(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) July 24, 2006 – Atlanta-based rock band Third Day, is leaning into the holiday season early this year as it readies for the release of Christmas Offerings, the band’s first Christmas record and the anticipated next installment of its platinum Offerings worship series.
The 13-song album delivers nine Christmas classics and four original songs written by the band. The recording process itself was also unique. While several tracks were recorded in a traditional manner, many tracks were recorded live in the studio and backed by a live audience during an intimate theater recording session at Nickel and Dime studios in the band’s hometown.
“The Offerings records are a special part of who we are as a band – we started the series for our fans - and we’ve wanted to do one reflecting the hope of Christmas for a while now. Because Offerings is about worship, this particular song collection reflects one of the most special times of the year. The experience of worshiping and singing classic Christmas songs together really brought to mind the heart of what Christmas is all about – even in the heat of summer.”
Tai Anderson adds, “We’ve already had an amazing year in 2006. So many fans have shared stories with us of how Wherever You Are and the Wherever You Are tour have offered them much needed encouragement. “I’m so glad that we can cap off this year by releasing this collection of great music to celebrate the Christmas season.”
Christmas Offerings is produced by Third Day (along with help from producer/engineer Don McCollister) and will likely become this year’s most impactful Christmas album and a favorite for years to come.
Following the successful launch of the already RIAA Gold Wherever You Are album, the band celebrated being consistently ranked as one of the Top 25 grossing tours this spring. Third Day will perform at several festivals this summer including Creation West (George, WA) and Sonshine Festival (Willmar, MN), Soulfest (Gilford, NH), Kingdom Bound (Darien Lake, NY) as it readies for the fall leg of the Wherever You Are tour. Please visit www.ThirdDay.com for the most up-to-date tour itinerary.
Over the past decade, Third Day has amassed 22 #1 radio singles and sold almost six million albums, with RIAA certifications including one Platinum record, one Platinum DVD, and six Gold records. The band has garnered 24 career Dove Awards, two GRAMMY Awards (from seven nominations), two consecutive American Music Award nods, multiple ASCAP honors, and has developed an historic partnership with Chevrolet. Third Day has maintained a touring record second-to-none by playing for audiences reaching into the millions. In addition to these many accolades, the band is most proud of its humanitarian efforts that include raising nearly $200,000 for the victims of hurricanes Katrina and Rita and encouraging over 15,000 fans to sponsor children across the globe through the work of World Vision.
Date: 25 July 2006