In the photo above, Third Day takes a break on the sofas recording Come Together.
As 2001 began, Offerings was flying off the shelves. The band headed to Australia and New Zealand for a few festival shows. There, we learned that we had been nominated for a slew of dove awards. People were discovering what Third Day was all about.
We decided to follow up a small market fall tour we had done with a full-blown Offerings tour for the Spring. We saw huge numbers and experienced powerful nights of worship.
We captured one of these evenings on a DVD called the Offerings Experience. The show was an incredible homecoming for the band in Atlanta. 15,000 people showed up for a night of worship at the Hi-Fi Buys Ampitheatre and we got it on film. The DVD is Christian Music's first interactive, full-functioned dvd.
When the Dove Awards came around, we were recognized for/as.
- worship album of the year
- group of the year
- artist of the year
- special event album of the year
- Rock song of the Year for Sky Falls Down.
After the Dove Awards, Offerings continued to sell well as we continued to do shows at major summer festivals throughout the country.
In November, Third Day released its 5th major release Called Come Together. The story isn't written yet. But the Album is selling twice as quickly as any previous Third Day record.
At the end of the year, the album had already sold over 200,000 records. Also, at years' end, Third Day held the No. 1 spots on Rock, CHR, and AC radio charts.