Mark Stuart (vocals)
Will McGinniss (bass, vocals)
Ben Cissell (drums, percussion)
Tyler Burkum (guitars)
March 28, 2006 - Sold!
Sold! To the Label Group named Provident. According to jesusfreakhideout.com, Flicker Records has been purchased by Provident Label Group, and will take over sales of FR titles beginning April 3 (Provident-Integrity Distribution and Sony Red Distribution). Flicker Records was founded by Audio Adrenaline's Mark Stuart, Bob Herdman and Will McGinniss and is home to Pillar, Kids in the Way, T-Bone, eleventyseven, and many more popular recording artists. Provident
Label Group also announced that it has purchased Flicker's catalog, and it's children's label, Big House Kids. Terry Hemmings, President and CEO of Provident Music Group says, "Troy Vest, Mark Stuart, and Will McGinniss are very talented and have a solid track record of attracting and developing indie rock acts. We're thrilled for them to join our company and look forward to working with them to further develop the artists on the Flicker roster." The hope is that the affiliation with Provident will give Flicker artists an opportunity to grow to a higher level. "We are very excited about this new relationship and the opportunity to work with the marketing team at Flicker Records," says Bob Morelli, Executive VP and GM of Red Distribution. Provident-Integrity Distribution will begin solicitation of Flicker new releases effective March 17, 2006.
March 8, 2006 - And the Grammy goes to...
The 48th Annual Grammy award ceremonies were held on February 8, 2006, and some big names in the Christian music market brought home a trophy for their shelf. Headlining the list of Gospel field winners was Audio Adrenaline, who is in their final year of touring in 2006.
Audio A won the award for Best Rock Gospel Album (for albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks) for their 2005 release,
Until My Heart Caves In (Forefront Records). This is their second consecutive Grammy award. On their official web site, Ben Cissel reveals his very personal thoughts on winning the award in their final year. "The Grammy is like a lifetime achievement award for us. It's great to be honored and I can't think of a better way to go out. This one's for all those high school teachers who thought we wouldn't amount to anything... check this out!"
Other awards that were given out in the Gospel field:
Best Gospel Performance: "Pray", CeCe Winans
Best Gospel Song: "Be Blessed", Yolanda
Adams, James harris III, Terry Lewis & James Q. Wright songwriters (Yolanda Adams)
Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album: Lifesong,
Best Southern, Country, or Bluegrass Gospel Album:
Rock of Ages…Hymns & Faith, Amy Grant
Best Traditional Soul Gospel Album: Psalms, Hymns & Spiritual
Songs, Donnie McClurkin
Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album: Purified,
Best Gospel Choir or Chorus Album: One
Voice, Gladys Knight, choir director; Saints Unified Voices
Other notable winners that may be of interest include the band U2, who took home five awards: Best Rock Performance By a Duo or Group ("Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own"), Album of the Year and Best Rock Album(How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb), and Song of the Year and Best Rock Song ("City of Blinding Lights").
Also, Kayne West dominated the rap categories, winning in the Best Rap Solo Performance ("Gold Digger"), Best Rap Song ("Diamonds From Sierra Leone") and Best Rap album for last year's
For a complete list of winners, visit the site of the Grammy Awards.
The official site of the band has the latest news and info, an e-mail list for the fully informed, and lots and lots more about the band.
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