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True Peach

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  posted on 7/10/2009 at 05:36 PM
During 1997, a friend (Misty) of my daughter Sarah handed me a CD to listen to. It was by a band called Third Day. She said it was a Christian rock band the she really liked. Well, with me being into Metal and all other kinds of Rock I really had not listened to much Christian rock. I decided to give it a try, I liked the vocals from the start. Mac Powell kind of reminded me of Eddie Vedder, plus the band rocked pretty hard on some songs. Then I came to a song called "Thief" the song was from the point of view of one of the men that was crucified with Jesus. I fell in love with that song immediately. After that I was hooked, I have all of their CD's and one live DVD. Third Day is my favorite band as i'm sure you can tell, because i'm always trying to push their music on this site and facebook.

Third Day "Thief"

I want to see them live so bad, hopefully I will get to one day. I love them most of all because Mac's voice helped bring Jesus into my heart. Mac's songs are some of the most emotionally touching songs I have ever heard.

I know we have people here that have different views of Worship and Religion. So please understand i'm not trying to force my views on you and I respect you to Worship your own Higher Power.I just love this band and I wanted to do a Tribute for them. I hope some of you enjoy them as much as I do.

Third Day is a CCM and Christian rock band formed in Marietta, Georgia during the 1990s. The band was founded by lead singer Mac Powell and guitarist Mark Lee. The other band members are bassist Tai Anderson and drummer David Carr. The band's name is a reference to the biblical account of Jesus rising from the dead on the third day following his Crucifixion.


In 1992, they were playing at Lee's church the same night that drummer David Carr and bassist Tai Anderson were playing with a band called Bullard Family Singers. Their youth director asked the band to perform at their church. The group took along quickly and were invited to join the band. The album that Carr produced would be released the next year under the title Long Time Forgotten.

In 1993, while dealing with their studies, the band started playing more aggressively around Atlanta and saved $3,000 to record a full-length album. Also, during this time, original member, Billy Wilkins, who was working as a school teacher, ended up leaving the band. Still, Third Day continued to work on their first full-length album, recording at Furies Studios in Atlanta. The album was finally released in 1994 with 2,000 copies available. In 1995, the band started looking for a new second guitarist. They had heard Brad Avery play with singer Chris Carder and asked him to play with the band. After playing "Consuming Fire" during their first rehearsal, Avery officially joined the band.

As the band completed its line-up, they also started playing steadily around the South-east area. They also started playing at an Marietta venue called the Strand Theatre. The management of the local decided to sign the band to a new independent record label called Gray Dot Records. That same year, the band released the album Third Day, which ended up selling 20,000 copies. Shortly after, Reunion Records signed the band to a multi-album deal.

Signed by Reunion Records

After being signed by Reunion Records, they immediately released the now official version of Third Day's first album in 1996.

The record has sold over 300,000 copies and was received well by critics. The album also yielded their only mainstream rock radio hit in the U.S., "Nothing at All", which peaked at #34 on the Billboard rock charts. That same year, popular band Newsboys asked Third Day to open five of their shows around the West Coast. They also launched their own tour over 65 cities which ended up being a success. All Star United and Seven Day Jesus opened for them. The band was also nominated for the Dove Award for New Artist of the Year, and the video of "Consuming Fire" won a Billboard Award for Best Christian video.

In the winter of 1997, the band started working on their second album, Conspiracy No. 5.

The album was produced by Sam Taylor, who had previously worked with bands like King's X. The album was nominated for a Grammy and won Dove Awards for Rock Album of the Year and Rock Song of the Year ("Alien"). , Allmusic</ref> The following year, the band dedicated exclusively to touring around the US, alone and opening for the Newsboys again. They also collaborated on the Dove Award winning project from Michael W. Smith called Exodus. They recorded a cover of one of Smith's song called "Agnus Dei".

International Success

In 1998, the band started working on their next project titled Time under the production of Monroe Jones. They had compiled around 30 songs to choose from during the last year, and ended up choosing only ten. The album was also nominated for a Grammy and won another Dove Award for the band. Some of the other songs the band recorded, but were left out can be found in the EP Southern Tracks. Also, during the band's live shows, the worship part was becoming more "powerful", which prompted them to release an album exclusively of worship songs, titled Offerings: A Worship Album.

The album was recorded in about a week, and they followed it with a tour alongside Jennifer Knapp. They also collaborated in the project called City on a Hill: Songs of Worship and Praise.

In 2001, the band played in Australia and New Zealand on the heels of the success of the Offerings album. They continued to tour in the States, and recorded one of their concerts in Atlanta to be released as their first DVD, The Offerings Experience. The concert was held at the Hi-Fi Buys Amphitheatre with an attendance of close to 15,000 people. That same year, the band won a total of five Dove Awards as well as their first Grammy. They followed that year with the release of Come Together,

which ended up winning two Dove Awards and one more Grammy. The album was certified gold the next year, along with Time.In 2003, they also released a follow-up to their hit Offerings titled Offerings II: All I Have to Give.

