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Skillet

Skillet is an American rock band formed in Memphis, Tennessee, consisting of all Christian members.Skillet formed in 199...

75,000 - 150,000
{"key":"1029","name":"Skillet","bio":"Skillet is an American rock band formed in Memphis, Tennessee, consisting of all Christian members.Skillet formed in 1996 with two members: John Cooper, former vocalist for Tennessee progressive rock band Seraph, and Ken Steorts, former guitarist for Urgent Cry. The two bands met through touring together, but those bands disbanded soon after, so John and Ken's pastor encouraged them to form their own band as a side-project. Coming from different styles of rock music, they decided to name the experiment Skillet. After Trey McClurkin joined the band as a permanent drummer. Skillet was only together for a month when they received interest from major Christian record label ForeFront Records. In 1996 they released a self-titled debut Skillet. It was well-received, and the trio continued to write new material as they toured the United States. One topic that comes up often among fans and the band itself, is the name 'Skillet'. John Cooper, the lead vocalist, explains that it was a joke at first. Each starting band member was already in a separate band, and all decided to start a side project. Since each other band had a different sound and style to it, the side project was said to be like putting all of those styles in a big skillet to come up with something unique. Hence the band name 'Skillet'. The band name is still somewhat of a joke between the band members, especially Cooper, who claims to still not like the title.Skillet recorded their follow-up album throughout 1997, titled Hey You, I Love Your Soul, which was released in April 1998. Their second effort was a change in style from the band's first release. With this release, Skillet would abandon their post-grunge approach for a lighter alternative rock and a style. His wife Korey was enlisted soon after to play keyboards live in order to alleviate John's live performance duties.Invincible, Ardent Worship, and Alien Youth (2000\u201302)Shortly before the band began recording for their third album, Invincible, Steorts left the band to be with his family, and Kevin Haaland joined the band as their new guitarist. Korey Cooper joined the band permanently and played keyboards for the recording of Invincible. Because of this change, the musical style on Invincible changed to a more electronic sound. Soon after the release of Invincible in early 2000, Trey McClurkin parted ways with Skillet, and Lori Peters filled the drummer's position. Invincible would be Skillet's best selling record to date.The band released their first worship album, and fourth album overall, Ardent Worship in Fall 2000. The band kept much of their sound from Invincible on their next album Alien Youth. With little time between touring and recording, Skillet released Alien Youth on August 28, 2001, which was the first album that John Cooper took on production duties. Before the release of Alien Youth, Haaland left the band, and Ben Kasica took over on guitar. The first single, the title track, was a major hit in the Christian market and drove Skillet into their first headlining shows.Collide (2003\u201305)In 2003, Collide was released by Ardent Records. It caught the attention of Andy Karp, the Head of A&R of Lava Records, and in 2004 the rights to Collide were bought by Lava Records, a division of Atlantic Records. On May 25, 2004, Collide was re-released under Lava Records, with an added track, \"Open Wounds\". Collide was yet another musical shift for the band. Citing Linkin Park and P.O.D. as inspiration for the musical shift on Collide, Cooper said, \"Well I\u2019m one of these song writers, everything I hear goes through my John Cooper filter of what I like and what I don\u2019t like. All these things have been an influence on me.'Comatose (2006\u201308)Skillet's album Comatose was released on October 3, 2006. It features the singles \"Rebirthing,\" \"Whispers in the Dark,\" \"Comatose,\" \"The Older I Get,\" \"Those Nights,\" and \"The Last Night\". The album debuted at #55 on the Billboard 200 and #4 on the US Top Christian Albums chart.In January 2008, Skillet announced that their drummer, Lori Peters, was retiring from the band, feeling that \"it's time for her to come off of the road and start a new chapter in her life.\" Peters' last concert with Skillet was on December 31, 2007. However, during the 2007 Christmas season, she took the time to train Skillet's next drummer, Jen Ledger.On October 21, 2008, Comatose Comes Alive was released; a CD\/DVD combo featuring live recordings of the band's May 9, 2008 concert in Chattanooga, Tennessee. It was shown on the Gospel Music Channel on December 5, 2008. Skillet's Comatose Comes Alive CD also had a B-side with (\"Live Free or Let Me Die\") as a single, also with five acoustic tracks which purchasers could download by putting the Comatose Comes Alive CD in your computer.The Comatose album was certified Gold in sales by the RIAA on November 3, 2009.Awake (2009\u20132011)Skillet announced that they went into the studio January 12 to finalize the new record with Grammy-nominated producer Howard Benson. They added two songs (\"Hero\" and \"Monster\") from the new record to their setlist on April 2, 2009 in Evansville, Indiana as part of their Comatose Tour 2009.Skillet's most recent studio album is Awake. The album contains twelve songs and was released on August 25, 2009. It charted at #2 on the Billboard top 200 selling around 68,000 units in its first week. \"Monster\" was released as a single on July 14, 2009. Contrary to popular belief, John Cooper stated that \"Hero\" was not the album's lead single. It was, however, released as a single in March 2010.They also released a deluxe version with the extra songs \"Dead Inside\" and \"Would It Matter\", along with the original, radio edit of \"Monster\" that does not have the distorted growl as in the single and in the CD. The song \"Hero\" was used in the publicizing of the first football game of the 2009 NFL season between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Tennessee Titans, and the song \"Monster\" was used in the episode \"Jason: The Pretty-Boy Bully\" on MTV's Bully Beatdown. \"Monster\" was the theme song for the WWE event WWE Hell in a Cell while the song \"Hero\" was the theme song for WWE Tribute to the Troops and Royal Rumble 2010, as well as both songs being included on the official soundtrack for the WWE video game WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2010. It is also the opening theme song for the AHL team the Lake Erie Monsters in Cleveland, Ohio and serves as the opening theme of the Fresno Monsters of Fresno, California. \"Monster\" was aired at the beginning of several ACC football games on Raycom Sports during the 2009 season. In the first week of April 2010, it was released for the Rock band music store in Rock Band 2 It also tied the record for highest-charting Christian album on the Billboard 200 with Underoath's 2006 release Define the Great Line and Casting Crowns' 2007 release The Altar and the Door, as all three albums debuted at #2.On February 18, Skillet was nominated for 6 Dove Awards for the 41st Annual GMA Dove Awards.Awake was certified gold July 2, 2010. A remix on Monster was featured on their podcast Also in 2010, Ardent released The Early Years, a collection of their songs from 1996 to 2001. On November 12, Skillet released an iTunes sessions EP consisting of songs from Comatose and Awake. \"Monster\" was certified gold a day later. Rise (2011-Present)On June 21, 2011 John posted to his Twitter account that the band rehearsed new music for the first time and that they are getting ready for a new album. At a question and answer session before a concert, John Cooper said that they would be recording a new record in January\/February 2012. However, the band was then scheduled to headline the WinterJam Tour. In January 2012, Skillet announced that they will not be touring for most of the summer so that they can record the new album. They plan to enter the studio at the conclusion of the Winter Jam eastern tour, approximately in May, for a release in late 2012.During a July 18, 2012 interview with RadioU, John Cooper stated the band currently had 61 songs written and would be heading into the studio in October to record the album with Howard Benson for an early 2013 release.In an interview with CCM Magazine, John Cooper described the new album as \"a roller coaster ride\". He states: \"We have aggressive tracks, artsy and musical tracks, which is new territory for Skillet. A couple songs are classic American heartland anthems, and a couple songs are signature symphonic-classical rock Skillet. Guitars are dirty and edgier, with absolute shredding solos by Seth.\" One of the songs mentioned in the interview was titled \"Salvation\".In an Interview on January 26, 2013 In Beaumont TX, John Cooper announced that the new album, Rise, would be coming out in May 2013, but was later scheduled for a June 25, 2013 release. In an interview with NoiseCreep, John Cooper stated the first single and music video is scheduled to be released by late April. The first single from the album, \"Sick of It\", will be released to US Rock radio on April 23, 2013. It was later confirmed that the first single, \"Sick of It\", would be released on April 9, 2013.Touring:Skillet performing live on April 12, 2008 at Anderson University, Anderson, Indiana.In the middle of 2006, Korey Cooper took a break from performing, due to her pregnancy with their second child. Her rhythm guitar and keyboard roles were temporarily filled by two people: Andrea Winchell (who would later become the Coopers' nanny) on keys and Chris Marvin on guitar.Skillet toured with Ron Luce and Teen Mania Ministries on their Acquire The Fire Tour across the United States and Canada in 2007. When they returned, Skillet had plans to co-headline the Justice & Mercy Tour with Flyleaf, but the tour was postponed and ultimately canceled after a number of shows due to Flyleaf lead vocalist Lacey Mosley's vocal problems. They then toured with Luce's Global Expeditions program on a summer missions trip with teenagers to Mexico. In 2008 they joined Teen Mania Ministries and toured with Acquire the Fire.Skillet joined Breaking Benjamin, Three Days Grace, and Seether on the first half of their tour in fall 2007. Then Skillet headlined their own Comatose Tour alongside Thousand Foot Krutch and traveled to approximately 30 cities. The tour started on March 28 and ran through May 11, 2008. Skillet toured again from April 2009 through June 2009 with Decyfer Down and Disciple. This tour was called Comatose Tour 2009 (essentially a second branch of the 2008 Comatose Tour). In fall of 2009, Skillet began touring with Hawk Nelson, Decyfer Down, and The Letter Black to promote Skillet's album Awake. The Awake & Alive Tour encompassed 52 cities from October through January.Skillet performing live on July 1, 2010 at Cornerstone Festival (Illinois).Skillet appeared at the 2009 Night of Joy Christian Rock festival at Disney Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World.This marked the band's first absence from Universal Studios Orlando's Rock the Universe in five years due to conflicting schedules. However, they were able to perform the following year, in 2010. On September 26, 2009, Skillet appeared at Awakening Music Festival in Leesburg, Virginia, alongside Jeremy Camp, Kutless, Hawk Nelson, Disciple, Decyfer Down, and others. Skillet also played at the Super Dome in New Orleans for the ELCA National Youth Gathering in 2009.Skillet headlined two separate Rock the River tours, run by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, and hosted by Franklin Graham. Those tours were Rock the River: Midwest in the summer of 2009 and Rock the River: West in the summer of 2010.In January 2010 they toured with Puddle of Mudd and Shinedown through the East Coast of the United States. They also announced on their live chat with fans on December 5, 2009 that they would be touring with TobyMac in March and April 2010. This was later expanded upon as the \"Awake Tonight Tour\" named after both artists' new albums.] House of Heroes joined them on the tour as the opening act.In April and May the band continued on a second branch of their Awake and Alive tour with the Letter Black and Red.] In April it was also announced that the band would be touring with Creed and Theft in August and September 2010. In October the band will be co-headlining the \"Monsters of Annihilation Tour\" with Papa Roach. Trapt and My Darkest Days will be supporting acts.They will be touring again with TobyMac in November and December as the 2010 version of the Winter Wonder Slam tour.In January 2011, Skillet confirmed that they will be touring with Stone Sour and Theory of a Deadman in the Avalanche Tour. The tour will begin at the end of March 2011 and will conclude May 1 in Uncasville, CT. Other supporting acts include Halestorm and Art of Dying. The band had a small international tour in January and February 2011 visiting New Zealand, Australia and Japan. Band membersCurrent:John Cooper \u2013 lead vocals, bass guitar (1996\u2013present)Korey Cooper \u2013 keyboards, synthesizer, rhythm guitar, backing vocals, lead vocals (1999\u2013present)Seth Morrison - lead guitar (2011-present)Jen Ledger \u2013 drums, percussion, lead vocals (2008\u2013present)Touring:Tate Olsen \u2013 cello (2008\u2013present)Jonathan Chu \u2013 violin (2008\u2013present)Scotty Rock \u2013 bass guitar (2009\u2013present)Former:Ken Steorts \u2013 lead guitar (1996\u20131999)Trey McClurkin \u2013 drums, backing vocals (1996\u20132000)Kevin Haaland \u2013 lead guitar (1999\u20132001)Lori Peters \u2013 drums (2000\u20132007)Ben Kasica \u2013 lead guitar (2001\u20132011)Jonathan Salas - lead guitar (2011)Touring:Billy Dawson \u2013 rhythm guitar (2000)Faith Stern \u2013 keyboards, vocals (2002\u20132003)Chris Marvin \u2013 rhythm guitar, backing vocals (2002\u20132003, 2005\u20132006)Andrea Winchell \u2013 keyboards (2005\u20132006)","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/1029_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"75,000 - 150,000"}

