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NEWS SOURCE: The M Collective
April 24, 2009

Nashville, Tenn. Apr. 24, 2009… INO Records’ The Afters took home the top prize in the “Rock/Contemporary Album” category at the 2009 GMA Dove Awards held yesterday evening at the Grand Old Opry House in Nashville, Tenn. and broadcasted live on Gospel Music Channel.

The band was recognized for their record “Never Going Back to Ok” which was produced by Dan Muckala. The band dedicated the award to their late manager David Lipscomb.

This is The Afters’ second Dove award, the band was the “New Artist of the Year” in 2006.

The Afters earned a No. 1 hit at Christian CHR radio with "Never Going Back To Ok.” Their current single, "Ocean Wide" is No. 25 and rising at CHR with airplay from WAY-FM network, WONU/Chicago, WAY-FM/Denver, KLFF/San Luis Obispo, WORQ/Green Bay, KDUV/Visalia, WYLV/Knoxville among others.

“Never Going Back to Ok” entered the Billboard Top 200 at #41 and the Contemporary Christian SoundScan charts at #1 selling 15,856 units. In digital sales, the project entered at #1 for Christian SoundScan album and track sales plus hit as high as #14 on the iTunes® overall digital chart and #4 on their digital Rock chart. “We Are The Sound” from the new record was also used in promotion for last season’s American Idol with the viral video for “MySpace Girl” being featured on E! News, and TV Guide Channel’s website. Songs from “Never Going Back to Ok” were also used on the Rachael Ray show and Grey’s Anatomy as well as on Dr. Phil. Releasing their debut project “I Wish We All Could Win” in 2005, the hit single from that project “Beautiful Love” was awarded with an mtvU Award for Best Streaming that Video in 2005.

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