WFRN Friend Fest 2012
The largest AC Artist in Christian music, Casting Crowns, with over 5 million albums sold, a GRAMMY Award, an American Music Award, 23 Dove Awards and 8 chart-topping radio singles, Casting Crowns remains focused on ministry through music. Their latest hit is the song "Courageous," the title song for the hit movie by the same name which came out in the fall of 2011, and is just one example of the great music you will hear from this artist.
David Crowder, the front man and name sake of The David Crowder Band, has written and performed 3 rock/contemporary songs of the year as well as numerous other huge worship and AC hits. His current release, “Give Us Rest”, spent 8 days as the number 1 most downloaded album on ITunes January of this year.
Tenth Avenue North
2009 Dove Award New Artist of the Year, Tenth Avenue North has quickly become one of the most popular artists in Christian Music. They have released 6 songs to Christian AC Radio, and of those 6 songs, 2 have charted at #1, two at #2, one at #3, and one at #4. Look for more great releases from this artist in the near future.
The group from Toledo Ohio which brought you the 2011 AC Song of the Year, “Lead Me”, along with the 2011 Rock/Contemporary Album of the year , “Pieces of a Real Heart”, are growing in popularity with each new hit they release. Be sure to look for more great hit songs from this artist.
The lady who became known almost overnight as a finalist on the 5th Season of American Idol has not let up since the show. Once eliminated she signed with EMI/Sparrow Records and toured with the likes of TobyMac and Kirk Franklin, all while developing her own following. In addition, she has released multiple hit songs, has just been nominated for a Grammy, and will be headlining her own tour this Spring.
A home grown band, sort of, Sidewalk Prophets originally hail from Indiana and came together as a band while they were attending Anderson University. They later signed a record deal, only to follow that up by being named 2010 Dove Awards New Artist of the Year. Their latest release, “You Love Me Anyway”, spent numerous weeks at number 1 on the Billboard Charts in the fall of 2011.
Stellar Kart, Jared Anderson, Jeremy Riddle, Chris McClarney, Jamie Jamgochian, Hyland, 7eventh Time Down, Ashes Remain, and Sixteen Cities, Reilly