Flyleaf

Flyleaf is an American rock band, formed in Belton, Texas, United States in 2000. They originated as a band called Liste...

30,000 - 50,000
{"key":"1024","name":"Flyleaf","bio":"Flyleaf is an American rock band, formed in Belton, Texas, United States in 2000. They originated as a band called Listen, and then changed name to Passerby, but due to an existing band owning the rights to that name, their name was changed to Flyleaf after they were signed to their record label. \"A flyleaf is the blank page at the front of a book,\" explains Lacey Mosley, Flyleaf's vocalist. \"It's the dedication page, the place you write a message to someone you're giving a book to. And, that's kind of what our songs are \u2013 personal messages that provide a few moments of clarity before the story begins\".Their music is a mix of hard rock styles. The band cites influences such as Rage Against The Machine, Foo Fighters, Incubus, The Smashing Pumpkins, and Nirvana.Early on, vocalist Lacey Mosley began playing music with drummer James Culpepper. Later on guitarists Jared Hartmann and Sameer Bhattacharya were recruited. \"Sameer and Jared are really experimental with melodies and pedals, and we all had different influences that were all blending together with the same passionate and hopeful heart, and that brought out this beautiful feeling. It was magical,\" said Mosley. When they were still playing as Listen, they played with bassists Josh C. and Jonathan B.. The bassist was replaced by Kirkpatrick Seals in 2002 after he left his previous band The Grove. All five members of the band are of the Christian faith. This faith in Jesus influences their music, but lead singer Lacey Mosley doesn't necessarily believe that makes Flyleaf a strictly Christian band. \"We all share the same faith. And so when we deal with the whole 'Christian band thing,' we kind of think about something P.O.D. says, like, 'If you're a Christian, it affects everything in your life. So if you're a plumber, does that make you a Christian plumber?'\" Mosley said. \"I don't know the answer. We're a band, it's part of who we are, so it comes out in our music, and it's the fuel for what we do. And finding Christ saved my life. So I'm not ashamed of it at all. And most of our album reflects that\".Flyleaf released a song \"Cassie\" that was about the shooting of Cassie Bernall and Rachel Scott. They were shot in the head after admiting they were Christian. This is just one example of how Flyleaf are touched by events and touch others through their music. Flyleaf released their first full-length studio album, \"Flyleaf\", in October 2005. The album was re-released in United States in October 2007 along with their latest digital EP, \"Much Like Falling\", that was released onto the iTunes store. The re-released version of \"Flyleaf\" contains additional acoustic tracks.On the 10th of November 2009, Flyleaf released their second album, called \"Memento Mori\". The album is a little less heavy than their debut album. Two songs that were released before the official release are \"Beautiful Bride\" and \"Again\".Songfacts reports that their third album will be called \"New Horizons\". The title track premiered on 89X Radio on August 1, 2012, and will be released on iTunes on August 21, 2012.On October the 22nd 2012, Lacey Sturm\/Mosley declared that she was leaving Flyleaf and that the band was splitting up. This was only a week before their new album was due to be released (New Horizons - 30th October 2012).Official site: www.flyleafmusic.com","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/1024_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"30,000 - 50,000"}

Relient K

July 2016 the band will release a new album titled Air For Free, and have Matthew Hoopes, Matt Thiessen and Dave Douglas...

