Tenth Avenue North
Appearing on Unity Main Stage Presented by Country Dairy – 2017 – Wednesday, August 9, 2017
If every album serves as a single snapshot of an artist’s current season, then Tenth Avenue North’s new album, Followers (Provident Label Group), is a Polaroid coming to life in full color. Brilliant hues of exuberance, confidence and unwavering hope saturate the band’s follow-up to 2014’s Cathedrals. Every cut finds Mike Donehey (lead vocals, guitar), Jeff Owen (guitar, vocals), Brendon Shirley (keys, vocals), Ruben Juarez (bass, vocals) and Jason Jamison (drums) basking in the pure joy discovered only in following Christ.
Tenth Avenue North has long been known for the depth and vulnerability of their songwriting since they released their acclaimed national debut, Over and Underneath, in 2008. Quickly winning fans’ allegiance with radio staples like “Love Is Here,” “Hold My Heart” and “By Your Side” (GMA’s 2010 Song of the Year), the band was named the Gospel Music Association’s New Artist of the Year in 2009. The group gained further momentum with three additional full-length records that spawned hits like “You Are More,” “Losing,” “Worn” and “No Man Is an Island,” among others, and has sold in excess of one million albums to date.
Followers—the quintet’s fifth official studio project—charts a new course for the beloved band and finds the five men with hearts full and hands open. “To begin a season, another season has to die,” Donehey reflects. “I think this is a fresh season because I finally let a lot of my dreams die.”