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FAMILY FORCE 5 LANDS FIRST HOT AC/CHR NO. 1 RADIO HIT EVER WITH
"LET IT BE LOVE"

Dove Award Nominated Song Is From No. 1 Selling Album, "Time Stands Still"

Family Force 5 On Tour with Newsboys Through November 16


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NEWS SOURCE: Hoganson Media
October 9, 2014

Alternative Pop/Rock band Family Force 5 lands its first-ever Hot AC / CHR No. 1 radio hit as "Let It Be Love" tops the chart this week. Emphasizing the life-giving power of grace, the Dove Award nominated song is from the band's acclaimed new album, Time Stands Still, which shot to the top of multiple retail sales charts when it debuted Aug. 5 from Word Entertainment.

The last song to be written for Time Stands Still, Family Force 5's Derek Mount ("Chap Stique" / guitar, vocals) says "Let It Be Love" was inspired by a live Switchfoot video. "I was particularly struck by a moment when Jon Foreman spoke to the crowd," recalls Mount. "He mentioned that there were protesters outside the venue and he said something that I thought was magical to the audience. He encouraged them to remember there was something deeper than disagreement, and there is beauty in connection, in common ground. He also said we have one card to play, and that card is love. This is the sentiment that has served as our inspiration for our song, 'Let It Be Love.' So we wanted to emphasize the incredible, life-giving power of grace. We feel that anytime we face the question, 'what is the right response?' the answer is, 'love.'"

In addition to "Let It Be Love," Family Force 5 is garnering significant Christian airplay with BZRK (feat. KB), which hits No. 6 on Rock this week with increased spins from WHRZ (Spartanburg, SC) and (KRNG Reno, NV). "BZRK (feat. KB)" also became the first music video from Time Stand Still. Already approaching three-quarters of a million views and gathering over 4,900 likes on YouTube, the video also went berserk on MTV.com, becoming the No. 1 most viewed music video on the site.

Family Force 5, which has been at the forefront of driving video content throughout its career, is further known for electrifying crowds worldwide with its unique blend of dance and rock. The band is currently playing new music from Time Stands Still, along with fan favorites, on the road with Newsboys and 7eventh Time Down. The 28-city "We Believe Fall Tour" began Sept. 18 and continues to traverse the country before wrapping up Nov. 16 in Youngstown, OH. For the latest tour itinerary, go to www.facebook.com/familyforce5/app_123966167614127.

Produced by Riley Friesen and Seth Mosley, Time Stands Still also features "Sweep The Leg," "Glow In The Dark" and more songs that Family Force 5 member Jacob Olds says "step outside of the box from the way faith-based artists have traditionally sounded and worked."

About Family Force 5
Alternative Pop/Rock band Family Force 5 - which consists of members Derek Mount ("Chap Stique" / guitar, vocals), Jacob Olds ("Crouton" / vocals, drums), Joshua Olds ("Fatty" / bass, vocals), Nathan Currin ("Nadaddy" / keyboards, vocals, percussion) and Teddy Boldt ("Hollywood" / drums, percussion) - formed in Atlanta in the summer of 2005. The band has not only joined The Vans Warped Tour and headlined The Alternative Press Tour, but also performed at Sonisphere Festival, Bamboozle Festival, Rock and Worship Roadshow, Parachute Festival and toured with artists such as TobyMac, Cobra Starship and Flyleaf. Creating chart-topping albums and achieving impressive success at radio with singles such as "Superhero" and "Not Alone," Family Force 5 has further had its music featured on ESPN and has received more than 30 million YouTube views of its official music videos.

For more information please visit, www.familyforce5.com, https://www.facebook.com/familyforce5, www.youtube.com/familyforce5, @FamilyForce5.

About Word Entertainment
A leader in the music industry for over 60 years, Word Entertainment, a Warner/Curb company, is a unique, comprehensive entertainment company comprised of multi-faceted artist service departments including publishing, merchandising, booking and online initiatives. Word Entertainment represents some of the top names and brands in music, including About A Mile, Meredith Andrews, Chris August, Francesca Battistelli, Big Daddy Weave, Jason Castro, Patrick Ryan Clark, Everfound, Family Force 5, for KING & COUNTRY, Group 1 Crew, Love & The Outcome, Dara Maclean, Point Of Grace, Sidewalk Prophets and Veridia and is home to 25 Entertainment, Word Distribution (representing Curb Records and Big Idea/VeggieTales among others), Word Print/Church Resources, Word Films, Word Music Publishing and Word Label Group's Word Records, Word Worship and Fervent Records.

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