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{"key":"2885","name":"Relient K","bio":"July 2016 the band will release a new album titled Air For Free, and have Matthew Hoopes, Matt Thiessen and Dave Douglas as permanent band members.Relient K is an American rock band formed in 1998 in Canton, Ohio by Matt Thiessen (lead vocals, guitar, piano), Brian Pittman (bass), and Matthew Hoopes (guitar, backing vocals), during the band's junior year in high school and their time at Malone College. The band is named after guitarist Hoopes' automobile, a Plymouth Reliant K car, with the spelling intentionally altered to avoid trademark infringement over the Reliant name.In 2000, Dave Douglas replaced Stephen Cushman on drums. In 2004, John Warne, formerly of Ace Troubleshooter replaced Brian on bass guitar. In 2005,Jon Schneck joined on with additional guitars, as well as banjo, bells, and backing vocals. In 2008, Ethan Luck, formerly of The O.C. Supertones and Demon Hunter replaced Dave on drums.The band has released 9 albums, including 2 Christmas albums, as well as 6 EPs, and some other miscellaneous projects. Starting in 2000 with their second album, Relient K was signed to Gotee Records, a Christian record label. In 2004, their album Mmhmm shot them into mainstream popularity when it released at #15 on Billboard 200, and was released on Gotee, Mono Vs. Stereo (both Christian record labels), as well as Capitol, a secular label. They stayed with Gotee\/Capitol until 2007, and their album Five Score and Seven Years Ago released at #6. Their latest album, Forget and Not Slow Down was released in 2009 with Mono Vs. Stereo. The band has done very well in both the Christian and mainstream music industries. The band has received numerous awards including a Grammy Award nomination in 2003 for Best Rock Gospel Album and two Dove Awards. The band has sold over 2 million records, with three albums being given gold certification by the RIAA.The band's musical style has changed over the years, starting off as very pop-punk, and maturing into a unique sort of pop-alternative-rock, with many songs varying in style, and some including acoustic guitars, piano, banjo, synths, bells, etc. Through the years, their lyrics and songwriting have matured, but they have not lost their silly side and sense of humor. They still often reference their Christian faith throughout their songs.Matt Thiessen, the band's main songwriter, also has a solo side project, Matthew Thiessen and the Earthquakes. He has also collaborated with Owl City. Dave Douglas also has a solo side project, Agnes.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/2885_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Switchfoot

Switchfoot is a Grammy-winning alternative rock band from San Diego, California, United States. The band was formed in 1...

75,000 - 150,000
{"key":"507","name":"Switchfoot","bio":"Switchfoot is a Grammy-winning alternative rock band from San Diego, California, United States. The band was formed in 1996 with the brothers Jon Foreman (lead singer\/guitarist) and Tim Foreman (bass). Long-time friend Chad Butler (drums) joined soon after. Eventually the band evolved to what it is today with the addition of members Jerome Fontamillas (key\/guitar\/electronics - formerly of Mortal and Fold Zandura) and Drew Shirley (guitar - formerly of All Together Separate). Although the band started out playing at Christian music festivals, they shun the label of \"Christian rock,\" with singer and guitarist Jon Foreman saying, \"For us, it's a faith, not a genre. We've always been very open and honest about where the songs are coming from. For us, these songs are for everyone. Calling us `Christian rock' tends to be a box that closes some people out and excludes them. And that's not what we're trying to do. Music has always opened my mind \u2013 and that's what we want.\" They started out on Charlie Peacock's label \"re:think\" and spent several years appearing at Christian festivals and enjoying Christian radio hits. Most of their early tours were with Christian bands and both of the band's new members were borrowed from Christian bands.Switchfoot did not see success outside of the Christian rock scene until they were featured alongside singer Mandy Moore on the A Walk To Remember soundtrack. The band's first true commercial success came in 2003 with the release of their fourth major label (and first mainstream label) offering, The Beautiful Letdown. The album went on to sell more than 2 million albums and Switchfoot became the most popular rock band to be associated with Christian music.They were featured on the British Edition of the Spiderman II soundtrack along with the likes of Taking Back Sunday and Dashboard Confessional to name a few, in 2004 with the song 'Meant To Live'.In 2005 Switchfoot released \"Nothing Is Sound\". The album went gold within 3 months and received much critical acclaim.Switchfoot's highly anticipated album, titled \"Oh! Gravity.\" was released on December 26th, 2006. On November 10th, 2009, Switchfoot released their first album produced under their own label, lowercase people. \"Mess of Me\", a single from the album released months before the CD, has enjoy chart-topping radio plays since its release.In 2010 Switchfoot released their album, \"Hello Hurricane\".On September 27th, 2011, to much anticipation and excitement, Switchfoot released their newest album, \"Vice Verses\".Sites:www.switchfoot.comSwitchfoot Message Boards","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/507_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"75,000 - 150,000"}

Thousand Foot Krutch

Thousand Foot Krutch (originally known as Oddball 1995-1996) is a Canadian alternative band formed in 1995, currently co...

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{"key":"529","name":"Thousand Foot Krutch","bio":"Thousand Foot Krutch (originally known as Oddball 1995-1996) is a Canadian alternative band formed in 1995, currently composed of Trevor McNevan (vocals), Steve Augustine (drums), Joel Bruyere (bass) and Ty Dietzler (touring guitarist), all of whom are Christians. McNevan and Augustine are also in FM Static; Joel Bruyere, has also started his own side project, entitled The Drawing Room; also McNevan has contributed guest vocals with Three Days Grace, Falling Up, Worth Dying For, KJ-52, Demon Hunter, Hawk Nelson and Manafest. Trevor McNevan began the band in Peterborough, Ontario, a city northeast of Toronto, where he went to high school. Joel Bruyere, born in Brantford, Ontario under the name Oddball. First line-up included Dave Smith on guitar, Tim Baxter on bass and Trevor's cousin, Three Days Grace's Neil Sanderson, on drums.Their first album, Shutterbug, was released in 1995. Neil Sanderson (drums), also played in Groundswell (the first version of Three Days Grace). Bands spend a lot of time together and even worked at McDonald's.The second album, (that was first under the name Thousand Foot Krutch) That's What People Do was released independently in 1998 and is out of print. It sold over 5000 copies. TFK climbed the ladder of local notoriety throughout Ontario and abroad. Reaching the ears of Ontario commercial radio, CKWF 101.5 FM in their home town of Peterborough took a chance and added \"Rhyme Animal\", the band's first single from their independent recording, to their rotation. It clicked with listeners and within two months ended up being one of the five most requested songs of the year. In 1999 TFK was chosen by 7 Ball Magazine as one of the top 25 indie bands in North America. They were also awarded \"Best Indie Recording\" and Trevor awarded \"Vocalist of the Year\" by the readers of The Wire Magazine. They were then awarded \"Band of the Year\" at the 2000 Wire Awards. They were also voted as the #1 band of the millennium on 100.3 FM in Barrie, Ontario.The next album, Set It Off, was released at November 14th 2000. It was debut label release. The sound of the album was distinct in its heavily hip-hop influenced nu metal, and though a few songs from the record (including \"Puppet\" and \"Supafly\") impacted at both Secular and Christian radio, the band gained notoriety almost entirely through self-promotion and word of mouth. The band also printed a limited edition \"Pre-release\" version of \"Set It Off\" at a release party in Peterborough, Ontario for their local fans. TFK toured with Finger Eleven, Econoline Crush, Treble Charger, The Tea Party, Matthew Good Band, Gob, Zuckerbaby, Clarknova, superGARAGE and others. Three Days Grace, which was a cover band at that time, was a TFK's opening band. Trevor helped with recordings of Three Days Grace's demo album. He is also featured on their song \"This Movie\" from this album.In 2003, TFK signed with Seattle-based Tooth & Nail Records after long consideration and released their critically-acclaimed second full-length CD, Phenomenon. Though something of a departure from the rap-heavy sound of Set it Off, Phenomenon still relied on McNevan's rhythmic vocals, albeit with a solid modern metal sound. Phenomenon was well received, and spawned 4 popular radio singles, including the anthemic \"Rawkfist.\" The CD sold 200,000 units making it one of the best-selling albums in Tooth & Nail's history. They continued this success with the 2004 re-release of Set it Off through Tooth & Nail, allowing for a larger print run and adding 6 songs, including five from \"That's What People Do\", and one new song \"Everyone Like Me\", produced by Gavin Brown (Three Days Grace\/Billy Talent\/Thornley). In that time McNevan and Augustine started a side band called FM Static, which can be classified as a pop-punk or pop\/rock band and is usually much more light-hearted. FM Static scoring two #10 hits for their songs \"Crazy Mary\", and \"Something to Believe in.\"On July 19, 2005, they released their third full-length album The Art of Breaking, produced by Arnold Lanni (Our Lady Peace\/Finger Eleven\/Simple Plan). This album makes almost a complete break from the nu metal sound of their earlier albums, focusing more on hardcore elements. The single \"Move\" peaked at #16 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart early 2006. The band was on many tours, festivals and concerts, including concerts with Korn, Paramore, Relient K, AFI, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Hawthorne Heights, Dashboard Confessional, Neverending White Lights, Kill Hannah, Trapt, Thornley and others.After working in the studio with producer Ken Andrews (Beck\/Chris Cornell\/Pete Yorn\/Tenacious D\/Mae) they released The Flame in All of Us on September 18th, 2007. This album could be considered a slight deviation from their previous rapcore inspired sound, with a move to a more mainstream rock sound, with some heavy influences from bands such as fellow Canadian artists Our Lady Peace & other various metal bands. On Purevolume.com Thousand Foot Krutch was the favorite artist on the 2nd of July 2007 and 26th August 2007.The next tour was in the spring of 2008 when the band toured with Skillet and Decyfer Down. TFK also perfomed with Egypt Central, P.O.D., Chevelle, Sevendust, 10 Years, Daughtry, Red.TFK's 5th album titled \"Welcome to the Masquerade\" was released in the fall of 2009. Thousand Foot Krutch kicked off their new album \"Welcome to the Masquerade\" for the first time at North Western College St. Paul MN on 9\/11\/09.The End Is Where We Begin is the band\u2019s fifth studio album. The End Is Where We Begin Songfacts reports the record was released on April 17, 2012.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/529_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

