Essential Records artist Red announced its presence with authority as one of the premier rock bands in Christian music with a total of three nominations for the 41st Annual GMA Dove Awards.

The band’s second full-length album project, Innocence & Instinct, picked up a nod for Rock Album of the Year, while two different songs off the record – “Fight Inside” and “Mystery of You” – were included in the list of honorees for Rock Recorded Song of the Year.
The GMA Dove Award nominations come the same week Red is finishing its first big touring jaunt of 2010, headlining the “Nothing And Everything Tour,” which also includes fellow hard rock band (and labelmates) Pillar, along with special guests The Wedding and Me In Motion. The tour wraps Tuesday, February 23 in Dodge City, Kansas.
Nashville-based Red, made up of Michael Barnes (vocals), Anthony Armstrong (guitar) Randy Armstrong (bass), and Joe Rickard (drums), has logged an impressive 1,500+ live shows since releasing its debut album End Of Silence in 2006.
Red’s GRAMMY-nominated sophomore project, Innocence & Instinct (2/7/09) released with more than 40,000 in first week sales and climbed its way to the Top 5 on iTunes Top Albums chart.  To date, the band has earned eight consecutive No. 1 radio singles, the last three of which are from Innocence & Instinct.  The band simultaneously released a Deluxe Edition of Innocence & Instinct that includes four bonus tracks and a DVD featuring the “Death of Me” music video, a “making of” documentary and more.
Since the 2006 emergence of End Of Silence RED has maintained a near-constant presence on the road, touring alongside notable rock names such as Three Days Grace, Flyleaf, 3 Doors Down, Breaking Benjamin, Seether, Papa Roach, Buckcherry, Saving Abel, Sevendust, Staind, Kutless, Trapt, Third Day, Switchfoot and others, and rave reviews for the band’s live shows have poured in via both print and online outlets alike.
For more information about RED, please visit: www.redmusiconline.com.

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