|Steven Curtis Chapman (left) and Third Day|
Vocalist Mac Powell and guitarist Mark Lee were high school students when they formed Christian rock band Third Day in 1991 in Marietta, Georgia. Little did they know that the band would sell 8.5 million records, win 24 Gospel Music Association Dove Awards, four Grammy Awards, and an American Music Award, and be inducted in the Georgia Music Hall of Fame. Third Day also presently consists of drummer David Carr and several touring musicians.
Steven Curtis Chapman was born in Paducah, Kentucky, and started his music career in the late 1980s as a songwriter and performer of Contemporary Christian Music. Chapman has sold more than 10 million albums and won five Grammy awards and a record-breaking 58 Gospel Music Association Dove Awards.
Third Day together with Steven Curtis Chapman performed at the Beacon Theatre tonight, singing jointly on each other's songs for an evening that proved that rock music and worship is a combination made for heaven. Simply put, Third Day is a fine band, and Powell possesses one of the most dynamic and compelling voices in rock. Chapman is a compassionate lyricist. Bringing these talents in unison was a two-and-a-half-hour spark of brilliance. Due to the collaborative venture, the musicians had a tremendous wealth of songs from which to select, and having both artists share in each song gave them all a new sound. Perhaps a steady diet of this would be too much, but for one night it was pure genius.
Visit Third Day at www.thirdday.com, and visit Steven Curtis Chapman at stevencurtischapman.com.