12 Stones

12 Stones is a post-grunge band that formed in 2000 in Mandeville, Louisiana, a suburb north of New Orleans. The first l...

10,000 - 30,000
{"key":"2956","name":"12 Stones","bio":"12 Stones is a post-grunge band that formed in 2000 in Mandeville, Louisiana, a suburb north of New Orleans. The first line-up consisted of Paul McCoy (vocals), Kevin Dorr (bass), Eric Weaver (guitar), Stephen Poff (guitar\/vocals) who left to finish One Like Son's Goodbye and Patrick Quave (drums) who was later replaced by Aaron Gainer.After performing no more than 12 live shows, the band recorded a demo and went to New York City where they performed at an industry showcase, where the band encountered some minor difficulties,:\"Here we are, our first few hours in New York City,\" McCoy recalls, \"and Kevin is puking in the bathroom and I'm chasing some guy who stole my wallet just a few hours before we play the showcase. It was crazy.\"After that, the band was signed up by Wind-Up Records. The situation improved once 12 Stones signed with Wind-up and began recording with producer Jay Baumgardner (Papa Roach, Alien Ant Farm), who helped pump up Eric Weaver\u2019s searing guitar solos in the belief that a new guitar hero might be born. Combined with the propulsive rhythm section of Dorr and drummer Aaron Gainer and McCoy\u2019s distinctive lyrics, the 12 Stones sound conveys real emotion with a visceral punch.The band's eponymous debut album was released in 2002, produced by Jay Baumgardner. They gained more fame when vocalist McCoy performed in Evanescence's song \"Bring Me to Life\" opposite Amy Lee. The song was included in both Evanescence's album, Fallen and in the Daredevil film soundtrack. McCoy quotes:\"Our songs are about some of the really tough times I went through growing up as a kid,\" McCoy says. \"I really wanted to target subjects in our songs that kids going through tough times can relate to and help them get through tough times. It doesn't mean you can\u2019t be angry and the songs powerful. We just want to stream negative energy in a positive way.\"In 2004, Kevin Dorr quit the band and touring guitarist Greg Trammell later became an official member.Their second album, Potter's Field came out in 2004. Both albums were supported with heavy touring. Clint Amereno and then Aaron Hill were brought in to play bass for the shows. After the tour, the band decided to take a break from the band to be with their respective families.Trammell left prior to the recording of the next album, leaving the band without a second guitarist. After completion of the CD, one of its collaborators, ex-Breaking Point guitarist Justin Rimer, took over this position. The new lineup was later completed with the addition of former Presence bassist DJ Stange.Their third album, Anthem For The Underdog, was released in 2007. The album is said to be inspired by the effects of Hurricane Katrina on their hometown.Shortly after the album's release, Stange quit and was replaced by Shawn Wade, formerly of the band Silence Is Broken.12 Stones released an EP entitled \"The Only Easy Day was Yesterday in the summer of 2010. Shortly after its release, the band left Wind-up Records. After a lengthy search, they found a new home with EMI. EMG's Jacob Capricciuolo said of the latest expansion move of the company, \"signing 12 Stones marks a pivotal turn for Executive Music Group to not only continue its established rock success, but to now elevate its presence in Rock to a much broader audience. Myself and VP Jimmy Swan believe 12 Stones has been underrated within the music industry for far to long. We live for radical movements and artists ready to make radical changes within those movements such as 12 Stones. The excitement to work with their amazing talent is more than exhilarating to say the least! It's an honor to have on our roster a group of hard working guys stopping at nothing for global success!\"They entered the studio in the spring of 2011 to record their 4th full length LP. The first single \"Bulletproof\" from the new album entitled \"Only Human\" was released on July 11, 2011 to much fanfare.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/2956_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"10,000 - 30,000"}

Hillsong United

Hillsong United is an Australian worship band. They started as the youth ministry band from Hillsong Church in Australia...

75,000 - 150,000
{"key":"2891","name":"Hillsong United","bio":"Hillsong United is an Australian worship band. They started as the youth ministry band from Hillsong Church in Australia. Their music is praise and worship with a contemporary style that is a mix of contemporary Christian music and mainstream rock. The band was formerly named \"United Live\" and was led by Reuben Morgan and Marty Sampson. United Live made its first album in 1999 after a suggestion from worship pastor Darlene Zschech to Reuben Morgan. (This has been mentioned by Reuben in the documentary section of the United We Stand DVD) Following the advice, Reuben and Marty led the team in making their very first album, Everyday. They subsequently recorded 3 more albums with Reuben before changing the band's name from 'United Live' to 'Hillsong United' after Reuben's departure in 2002. Joel Houston, the son of the church's senior pastor, replaced Reuben, and stepped up to lead the group together with Marty. The band has toured in a number of countries, and their 2006 release United We Stand was the best selling album of 2006 in Canada at Christian retail stores.Current members of the Hillsong United band include Joel Houston, Jonathon Douglass (J.D.), Jadwin \"Jad\" Gillies, Matt Crocker, Taya Smith, Dylan Thomas (on rhythm guitar), Timon Klein (on lead guitar), Peter James & Benjamin Tennikoff (on keyboards), Adam Crosariol (on bass guitar), and Simon Kobler (on drums).The annual Hillsong United CD\/DVD is recorded during their October youth conference Encounterfest; the album is released in February the following year. The 2007 Hillsong United album \"All of the Above\" was released on the 17th of March. Unlike all of the previous United albums, this CD was studio recorded.To date in 2008, Hillsong United have released the first part of the I Heart Revolution recordings; 'With Hearts as One', made live around the world during the band's recent tours. The CD features previously released United tracks recorded live in different locations, and the first installment of a live DVD. In 2009, they released 'Across the Earth: Tear down the walls', followed by 'A F T E R M A T H' on February 15th 2011.On February 14, 2012, 'LIVE IN MIAMI (Welcome to the Aftermath)' was released. It contained songs from both the album Aftermath, and several other of their greatest hits, such as \"The Stand,\" \"With Everything,\" and \"Your Name High.\" It was also the first fully recorded Hillsong United tour.In 2013, United continued to their long string of worship albums withcompletely new material entitled Zion. Mixing a new digital sound, and their signature lyrics, they topped charts globally, and Zion became Hillsong United's highest selling album. Some songs include Oceans (Where Feet May Fail), Scandal Of Grace, Relentless, Love Is War, and Nothing Like Your Love. In late 2013, after the massive success of their song Oceans (Where Feet May Fail), United released an entire EP entitled Oceans. Not too long afterwards, United released an acoustic version of the album Zion, and in March 2014, they released their first remix album entitled \"The White Album Project\".","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/2891_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"75,000 - 150,000"}

Elevation Worship

Elevation exists "so that people far from God will be filled with life in Christ." That's the vision that was planted in...

