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Since the 2009 release of their hit worship album, It Is Well, BEC Recordings’ Kutless has catapulted to the top of the charts with their mega-hit song “What Faith Can Do.”  Already a hit single in 2009, the success has carried into 2010 as this single topped the 2010 Mediabase Christian AC Song of the Year.

In addition to Mediabase, “What Faith Can Do” was the No. 2 Billboard Hot Christian Song of the Year.  Kutless was also named the No. 7 Billboard Christian Artist of the Year, and It Is Well was the No. 10 Billboard Christian Album of the Year.

This year “What Faith Can Do” topped five radio formats –CHR, AC Mon, AC Indicator, Inspo as well as spent eight weeks at the top on the the National Christian Audience Chart. The single has also surpassed 220K in digital single sales.  It Is Well is also nearing 200k in album sales. Fans can now purchase the expanded edition of It Is Well, which features three live tracks and two new songs.

Kutless also has two singles currently moving up the charts from their worship project. “Everything I Need” is breaking into the Top 20 on AC Monitored and the National Christian Audience Chart, Top 10 on AC Indicator and Inspo. “Remember Me” is currently in the Top 5 on CHR.

This Christmas season, Kutless also released a new single “This Is Christmas,” which has been charting at AC Monitored, AC Indicator, Inspo and the National Christian Audience Chart.  The song is No. 1 at CMW.  This song is available on the BEC Recordings’ Christmas compilation O Come All Ye Faithful.

After the holidays, Kutless will be heading out on the 2011 Winter Jam Tour Spectacular with Newsboys, David Crowder Band, Francesca Battistelli, Red, Newsong, KJ-52, and more.  The all-star packed tour begins January 8th in Charleston, West Virginia and concludes on April 3rd in Illinois.  For the tour dates, visit here: http://www.hearitfirst.com/winterjam/default.aspx

For more information, go to www.kutless.com or the band’s official YouTube Page http://www.youtube.com/kutless.  Follow the band on Twitter @kutless and become their fan on Facebook: facebook.com/kutless.


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About Kutless
Launched by original members Jon Micah Sumrall (lead vocals) and guitarist James Mead, the band formed first as a modern rock/worship band at Warner Pacific College in Portland in 2000, influenced by Christian rock predecessors such as the Supertones as well as mainstream modern rockers like Staind, Foo Fighters, and Incubus.  Kutless signed to Tooth & Nail/BEC in late 2001 and released its self-titled debut the following year, which went on to become the fastest-selling debut in the label’s history.  Hearts of the Innocent marked the recording debut of the band’s new members, drummer Jeffrey Gilbert and bass player Dave Luetkenhoelter, both formerly of alt-rock band Seven Places. In 2007, Nick De Partee joined the band as the new guitarist after being with the band for over a year as their guitar tech.

This Portland, Oregon-based Kutless has emerged as one of Christian and rock music’s hottest acts. Kutless has played before more than 2 million fans in the past five years.  In 2009, the band was awarded RIAA Gold Certification for their worship-based album “Strong Tower” in addition to Gold Certification for Long-Form video “Live From Portland.” The band has been nominated for multiple Dove Awards, earning its first for the band’s participation on the Special Event Album of the Year, the soundtrack to “Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.” Kutless’ music also has been featured in television and film.  The Kutless song “All of the Words” appeared on the NBC hit TV show “Scrubs,” in an episode titled “My Bright Idea.”  Last year, the band’s song “The Feeling” was featured on the Rock Band 2 downloadable track for Playstation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii.

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