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Sidewalk Prophets' New Album, The Things That Got Us Here, Debuts As No. 1 Nielsen Christian Album

The Dove Award-Winning Band's Album Release Capped with Special Livestream from the Historic Ryman Auditorium

Sidewalk Prophets, The Things That Got Us Here

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NEWS SOURCE: Curb | Word Entertainment
July 16, 2020

Nashville, Tenn. (July 16, 2020) — Curb recording artist Sidewalk Prophets are not being slowed by time or the pandemic – their new album, The Things That Got Us Here, debuted last week as the #1 Christian album according to Nielsen Music Connect, which is the band’s highest chart debut to date. They also capped off release week with a livestream concert for their “Great Big Family” from the historic Ryman Auditorium on July 9, 2020, boasting over 220K views, with over 105 DSPs, media, and radio partners cross-posting the event.

“We are overwhelmed at the incredible support of our fans, who truly are our ‘Great Big Family’,” shares front man Dave Frey. “We were able to realize one of our dreams by playing the Ryman Auditorium, but that dream was made even sweeter when we realized that over 220,000 people tuned in to watch, far more than the Ryman could hold in ten shows. On top of that, stories and encouragements have been flooding in for the new album. We are touched, blessed and honored by what the Lord has done in one week’s time!”

As live shows continue to be cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns, Sidewalk Prophets is taking an innovative approach to the live touring experience, as the band is in the middle of a “virtual tour.” Pioneering what a virtual livestream event looks like, the show includes 3D elements in which viewers wear 3D glasses, while still enjoying the show without them, and a complete high definition multimedia experience, setting new expectations for live show creativity. Every show is live, giving the same unique show-to-show experience as a live tour would.

On top of front man Dave Frey becoming a first-time father in May, the band’s current radio single “Chosen” can currently be found climbing the Christian radio charts and is available on all DSPs now. For more information, visit

Upcoming Sidewalk Prophets “Virtual Tour” Dates:

July 15 – Seattle, WA

July 16 – Minneapolis, MN

July 17 – Grand Rapids, MI

July 18 – Washington, DC

July 22 – Green Bay, WI

July 23 – Kansas City, MO

July 24 – Pittsburgh, PA

July 25 –Louisville, KY

August 12 – Cincinnati, OH

August 13 – Champaign, IL

August 14 – Boise, ID

August 15 – Portland, OR

August 19 – Jacksonville, FL

August 20 – Charlotte, NC

August 21 – Fargo, ND

August 22 – Des Moines, IA

August 26 – Buffalo, NY

August 27 – Oklahoma City, OK

August 28 – New Orleans, LA

August 29 – Baltimore, MD

*All dates and cities subject to change.

About Sidewalk Prophets:

With a career spanning three major label studio releases—These Simple Truths (2009), Live Like That (2012) and Something Different (2015), plus 2013’s celebrated holiday offering, Merry Christmas To You—and multiple hits, including Gold-certified “The Words I Would Say,” “You Love Me Anyway” and “Live Like That,” among others, Sidewalk Prophets remains a mainstay at Christian radio. The Dove Award-winning band has more than 196 million career on-demand streams, sold more than 875,000 in equivalent album sales, and 1.86 million digital tracks. In addition, the group has garnered five No. 1 songs, nine Top 5 radio singles and more than 45 million views on YouTube. The band originally formed at Indiana’s Anderson University, and since signing with Curb | Word Entertainment, they’ve been nominated for a Billboard Music Award, multiple K-LOVE Fan Awards and four Dove Awards, taking home the New Artist of the Year Dove in 2010. Over the course of their career, they’ve played for more than 2.5 million fans, and counting. Known for spending more days on the road than anywhere else, Sidewalk Prophets’ most recent tours have morphed into interactive experiences for their fans, whom they affectionately call “The Great Big Family.” The band recently hosted a livestream event from the historic Ryman Auditorium, sharing new music from The Things That Got Us Here.

About Curb | Word Entertainment:

In 2016, Curb Records acquired Word Entertainment, combining two of the music industry’s most respected brands, and more than a century of collective experience. Today, Curb and Word are two of the world’s leading independent music companies. Owned and operated by Mike Curb, the Curb | Word family includes the labels Curb, Word, Squint, Fervent, Sidewalk, and IVAV, as well as Curb Publishing, Word Publishing, 25 Live, Curb Films, Word Films, Word Entertainment, and Curb Sports, representing top artists and entertainers in Country, Christian, Pop, Rock, and Hip-Hop. For more information, visit



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