Audio Adrenaline's ninth studio album, Until My Heart Caves In, earned the band its second consecutive GRAMMY Award for Best Rock Gospel Album yesterday at the 48th Annual GRAMMY Awards. Released Aug. 30 to rave reviews, the album became the band's sixth consecutive studio record to be nominated for a GRAMMY. Audio Adrenaline's first GRAMMY win came in 2004 for its previous album, Worldwide.
As CCM Magazine in September predicted, the award winning Until My Heart Caves In, produced by Jay Joyce, is destined to “certainly turn some heads.” Christian Music Planet (Sept/Oct) said that the album calls for “repeat listens” and Campus Life (Nov/Dec) said the album offered “exciting rock anthems and passionate praise for God’s love.” Featuring the multi-format hit single “King,” the album also caught the attention of ESPN, who used the album’s rousing opener, "Clap Your Hands," on the network’s "Ultimate Highlight Reel" in October.
“This GRAMMY is especially significant for us because it’s our last year together as a band, and it’s about doing what we love to do,” says Audio Adrenaline frontman Mark Stuart. “Although it’s our last year, it’s not all ending here. We will continue on with our efforts for Haiti with the Hands and Feet Project.”
Audio Adrenaline announced last month that due to Stuart’s ongoing vocal challenges, AudioA will add a final chapter to its substantial career with Adios, slated to release later this year. After 15-years of music and mission, the band is choosing to say “adios,” offering one more nod to its considerable fan base with the album and select live events.
Since 1991, Audio Adrenaline has taken a full throttled blast of musical passion, melded it with a compassionate desire to impact the world at large and added members’ rock-solid grounding in reality with their vulnerable, no holds barred songwriting. Thanks to earnest performances and undying appreciation for its fans, the group has sold over three million records and racked up 18 No. 1 singles. The band’s Bloom recording was certified Gold by the RIAA in 1999 and they were awarded the prestigious “Song of the Decade” crowning in the 90s for “Big House” by CCM Magazine.
The band is also well known for its humanitarian aid and will remain heavily involved with Flicker Records and raising funds to continue its Hands and Feet Project, a non-profit organization they formed dedicated to the health, welfare and education of orphaned children of Haiti. The organization provides the nurturing of a loving home, a viable Christian witness, and attention to the medical needs and proper education of each orphaned child taken in by the orphanage.
Audio Adrenaline GRAMMY Awards and Nominations:
Rock Gospel Album of the Year – Until My Heart Caves In (2006) - WINNER
Rock Gospel Album of the Year - Worldwide (2004) - WINNER
Rock Gospel Album of the Year – Lift (2003)
Rock Gospel Album of the Year – Underdog (2000)
Rock Gospel Album of the Year - Some Kind Of Zombie (1999)
Rock Gospel Album of the Year - Bloom (1997) RIAA Certified Gold
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Date: 10 February 2006