Mac Powell and Mark Lee started Third Day at the end of their senior years at McEachern High School in Powder Springs, Georgia. They had played music together in a garage band called Nuclear Hoedown. Both Mark and Mac wanted to be part of a band that played songs about their faith in God. Mac and Mark added a keyboard player named Billy Wilkens. Over the next year, Third Day wrote songs and performed a few shows around Cobb County.
Check out the earliest flyer from a Third Day concert. Our art has certainly improved over the years. ;)
Also - the earliest copy of a Third Day setlist. Mark wrote this out on the back of some Calculus homework. We always misspell song titles on our setlist as a little inside joke.