Apr 30 2013
Water Filters in Action - Brenda

Thank you for supporting Air1! For each $40 monthly EZ gift, you're sending a Water of Life filter to a family in need! The filters provide access to clean drinking water for a lifetime! And to prove it works, I tried a little experiment...

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Apr 24 2013
Billboard Awards 2013 Nominations Announced

It's been a big year for Air1 artists. The Billboard Music Award Nominations for 2013 were announced this week, leaving many artists with lots to celebrate about.

Chris Tomlin has been honored with three nominations, one of them being the Top Christian Artist, along with fellow musicians Matt Redman, TobyMac, Casting Crowns, and MercyMe. Worship leader Matt Redman was also nominated for three awards, with his song “10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)” being honored for Top Christian Song.

Besides the Top Christian Artist category, Casting Crowns received an honor for Top Christian Album for their work on, Come To The Well. Also nominated for Top Christian Album is: TobyMac Eye On It, MercyMe The Hurt & The Healer, Lecrae Gravity, and Various Artists for Wow Hits 2013: 30 of Today’s Top Christian Artists & Hits. 

Building 429 also received honors for Top Christian Song for their hit, “Where I Belong.” The boys of Building 429 were thrilled and extremely appreciative upon hearing the news of their nomination. “We are thankful to have been selected to represent the greater Christian music industry at the Billboard Awards this year,” Building 429‘s lead singer Jason Roy explained. “It's an unbelievable honor that we cannot describe and we count it a privilege to be amongst such amazing artists in our category.  We send a special thank you to all the fans who made this possible by taking our song and making it their own!”

The 2013 Billboard Music Awards will air live on Sunday, May 19, at 8/7c on ABC. 

 

Apr 18 2013
Club Awesome Tour

Air1's Club Awesome Tour is on it's way! Join us and Manafest, KJ-52, 7eventh Time Down and Shine Bright Baby!

Thursday, May 16 – RIVERSIDE, CA
Sandals Church
150 Palmyrita Ave
Riverside, CA 92507 (map)

Sunday, May 19 - SACRAMENTO, CA
Bridgeway Christian Church
3735 Placer Corp. Dr
Rocklin, CA 95765 (map)

Monday, May 20 - PORTLAND, OR
Abundant Life Church - Happy Valley Campus
17241 SE Hemrich Rd
Damascus, OR 97089 (map)

Learn more about the tour and vote on what YOU want to see in the Club Awesome Vault each week at www.air1.com/clubawesome

 

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Apr 18 2013
Help West Texas

 The Salvation Army is responding after a large explosion at a fertilizer plant devastated a small city of West, Texas. Click here for more information on how to help.

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Apr 17 2013
Josh Havens Talks About The Afters New Album

The Afters released their highly anticipated new album, Life Is Beautiful on Tuesday, April 16th. The record preceeds some times of trials for lead singer Josh Haven, as he experienced some perosnal heartache with the birth of his son."When we were making this record, my wife was pregnant with our youngest child.  When he was born, there were some unexpected complications," Josh explains. "He actually came out completely blue and they had to rush him away to NICU and spend quite a while there which was totally unexpected.  I had never spent a whole lot of time in the hospital before that, but being in NICU with my son I saw lots of other parents there who were really in a dark place.  There were parents there who had kids who were way worse off then my son, parents who knew they would probably never take their kids home.  I just remember praying in the hospital, I started praying something that I still pray through every struggle, I started praying that God would turn my trials into testimony.  I do believe that He does that and He gave us an awesome testimony through this. Ultimately our son ended up improving and we were finally able to bring him home.  He is now a one year old with more energy then a one year old should ever have. We are very blessed."

 

Comprised of Josh Haven (lead vocals/keys/guitar), Matt Fuqua (vocals/guitars), Dan Ostebo (bass) and Jordan Mohilowski (drums), the album is a step-up from their previous work, but stays true to The Afters sound. "You know I think as a band you are always trying to grow and improve.  We take a while to do our records and we really do challenge ourselves to improve songs and to really take the time with them to get things right.  Hopefully our fans will think it makes a difference," John laughs. "Sonically, I think there are some things that are different then our previous records.  We try things we haven't tried before.  Vocally, I will try to stretch myself in different places, maybe try different melodies that maybe I wouldn't have done in the past just for the challenge.  An analogy would be, you have a sweet car thats like a 64 Mustang and every few years they release a new body style.  There will always be those classic elements that you first fell in love with, but there are some new elements too.  I think a band is like that in some way.  There are definitely elements of classic Afters in there, but lots of new things too." 

 

Josh also shared that the band will be going on the road this fall, with some famous friends. "We are planning a really fun fall tour with our friends Building 429.  Jason (singer of Building 429) and I have been talking about doing a tour together for years, so we are finally doing it," he said. "We are going to have Hawk Nelson come along with us, they are great friends and will be a great addition to the tour too.  So it's going to be an awesome line up."