The band appeared in the 2002 film "Joshua", the movie version of the Joseph Girzone novel of the same name. The Third Day song "My Hope is You" was included in the Joshua soundtrack album.

Recent Years

In 2004, the band released their next album, Wire,

and toured the States with tobyMac and Warren Barfield. In June of the same year, the band traveled to Europe for a two-week tour. Upon returning, the band recorded a concert at Louisville which became their next project, Live Wire, released later that year.

During that year, they also collaborated on the soundtrack for Mel Gibson's film, The Passion of the Christ, they played at the Republican National Convention, and were featured in the show 60 Minutes. In January 2007, the band played one night each in Melbourne, Brisbane, and Sydney, Australia.

Their next album, Wherever You Are, debuted on the Billboard 200 at #8.

It also won the band their third Grammy. They have followed it with the holiday album, Christmas Offerings in 2006, and with a compilation of their hits titled Chronology in 2007. Their next studio album called Revelation was released July 29, 2008.

On February 28, 2008, Third Day released a statement announcing Brad Avery's departure from the band after 13 years and over 1000 concerts. The band also performed at the Papal Youth Rally in April 2008 at St.Joesph's Semenary in Yonkers, NY. The song "This Is Who I Am" from their new album Revelation appears in NASCAR 09, though the album was released over a month after the game. They appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on July 29, 2008 where they performed "Call My Name," the first single from Revelation. They also appeared on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on November 20, 2008, where they performed the new album's title track ("Revelation"). "Call My Name" hit #1 and was the 5th most-played song on R&R magazine's Christian CHR chart for 2008.


* Mac Powell - vocals, guitar
* Mark Lee - guitars, backing vocals
* Tai Anderson - bass, backing vocals
* David Carr - drums, percussion
* Scotty Wilbanks - keyboards (touring member only)


* Billy Wilkins, keyboards. Wilkins was one of the original members of Third Day, from 1991 to 1993, along with Powell and Lee. He was also with the group when Anderson and Carr joined, both of whom were still in high school at the time. He is currently an economics and management teacher near Atlanta. He has recorded with Third Day as recently as 2004, when he played "Blessed Assurance" on a project for author/speaker Max Lucado. In 2007, film footage of three of the band's earliest concerts were released on the two projects "Chronology I and II," in which Billy is included.

* Geof Barkley, keyboards. Barkley (formerly of Geoff Moore and the Distance) played keyboards on every live album in the band's history and every live show for nearly seven years. Barkley also performed on Wherever You Are. Although never officially a member of the band, Brad Avery has described Barkley as '"in the band", but he's not a "member" of Third Day, that's two different things. But he is in the band, and he plays with us live every night, and he rocks.' Barkley's background vocals in songs such as "God of Wonders" and "Took My Place" as well as "You Are So Good To Me" have become integral parts of Third Day's live sound. Barkley finished touring with Third Day on October 21, 2005 in Raleigh, North Carolina.

* Brad Avery, guitar From Third Day Weblog by Third Day. "Third Day and Brad Avery have made the very difficult decision to part ways. We appreciate Bradís many contributions to the band's career to date, including his work on our forthcoming album, but the time has come for us to follow our separate paths. He has been an important part of Third Day for the last 13 years as we've traveled the world together and performed over 1,000 concerts. We will miss him as a band member but he will always remain our brother and our friend. Brad is a wonderful person, gifted songwriter and talented musician. We trust that God has amazing plans for his future." Avery left the band on February 28, 2008.

I'm also going to put this tribute in the Playpen area, because I know it will drop out of sight in this section soon. I want to have it in the Playpen also, so I can keep it updated.



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  posted on 7/10/2009 at 05:37 PM
Multi-platinum-selling rock band Third Day has played to millions of fans in numerous sold-out arenas around the world. Itís garnered 25 No. 1 singles across multiple formatsónot to mention armloads of Grammy and Dove Awards. Yet the bandís willingness to struggle openly before fans and critics alike to unearth its identity, purpose and mission stands as Third Dayís most valued accomplishment during its first decade together. Backing up the band's ascent, Billboard magazine noted the act is "not only one of the best Christian bands of the '90s but one of the best rock bands, period.Ē

Third Day has clearly weathered the difficult climb from obscurity to success, but the band is hardly suffering from over-confidence or complacency. In fact, the bandís eleventh album, Revelation, addresses that very issue head-on. Rather than lean back in a figurative easy chair, Third Day challenged itself immensely, shaking up its direction and reasserting its place as a rock band of enormous depth and passion.

