Premiere modern rock band Fireflight
attended the 53rd
Annual GRAMMY Awards yesterday celebrating its first career nomination for current album For Those Who Wait
, recognized in the Best Rock or Rap Gospel Album category. The awards were held at the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles.
Pictured on the GRAMMY red carpet (L-R): Fireflight band members Phee Shorb (drums), Dawn Michele (lead vocals) and Justin Cox (guitar); not in attendance: Glenn Drennen (guitar), Wendy Drennen, (bass).
*Photo credit: John Shearer/Wireimage
Fireflight brings its“The Overcome Tour” headlining show to 25 cities this spring, visit www.fireflightrock.com
for more info and a list of dates.
Released Feb. 9, 2010, For Those Who Wait debuted at No. 5 on the Nielsen SoundScan Current Contemporary Christian Album Chart. Along with superior album reviews, For Those Who Wait delivered the band’s fifth career No. 1 radio single on the Rock format with “Desperate,” followed by the title track’s performance as a Top 5 hit at Rock and Top 10 at CHR.
GRAMMY-nominated, modern rock outfit Fireflight has received six career Dove Award nominations, including Artist of the Year in 2009, and lead singer Dawn Michele’s Female Vocalist of the Year nomination in 2010. The group won Taco Bell’s inaugural fan-voted “Best of the Beat” contest in 2009, and performed at ESPN’s “Winter X Games 13.” Fireflight released its breakout sophomore album Unbreakable in 2008, and debuted nationally with 2006’s The Healing of Harms. The band’s music has been featured on E! Entertainment’s “Style Network” and in music-video reels at both American Eagle and Journey’s stores across the country. For nearly a decade, the band has remained tireless road warriors on the concert circuit averaging 140 shows a year.