Jars of Clay received a nod in the Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album category for its
April 21 release, The Long Fall Back To Earth. Jars of Clay has claimed GRAMMYs for The Eleventh Hour (3/05/2002), If I Left The Zoo (11/09/1999) and Much Afraid (9/16/1997) from its prior seven nominations.
About Jars of Clay
Jars of Clay launched its breakout career with the multi-format hit “Flood” in 1995. Since then, it’s amassed more than six million in career sales (5 Gold, 2 Platinum and 1 double Platinum certification), 3 GRAMMY Awards (from 8 nominations), an American Music Award nod, 17 No. 1 radio hits, and numerous film credits and BMI honors for songwriting and performing. Its recent GRAMMY nominated tenth album, The Long Fall Back to Earth (April 21), debuted at No. 1 on SoundScan. Earlier this year, Jars of Clay headlined its “Two Hands Tour,” impacting 23 cities coast-to-coast and recently led “Creation Festival: The Tour” on a 25+ city tour. See www.jarsofclay.com for more information.
While celebrated for its music and writing, Jars of Clay is most concerned with the needs in Africa. Compelled to make a difference, members Dan Haseltine, Stephen Mason, Matt Odmark and Charlie Lowell founded the Blood:Water Mission in early 2002. The first effort of this non-profit was the “1000 Wells Project” with a goal of raising funds to build, rebuild and repair 1,000 wells in urban and rural areas of sub-Saharan Africa. This year Jars of Clay will celebrate the building of the 1,000th well which will bring clean water to more than 150,000 people. (www.bloodwatermission.com)