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Building 429ís Jason Roy takes home top award at BMI 2013 Christian Awards for Christian Song of the Year

Building 429 opens evening festivities with strong performance of
award-winning song "Where I Belong"




Pictured above (L-R): Phil Graham, Senior Vice President of Writer/Publisher Relations, BMI; Holly Zabka, Senior Director of Essential Publishing, Provident Music Group; Jason Roy and Aaron Branch, Building 429; Terry Hemmings, President and CEO, Provident Music Group; Michael Anderson and Jesse Garcia, Building 429; Devon Devries, Publishing Creative Manager of Essential Publishing, Provident Music Group; Jody Williams, President and CEO, BMI. Photo by John Russell


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NEWS SOURCE: Bozeman Media
June 21, 2013

Nashville, TN (June 21, 2013) ----- The accolades continue for Essential Records pop/rock band, Building 429, at BMI's 2013 Christian Awards last night. The group's frontman, Jason Roy, took home the top honor for Christian Song of the Year due to the enormous success of the hit single, "Where I Belong." The song was co-written by Roy and award-winning producer/songwriter, Jason Ingram, and became Billboard's Christian Song of the Year in 2012 and was the longest running No. 1 single in Billboard's NCA chart history at fifteen weeks. Building 429 was also honored with opening the night's festivities, where the band delivered a memorable performance of "Where I Belong."




Building 429 performs "Where I Belong" at 2013 BMI Christian Awards in Nashville.
Photo by John Russell


"This award is just another way that God has shown an incredible amount of favor to Building429 in a year that has been amazing to say the least," says Roy. "It was a privilege to share the stage with Stephen Curtis Chapman and Brandon Heath to perform at the ceremony for a room full of prolific hit writers, and a memory we will not soon forget. We also count it an honor to carry the banner of BMI Song of the Year as we continue to expect even greater things as our new record, We Won't Be Shaken, begins to take flight. Thank you to BMI and all the incredible staffers, writers, artists, and publishers represented last night."

Building 429 has just wrapped up a five-week promo tour in support of its latest project, We Won't Be Shaken, which debuted last week at No. 1 on Billboard's Christian Albums Chart. The title track is the new single and is already No. 6 on the Billboard NCA chart, No. 3 AC Indicator chart, and No. 2 Hot AC/CHR chart after only three months of radio airplay. We Won't Be Shaken is still garnering strong media support with Billboard Magazine saying, Mixing thoughtful ballads like "Set A Fire" with raucous uptempos like "Revolution," the band delivers a powerfully inspiring collection. Fans will be able to hear these inspirational songs on an upcoming SiriusXM appearance, while Building 429 is the cover feature this month for CCM Magazine and will be the cover story for iBelieve Magazine next month. Other upcoming press coverage includes a Christian Post interview and Parenting Teens story in the September issue.

Building 429 will have a busy touring season throughout the rest of the year with several upcoming festival dates that include, Creation Northeast, Spirit West Coast, LifeLight Festival, and Night of Joy at Disney World in September. For additional tour updates and information on Building 429 please visit online at www.building429.com; www.facebook.com/building429, and @building429.

About Building 429
Building 429, comprised of Jason Roy (vocals), Jesse Garcia (guitar), Michael Anderson (drums), and Aaron Branch (bass), released its fifth studio project, Listen to the Sound, on May 10, 2011. Produced by Jason Ingram (Chris Tomlin, Sanctus Real), Rusty Varenkamp (Tenth Avenue North, Sanctus Real) and Rob Hawkins (Fireflight, Anthem Lights), Listen to the Sound debuted at the top of iTunes' Christian & Gospel Albums chart. The title track hit No. 1 on the CHR chart and Top 5 on Billboard's National Christian Audience Chart. Follow up single "Made For You" reached Top 5 on the Christian CHR charts, while the project's third single, "Where I Belong," set precedent as the longest-running No. 1 song on the Billboard Christian Audience chart at 15 consecutive weeks. "Where I Belong" was Billboard's 2012 Christian Song of the Year, Christian AC Song of the Year Christian Songs Artist of the Year and Christian AC Songs Artist of the Year. Most recently, the band received the 2013 BMI Christian Song of the Year for "Where I Belong."

Building 429 first broke through with its 2004 No. 1 hit "Glory Defined," which was named BMI's Christian Song of the Year in 2005. That same year, Building 429 was recognized as New Artist of the Year at the Gospel Music Association's Dove Awards. The group has since amassed a dedicated fan following, playing more than 150 live shows a year while developing its own touring brands "Winter Blast" and "Summer Blast." For more information on Building 429 and new album, We Won't Be Shaken (June 4, 2013), visit www.Building429.com, www.facebook.com/building429 or www.twitter.com/building429.

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