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Sidewalk Prophets is a Contemporary Christian music
Contemporary Christian music
Contemporary Christian music is a genre of modern popular music which is lyrically focused on matters concerned with the Christian faith...

 band from Nashville, TN. Their album These Simple Truths contained the single "The Words I Would Say", which is also featured on WOW Hits 2010
WOW Hits 2010
WOW Hits 2010 is a two-disc compilation album composed of some of the biggest hits on Christian radio in 2009. Disc one features more adult contemporary hits, while disc two features the CHR–pop and rock hits. The album charted at number one on the Hot Christian Albums chart and number 33 on the...

 and WOW Hits 2011
WOW Hits 2011
WOW Hits 2011 is a two-disc compilation album composed of some of the biggest hits on Christian radio in 2010. Disc one features more AC radio hits, while disc two features the CHR/Rock radio hits. The album was also issued in a deluxe version featuring six bonus remixes.The album hit No. 1 on...

. The group was nominated for and won the 2010 GMA Dove Award for New Artist of the Year.

Albums

  • Sidewalk Prophets (2003, Independent)
  • You Love Me Anyway (EP
    Extended play
    An EP is a musical recording which contains more music than a single, but is too short to qualify as a full album or LP. The term EP originally referred only to specific types of vinyl records other than 78 rpm standard play records and LP records, but it is now applied to mid-length Compact...

    , 2007, Independent)
  • These Simple Truths
    These Simple Truths
    These Simple Truths is the Sidewalk Prophets first major-label studio album with Word Records, released on August 25, 2009. It features the hit radio singles "The Words I Would Say" and "You Love Me Anyway." The main genre the Sidewalk Prophets play in is Contemporary Christian music...

    (2009, Word Records
    Word Records
    Word Records is a Christian record label based in Nashville, Tennessee. It is a division of Word Entertainment , which, itself is co-owned by Warner Music Group and Curb Records...

    )
  • These Simple Truths Deluxe Edition (2011, Word Records
    Word Records
    Word Records is a Christian record label based in Nashville, Tennessee. It is a division of Word Entertainment , which, itself is co-owned by Warner Music Group and Curb Records...

    )

Singles

  • "The Words I Would Say" – #3 on Billboard Magazine's
    Billboard (magazine)
    Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry, and is one of the oldest trade magazines in the world. It maintains several internationally recognized music charts that track the most popular songs and albums in various categories on a weekly basis...

     Christian Songs chart on December 5, 2009 and resided in the top 5 for over 20 weeks. The song was also #1 on the AC Indicator charts for five weeks in a row.
  • "You Can Have Me" - #16 on Billboard Magazine's Christian Songs.
  • "Hope was Born This Night" - #8 off of the Christmas Various Artists EP 'Come Now Our King' with Chris August
    Chris August
    Chris August Megert is an American Contemporary Christian musician who performs under the stage name Chris August. He began recording as a secular musician before switching to Christian music. His song "Starry Night" which reached #1 on the Billboard Christian Songs chart in 2010/2011...

    , Meredith Andrews
    Meredith Andrews
    Meredith Sooter is a Dove Award winning Contemporary Christian music artist and worship leader.-Childhood:Andrews grew up in Wilson, NC, where she started singing when she was six years old. She attended Wilson Christian Academy, where she graduated. Andrews later attended college at Liberty...

    , BarlowGirl
    BarlowGirl
    BarlowGirl is an American Christian rock–CCM all-female band from Chicago, Illinois. The band is composed of sisters Alyssa , Rebecca , and Lauren Barlow . The band has won several awards in their genre; their song "Never Alone" was the longest running No...

    , and Francesca Battistelli
    Francesca Battistelli
    Francesca Battistelli is an American Christian musician from New York City, New York. She was originally an independent artist and had released an independent album, Just a Breath, in 2004. Her first studio album on Fervent Records, My Paper Heart, was released on July 22, 2008...

  • "You Love Me Anyway" - #1 on Billboard Magazine's Christian Songs [still charting - ] It is listed as the #1 song on BDSRadio Charts Christian AC National Airplay as of 7-16-2011

Single Peak Position on Chart(s) Date
The Words I Would Say 3 US Billboard Christian Single December 5, 2009
You Can Have Me 16 US Billboard Christian Single September 25, 2010
Hope was Born This Night 8 US Billboard Christian Single January 8, 2011
You Love Me Anyway 1 BDSRadio Charts AC Christian Airplay

1 US Billboard Christian Single
July 23, 2011

Recognition

  • Sidewalk Prophets won the 2010 Dove Award for New Artist of the Year
  • Sidewalk Prophets nominated for the 2011 Group of the Year.

