Rush Of Fools Breaks The Mold With New Record
We Once Were
Band To Perform New Songs On Upcoming Rock & Worship Roadshow 2011
Rush Of Fools released their highly anticipated record, We Once Were on September 27th and the project has been embraced by radio, media and retail. The album debuted at #6 on iTunes Christian/Gospel Chart and #24 on the Christian AC Sales Chart. The first single from the record, Grace Found Me, is New & Active on the Single Charts. The project, produced by Dennis Herring (Mute Math, Modest Mouse, Jars of Clay) has delivered what everyone has known all along: that Rush Of Fools is an extremely gifted group whose talent keeps growing and expanding.
“We’re very excited for Rush Of Fools, as the band has put their heart and soul into this record and it’s a tremendous step for their career,” says Bob Morrison, Vice President, eOne Christian Music. “This album will become a landmark project for them.”
“We’re so happy that our friends and the music industry are connecting with the self-penned songs that have helped to sustain us over the last three years,” explains Rush Of Fools. “A lot of energy and effort have gone into the making of this project, and our goal was to present music that delivers God’s truth with lyrics that inspire and move people. We remain humble and thankful for this wonderful opportunity for our music ministry and look forward to all of the upcoming opportunities to perform the new music live for our fans.”
This long-awaited third studio project reflects the rocky three-year sojourn of the Alabama based band that included their label closing and a resulting lawsuit that Rush Of Fools won in 2010. During this period, all of the band members continually wrote new songs about God’s grace, staying faithful in their Christian walk no matter what the circumstances, and a message of hope with a restoring of faith.
The songs have resonated with fans and media has hailed We Once Were as Rush Of Fools strongest release to date. Outstanding reviews have been placed with such outlets as; CCM, On Course Magazine, Cross Point Magazine, and features in Billboard Magazine, Essential Connection and All Access.
NewReleaseTuesday.com – This is the best overall album by Rush of Fools and is one of my top albums of the year.
JesusFreakHideout.com – A new sound, new label, good production, and solid lyrical content all spell out a solid third release for this group from Alabama.
CMAddict.com – Their third album is a hit from the get go with driving rhythms and heavy guitars.
Christian Music Review – How can you possibly pick a favorite from a rocking heart-felt album that hits home, addressing the topic of trusting in God and having faith in Him despite feeling like you’re in your lowest valley?
The band is launching We Once Were with an aggressive touring schedule including the recently completed college FreeFall Tour, sold out street week concerts with Christian radio, and upcoming select tour dates on the Rock & Worship Roadshow 2011 and will share the stage with such high-profile artists as MercyMe, Jars of Clay, Hawk Nelson and Matt Maher.
For updates on Rush Of Fools please visit www.rushoffools.com.
About Rush Of Fools
The group hails from Alabama and burst onto the Christian music scene in 2007 with their self-titled debut project. The first single from the album, “Undo,” became a mega-hit for the band by reaching #1 on the charts for an incredible seven weeks. The tune became Song of the Year by ASCAP and Radio & Records for the most number of spins at radio, and garnered four 2008 Dove nominations for the band. The following single, “Peace Be Still,” remained at the top of the charts for three weeks. Rush Of Fools’ sophomore album released in 2008 and broke them into the mainstream market with their hit single, “Never Far Away” (with Jim Brickman) which broke Top 10 on the mainstream AC charts, along with appearances on the national television outlets, WGN Midday News and the syndicated morning show, Daily Buzz, along with coverage on CNN.com.
About eOne Christian Music
eOne Christian Music is dedicated to the support of culturally-relevant and ministry-focused artists. Established in 2005, the Christian division of eOne Music is fast becoming an emerging voice in Christian music with a roster including; The Myriad, gospel chart-topper William McDowell, along with the recent signings of strong emerging talent such as Rush of Fools, Echoing Angels, and Nathan Tasker. The label’s roster also includes Avalon, Rita Springer, and Twila Paris. eOne Christian Music is distinguished by their strong focus on artist development, their commitment to building relationships with artists, and their goal to build lasting ministries, while making a difference in both the music industry and the global community.