospel Music Channel from the stage of the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tenn.
The awards show capped off a busy week for the band who spent the prior evening on the stage of the Schermerhorn Symphony Center as part of the Nashville4Africa benefit concert hosted by Big Kenny (Big & Rich) and Damien Horne with a lineup including Keith Urban, Dierks Bentley, Faith Hill, Jars of Clay, Brad Arnold (3 Doors Down), Ashley Cleveland, The SteelDrivers, Michael Rhodes, Brandon Young and The African Children’s Choir.
The Nashville4Africa benefit concert took place during a short break in Third Day’s spring “Revelation Tour” which kicked off last month and has already seen several dates sell out including:
Macon, Ga.; Jonesboro, Ark.; Bossier City, La.; Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; Phoenix, Ariz.; Corona, Calif.; Redding, Calif.; Portland, Ore.; Modesto, Calif.; Abbotsford, BC; Green Bay, Wis. and Pittsburgh, Pa..
The tour, which also features GMA Dove Award winning Male Vocalist of the Year and recent double-GRAMMY nominee, Brandon Heath, and new pop/rock band, Revive, will conclude in Abbotsford, Canada on May 9. A complete list of the “Revelation Tour’s” remaining dates is posted on www.ThirdDay.com. (The direct link to purchase tickets is: http://www.ThirdDay.com/touring.htm)
In recent weeks, Third Day has been celebrating a hit album, a continual No. 1 radio single, the recent release of its DVD/CD project titled Live Revelations: On Stage, Off Stage, Backstage, and the dedication of the Gateway School for impoverished children in India which Third Day helped build through the Come Together Fund.
Meanwhile, Third Day’s latest, No. 1-debuting album, Revelation (7/29/08), is approaching 350,000 units sold as the record continues to move more than 5,000 copies each week. After eight months out, the album remains in the Top 10 of the Nielsen Christian Albums sales chart. And the record’s current single, “Revelation.”
About Third Day:
Over the past decade, 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 close to seven million albums. The band has garnered 24th career Dove Awards, three GRAMMY Awards (with eight career nominations), an American Music Award, three AMA nominations and multiple ASCAP honors.
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).
While celebrated for its live shows and chart-topping album sales, Third Day is also highly respected for its humanitarian efforts. The band actively supports the ONE Campaign, Blood:Water Mission, Habitat for Humanity and World Vision. Third Day recently established the “Come Together Fund” as a vehicle to direct a portion of concert proceeds to grassroots humanitarian efforts around the world.
For more information on Third Day, please visit: www.ThirdDay.com.
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