Centricity Music’s high-profile band, Downhere, won two major categories during the recent GMA Covenant Awards in Canada. The group won Song of the Year (“Let Me Rediscover You”) and Pop/ Contemporary Album of the Year (Two At A Time). Two At A Time was released in the summer of 2010 and had two new songs plus B-sides and demos in order to satisfy the high demand for new Downhere music between albums. Downhere’s current project, On The Altar Of Love, released in late August and as a result didn’t qualify for this year’s awards.
“It is such a thrill when artists we have been developing and working with get the recognition they deserve,” states Steve Ford, VP of marketing, Centricity Music. “To have Downhere continue to garner the accolades from their Canadian fans is overwhelming.”
Downhere continues to generate tremendous reviews for their projects, with JesusFreakHideout.com calling On The Altar Of Love “one of the best releases of the year.” The band is currently on The Called To Love Tour with labelmates Jason Gray and Aaron Shust, which ends Nov. 13 in North Carolina. Downhere will launch their highly anticipated How Many KingsChristmas tour on Dec. 1 in Overland Park, KS. At the same time, co-lead singer Marc Martel has become a music sensation with his Queen Extravaganza video audition that generated more than 4 million hits. It led to an appearance on the Ellen Show, winning the MTV O Awards 2011 for Best Fan Cover and Queen drummer Roger Taylor announcing in a FOX News interview that Martel “is an extraordinarily good singer.” The fan voting process begins Nov. 14 at www.queenextravaganza.com and concludes Nov. 25. Winners for the Queen Extravaganza Live Tour will be announced in December.