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{"key":"77080","name":"Elevation Worship","bio":"Elevation exists \"so that people far from God will be filled with life in Christ.\" That's the vision that was planted in the heart of Pastor Steven Furtick at the age of 16. In 2005, God assembled a group of families around Pastor Furtick to begin seeing this vision come to life.In February of 2006, Elevation Church launched its first worship experience. Two and a half short years later Elevation Church is meeting in multiple locations with a weekly attendance that has topped 4,000. Through God's favor and a relentless pursuit of His vision we have watched over 2,000 people profess faith in Jesus Christ during our second year of ministry.Commitment to the vision of life transformation is what drives every corner of this ministry. These songs were birthed from the heart of this movement. Our hope is that through these songs, you'll experience a glimpse of this revolutionary move of God.The band released three independent studio albums before they signed with Essential Records in 2011. For the Honor, their debut album on a major label, was released on November 21, 2011 which saw chart success on Billboard charts, including No. 1 on Heatseekers, No. 19 on the Christian Albums, and the Billboard 200 at No. 193. \"Nothing Is Wasted\" was released on February 19, 2013 on Essential, also seeing chart success \u2013 No. 1 on the Christian Albums chart and at No. 41 on the Billboard 200.Only King Forever, their third album on Essential, was released January 14, 2014, debuting at their highest charting position, No. 23 on the Billboard 200. This album was recorded live in Charlotte in 2013. Elevation Worship's fourth album, Wake Up the Wonder, was recorded live on August 1, 2014 at Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina, and was released on November 25, 2014.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/77080_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Aaron Gillespie

Aaron Gillespie is the former songwriter, clean vocalist and drummer of metalcore band Underoath and the lead singer of...

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{"key":"77158","name":"Aaron Gillespie","bio":"Aaron Gillespie is the former songwriter, clean vocalist and drummer of metalcore band Underoath and the lead singer of the pop punk band The Almost.He released a solo worship album titled \"Anthem Song\" on 8 March 2011, which he co-wrote with worship artists such as Paul Baloche and Delirious?. He is currently touring in support of the album.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/77158_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"20,000 - 50,000"}

Chris Tomlin

Christopher Dwayne Tomlin (born May 4, 1972) is a Christian worship leader and songwriter from Grand Saline, Texas, Unit...

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{"key":"2890","name":"Chris Tomlin","bio":"Christopher Dwayne Tomlin (born May 4, 1972) is a Christian worship leader and songwriter from Grand Saline, Texas, United States. He is a staff member at Austin Stone Community Church and is signed to EMI's sixstepsrecords. Tomlin also leads worship at many Passion events. Some of his most well-known songs are How Great Is Our God, Forever, Famous One, We Fall Down and Holy Is the Lord.According to the Christian Copyright Licensing International, Tomlin is the most sung Christian artist in the United States. He was awarded Male Vocalist at the 2006 and 2007 Gospel Music Awards, and was named Artist of the Year in 2007.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/2890_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"40,000 - 75,000"}

Jars of Clay

Jars of Clay is a popular Christian alternative rock group formed while the band members attended Greenville College in ...

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{"key":"2888","name":"Jars of Clay","bio":"Jars of Clay is a popular Christian alternative rock group formed while the band members attended Greenville College in Greenville, Illinois, United States in 1992. The group's sound has varied over the years as the band has experimented with pop, folk, rock, trip-hop, gospel, and hymnsong. Their self-titled album featured layered acoustic guitars over programmed trip-hop beats. The song \"Flood\" was the band's biggest crossover hit, and it hit #37 on the Billboard Hot 100 as well as #12 on the Modern Rock chart.The following albums saw large shifts in style. Much Afraid saw them releasing gorgeous - sometimes brittle - music, which the Band intended to have a \"timeless\" sound, while If I Left the Zoo is a quirkier but musically brilliant album, featuring considerably more keys and experimentation. The Eleventh Hour is their first true \"rock\" album. They returned to acoustic guitars for the \"Furthermore\" project, which featured two EPs - a live disc and an acoustic disc. The band's 5th album, Who We Are Instead continued some of the band's earlier sonic experiments and showcased some new gospel, bluegrass, and hymnsong influences. The hymnsong approach was continued on an album of new arrangements of classic hymns - Redemption Songs.Good Monsters was released on Sept. 05, 2006. The album was hailed by CCM Magazine as \"Album of the Year\" - a controversial move considering that this announcement was made in August. \"Good Monsters\" further showcases the diverse style of the venerable quartet and is considered by the band to be their first true \"rock\" record. It is a rock driven record with electric guitars having prevalence on more of the songs than any previous albums. The album also has other stylistic influences and even includes a choir of African school children, while lyrically, it hits the darker side of their self-shaped genre.In 2007, Jars of Clay announced that they were leaving Essential Records and were creating their own record label, Gray Matters. Jars of Clay released Christmas Songs through Gray Matters in 2007, and the Closer EP was released in the Summer of 2008.April 21, 2009 marked the release of The Long Fall Back to Earth, containing two tracks from the Closer EP and 12 additional tracks. Two Hands is the first single from that release.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/2888_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"30,000 - 50,000"}

Family Force 5

Family Force 5 is an American Christian rock band from Atlanta, Georgia. The band was formed in 1993 by brothers Solomon...

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{"key":"2937","name":"Family Force 5","bio":"Family Force 5 is an American Christian rock band from Atlanta, Georgia. The band was formed in 1993 by brothers Solomon \"Soul Glow Activatur\", Joshua \"Fatty\", and Jacob \"Crouton\" Olds. As of 2013, the group has released four studio albums (including a Christmas album), nine EPs, and two remix albums. They are often noted for their raucous, party-centric personae and eclectic mix of genres, ranging from rap metal to dance-pop.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/2937_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"30,000 - 50,000"}

The Digital Age

2012, a year commonly associated with endings, saw a new beginning for former members of the David Crowder Band. On the ...

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{"key":"77091","name":"The Digital Age","bio":"2012, a year commonly associated with endings, saw a new beginning for former members of the David Crowder Band. On the heels of their final project with the DC*B, \u201cGive Us Rest or (A Requiem Mass In C )\u201d, Mark, Mike D, Bwack, and Jack sought to continue writing, performing, and producing music together for the Church. Out of this desire, The Digital Age was born.The idea of The Digital Age came from several conversations about the current state of technology and how we as humans can now interact. With the rise of the internet, our neighbors are no longer the people who live next to us. We have relationships with people not only within our communities and in our cities, but across the globe. Ideas and information spread quickly and shape how we choose to connect or disconnect from those around us. For example, the majority of the final DC*B album was recorded in separate locations. Files were uploaded and shared on a private server, and many artistic interactions occurred behind the veil of a computer screen. 1s and 0s turned into sounds, and sounds turned into songs. What started as small files are now songs that can be found floating across the internet. We are all neighbors. We are all connected. Art is everywhere, free to give and take. We live in the digital age.In the small college town of Waco, TX, home of Baylor University, The Digital Age has its roots planted at University Baptist Church. Throughout the life of the church, the members of the band have been leading worship there in some form or fashion since its inception in 1995. \u201cWe really feel at home here and committed to the investment we\u2019ve made in this community, so right away we knew we wanted to stay in Waco.\u201dThe members of The Digital Age believe that the Church is beautiful, diverse, creative, and alive, and that these qualities should be reflected in the music the Church creates. Above all, The Digital Age strives to pursue excellence in all things to further the kingdom of God.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/77091_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Fireflight

There are multiple artists with this name:1) An American pop rock band. They formed in 2005.2) An American Christian roc...

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{"key":"2915","name":"Fireflight","bio":"There are multiple artists with this name:1) An American pop rock band. They formed in 2005.2) An American Christian rock band from Florida. They formed in 1999:Fireflight is a Grammy-nomiated American christian hard rock band formed in Eustis, Florida in 1999.Fireflight debuted with 2006\u2019s The Healing of Harms (Flicker Records), featuring two No. 1 rock singles, \u201cYou Decide\u201d and \u201cWaiting.\u201d The band\u2019s breakout sophomore album, Unbreakable, released in March 2008 and debuted at No. 10 on Billboard\u2019s Heatseekers chart, following NBC\u2019s launch of the title track in network TV promos for \u201cBionic Woman.\u201d Along with receiving stellar 5-star reviews, Unbreakable delivered two No.1 rock singles with \u201cThe Hunger\u201d and the title track, which held the top spot at Christian rock radio for 4 weeks. Fireflight\u2019s music has received national attention as a favorite of TV networks like NBC, ABC and ESPN, including ESPN\u2019s \u201cWinter X Games\u201d coverage,\u201d on E! Entertainment\u2019s \u201cStyle Network,\u201d and in music-video reels at both American Eagle and Journey\u2019s stores across the country. For more than nine years.Albums 2002: Glam-rok \u2013 (independent) 2006: The Healing of Harms 2008: Unbreakable 2010: For Those Who Wait 2012: Now EPs 2004: On the Subject of Moving Forward EP 2009: Unbroken and Unplugged","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/2915_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Kutless

Kutless is a Christian alternative band, originally from Portland, Oregon, specializing in melodic hard rock. The band ...