ďOur career is like a dream I didnít even know I had,Ē drummer David Carr says. ďItís gone beyond anything I could have dreamed of.Ē

Influenced by the Southern rock of Lynyrd Skynyrd and other artists such as U2 and Rich Mullins, Third Day were originally formed by vocalist Mac Powell and acoustic guitarist Mark Lee. The duo added bassist Tai Anderson and drummer David Carr from another local band, and recorded some demos. Third Day's live shows gradually built a loyal fan base, and just after lead guitarist Brad Avery joined, the band signed to Gray Dot Records. Their eponymous debut followed in 1996, with Conspiracy No. 5 appearing a year later. In 1999 Third Day returned with Time, and the next year Offerings, a collection of new and live material, came out, followed in 2003 by its companion, Offerings II: All I Have to Give. That same year, the American Music Awards tapped them with a nomination in the Favorite Contemporary Inspirational Artist category. For their fifth studio album, 2004's Wire (which was followed shortly after by Live Wire), Third Day returned to their rock & roll roots, a trend they kept up for 2005's Top Ten hit Wherever You Are, which came out in CD/DVD format the next year. After the release of the holiday album Christmas Offerings in 2006 and the compilation Chronology the following year, the band announced the departure of Avery in February 2008. Despite the loss, Third Day soldiered on, releasing Revelation in July of that year. The album was produced by Howard Benson and featured appearances by Chris Daughtry and Lacey Mosley. Third Day won the American Music Award in 2008.




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True Peach

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  posted on 7/10/2009 at 05:38 PM
Live stuff

Third Day "Wire" 7709CD2066E&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=39

Third Day "Show me your Glory"

Third Day - "Revelation" (live on "The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson")

Third Day - "Call My Name" - 2008 Dove Awards

Third Day - "God of Wonders"

Third Day "Mountain of God"

Third Day "Call My Name" Studio Jam



Third Day "Come Together"

Third Day - "Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus"

Third Day "I Got a Feeling"

Third Day - "Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus"

Third Day "Oh Come All Ye Faithful"

Third Day Concert Video at Parachute festival # 2

Third Day performs "Come on Back to Me"

Third Day performs on Good Day Atlanta

Third Day - "God of Wonders" - "Agnus Dei" (Live)


Third Day and Jars of Clay "Silent Night"

Third Day: "May Your Wonders Never Cease" - Phoenix, AZ 4/30/09

Third Day - "This is Who I Am"

Third Day "Ramblin Man" Creation East 2003

Third Day - "Creed"

Third Day - "King Of Glory" - Christmas Offerings

Third Day performs "Born in Bethlehem" on TBS STORYline

Third Day - "Show Me Your Glory"

Third Day - "Thief"

Third Day - "Mountain of God" at Whitewell on 10th May 2007

Third Day-"Cry Out To Jesus"


Third Day - "Cry Out To Jesus"

Third Day - "Your Love Oh Lord"

Third Day - "Consuming Fire"

Third Day - "Communion" Video Montage

Third Day - "You Make Me Mad"

Audio with photos..etc

Third Day "Call my Name"

Third Day- "Revelation"

Third Day "When the rain comes"

Third Day - "Blessed Assurance"

Third Day"Love Song" Live

Third Day "Thief"

Third Day - "All the Heavens" 73CA13C0AF5&index=0&playnext=1

Third Day - "My Hope is You" 73CA13C0AF5&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=1

Third Day "You are beautiful (my sweet sweet song)"

Third Day - "Agnus Dei"

Third Day "Tunnel"

Third Day "Born Again"

Third Day - "Eagle"

Third Day "Nothing Compares"

Third Day "Offerings"

Third Day - "You're Everywhere"

Third Day "I see Love" Awesome !

Third Day "Love heals your heart"

Third Day "Carry my Cross"

Third Day "Consuming Fire" - the version you have never heard!

Third Day "These Thousand Hills"


Third Day - "Call My Name"

Third Day "Revelation Song Stories"

Mac Powell Interview (Third Day) - June 2005

Third Day on K-LOVE's Morning Show with Jon & Sherry

Revelation Music Video, from Third Day's Live Revelations: Onstage, Offstage, Backstage

Third Day - First 10 Years Documentary

Exclusive Interview with Third Day




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  posted on 9/2/2009 at 12:32 AM
Hey ODR - thanks for the Third Day tribute. I've had the opportunity to see them live and yes, they are a great band. I've also seen Mac during the "Glory Revealed" tour, which was not anything like a Third Day show. Christian music is where I am at now. I listen to it, play it and worship with it. I started listening to CM in 1995 when my children were small. Every bit of effort I invest in my music is invested in music for Him. I'm in a couple of different bands and I am blessed every time I reach into the case to pull out the guitar - be it for practice, rehearsal or show time.

I'm thankful that you have seen the light.



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