Pictured Left to Right (back row): Nina Woodard, Blaine Barcus, Andrew Patton, Ben Brown, JoAnna Illingworth, Jimmy Wheeler, Amanda Snyder, Provident Label Group
Left to Right (bottom row): Aaron Branch, Jason Roy, Jesse Garcia, Michael Anderson, Building 429
Band to Launch Spring Headlining Tour with Blanca and Rapture Ruckus in May
Nashville, Tenn. (April 30, 2015) — Grammy-nominated and Dove Award winning pop/rock group, Building 429, has reached another major career milestone with one-million single sales. A special plaque presentation was held at with Provident Label Group in honor of the group’s incredible achievement. Building 429 has achieved landmark radio success, including the history making single, “Where I Belong.” Provident Label Group’s Senior Vice President, Dean Diehl praised the group for its music ministry and accomplishments.
“Building 429 has an uncanny ability to identify big ideas that connect with our core market at a deep level,” states Diehl. “Great songs are the lifeblood of any artist’s career and as we celebrate what the group’s past hits have done, all I can say is, wait until you hear what’s next!”
The band’s current project, We Won’t Be Shaken, generated their most recent chart-topping single with the title track, which was nominated for a Billboard 2014 Music Award for Top Christian Song. “Where I Belong,” from the album Listen to the Sound, remained No. 1 on Billboard’s Christian Audience chart for 15 consecutive weeks, and was named Billboard’s 2012 Christian Song of the Year, Christian AC Song of the Year, Christian Songs Artist of the Year and Christian AC Songs Artist of the Year. Building 429’s first No. 1 single was “Glory Defined,” which became BMI’s Christian Song of the Year in 2005. “Where I Belong” shared the same BMI honor in 2013.
Besides delivering hit-making music, Building 429 is also known for its energetic and powerful stage performances, which will be featured on their upcoming six-city headlining tour. The spring tour launches May 7 in Fort Meyers, FL and welcomes featured guest artists, Blanca and Rapture Ruckus. Check out Building 429’s video announcement about the tour here.
It’s going to be a busy summer and fall for Building 429 as they’ll be hitting the fair and festival circuit with appearances that include Wonderjam with Skillet and Jeremy Camp, KingsFest and Freedom Fest in June, along with the farewell Women Of Faith Loved Tour that will run through December. In between tour dates, Building 429 is recording their ninth studio album that will feature all new songs and is scheduled to be released this fall.
About Building 429
Building 429 is scheduled to release their seventh studio project in Fall 2015. The group’s current project, We Won’t Be Shaken, debuted at No.1 on Billboard’s Christian Albums chart. The strength of the album resulted in the band’s first Grammy nomination for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album. The first single and title track became a multi-week No. 1 hit on the Hot AC/CHR chart and AC Indicator charts, had over 246-million accumulative audience impressions, and was nominated for a Billboard 2014 Music Award for Top Christian Song and K-LOVE 2014 Fan Award in the Group or Duo of the Year category. The second single from the Grammy-nominated album, “Press On,” reached No. 3 on Billboard’s Christian Singles Chart. For the second time in the band’s career, Building 429 was honored with a BMI 2013 Song of the Year award for “Where I Belong,” and the single garnered the group their first nomination from Billboard’s 2013 Music Awards for Top Christian Song. At the same time, the 2013 K-LOVE Fan Awards nominated Building 429 as Breakthrough Artist of the Year.
The group’s fifth studio project, Listen to the Sound in 2011, debuted at the top of iTunes’ Christian & Gospel Albums chart. The title track hit No. 1 on the CHR chart and Top 5 on Billboard’s National Christian Audience Chart. Follow up single “Made For You” reached Top 5 on the Christian CHR charts, while the project’s third single, “Where I Belong,” was the No. 1 song on Billboard’s Christian Audience chart for 15 consecutive weeks. “Where I Belong” was Billboard’s 2012 Christian Song of the Year, Christian AC Song of the Year, Christian Songs Artist of the Year and Christian AC Songs Artist of the Year.
Building 429 first broke through with its 2004 No. 1 hit “Glory Defined,” which was named BMI’s Christian Song of the Year in 2005. That same year, Building 429 was recognized as New Artist of the Year at the Gospel Music Association’s Dove Awards.
When it comes to stepping out on faith, BLANCA has a tendency to sprint. After wrapping her powerhouse vocal around infectious and intense beats as part of hip/hop group Group 1 Crew, she’s making the leap and is flying solo. “Who I Am,” the Top Five lead single from her forthcoming self-titled debut album, is an upbeat reflection of a season of soul-searching and surrender. The May 4th release is buoyed by an effervescent soul/pop vibe that brings a crowd to its feet and hearts to the throne. BLANCA introduced the new music for the first time on the WinterJam Tour Spectacular earlier this year, and now audiences on the spring tour will be able to share that experience.
About Rapture Ruckus
In a market flooded with bands it takes something extra special to grab your attention these days. Rapture Ruckus is one of those rare groups that are cutting through the noise and connecting with people all over the world with their catchy blend of rock and hip-hop.
Following their highly acclaimed co-headlining New Zealand tour in 2012 with multi-platinum band P.O.D, the Ruckus boys have continued with performances at major U.S and European festivals, garnered two Dove Award nominations and a No. 1 album on the Billboard Christian chart, and toured with Grammy Award-nominated artists such as the Newsboys, for King & Country, Fireflight, and Group 1 Crew.
Spring Tour Dates:
May 7 – Fort Myers, FL
May 8 – Pace, FL
May 13 – Crystal Springs, MS
May 14 – Slidell, LA
May 15 – Vidor, TX (Rapture Rucks not on this date)
May 16 – Sulphur Springs, TX