2010 proved to be a glowing debut year for Sparrow Records’ Audrey Assad. Her freshman effort, The House You’re Building, was named Amazon.com’s “Best Christian Music of 2010” and iTunes ® Christian & Gospel “Breakthrough Album of the Year.” Amazon.com gave “Restless” the No. 8 position on the “Best Christian Songs of 2010” list. In addition, Assad collected the title of top selling new artist of 2010 in the Christian genre according to SoundScan.
The praise for Assad and The House You’re Building began at the album’s debut in July, and continued as the year went on with Rhapsody.com titling the record No. 7 on their list of the “Best Albums of 2010: Christian/Gospel” while both Relevant Magazine and Gospel Music Channel online gave it an honorable mention in their “Top 10 Albums of 2010.”
“I am honored and humbled by the response to The House You’re Building,” comments Assad. “I spent so much time pouring my heart and soul into the songs, and to know that people are moved by them in any capacity is more than enough reward for those efforts. 2010 was an incredible year for me–I moved to Phoenix, I released a record and I got engaged! It feels like too many blessings for such a little life, but I am truly grateful.”
Assad joined some of the industry’s finest on the road touring with Chris Tomlin, Matt Maher, Tenth Avenue North and Jars of Clay, within the last year. 2011 is shaping up to be an active year for Assad as she will join Jars of Clay on their Spring tour.
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