Nashville, TN (October
7, 2008) ----- Christian music’s
premiere rock band, Downhere, has had their latest project and fourth CD, Ending
Is Beginning, embraced by industry and fans alike. The album
was released by Centricity Music on September 23, debuted at #17 on the Current
Contemporary Christian Overall
Soundscan chart. This was the highest chart position ever for Downhere
and Centricity Music. The project is distributed through Word Label Group
Christian radio is also supporting “Here I Am,” the first single
from the new CD, with over seventy stations playing the song. The current
Radio & Records chart numbers have the single listed at #5 on both the AC
Indicator and the AC Monitored charts. Radio programmers and music
directors are responding to the message of the single. “‘Here I Am’
coveys a great message of using our lives to serve wherever God leads us.
I’m so grateful that God led Downhere to a place to serve our listeners with
another incredible song,” exclaims Joe Buchanan, Network Music Director, New
for Ending Is Beginning have also been strong out of the
- Their best album so far? In many ways, yes, though each Downhere album has
had its share of pop/rock highpoints. At the very least, Ending Is Beginning
further cements the band's place in Christian
music for their artful expressions of our faith.
This is the review I’ve been waiting to write since I first started
following Christian music and its
ever-growing industry… I have a new contender for album of the year.
- If you find yourself listening to the radio and thinking about how stale
so much of Christian pop-rock has
become, then Ending Is Beginning
is definitely a record you want to pick up. It's a little hard to come away
disappointed from this one.
“The response to Ending
Is Beginning has been beyond enthusiastic since the first time I
played it for people,” says Steve Ford, Vice President, Sales and Marketing,
Centricity Music. “Not only has Downhere remained one of the most
talented artists in Christian music
but their hearts for God and people roar off the record. Downhere has
delivered a musical masterpiece that is connecting with fans and the industry.”
Downhere is currently on tour in
support of the new album that launched September 20 in Uniontown,
Pennsylvania and ends November 20 in Jefferson City, Tennessee.
The Michael Gungor Band is the featured guest on Downhere’s tour.
Nashville, TN (September 19, 2008) ---- Christian Music’s Pop/Rock band, Downhere, will launch their fall tour September 20th in Uniontown, Pennsylvania three days before the street date of their new CD, Ending Is Beginning. Joining Downhere on tour as the featured guest is the Michael Gungor Band.
The first single from Ending Is Beginning, “Here I Am,” is charted on Radio & Records at #10 on the Monitor chart and #9 on the Indicator chart. Media is also supporting the new release with upcoming reviews in HM Magazine, Christian Single, Worship Leader magazine, ChristianityToday.com, Christian Retailing, CBA Retailers + Resources, JesusFreakHideout.com, to name a few. Release day will find Downhere in Dallas, Texas where they will make appearances on KLOVE and KLTY, followed by tapings with Daystar TV.
Downhere emerged from Canada’s alt-rock scene and immediately connected with U.S. fans with their breakout debut in 2001. Then came industry recognition with a Dove Award nomination for New Artist of the Year and two subsequent Juno Awards for Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album Of The Year and Best Gospel Album, GMA Canada Awards for Rock Album of the Year and Rock Song of the Year and Dove Award for Modern Rock Recorded Song of the Year. The band has toured with such artists as BarlowGirl, Matthew West, SonicFlood and Rebecca St. James and have performed at major festivals that include, Atlanta Fest, Inside/Out Soul Fest, and Kingdom Bound.
The Denver, Colo.-based Michael Gungor Band has quickly become one of Christian music’s most exciting new bands. Their newest CD, Ancient Skies, is set to release on September 9, and although the project is the first on the Brash Music label, the group has already achieved a level of success more commonly associated with a veteran artist. They have performed for more than a hundred thousand fans around the country, including this year’s Hillsong Conference in Sydney, Australia, and continue to garner awards and accolades including a Dove Award presented earlier this year for “Say So,” co-written by Gungor and Grammy Award-winner Israel Houghton.
Ending Is Beginning Tour Dates*
Sept 20-Uniontown, PA
Sept 21-WIlliamsburg, VA
Sept 24-Decatur, IL
Sept 27-Smithfield, NC
Oct 2-Mt. Vernon, IL
Oct 3-Cadillac, MI
Oct 4-Green Bay, WI
Oct 11-Malvern, AR
Oct 24-Lebanon, IN
Oct 30-Broken Arrow, OK
Oct 31-St. Peters, MO
Nov 1-Grove, Ok
Nov 5-Houston, TX
Nov 9-Clarkesville, GA
Nov 13-Berlin, NH
Nov 14-Watsontown, PA
Nov 15-Lynchburg, PA
Nov 16-Cleveland, TN
Nov 17-Petal, MS
Nov 18-Jefferson City, TN
*all dates are subject to change