Jordan Feliz Wins His First Dove Award for "New Artist of the Year"
Feliz Featured on for King & Country Priceless Tour This Fall
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NEWS SOURCE: Bozeman Media
October 12, 2016
Nashville, Tennessee (Oct. 12, 2016) --- It was an exciting night at the 47th annual Dove Awards for Jordan Feliz, as he was honored with the trophy for New Artist of the Year. The moment was made even more special when the audience erupted with applause and a standing ovation when his name was announced. It was also touching when Lauren Daigle, last year’s New Artist of the Year winner, gave the award to her labelmate. Music fans will be able to view the entire Dove Awards program when it airs on the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) on Sunday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. PST.
“I am so honored and humbled by the Dove Award for New Artist of the Year!, Feliz said. “It was a shock when I heard my name announced, but so grateful for the support of the fans and industry. I’m also so excited to be a small part in what the Lord is doing in the Christian music community.”
“It was so amazing to hear Jordan’s name called out for New Artist of the Year, especially to have Lauren present it to him. Honestly, it made me tear up a bit,” adds Steve Ford, General Manager, Centricity Music. “Jordan has worked so hard over the last two years, from his intensive touring schedule to his radio success, where he has given 110%. I am so proud of him.”
Feliz has experienced an incredible fast rise with his career since first signing with Centricity Music in 2015. His debut EP, Beloved, resulted in a mega-hit single for “The River” that remained No. 1 for 10 weeks on Billboard’s Christian Airplay Chart and seven weeks on the CHR/Hot AC chart. It remains in the Top 30 on iTunes Christian Singles chart.
In April 2016, Feliz released his first full album, The River, which debuted No. 4 on Billboard’s Christian Albums chart. The project also garnered Feliz his second No. 1 single, “Never Too Far Gone,” at Hot AC/CHR radio and Top 10 at Christian Airplay. The album received glowing reviews with CBN.org saying, “…the California born and bred singer/songwriter is making his mark in Christian music.”
Feliz’s newest single, "Best Of Me,” already has 95% of the Hot AC/CHR radio stations, which includes Air1, playing the song. This comes after the single was serviced to Christian radio only three weeks ago.
Feliz is currently featured on for King & Country’s Priceless Fall Tour 2016 and more updates are available at www.jordanfeliz.com, www.facebook.com/jordanfelizmusic, www.twitter.com/jordan_feliz.
About Jordan Feliz
Dove Award winning, Jordan Feliz, hails from Central California where he began his professional music career as the frontman for a mainstream rock band that generated a loyal fanbase, record sales, and an active tour itinerary. Eventually, Feliz decided to strike out on his own as a solo Christian artist, moved to Nashville, and recorded his first EP as an independent artist. After signing with Centricity Music in 2015, Feliz released his first project, Beloved, in September of that year. The project’s first single, “The River,” became a massive No. 1 single on several Billboard charts for multiple weeks. This success led to Feliz’s first full album, The River, that debuted at No. 4 on Billboard’s Christian Albums chart. The second single, “Never Too Far Gone” is Feliz’s second No. 1 hit on Billboard’s Hot AC/CHR chart. This success led to Feliz being nominated for Breakout Single of the Year (“The River”) at the K-LOVE Awards in June 2016, followed by three Dove nominations for “Song of the Year,” Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year (“The River”) and winning his third category for Artist of the Year. After touring with Big Daddy Weave’s spring Beautiful Offerings Tour 2016 and the summer festival circuit, Feliz has now joined for King and Country for the Priceless Fall Tour 2016.
About Centricity Music
Centricity was founded in 2006 with a commitment to artist development and stylistic diversity. Based in Franklin TN, artists include Aaron Shust, Andrew Peterson, Carrollton, Grayson|Reed, Jared Anderson, Jason Gray, JJ Weeks Band, Jonny Diaz, Jordan Feliz, Lauren Daigle and Unspoken. The company's mission is to enable their artists to create life-changing experiences for the world, by providing label, management and publishing services.
Feliz and Matthew West on Dove Awards red carpet