Brandon Scott Smith is a passionate singer, songwriter and worship leader. His greatest passion is to magnify Christ and show His glory to the world so that others would see that only the person of Jesus can satisfy the longings of their soul. Brandon and his wife Kim lead worship in different parts of the US as well as other countries around the globe. They, along with their 4 children, are committed to taking the gospel of Christ to the nations, and helping lead the church to know, treasure and worship Christ our Savior. They believe in the local church and in assisting pastors and their staff to help lead their local congregation towards spiritual maturity. They have helped start churches, participated in and led many Bible studies and small group discipleship groups, and they personally have a passion for leading people into a more intimate and passionate walk with God. Brandon’s desire for his music is to take his personal experiences with God, family and life in general and try to communicate them in such a way that others can relate to and learn from the lessons he’s learned along the way. Brandon’s desire for his ministry is to see those without a relationship with God start the most amazing journey of their lives by accepting God’s gift of salvation through Jesus Christ, and for those who have a relationship with God to grow in their passion for Him by understanding that true joy can only be found in His presence. Check out the God glorifying songs from a worshiper of Jesus Christ who just Can’t Get Enough of His God.
Christian Music that sounds similar to Third Day, Jeremy Camp, and Kutless.
The Christian Artist Association would like to welcome Atlanta based Christian music artist, Brandon Scott Smith to the membership. His latest album, See the Glory, is a collection of rhythm based worship songs, and a must listen, for any fan of Christian music.
Brandon's desire for his music is to take his personal experiences with God, family and life in general, and try to communicate them in such a way that others can relate to and learn from the lessons he's learned along the way, sometimes the hard way! Brandon's desire for his ministry is to see those without a relationship with God start the most amazing journey of their lives by accepting God's gift of salvation through Jesus Christ, and for those who have a relationship with God, to grow in their passion for Him by understanding how awesome He is.
Comparable Music Artists: Third Day, Jeremy Camp, Mercy Me, David Crowder, Lincoln Brewster, Casting Crowns, Chris Tomlin, Kutless.
Congratulations to CAA member band LEORA for having their single release "I Have Arrived" from the new album Here to Stay, selected by Westar Media for the Indie Ignite Compilation CD that will be released this month.
Congratulations to CAA member artist Joshua Smith for having his single release "Raise" selected by Westar Media for the Indie Ignite Compilation CD that will be released this month.
Congratulations to CAA member artist Laura Hawthorne for having her single release "Without You" from the album He's Been Faithful, selected by Westar Media for the Indie Ignite Compilation CD that will be released this month.
Indie Ignite 2011 - Nashville TN 05/11/2011
LEORA at the FISH FM Nashville Studios 05/04/2011
Leora had a chance to visit the station and meet with the staff of the FISH FM 94.1 in Nashville this week.
Odyssey Nashville and new artist group Leora, has completed a new project at Sweetwater Sound in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The new recording is titled "Here To Stay" and features their new single "I Have Arrived". Leora joined the Christian Artist Association last year and has worked with the board management to get a quality music production with great original music written by the founder of the group, Jacob Finn. Jacob and his band mates live just outside of Nashville, Tennessee in Clarksville. Clarksville also is where Building 429 got it's start. Leora has recently performed with Seventh Day Slumber, Stellar Kart and others. They will be visiting the FISH FM in Nashville next week with CAA board member Brenda Delgado. "It will be nice to get with Brenda and meet Doug and Kim and the staff" says Jacob. We are excited about the mission that Leora will be on and wish them the best.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CASTING CROWNS TOPS RADIO WITH TENTH CAREER
NO.1 SINGLE“IF WE’VE EVER NEEDED YOU”
(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) July 29, 2010– Christian music leader Casting Crowns tops radio charts a tenth time in its unparalleled career with the latest single “If We’ve Ever Needed You” reaching No. 1 on Billboard’s Christian AC Indicator chart this week. The new hit song marks back-to-back No. 1 singles off the band’s RIAA Gold album Until the Whole World Hears. The album’s title track spent a collective seven weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s AC-Monitored chart, and six weeks atop AC Indicator from Nov. 2009 through Feb. 2010.
Next month, the 2010 Dove Award winning “Artist of the Year” will bring its new live show direct to living rooms with the release of its new live project, Until the Whole World Hears LIVE, on Aug. 31. The 2-disc DVD/CD will offer millions of fans a front-row experience to the platinum-selling music and discipleship of Casting Crowns. The 54-minute LIVE concert DVD includes an additional 80 minutes of behind-the-scenes content and will launch the premiere of Casting Crowns’ new “Until the Whole World Hears” music video. DVD highlights include Mark Hall’s devotional-styled “Teaching Video Series” and the “Adopting Hope” story which details the Halls’ heartwarming journey to bring home their 33-month-old daughter, Meeka Hope, from China.
The platinum-selling band’s recent fourth album, Until The Whole World Hears, sold 167,000 copies first-week setting a sales record as the highest debuting Christian Music artist in SoundScan history (week ending 11/22/09).The album certified RIAA Gold in four weeks, with more than 600,000 sold to date. All of the Atlanta-based band’s projects are RIAA certified, with a monster tally of two RIAA Platinum Albums, two RIAA Platinum DVDs, three RIAA Gold Albums and a Gold DVD, further establishing its unprecedented six-year career, holding position asBillboard’s top-selling act in Christian music since 2007.
