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“Hold My Heart” Reaches 12 Million Radio Impressions This Week Alone

Song Makes Band Only Artist This Year With 2 Songs Simultaneously In
AC Monitored Top 10

Standing (L-R) Daniel Ornellas, Benjamin Showalter, Ruben Juarez,
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Kneeling (L-R) Scott Murray, Jeff Owen

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NEWS SOURCE: Provident Label Group
September 25, 2009

(Nashville, Tenn.) September 25, 2009 – Tenth Avenue North, the reigning GMA Dove Awards New Artist of the Year, wrapped its 12-city “Inside and In Between” Tour last week performing before 7,000 fans and seeing an incredible six shows sold out. The tour, the band’s first headlining effort, is the latest evidence of Tenth Avenue North’s steady ascension since the May 2008 release of its debut, Over and Underneath (Reunion Records), which made them the best-selling new Christian artist of 2008 and is moving strongly toward the 180,000 sales mark and spending 70 weeks on the Top Current Contemporary Christian Chart.

Tenth Avenue North’s second single “Hold My Heart,” tallied 12 million impressions this week, and has proven to be another double-chart smash (currently No. 6 AC Monitored and No. 3 CHR), distinguishing the band as the only artist this year to place two songs (the other being “By Your Side”) simultaneously in the AC Monitored Top 10.

The title of the tour comes from a lyric in the song “Times,” from Over and Underneath: “My love is over, it’s underneath, it’s inside, it’s in between,” as it speaks of Christ’s love for us. According to lead vocalist Mike Donehey, the Inside and In Between experience is designed “to remind people of the audacious grace and impenetrable love offered to them through Jesus Christ. Our hope with this tour is that people would encounter truth, and be moved and changed by that truth. We want this to be a place and a time that people can experience community.”

Promoters for the sold out shows in Cartersville, Ga.; Omaha, Neb.; Baytown, Texas; Indianapolis, Ind.; and Lake Zurich, Ill. were very excited to share their tour experiences.

“The ‘Inside and In Between’ Tour was the first concert event we did in our new facility and it could not have been more a perfect choice,” said Will Goodwin, Cartersville, Ga. “Tenth Avenue North was phenomenal as expected but Brenton Brown’s transparent authenticity and Audrey Assad’s brilliant voice were the quintessential appetizer to a glorious three course worshipful feast.”

“I was proud to bring in Tenth Avenue North and will do it again. Tenth Avenue has a pure joy about getting up on stage and leading others toward Christ,” said Andy Turner, Omaha, Neb.

“Our night with Tenth Avenue North was terrific!” said Kevin Pate, Baytown, Texas. “It was a time of great worship, music, and truth. Our sold out crowd loved their message and the presentation was excellent. It is a blessing to put a show together with guys that are the same backstage as they are on stage. Authentic!”

“Working with Tenth Avenue North was a phenomenal experience for our production company and the hosting church,” said Chris Linhart, Indianapolis, Ind. “From the moment they arrived it was apparent that the band was ‘the real deal’ and very much into ministering to people in the audience.”

“Tenth Avenue North was by far the best show we’ve done to date,” said Keri Rohde, Lake Zurich, Ill. “The guys have such a heart for Christ, and it is evident in how they interact with people, as well as while they are on the stage.”

About Tenth Avenue North:
With one listen to Tenth Avenue North’s unique brand of intellectual, melodic pop-rock, it becomes obvious that songwriter Mike Donehey and his band mates have a gift for expressing truth in a way that simultaneously educates, enlightens and entertains. “Simply, our mission as a band is to know Christ and to make him known,” says Donehey. Band members are as much teachers as artists, demonstrating this through their intellectual, yet vulnerably accessible songs that echo the heart of the human condition and the hope of the risen Savior.

Named GMA Dove Awards New Artist of the Year (2009), Tenth Avenue North was the best-selling and most played new Christian artist of 2008, scoring three No. 1s at radio and crossing the 100,000 sales mark with its debut Over and Underneath (5/20/08) in just seven months. The band -- Mike Donehey (lead vocals/acoustic guitar), Jason Jamison (drummer), Jeff Owen (electric guitar/background vocals) and Scott Sanders (bass guitar) -- has toured extensively over the last year in support of Over and Underneath (now nearing 180,000 total album sales), and recently wrapped an impressive run of shows on its first headlining tour- “Inside and In Between”. Tenth Avenue North is one of the few debut bands that have experienced enough momentum to headline its own tour with only one album under its belt.

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