Tours


The Sidewalk Prophets have toured the United States and other countries with many famous acts, including Jeremy Camp
Jeremy Camp
Jeremy Thomas Camp is a contemporary Christian musician from Lafayette, Indiana. Camp has released seven albums, four of them RIAA-certified as Gold and two are live albums, and 17 number-one hit songs...

, Stellar Kart
Stellar Kart
Stellar Kart is a Christian pop punk band from Phoenix, Arizona, USA . The band is signed to INO Records and released its first album in February 2005. Some of the singles from their debut album, All Gas. No Brake - including "Finish Last" and "Life Is Good" - have been played on Christian radio...

, and Audio Adrenaline
Audio Adrenaline
Audio Adrenaline was a Christian rock band that formed in the late 1980s at Kentucky Christian University in Grayson, Kentucky. During the band's 17-year existence, they were awarded two Grammy awards, multiple Dove Awards and they released 17 number one singles. They were regular performers at the...

 before being signed to Word Records
Word Records
Word Records is a Christian record label based in Nashville, Tennessee. It is a division of Word Entertainment , which, itself is co-owned by Warner Music Group and Curb Records...

 and appeared on the 2010 and 2011 Winter Jam Tour Spectacular
Winter Jam Tour Spectacular
Winter Jam Tour Spectacular, also referred to as simply Winter Jam , is an annual American music tour featuring Christian rock, Christian rap, and contemporary Christian music bands, stunt and/or comedy performances, and a speaker. It is the United States' largest annual Christian Music Tour...

 sharing the stage alongside Tenth Avenue North
Tenth Avenue North
Tenth Avenue North is an American contemporary Christian music band from West Palm Beach, Florida. They took their name from a major east-west road in Palm Beach County.The group was formed while attending Palm Beach Atlantic University...

, Newsboys
Newsboys
Newsboys are a Christian pop rock band founded in 1985 in Mooloolaba, Australia. They have released 15 studio albums, six of which have been certified gold...

, and Third Day
Third Day
Third Day is a Grammy award-winning Christian rock band formed in Marietta, Georgia during the 1990s. The band was founded by lead singer Mac Powell, guitarist Mark Lee and former member Billy Wilkins. The other band members are bassist Tai Anderson and drummer David Carr...

.
They also toured on the Rock and Worship Roadshow 2010 with MercyMe
MercyMe
MercyMe is an American Christian rock band founded in Greenville, Texas. The band consists of vocalist Bart Millard, keyboardist James Bryson, percussionist Robby Shaffer, bassist Nathan Cochran and guitarists Michael Scheuchzer and Barry Graul....

, Francesca Battistelli
Francesca Battistelli
Francesca Battistelli is an American Christian musician from New York City, New York. She was originally an independent artist and had released an independent album, Just a Breath, in 2004. Her first studio album on Fervent Records, My Paper Heart, was released on July 22, 2008...

, David Crowder Band
David Crowder Band
The David Crowder Band is a six-piece Christian Modern Worship band from Waco, Texas.-Band history:The band began when David Crowder, from Texarkana, Texas, realized that almost half of the students at Baylor University were not attending church...

, Remedy Drive
Remedy Drive
Remedy Drive is a Christian contemporary band with from Nashville, Tennessee. The band is composed of lead vocalist David Zach, guitarist Dave Mohr, bassist Corey Horn, and drummer Timmy Jones. They have recorded five independent studio albums, one independent live album and released their first...

, Fee
Fee (band)
Fee is a Christian rock and Contemporary worship music band from Alpharetta, Georgia, United States named for the group's founder and front-man Steve Fee...

, and Family Force 5
Family Force 5
Family Force 5 is a Christian crunk rock band from Atlanta, Georgia. They consist of Solomon "Soul Glow Activatur" Olds, Jacob "Crouton" Olds, Joshua "Fatty" Olds, Nathan "Nadaddy" Currin, and Derek "Chap Stique" Mount...

.

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