Inpop recording artist Tree63 claims its first Christian Adult Contemporary No. 1 radio single with “All Over the World.” The occasion also marks Inpop Records’ first Christian Adult Contemporary radio hit.
The song spent fourteen weeks at radio before reaching No. 1, according to Radio & Records’ Christian Adult Contemporary Indicator chart. “All Over the World” is from Tree63’s most recent album, Worship Volume One: I Stand For You, released in November 2005, which also features the Christian AC Top 5 hit, “I Stand For You.”
Band frontman John Ellis says, “A No. 1 single is always a special event. It’s just a great validation of what we do by the industry, the people who listen to Christian music, everyone. The news is particularly significant for Tree63 in that although we’ve seen great past success at AC, this is the first time we’ve actually reached No. 1. So, we’re very happy. Thanks to everyone involved.”
“From the inception of Inpop Records in 1999, radio has been very supportive of our artists,” comments Dale Bray, Inpop Records president. “This No. 1 song from Tree63 is a great reward to both the present and past staff that have worked so hard in making radio a priority at Inpop.”
Many other industry patrons have shared their enthusiasm as well:
“Tree63 is simply one of the most solid groups in the world. Spiritually, musically and personally. From the massive sound that these three great guys can generate to their brilliant lyrics and arrangements, they are astonishing!” -Jon Rivers, K-LOVE
“Great lyric. Great hook. Great Song. Tree63 has delivered another listener favorite with ‘All Over the World!’” -Joe Buchanan, New Life Media – an AC Indicator station
“Few singles take off quite like this one, and even fewer make it to No. 1... especially at AC. I guess God really must have wanted to have this heard ‘All Over the World.’”
- Michael Johnson, radio promoter for “All Over The Word”
Hailing from South Africa, Tree63 first appeared on the U.S. scene in 2000 with its Dove Award-winning, self-titled debut for Inpop Records. Claiming multiple No. 1 Christian Hit Radio songs, the project additionally earned a string of international hits, making Tree63 the first Christian band to find mainstream success in South Africa. The band’s breakout single, however, came from its February 2004 release, The Answer To The Question. “Blessed Be Your Name” garnered high honors as Billboard Magazine’s No. 1 Contemporary Christian song in 2004 and continues to top Radio & Records’ Most Played Recurrents chart. Worship Volume One: I Stand For You, Tree63’s current record, released in November 2005. In the last sixteen months, Tree63 has maintained a non-stop performance schedule. The group played at the final Billy Graham Crusade, held in New York City, headlined World Vision’s “All God’s Children” tour, concluded a run on the “Restored” tour with Jeremy Camp and Bethany Dillon, and was part of the “Delirious Mission Bell” tour. For additional information on Tree63, visit www.tree63.com.
Founded in 1999 by newsboys frontman Peter Furler, artist manager Wes Campbell and Inpop President Dale Bray, Inpop Records is home to a variety of artists including Superchick, Tree63, Shane & Shane, Jimmy Needham and Mat Kearney, among others. For more information, visit www.inpop.com.
Date: 14 September 2006