About Casting Crowns:
Christian music’s GRAMMY, AMA and Dove Award-winning Artist of the Year, Casting Crowns is headed by frontman/principal songwriterMark Hall. Despite their unprecedented six-year career with Casting Crowns, the seven band members remain active in student ministry in the Atlanta area and tour part-time around their local church duties. Serving his 18th year in youth ministry, Hall is the student pastor at Eagle’s Landing First Baptist Church in Atlanta. As a remarkable occasion, Casting Crowns performed for a second time in North Korea in April 2009, in partnership with Global Resource Services, as the band continues to forge invaluable relationships with the people in the D.P.R.K. The band’s tours are responsible for uniting more than 50,000 children with sponsors through humanitarian outfit World Vision.
For more information, visit:
www.providentpress.com, or www.castingcrowns.com.
Follow the band on Mark Hall’s Twitter at: www.twitter.com/markhallCC.
Publicity contact: Alisha McArthur, 615-261-6330 / 615-584-7334
For images and bio information, please visit: www.providentpress.com.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jacquelyn Luttrell
MULTI-PLATINUM, GRAMMY & AMERICAN MUSIC AWARD WINNING
THIRD DAY DELIVERS 11TH STUDIO PROJECT ‘MOVE’ ON OCT. 19
Acclaimed Rock Band’s 12-Track Project Described as “Visceral and Gritty. Raw and Addictive”
Early listeners agree – MOVE is Third Day at its best.
(Nashville, Tenn.) August 23, 2010 – Anticipation builds for the October 19 release of acclaimed rock band Third Day’s latest project MOVE. An industry leader in touring, awards and sales, Third Day delivers its soul-stirring 11th studio album, showcasing members Mac Powell, Mark Lee, Tai Anderson and David Carr at their melodic and lyrical best, peering insightfully at life within the church as well as pointedly seeking to understand the needs and questions of those without faith. It’s an often difficult balance to achieve, but Third Day succeeds in speaking candidly and hopefully to listeners of every stripe, challenging each not just to a place of faith – but a place of faith in action.
Produced by Paul Moak (Mat Kearney, Matt Maher) and recorded in the band’s new, Atlanta-based, state-of-the-art studio “The Quarry” and Moak’s well known “The Smoakstack,” the 12-track offering has been described by early listeners as “visceral and gritty; reminiscent of the acclaimed band’s Time record.”
The project leads with the incendiary first single “Lift Up Your Face”–featuring The Blind Boys of Alabama – which has claimed more than 3.1 million impressions this week alone. To date, the song has 91 AC & CHR stations spinning and is No. 17 on the National Christian Audience Chart, No. 17 on the AC Monitored Chart, No. 20 on the AC Indicator and No. 17 at CHR.
“It’s been one of the hottest summers ever and Third Day’s new single couldn’t have come at a better time. While New Yorkers sizzle in the summer sun, so does ‘Lift Up Your Face’ as it came in at No. 1 across the board in our pre-test! ‘Lift up your face’ is powerfully refreshing, like a jet ski ride at the Jersey Shore on a 100 degree day,” raves Keith Stevens, Assistant Program Director & Music Director/PM Drive, STAR 99.1
Mac Powell, the band’s charismatic lead vocalist, explains, “The country is going through hard times, and there are doubts and insecurity. The message [of ‘Lift Up Your Face’] is our message of encouragement – not just to listeners though—to us as well. It’s a message we all need to hear and I think that really sums up a lot of what we were going for with this record.”
Musically, MOVE delivers songs that are rootsy, soulful and riveting, taking full advantage of Third Day’s longstanding rock influence. Yet the sound retains an edgy authenticity that’s incredibly timely as heard in the raw and addictive, “Make Your Move.” Additional highlight tracks include the worshipful “Children of God,” “Gone,” “Surrender” and “Follow Me There.” Each song is lyrically inspiring with hints at Third Day’s southern roots from the slide guitar and hand claps, reminiscent of Tom Petty, to the layers of smokey vocals.
Of the new album, Powell adds, “There are a lot of songs that [come from] a believer talking to people outside of the walls of the church and then there are several songs that find people outside of the walls of the church looking in through the windows of the church, trying to see what’s going on and asking those questions like ‘do you really believe this? I need you to prove this to me because I want it to be true, but I just don’t believe it right now.’”
It’s hard not to believe once a listener is enveloped within the driving drums and exuberant delivery of gospel-tinged “Follow Me There” or challenged by the guitar-picking, hand-clapping, in-your-face classic, “Surrender.”
Still, songs like the worshipful “Children of God” and “Trust in Jesus,” recall the band’s deep connections to offerings birthed from the heart of the church. And on tracks like “Sound of Your Voice,” it’s as if Third Day’s members momentarily forget the audience is even listening and are simply singing praise from the deepest shadows of their own souls.
The band will be undertaking several incredibly ambitious launch events leading up to the Oct. 19 street date – and will continue to connect with its fans through the holidays.
Tai Anderson, Third Day’s deft bassist, shares, “We can’t wait to tour this new record. We wrote a lot of material for the Move project while we were touring earlier this year. We constantly challenged ourselves to write songs that would work just as well or better live than our biggest songs. That challenge carried through the project and live became the filter for what would ultimately make the final cut for Move.”
In addition, fans can catch Third Day as part of the World Vision/AEG live sponsored “Make A Difference
Tour 2010,” which launches on Sept. 30 and will hit arenas in 20 cities through the end of October. The tour also features New York Times best-selling author Max Lucado along with recording artists Michael W. Smith and tobyMac.
About Third Day
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 more than 7 million albums which reflect an impressive 2 RIAA Platinum and 8 Gold Certifications. A recent Georgia Music Hall of Fame inductee (2009), Third Day has garnered 24 career GMA Dove Awards from 42 nominations, 4 GRAMMY Awards (with eleven career nominations), an American Music Award (11/24/2008 during its Revelation promotional window) 3 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.