Third Day is a multi-platinum-selling Christian rock band which has produced 25 number-onesingles and won multiple Grammy and Dove awards, as well as the American Music Award in 2008. With more than a decade of experience in playing to fans in sold-out arenas around the world, Third Day is no stranger to events like the Harvest Crusades. Despite their large-scale success, Third Day band members remain humble, and focused on the truth of the gospel message.
Formed in 1994, MercyMe founds its way into the spotlight with its subseqent release of "I Can Only Imagine," which gained popularity in both Christian and mainstream markets. Since then, MercyMe has continued to produce top-quality albums and has enjoyed several Grammy nominations and multiple Dove awards. MercyMe will be performing before a nationwide audience in this year's Harvest America outreach event on August 26, which will be simulcast live to more than 1200 venues across the country.
David Crowder began leading worship at Baylor University in Texas 12 years ago. After many successful years of producing and performing God-honoring music in a group setting, The David Crowder band finished their final tour and the release of their sixth album last year. Since then Crowder has continued to glorify God through music as a solo artist. This is his third consecutive year at the Harvest Crusades.
With 25 number-one radio singles, four gold albums, seven Dove awards, and multiple nominations ranging from Favorite Artist t oAlbum of the Year, Camp will be one of the featured artists at this year's Harvest America event on Sunday, August 26. Hope and healing despite personal tragedy is the theme of not only several of his songs, but of his autobiographical book, I Still Believe, and the forthcoming film in collaboration with Greg Laurie and Nick Vujicic, Hope for Hurting Hearts.
A welcome addition to the Harvest Crusade line-up, Gungor (formerly called the Michael Gungor Band) has been enjoying increased popularity in both mainstream and Christian circles in recent years. Gungor's album Beautiful Things was nominated for a Grammy in both the Best Gospel and Best Rock or Rap Gospel categories. Their Harvest Crusade debut will be sure to please.
Harvest Worship Band
Leading worship at Pastor Greg Laurie's home church (Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside and Orange County California), the Harvest Worship Band is often charged with creating music that illustrates and enhances the themes of Laurie's messages. Such is the case with the band's latest release, "Hope for America." This anthem of hope was written as a theme song of sorts for the premiere of Harvest America, the nationwide proclamation of the gospel originating from Sunday's crusade in Anaheim.