The honors and awards for Third Day's Live Revelations: On Stage, Off Stage, Backstage keep flowing in, as the live concert video project earned a Gold sales certification from the Recording Industry Association of America.
The RIAA Gold certification follows a busy early 2010 that saw the project earn a GRAMMY Award for the band, along with Dove Award nomination for Long Form Music Video of the Year.
"We're definitely both honored and humbled to be receiving this news. It was our desire to give our fans a real sense of what life on the road looks like – just being ourselves; sometimes tense, sometimes funny but always being real," says bassist Tai Anderson.
All tolled, the Live Revelations honor marks the band's eighth overall Gold certification and second for a video project, with Third Day, Offerings, Offerings II, Come Together, Time, Wherever You Are and the CD/DVD version of Live Wire all hitting Gold status. (Offerings and Live Wire have also hit the organization's Platinum threshold.)
Overall, Third Day is nominated for two Dove Awards this year, additionally picking up a nod for its contribution to the original motion picture soundtrack for Fireproof. Additionally, Third Day frontman Mac Powell also gathered a Dove Award nomination for Special Event Album of the Year for his work on the Glory Revealed II: The Word of God In Worship album, as well as a pair of nominations (as artist and songwriter) in the Inspirational Recorded Song of the Year category for "Since The World Began" from that same project.
The 41st Annual Dove Awards will be handed out in ceremonies on Wednesday, April 21 at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House, and will premiere on Gospel Music Channel Sunday, April 25 at 8 p.m. Eastern/7 p.m. Central.