DAY NOTCHES EIGHTH CAREER RIAA GOLD CERTIFICATION FOR ‘LIVE REVELATIONS’
Veteran Band Earns Second Career Gold Certification For Video Project.
(Nashville, Tenn.) April 14, 2010 – The honors and awards for Third Day’s Live Revelations: On Stage, Off Stage, Backstage keep flowing in, as the live concert video project earned a Gold sales certification from the Recording Industry Association of America.
The RIAA Gold certification follows a busy early 2010 that saw the project earn a GRAMMY Award for the band, along with Dove Award nomination for Long Form Music Video of the Year.
“We’re definitely both honored and humbled to be receiving this news. It was our desire to give our fans a real sense of what life on the road looks like – just being ourselves; sometimes tense, sometimes funny but always being real,” says bassist Tai Anderson.
All tolled, the Live Revelations honor marks the band’s eighth overall Gold certification and second for a video project, with Third Day, Offerings, Offerings II, Come Together, Time, Wherever You Are and the CD/DVD version of Live Wire all hitting Gold status. (Offerings and Live Wire have also hit the organization’s Platinum threshold.)
Overall, Third Day is nominated for two Dove Awards this year, additionally picking up a nod for its contribution to the original motion picture soundtrack for Fireproof. Additionally, Third Day frontman Mac Powell also gathered a Dove Award nomination for Special Event Album of the Year for his work on the Glory Revealed II: The Word of God In Worship album, as well as a pair of nominations (as artist and songwriter) in the Inspirational Recorded Song of the Year category for “Since The World Began” from that same project.
The 41st Annual Dove Awards will be handed out in ceremonies on Wednesday, April 21 at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry House, and will premiere on Gospel Music Channel Sunday, April 25 at 8 p.m. Eastern/7 p.m. Central.
Over the past decade, the Atlanta-based, multi-Platinum rock band Third Day (made up of members Mac Powell, Tai Anderson, David Carr and Mark Lee) has racked up 27 No. 1 radio singles and sold 6.25 million albums. A recent Georgia Music Hall of Fame inductee, Third Day has garnered 24 career GMA Dove Awards, three GRAMMY Awards (with eleven career nominations), an American Music Award, three American Music Award nominations and multiple ASCAP honors for songwriting. As a credit to its songwriting, Third Day’s memorable “Call My Name,” off its Revelation project (7/29/08), was selected by country star Keith Urban as a bonus track on his Defying Gravity project.
As a top-ranked touring band, according to Pollstar magazine, Third Day has played for audiences reaching into the millions. Because of its mass appeal, Third Day has been featured by top media outlets including “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” (NBC), “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” (CBS), “60 Minutes” (CBS), ABC’s “Nightline,” USA Today, the New York Times, and even graced the cover of Billboard magazine (June 7, 2008). For more information on Third Day, please visit: www.ThirdDay.com.