Building 429 is (l-r) Jesse Garcia, Jason Roy, Michael Anderson, Aaron Branch; photo courtesy of Robby Klein
Band Kicked Off Dove Awards, Continues Successful #IAMUNASHAMED Campaign
Franklin, Tenn – GRAMMY®-nominated and multi-award winning band Building 429 has received their first RIAA®-Gold certification for their single “Where I Belong.” Since its release, this BMI Song of the Year has garnered other top honors, such as Billboard’s Christian Song of the Year and Christian AC radio’s Song of the Year, while also awarding Building 429 their first Billboard Music Awards nomination for Top Christian Song.
“We are so humbled to have been a small part of a song that continues to circle the globe inspiring people to faith in difficult times,” shares Jason Roy, Building 429’s lead vocalist, on behalf of the band. “It has been one of the greatest privileges of our career to sing ‘Where I Belong’ night after night, and watch in amazement as God made it an anthem for a generation.”
#IAMUNASHAMED: When Building 429 released their latest project last month, titled Unashamed, it was touted as their most powerful and anthemic to date. Accompanying the album’s theme of standing strong in one’s faith, the band kicked off their #IAMUNASHAMED campaign. Sharing from the stage each night to encourage others, Roy says, “In recent weeks we’ve once again felt a great wind of favor on our new record Unashamed. As fans around the world have taken on the #IAMUNASHAMED challenge and it has spread like wildfire, we’re once again reminded of the impact of Christian music on the world. We are so thankful to be a part of such an incredible community and gladly stand along side them to say #IAMUNASHAMED of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.”
People from across the U.S. continue to post daily about #IAMUNASHAMED. A few recent posts and images via Twitter are below:
When things in life seem #impossible your music helps give me #hope…Thank you! #IAMUNASHAMED
No matter what comes, no what goes… today, tomorrow, and forever… there is only One Way. #IAMUNASHAMED
I wanna be an earthshaker, be the game changer!! #earthshaker #IAMUNASHAMED
I am ever grateful for His mercy and love! #IAMUNASHAMED
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DOVE AWARDS OPENER: While in between tour dates, Building 429 was chosen to kick off the 46th Annual GMA Dove Awards. Held on October 13, the band took the stage with a bang, performing their record-breaking hit single “Impossible” to a sold-out crowd in Nashville at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena. The show has aired multiple times on TBN/Trinity Broadcast Network.
ON THE ROAD: Building 429 is currently headlining shows as well as appearing on the Women of Faith tour to support the release of Unashamed. The band will then join TobyMac next spring for the “Hits Deep Tour” as well as appear at numerous festival dates. Below is a list of current tour dates, with more being added daily.
BUILDING 429 TOUR DATES*: Nov. 4 – Bradenton, FL – Woodland Community Church Nov. 5 – Clearwater, FL – Countryside Christian Center Nov. 6 – Lakeland, FL – Victory Church Nov. 7 – Birmingham, AL – BJCC Arena (Women of Faith) Nov. 8 – Newnan, GA – Unity Baptist Church Nov. 14 – Hartford, CT – XL Center (Women of Faith) Nov. 21 – Sacramento, CA – Sleep Train Arena (Women of Faith) Dec. 5 – Portland, OR – Moda Center (Women of Faith) Dec. 30 – Myrtle Beach, SC – Beach Church Jan. 16 – Fairfax, VA – Patriot Center (Women of Faith) Jan. 23 – Atlanta, GA – Philips Arena (Women of Faith) Feb. 18 – Baton Rouge, LA – Baton Rouge River Center Feb. 19 – Birmingham, AL – BJCC Arena Feb. 20 – Charlotte, NC – Time Warner Cable Arena Feb. 23 – Oklahoma City, OK – Chesapeake Energy Arena Feb. 25 – Rio Rancho, NM – Santa Ana Star Center Feb. 26 – Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Resort Arena Feb. 27 – Inglewood, CA – The Forum Feb. 28 – San Diego, CA – Viejas Arena Mar. 03 – Las Vegas, NV – Thomas & Mack Center Mar. 04 – Reno, NV – Reno Events Center Mar. 05 – Fresno, CA – Save Mart Center Mar. 06 – Sacramento, CA – Sleep Train Arena Mar. 10 – Seattle, WA – Key Arena Mar. 11 – Portland, OR – Moda Center Mar. 12 – Boise, ID – Taco Bell Arena Mar. 13 – Eugene, OR – Matthew Knight Arena Mar. 15 – Kennewick, WA – Toyota Center Mar. 16 – Salt Lake City, UT – EnergySolutions Arena Mar. 18 – Denver, CO – Denver Coliseum Mar. 19 – Kansas City, MO – The Sprint Center Mar. 31 – San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center Apr. 01 – Bossier City, LA – CenturyLink Center Arena Apr. 02 – Belton, TX – Bell County Expo Apr. 03 – El Paso, TX – Don Haskins Center Apr. 05 – Lubbock, TX – United Supermarkets Arena Apr. 07 – Wichita, KS – Intrust Bank Arena Apr. 08 – Omaha, NE – Baxter Arena Apr. 09 – Milwaukee, WI – UW – Milwaukee Panther Arena Apr. 10 – Moline, IL – iWireless Center *All tour dates subject to change. Please visit Building429.com for the most updated information
About Building 429: Building 429 – comprised of Jason Roy, Michael Anderson, Jesse Garcia and Aaron Branch – is well-known as one of today’s top artists due to their high-energy live shows, lyrically-driven and anthemic songs and their constant message of hope through Christ. Their latest release, Unashamed, released in September and debuted at No. 2 on Billboard’s Contemporary Christian Album chart. The album’s first single, “Impossible,” made label history this spring by receiving an astounding 95 radio adds on its add date.
Their previous album 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, released in 2011 and 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.