Nominations For The Critically Acclaimed Rock Group Include Artist Of The Year, Song Of The Year And Male Vocalist Of The Year
Nashville, TN (September 14, 2011) —— Christian music’s premiere rock band, Downhere, has once again been honored with multiple Covenant Award nominations from GMA Canada. The band received seven nominations in several prestigious categories; Artist of the Year, Group of the Year, Song of the Year (Let Me Rediscover You), Recorded Song of the Year (Let Me Rediscover You), Male Vocalist of the Year (Marc Martel), Pop/Contemporary Song of the Year (Let Me Rediscover You) andPop/Contemporary Album of the Year (Two At A Time). The awards will be handed out at the Covenant Awards Banquet and Awards Show in Calgary on October 28th.
“No matter how long we’ve been at this, it’s always a huge encouragement to know that our fellow Canadians recognize our music and ministry as quality work to the glory of God,” says Downhere. “Our music is not only pop rock, but truly Canadian pop rock. Intentional appreciation of this kind is part of what keeps artists going in times like these, and we are grateful. We regret not being able to be at the ceremony in person among our peers, and wish our fellow nominees all the best in the year ahead.”
Downhere’s new CD, On The Altar Of Love that debuted on the Billboard album chart at #18, just released on August 23rd and wasn’t eligible for this year’s Covenant Awards. The first single, Let Me Rediscover You, did qualify and garnered three nominations. Marc Martel’s powerful vocals on Let Me Rediscover You propelled him into the Male Vocalist of the Year category for the first time, and is a double honor since Martel also wrote the nominated song. Currently, Downhere has won eleven Covenant Awards during their eleven year career.
On The Altar Of Love has received strong media support with rave reviews immediately upon the album’s release. The project is being hailed as another masterpiece with catchy lyrics that still contain deep spiritual meaning, which are surrounded by standout vocals.
NewReleaseTuesday.com – Don’t miss out on this gem, one of the absolute best albums of the year.
Christian Manifesto – With an unstoppable combination of the catchy and the insightful, Downhere’s latest project is impressive.
JesusFreakHideout.com – The combination of clever musical choices and deeply poetic and thoughtful lyrics makes On The Altar Of Love one of the best releases of the year and earns Downhere another “A” on their report card.
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During their illustrious eleven-year career, Downhere has garnered 11 Covenant Awards, 3 Juno Awards and a Dove Award for Modern Rock Recorded Song of the Year. Fans and radio continue to keep their singles at the top of the charts with “Here I Am” and “Hope Is Rising” peaking at #5 and #17 on the AC charts, while “My Last Amen” peaked at #5 on the CHR charts. All of the songs are from Downhere’s previous project Ending Is Beginning that media heralded as their strongest studio album at that time. While Downhere was songwriting for On The Altar Of Love, Centricity Music released Two At A Time that featured 9-B sides and 2 brand new songs, including their last single, “You’re Not Alone.” For more information on Downhere please visit their website, www.downhere.com or www.myspace.com/downhere.
About Centricity Music
Centricity Music is an independent recording and publishing company based in Bellevue, Washington and Nashville, Tennessee. The company’s mission is to enable our artists to create life-changing experiences for the world. Centricity Music’s artist roster includes Jaime Jamgochian, Downhere, Jason Gray, Andrew Peterson, Aaron Shust, High Valley, Sixteen Cities and Me In Motion. For more information about Centricity Music visit online at www.centricitymusic.com.