Among the GRAMMY nominees this year, Third Day received a spot as part of the “Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album Category.” A large part of this can be attributed to their most recent Essential record effort, Offerings II—All I Have to Give.
Offerings II was released earlier this year on about March 4, 2003. The albums been certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), after selling 500,000 units.
Last year, Third Day offered its first Offeringseasons. Offerings II contains Third Day’s newest tracks such as “Sing a Song,” “Offerings” and “May Your Wonders Never Cease” melded in with six live recordings featuring Third Day favorites such as “Show Me Your Glory,” “God of Wonders” and “Take My Life.”
“We’re very excited about Offerings II attaining gold status. We’ve been blown away by the success of the Offerings series, which was a direct request from our fans,” said Third Day’s Tai Anderson. “These projects have been a huge part of the growth of Third Day over the last few years. We couldn’t do it without the help of radio who play the songs, the great concert environments the promoters help to create, and the phenomenal push that retail has given to the record.”
J. David Huffman, COO of Creative Trust, the band’s management company added, “It’s an honor to end the year with such incredible momentum building for Third Day. The Grammy nomination and our fifth gold record are two more career milestones we’re tremendously proud of. We count it a privilege to serve these guys, and the incredible team around them, as they lead the charge for our industry in 2004.”
Third Day has received GRAMMY nominations in the past and won Best Rock Gospel Album for Come Together. The nomination this year marks the fifth GRAMMY nod the band has received in its career but the first for the band in the Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album category. Third Day’s Offerings(2001) - A Worship Album, 2000’s Time, and 1998’s Conspiracy #5 received GRAMMY nominations in past years.
The 46th Annual GRAMMY Awards will be held on Feb. 8 at Staples Center in Los Angeles and will be broadcast on the CBS Television Network from 8-11:30 p.m. EST/PST.
Next year, the band will go on a 75-city national tour with ForeFront artist tobyMac. The tour will begin April 8, 2004 in Jackson, Miss.