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{"key":"2893","name":"Kutless","bio":"Kutless is a Christian alternative band, originally from Portland, Oregon, specializing in melodic hard rock. The band gets their name from the promise made in Romans 6:23. The band says, \"He took the cuts for us\u2026making us Kutless.\" Kutless consist of Jon Micah Sumrall (vocals), James Mead (guitar), Dave Luetkenhoelter (bass), and Jeff Gilbert (drums) and Nick Departee (guitar).Kutless's albums are released by BEC Recordings, a company owned by Tooth & Nail Records. Kutless has toured with The O.C. Supertones and also with other prominent artists, such as tobyMac of DC Talk and Audio Adrenaline.The group is currently touring with the Newsboys on the Go Tour.The group also headlined The Hearts Of The Innocent Tour Powered by Suzuki in America last year with Disciple, Red, and Run Kid Run. Kutless was the first band to be sponsored by Suzuki Motor Sports.A video of the band's song 'Tonight' has been featured on MTV2, and many of their songs have been played on TVU and hundreds of Christian radio stations. Their first single 'Run' holds the record for the longest charting song in the history of the R&R Top 40 charts. Kutless's song \"All The Words\" was featured in an episode of the hit TV show Scrubs. Their music video \"Shut Me Out\" was featured on the Target TV (Red Channel) in May 2006 and was part of a XBOX giveaway.On December 5, 2006, Kutless released their first live CD\/DVD combo titled 'Live In Portland' which highlights the electrifying performance of this great rock band. Their sixth album, To Know That You're Alive, was released June 24, 2008. It continues the band's diverse style, whilst also tapping into the harder tones of the band's first two albums.Kutless has had 4 former members who have left the band for various reasons. They are Nathan Stuart (bass) 2002, Kyle Zeigler (bass) 2005 , Kyle Mitchell (drums) 2005 , and Ryan Shrout (guitar) 2007.Albums:2008\tTo Know That You're Alive2007\tStrong Tower 2006\tLive from Portland2006\tHearts of the Innocent2006\tHearts of the Innocent 2005\tStrong Tower2004\tSea of Faces2002\tKutlessOfficial Homepage: www.kutless.comOfficial Fanpage: www.kutlessrocks.com","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/2893_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Third Day

Well-crafted southern rock with substance. Third Day's music mixes faith with the pure energy of rock n' roll to give f...

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{"key":"2892","name":"Third Day","bio":"Well-crafted southern rock with substance. Third Day's music mixes faith with the pure energy of rock n' roll to give fans a non-watered down way to express their belief. Members: Mac Powell (vocals\/guitar) , Mark Lee (guitar), Tai Anderson (bass) and David Carr (drums).Early yearsThird Day began in 1991, when singer Mac Powell and guitarist Mark Lee finished studying at McEachern High School in Powder Springs, Georgia. They had already played together in a garage band called Nuclear Hoedown, but now wanted to form a band where they could express their faith in God. Powell and Lee added a keyboard player named Billy Wilkins, and dedicated their time to write songs and perform around the state of Georgia.In 1992, they were playing at Lee's church the same night that drummer David Carr and bassist Tai Anderson were playing with a band called Bullard Family Singers. Their youth director asked the band to perform at their church. The group took along quickly and were invited to join the band. The album that Carr produced would be released the next year under the title Long Time Forgotten.In 1993, while dealing with their studies, the band started playing more aggressively around Atlanta and saved $3,000 to record a full-length album. Also, during this time, original member, Billy Wilkins, who was working as a school teacher, ended up leaving the band. Still, Third Day continued to work on their first full-length album, recording at Furies Studios in Atlanta. The album was finally released in 1994 with 2,000 copies available. In 1995, the band started looking for a second guitarist. They had heard Brad Avery play with singer Chris Carder and asked him to play with the band. After playing \"Consuming Fire\" during their first rehearsal, Avery officially joined the band.As the band completed its line-up, they also started playing steadily around the South-east area. They also started playing at an Atlanta venue called the Strand Theatre. The management of the local decided to sign the band to a new independent record label called Gray Dot Records. That same year, the band released the album Third Day, which ended up selling 20,000 copies. Shortly after, Reunion Records signed the band to a multi-album deal.International SuccessIn 1998, the band started working on their next project titled Time under the production of Monroe James. They had compiled around 30 songs to choose from during the last year, and ended up choosing only ten. The album was also nominated for a Grammy and won another Dove Award for the band. Some of the other songs the band recorded, but were left out can be found in the EP Southern Tracks. Also, during the band's live shows, the worship part was becoming more \"powerful\", which prompted them to release an album exclusively of worship songs, titled Offerings: A Worship Album. The album was recorded in about a week, and they followed it with a tour alongside Jennifer Knapp. They also collaborated in the project called City on a Hill: Songs of Worship and Praise.In 2001, the band played in Australia and New Zealand on the heels of the success of the Offerings album. They continued to tour in the States, and recorded one of their concerts in Atlanta to be released as their first DVD, The Offerings Experience. The concert was held at the Hi-Fi Buys Ampitheatre with an attendance of close to 15,000 people. That same year, the band won a total of five Dove Awards as well as their first Grammy. They followed that year with the release of Come Together which ended up winning two Dove Awards and one more Grammy. The album was certified gold the next year, along with Time. In 2003, they also released a follow-up to their hit Offerings titled Offerings II: All I Have to Give.The band appeared in the 2002 film \"Joshua\", the movie version of the Joseph Girzone novel of the same name. The Third Day song \"My Hope is You\" was included in the Joshua soundtrack album.Recent YearsIn 2004, the band released their next album, Wire, and toured the States with tobyMac and Warren Barfield. In June of the same year, the band traveled to Europe for a two-week tour. Upon returning, the band recorded a concert at Louisville which ended up as their next project, Live Wire, released later that year. During that year, they also collaborated on the soundtrack for Mel Gibson's film, The Passion of the Christ, they played at the Republican National Convention, and were featured in the show 60 Minutes. In January 2007, the band played one night each in Melbourne, Brisbane, and Sydney, Australia.Their next album, Wherever You Are, debuted on the Billboard 200 at #8. It also won the band their third Grammy. They have followed it with the holiday album, Christmas Offerings in 2006, and with a compilation of their hits titled Chronology in 2007. On February 28th, 2008, Third Day released a statement announcing Brad Avery's departure from the band after 13 years and over 1000 concerts.Their best album to date entitled Revelation was released July 29, 2008. Third Day released Miracle on November 6, 2012. The band toured Miracle on the Miracle Tour with artists Colton Dixon and Josh Wilson as their opening acts, commencing on February 21, 2013 in Fairfax, Virginia and concluding on May 19, 2014 in Orlando, Florida.Third Day released the worship album Lead Us Back: Songs of Worship on March 3, 2015. The album, produced by the duo The Sound Kids, composed of Jonny Macintosh and JT Daly, peaked at No. 20 on the Billboard 200, No. 1 on the Christian Albums chart, No. 5 on the Top Rock Albums chart and No. 13 on the Digital Albums chart. The album has had one single, \"Soul on Fire\", that spent 19 weeks on the Billboard charts, peaking at No. 2 on Hot Christian Songs and No. 3 on Christian Digital Songs.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/2892_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

TobyMac

The Eye On It Songfacts reports that Eye On It, TobyMac's fifth full-length studio album was released on August 28, 2012...

