Grammy winner Audio Adrenaline blown by 'God's Faithfulness'

( [email protected] ) Feb 10, 2004 01:51 PM EST

God does works according to His time. After receiving 4 Grammy Award nominations which resulted in no Grammy, Audio Adrenaline “never thought [they] would have the honor of winning a Grammy.” But after a fifth Grammy nomination this year, Audio Adrenaline won an award at the 46th Annual Grammy Awards for “Best Rock Gospel Album,” Worldwide, which released Feb. 25 of last year.

”Once again we are blown away by God's faithfulness,” said lead singer Mark Stuart. “Thanks to everyone who voted and a special thanks to ForeFront Records, BrickHouse Entertainment, William Morris Agency, Bridge Street Artists Agency and to our producers and engineers, Jason Burkum, Charlie Peacock, Nathan Dantzler, Aaron Swihart,Richie Biggs, Shane Wilson, Tony Palacios and Joe Baldridge."

ForeFront Records’ president Greg Ham added, "After five Grammy nominations, I'm so proud of this band and their first big Grammy win! Audio Adrenaline has always been committed to creating stellar rock music for the youth culture of today and it's an honor to see their latest release, ‘Worldwide’, embraced by the NARAS voters. They've had an excellent year and we are grateful for this success."

Audio Adrenaline released their first record in 1992. Worldwide is the group’s ninth release and the album includes number hit single “Ocean Floor,” which clung onto the #1 spot for AC & CHR radio for several weeks.

The album, produced by Charlie Peacock and Jason Burkum, included the successful song, “Ocean Floor,” which held the #1 spot at both AC & CHR radio for several weeks. “Leaving 99,” also on the album, has recently been one of the fastest added songs.

Other Christian artists who won at Sunday’s award ceremony included Michael W. Smith, taking home a Grammy for “Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album,” Worship Again, and Randy Travis, who won in the “Southern, Country, or Bluegrass Gospel Album” category for Rise and Shine.

In the past, Audio Adrenaline has won several Dove Awards and sold over 2 million records.