Denton, Texas– So christian music followers ever wonder how the membersof Third Day a Christian rock band that was founded in Marietta, Georgia came up with the name Third Day. The band’s name reference to the biblicalaccounts of Jesus rising from the dead on the Third Day following his cotillion. The group was inducted in the Georgia Music Hall of Fame on September 19, 2009. The fans of the band are known as “Gomers” after a song on the groups second album about Gomer
Don’t miss us in bidding this icon of contemporary Christian music a farewell worthy of their impact on audiences worldwide. The Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie, Texas will play host farewell to their performance.
During the last decade, this Atlanta based multi-Platinum band has collected thirty-one No.1 radio singles and sold more than 9 million albumes, including two RAA /2x multi-Platinum, 2 R/AA multi-Platinum, five Platinum and fourteen Gold certification. Third Day has earned twenty-four career GMA Dove Awards (forty-two nominations) 4 GRAMMY’S Awards with (twelve career nominations) an American Music Award and (4 MAM nominations) and multiple ASCAP honors including its covet Vanguard Award for songwriting/ the band has long been known as Christain music’s premiere live This band has played for audiences well into the millions all around the world. Special Guest Matt Maher.
In 1991, high-schoolers Mac Powell and Mark Lee formed Third Day as a Christian music group with pianist Billy Wilkins and guitarist August McCoy. McCoy left the following year to pursue tertiary education. At a 1992 event at Lee’s Church, Third Day performed alongside a band called the Ballard Family Singers, which featured David Carr and Tai Anderson. Third Day invited Carr and Anderson to join them shortly after.
In 1993, the band started playing more frequently in the Atlanta region in order to save money to record an album. Wilkins left the group in order to pursue his teaching career. Third Day recorded at Furies Studios in Atlanta and with the production help of Carr, Long Time Forgotten was released in 1994, producing and selling 2,000 copies. In 1995, the band started looking for a second guitarist. Upon hearing Brad Avery play with singer Chris Carder, Avery was asked to audition. After playing Consuming Fire during the first rehearsal, Avery was officially asked to join the band.
The band’s second album, Contagious, was self-financed for $3,000 and recorded at Furies Studios in Atlanta, Georgia. 1,000 CDs and cassette copies of the demo were released. While playing in Marietta, at the Strand Theatre, the owners offered the band a contract to sign with new independent record label Gray Dot Records. The band released the album , which sold 20,000 copies. Shortly after, Reunion Records bought out their Gray Dot contract and signed the band to a multi-album deal..
Reunion Records released the now official version of Third Day, which has sold over 300,000 copies and was well received by critics. The album also yielded their only mainstream rock radio hit in the U.S., “Nothing at All”, which peaked at No. 34 on the Billboard rock charts. Later in 1995, Christian music headliner Newsboys asked Third Day to open for them at five West Coast shows. The band also launched their own 65-city tour with All Star United and Seven Day Jesus opening for them. In 1996, the band was nominated for a Dove Award in the category of New Artist of the Year and their video for Consuming Fire won a Billboard Music Award in the category of Best Christian Video.
In 1997, the band started working on their second album, Conspiracy No. 5. The album was produced by Sam Taylor, who had previously worked with King’s X and other Christian bands. The album was nominated for a Grammy and won Dove Awards for Rock Album of the Year and Rock Song of the Year (“Alien”), The following year, the band toured around the United States, both alone and again opening for Newsboys. Also in 1998, the band recorded a cover of Michael W. Smith’s “Agnus Dei” for his Dove Award-winning compilation project Exodus.
This band will surely be missed by its many loyal fans. So be sure to get out North Texas and see this band rock out one last time before they fanish for good.