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{"key":"2906","name":"TobyMac","bio":"The Eye On It Songfacts reports that Eye On It, TobyMac's fifth full-length studio album was released on August 28, 2012. Said TobyMac regarding the album title: \"I want my music to depict what I'm going through. I want to write about the things that upset me, move me, hurt me and haunt me. The things that are real. With Tonight, I was determined to live more passionately with God. I was laying down the gauntlet. Eye On It is a continuation of that. It's saying, 'This is the person I want to be and I'm going to keep my eye on it, God willing!'\"TobyMac \"Tonight\"The ascension of TobyMac\u2019s solo career has been nothing short of spectacular. In an era of declining music sales he has consistently defied the odds and has seen his sales increase with each new album release. This is no small feat. With his fourth studio album TONIGHT released on Feb. 9, he is poised to take things higher yet again. Having climbed the mountain once with the group dcTalk (4 Grammys, more than 8 million albums sold), TobyMac knows how difficult the journey can be and how much work the process actually takes. Rarely does an artist get to soar to great heights for a second time, but soar he has. He took home his first Grammy as a solo artist last year after receiving Grammy nominations for each of his first four solo projects (Momentum, Welcome To Diverse City, Portable Sounds, Tonight). And last year TobyMac topped 2 million in total albums sold during his solo career. TobyMac has also remixed the Welcome to Diverse City album and Momentum, calling the new albums Renovating Diverse City and Re:Mix Momentum, respectively. He has done it with a combination of talent, hard work and humility which has produced songs that resonate with people from all walks of life . Upon embarking on his solo career, Toby sought to surround himself with a talented and diverse cast of characters, aptly named the Diverse City Band. The result has been a musical fusion that radiates with an unquenchable energy and a penetrating message. A self-professed perfectionist when making records\u2014he\u2019s been known to relentlessly tweak and massage every little thing in an inexorable effort to make it sound better\u2014Toby is the first to admit that he has to work really hard to make great music. \u201cThat\u2019s what drives me,\u201d he says. \u201cI feel like I have to work harder than other people to get there. Sometimes I feel like I\u2019m slightly under-gifted; I usually don't sit down and write a great song in just a few minutes like others can. But I think my work ethic makes up for that.\u201d Starting with dcTalk, and then going solo when the group disbanded in 2000, Toby still clings to such rootsy notions as hard work, persistence, patience and\u2014perhaps most relevant of all\u2014the power of music, which he insists is still what keeps him going. \u201cIt\u2019s the truth,\u201d he says. \u201cI still believe that a song can penetrate a heart. I believe God can use a song to open someone\u2019s mind and heart. Other songs can just drop what I call, 'the joy bomb' on somebody. I fight really hard to remain unjaundiced\u2014to keep believing that you can actually walk into a studio and write a song that breathes life. That\u2019s the hardest fight for a guy who\u2019s been doing this for a while; it\u2019s easy to fall into the trap of just making it your job. But I still believe that songs matter.\u201d The songs on TONIGHT certainly matter\u2014everything from the prayerful first single \u201cCity On Our Knees\u201d to the testimonial \u201cChanged Forever,\u201d from the worshipful \u201cCaptured\u201d to the confessional \u201cStart Somewhere,\u201d and even down to the put-on-your-party-hat grooves of \u201cFunky Jesus Music\u201d and \u201cShowStopper.\u201d One theme that runs loud and clear throughout is the idea that we all need God, and we need him now\u2014this morning, this afternoon, tonight. \u201cRight here, right now \/ Under the stars \/ I promise You my heart \/ \u2019Cause it starts tonight,\u201d Toby sings on the chorus of the title track. \u201cIf you gotta start somewhere why not here? If you gotta start sometime why not now?\u201d he asks on \u201cCity on Our Knees.\u201d And \u201cI wanna straighten this before the sun goes down tonight,\u201d he proclaims on \u201cStart Somewhere.\u201d \u201cThere\u2019s definitely a sense of urgency on this record,\u201d says co-producer Chris Stephens, who has worked on TobyMac\u2019s last three CDs. \u201cAnd it\u2019s an album that speaks of unity, of coming together and finding common ground to worship God.\u201d Toby has long had a passion for racial reconciliation and unity, a recurrent theme in his music. TONIGHT includes songs of reconciliation of another kind\u2014between husband and wife. Toby and Amanda have been happily married for 15 years, but like all couples, it can be hard work sometimes. For Toby, who best expresses his emotions through music, it was a natural step to write about it. In \u201cHold On,\u201d he sings, \u201cIf you move just a little bit closer \/ You can put your head on my shoulder . . . \/ Wipe away those tears \/ This one\u2019s for you.\u201d And on \u201cStart Somewhere,\u201d he\u2019s downright confessional: \u201cI said some things that I regret \/ And if I could, I\u2019d take \u2019em back \/ But here I am, and there you are \/ The space between us is not so far \/ I\u2019m reaching out my hand in love.\u201d \u201c\u2018Hold On\u2019 is very personal,\u201d Toby says. \u201cMany lines are there to encourage my wife, but I know those lines could encourage anybody in a relationship. As for \u2018Start Somewhere,\u2019 any time you\u2019re in love with somebody, you\u2019re going to bang heads from time to time. I don\u2019t know how many times I\u2019ve been lying in bed, sweating it out and thinking, How am I going to make this right? But then you reach that moment of apology and forgiveness. That\u2019s one of my favorite songs on the record; it\u2019s a personal perspective on confrontation and reconciliation.\u201d And then there\u2019s \u201cWonderin\u2019,\u201d in which Toby reminisces about the past with Kevin Max and Michael Tait in dcTalk, one of Christian music\u2019s biggest acts in the 1990s. \u201cWe was ridin\u2019 in style, clockin\u2019 them miles \/ With the songs that He put down deep in our hearts . . . \/ I\u2019m wonderin\u2019 \u2019bout the way I spend my days \/ Wonderin\u2019 if it\u2019s even worth the chase \/ Wonderin\u2019 if they\u2019re stealin\u2019 me from you.\u201d \u201cIt\u2019s just a warm look back at dc Talk,\u201d says Toby, almost wistfully. \u201cIt\u2019s reminiscing about Michael and Kevin and what we did together, and recognizing their influence on me. I love what I do today, but there are times when I wonder,What if we stayed together? I\u2019ve got these dreams I\u2019m pursuing now, but are they stealing me from you? I think about Kevin and Michael on every song I write. That's the truth man, we climbed a mountain together.\u201d Sonically, TONIGHT is typical TobyMac in many ways\u2014an eclectic mix of rap, rock, pop and funk, all laden with catchy hooks and melodies just itching for airplay and audience singalongs. There\u2019s even a healthy dose of reggae on the album closer \u201cBreak Open the Sky,\u201d where Toby flexes his Jamaican family ties while Israel Houghton provides guest vocals. Other visiting vocalists include Skillet\u2019s John Cooper on \u201cTonight\u201d and Relient K\u2019s Matthew Thiessen on \u201cWonderin\u2019.\u201d Of course most of the vocals belong to the artist himself. Stephens says Toby \u201chas stretched himself as a vocalist, he writes about things he is passionate about and his vocals reflect that urgency''. Toby agrees: \u201cI do more singing on this record than ever before. I\u2019m learning to use my vocal instrument in different ways, and I\u2019m getting more comfortable with it everyday''.It all adds up to a project that reflects one man\u2019s desire to push himself beyond \u201cvery good,\u201d to dig deep in the quest for that other country where greatness resides. He certainly reached for it. Hard. \u201cI\u2019ve worked very hard not to fall into the trap of making this just a gig,\u201d he says. \u201cIf it is a labor, it\u2019s a labor of love. I know music can\u2019t change the world, but who says God can't speak through a song.\" Right here, right now. TONIGHT.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/2906_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Jeremy Camp

Jeremy Camp, a multi-award winning Christian vocalist and guitarist, was born on January 12, 1978 in Lafayette, Indiana....

