Receiving its third AMA nomination early last month, Atlanta based rock band, Third Day, celebrated its first American Music Award win tonight in the "Favorite Artist in the Contemporary Inspirational" category.
Due to a non-stop touring schedule, band members were unable to attend the awards show which aired on ABC, live from the NOKIA Theater in Los Angeles.
Following a sold-out show last night in Clinton, MS lead singer Mac Powell shared from stage, "What an unbelieveable honor to win an award in a category with such great friends. This is our first AMA win and it means so much to us because it's voted on by fans and we're certain we have the best fans anyone could ever ask for. Thank you for this tremendous honor."
About Third Day:
Over the past decade, rock band Third Day (made up of members Mac Powell, Tai Anderson, David Carr and Mark Lee) has racked up 25 No. 1 radio singles and sold close to seven million albums. The band has garnered 23 career Dove Awards, three GRAMMY Awards (with eight career nominations), three American Music Award nominations and multiple ASCAP honors.
One of the top-ranked touring bands according to Pollstar magazine, Third Day has played for audiences reaching into the millions. Due to its mass appeal, Third Day has been featured by top media outlets including The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, CBS' "60 Minutes," ABC's "Nightline," USA Today, New York Times and even graced the cover of Billboard magazine.
While celebrated for its live shows and chart-topping album sales, Third Day is also highly respected for its humanitarian efforts. The band actively supports the ONE Campaign, Blood:Water Mission, Habitat for Humanity and World Vision. Third Day recently established the "Come Together Fund" as a vehicle to direct a portion of concert proceeds to grassroots humanitarian efforts around the world.