(Nashville, Tenn.) April 11, 2008 – Longtime fans of the epic, rock sound of Third Day got their first taste of the band’s upcoming studio album Revelation (7/29/08) with the release of the project’s debut single, “Call My Name,” which became an instant smash hit at radio across the country. “Call My Name” was an immediate add for 69 stations (52 AC, 17 CHR) from all over the country, including some of Christian radio’s key outlets, such as KLOVE, WAWZ - Star 99.1 New York City, WFSH - The Fish Atlanta, WLFJ - His Radio, WFFH - The Fish Nashville, KTIS - Minneapolis, KSBJ - Houston, KXOJ - Tulsa, KCMS - Spirit 105.3 Seattle, KFIS - The Fish Portland, and KDUV - Fresno/Visalia.
The driving guitars, the instantly familiar yet startlingly tender voice of Mac Powell, and the universal theme of reaching out to God in the midst of the everyday has touched a chord with listeners anxious for the return of Third Day to airwaves and concert stages alike.
“‘Call My Name’ is the best upbeat radio song from Third Day, ever,” says Bob Thornton from Tulsa’s, KXOJ. “I’d play it ten times an hour if I could!”
Shannon Steele of Fresno/Visalia’s KDUV, shares, “One of the greatest issues our listeners face is the feeling of isolation. ‘Call My Name’ is a song that conveys the message that we don’t have to walk through life alone. Beyond testing well, I’m sure this song will connect with our listener and offer a message that’s priceless.”
The single also debuted as an exclusive for-sale download on Amazonmp3.com and stormed to the No. 1 spot within its first few hours of availability, even passing Justin Timberlake and Madonna’s new single, “4 Minutes.”
The World Premiere performance of “Call My Name” is happening exclusively during the Dove Awards – only on Gospel Music Channel, LIVE Wednesday April 23rd starting at 8 pm eastern. Gospel Music Channel is available on DIRECTV Channel 338 and on cable – check local listings.
Third Day’s Revelation releases on July 29, followed by a summer of festival appearances and an ambitious fall tour schedule to be announced in coming weeks.
About Third Day:
Over the past decade, Third Day has racked up 24 No. 1 radio singles and sold more than six million albums, with RIAA certifications including one Platinum record, one Platinum DVD, and six Gold records. The band has garnered 23 career Dove Awards, three GRAMMY Awards (with eight career nominations), two consecutive American Music Award nods, multiple ASCAP honors, and has developed a historic partnership with Chevrolet. Third Day has maintained a touring record second-to-none by playing for audiences reaching into the millions. In addition to these many accolades, the band is most proud of its humanitarian efforts that include raising nearly $300,000 for the victims of hurricanes Katrina and Rita and charities such as the Blood:Water Mission. The band is responsible for encouraging more than 15,000 fans to sponsor children across the globe through the work of World Vision. For more information on Third Day, please visit: www.ThirdDay.com.
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