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{"key":"2894","name":"Jeremy Camp","bio":"Jeremy Camp, a multi-award winning Christian vocalist and guitarist, was born on January 12, 1978 in Lafayette, Indiana. His thoughtful lyrics and booming voice have earned him legions of fans and accolades including 16 No. 1 songs, five Dove Awards, three ASCAP Songwriter of the Year wins and an American Music Award nomination. Before his music career began, his father (a pastor at Harvest Chapel church in Lafayette) taught his son how to play guitar. After completing high school, Camp attended a bible college in Southern California for two years.Camp was raised in a Christian home and drew musical inspiration from worship music and secular tunes alike. Touchstone albums in his artistic development include U2's The Joshua Tree, Delirious?' King of Fools , Jars Of Clay's debut album, Jars of Clay, and Steven Curtis Chapman's The Great Adventure.When one of the worship leaders at the school heard Camp playing with some friends at his dormitory, he urged him to become involved with their music ministry program, and soon he was performing at Christian music events all over California, recording a self-released disc called Burden Me in 2000.At one such appearance, Camp met a young woman named Melissa, and the two struck up a friendship that blossomed into a romance. When Melissa broke off the relationship after a few months, Camp was crushed, but when he next saw her, her life had taken a serious turn \u2013 she had been diagnosed with ovarian cancer and was in the hospital. When Melissa went into remission, Camp married her, but after their honeymoon, they discovered the cancer had returned, and in early 2001 she passed on; she was only 21. Camp poured both his sorrow and the faith that helped see him through into his music, and in 2002 he was signed to BEC Recordings, who released his first nationally distributed album, Stay; it was both a critical and commercial success, and five songs from the disc reached the top of the Christian singles chart. While touring in support of Stay, Camp met singer Adrienne Leisching, former singer with the Benjamin Gate; the two hit it off, and in 2003 they were married, and have since been blessed with two daughters. In 2004, Camp released his second album for BEC, Carried Me: The Worship Project, which matched the gold record success of Stay, and Camp won two Dove Award trophies for Best Male Vocalist and Best New Artist. In 2005, Camp released two albums \u2013 a studio set, Restored, which rose to number 45 on the Billboard Top Albums chart and spawned three number one Christian singles, and a live disc, Live Unplugged from Franklin TN. Camp also recorded the song \"Open Up Your Eyes\" for the soundtrack of the hit film The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, which earned him another Dove Award. The fall of 2006 brought another studio set from Camp, Beyond Measure, which reached number 29 on the Billboard charts and produced two more hit singles. Speaking Louder than Before, his sixth album, was released on November 25, 2008. The Way Songfacts reports that his seventh album, We Cry Out: The Worship Project , was released on August 24, 2010, and peaked at #1 on the Billboard Christian Albums Chart.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/2894_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"40,000 - 75,000"}

Five Iron Frenzy

Five Iron Frenzy (also known as Five Iron or FIF) is a Christian ska band formed in Denver, Colorado in 1995 and disband...

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{"key":"2929","name":"Five Iron Frenzy","bio":"Five Iron Frenzy (also known as Five Iron or FIF) is a Christian ska band formed in Denver, Colorado in 1995 and disbanded in 2003. The band announced they were recording new material on November 22, 2011.Five Iron Frenzy started as a local side-project of Reese, Keith, Micah, and Scott's band Exhumator. The band members never took themselves too seriously. Even the name started out as an inside joke. Although the original intent was for the band to stay local and help grow the local music scene. Five Iron Frenzy (FIF, or Five Iron) signed to Frank Tate's 5 Minute Walk records in 1995 and was touring nationally within a year. They reached the peak of their fame around 2000, with the release of All The Hype That Money Can Buy. The were known for dressing up in wacky costumes to support a cause. In December 2002, they announced that they would be breaking up after a final tour. They played their final show on November 22, 2003 at the Fillmore Auditorium in Denver, which was recorded for The End Is Here (disc 2) (this disc features that show in its entirety and is sold with the band's final album, The End is Near). This show had an attendance of over 4,000 people. There is also rumors of a reunion tour in 2013. Their signature sound was a mix of rock and ska while their lyrics mixed socially-conscious satire and their Christian faith.On November 22, 2011, they announced via social media outlets and a week-long online scavenger hunt that they were recording a new album. Original bassist Keith Hoerig would not be involved and was replaced by original guitarist Scott Kerr (who had departed form the band in 1998). The entire project was crowd funded in under an hour and met with a reunion show and touring. The results of the endeavor, Engine of a Million Plots, was released on November 26th, 2013.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/2929_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Hawk Nelson

Hawk Nelson was formed in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada in 2003 by Jason Dunn, Dave Clark, Matt Paige, and Daniel Biro. ...

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{"key":"2930","name":"Hawk Nelson","bio":"Hawk Nelson was formed in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada in 2003 by Jason Dunn, Dave Clark, Matt Paige, and Daniel Biro. The band played independently in Peterborough, Ontario for a few years before they signed with Tooth and Nail Records, largely on the recommendation of Trevor McNevan, the lead singer of fellow Tooth and Nail bands Thousand Foot Krutch and FM Static. McNevan, also from Peterborough, is credited with discovering the band. In July of 2004, Hawk Nelson released their major label debut Letters to the President. It was produced by Aaron Sprinkle and McNevan, who also co-wrote the album's fourteen songs. He has also appeared on some of the band's songs, as well as in their video for the song \"California\". In October 2005, the band re-released Letters to the President, with new material including their cover of The Who's My Generation, three acoustic versions of some of their hits, and a limited edition cover. Dave Clark was replaced by Jonathan Steingard on guitar in 2004.The band released their second studio album, titled Smile, It's The End of the World, on April 4, 2006. The album's first single, \"Everything You Ever Wanted\", went on to hit #1 for 9 weeks on the R&R Christian CHR chart, and was the fourth most played song of 2006. Hawk Nelson released a 3-track Christmas EP titled Gloria on November 21, 2006.In 2007, Aaron Tosti (who had joined the band to replace Matt Paige on drums) left the band to pursue other musical ventures and was replaced by Justin Benner. Justin had previously toured with Hawk Nelson before with The Send. Hawk Nelson's third full album, Hawk Nelson Is My Friend was released on April 1, 2008, and featured songs co-written by Trevor McNevan of Thousand Foot Krutch, Raine Maida of Our Lady Peace, and Richard Marx. The album was nominated for a 2009 Grammy Award in the category for Best Recording Package.On July 21, 2009, Hawk Nelson released their second single from their fourth album Live Life Loud called \"The Meaning Of Life\", and on August 8, the song \"Alive\" began to be played on Christian Radio. They released the album in September of the same year.Their fifth studio album, Crazy Love, which was released in stores February 8, 2011.On February 1, 2012, lead vocalist Jason Dunn announced he would be leaving the band, in order to pursue his solo project, Lights Go Down. He is currently recording an album tentatively titled Abandon Progress. On March 11, 2012 in Fresno, California, frontman Jason Dunn performed his final US show with Hawk Nelson.On December 11, 2012, Hawk Nelson announced they had signed with Fair Trade Services. Made was released on April 2, 2013. The album's release was preceded by the release of the album's debut single on January 15, 2013, \"Words\", featuring Bart Millard of MercyMe,while \"Faithful\" was released on September 12, 2013.ToursThe band spent the summer of 2006 touring the major Christian music festivals. In the winter of 2006, they toured with TobyMac's Winter Wonder Slam tour along with The Afters, Family Force 5, and Ayiesha Woods. In 2007, Hawk Nelson performed at Winter Jam with a wide variety of other Christian bands, which were Newsong, Jeremy Camp, Steven Curtis Chapman, Sanctus Real, and Britt Nicole. Also, Hawk Nelson toured with MxPx, Run Kid Run, Project 86, The Fold, and The Classic Crime. In January 2008, the band headlined their own tour, that they called the Green T Tour, which also featured Capital Lights and Run Kid Run. In the summer of 2008, Hawk Nelson played their second annual Faith Nights Baseball Tour.Mainstream SuccessThe band has achieved some success in the mainstream as well. They portrayed The Who on an episode of the NBC drama American Dreams, and they recorded a song named \"Bring 'Em Out\" for the 2005 motion picture Yours, Mine, and Ours featuring Drake Bell. This song and another hit song \"The Show\" were used on Sunday Night Football commercials. \"Things We Go Through\" from Letters to the President was also featured in Yours, Mine, and Ours. Bulletproof Records and Producer Ralph Sall have assembled the compilation Charlotte's Web (Music Inspired By The Motion Picture) in December 2006, which features \"Everything You Ever Wanted\" by Hawk Nelson, as well as music by Amy Grant and Billy Ray Cyrus. In 2008, the band also contributed a cover of \"Don't You (Forget About Me)\", originally by Simple Minds, off the JCPenney Presents: Don't You Forget About Me. The Covers (EP). The song was also featured in back-to-school commercials for J.C. Penney. The song \"Live Life Loud\" was featured in the trailer for the movie, \"Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2: Rodrick Rules,\" and was available in the Rock Band store during the first week of April 2010.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/2930_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}
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