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HAWK NELSON LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE WITH
"ONE LITTLE MIRACLE" FOCUS

"HAWK NELSON IS MY FRIEND" GARNERS PACKAGING GRAMMY® NOD; BAND PREPARING FOR WINTER JAM 09


HAWK NELSON, HAWK NELSON IS MY FRIEND


NEWS SOURCE: Overture Media
December 5, 2008

SEATTLE, WA...December 5, 2008...This week Hawk Nelson is celebrating the launch of their newly designed website (hawknelson.com), which focuses on their "One Little Miracle" campaign. The band is also thrilled as their most recent project Hawk Nelson is My Friend received a GRAMMY® nomination for "Best Recording Packaging." The GRAMMY® nomination goes to the designer Don Clark who created the packaging concept for the album. Hawk Nelson's album design is nominated along with the recording packaging for "Death Magnetic" (Metallica), "Nouns" (No Age), "Radio Retaliation" (Thievery Corporation) and "Summer Rains" (The Ditty Bops).

Debuting in September was Hawk's "One Little Miracle" campaign, which involves multiple facets partnering with various organizations to urge others to reach outside and be that "one little miracle" that can change someone's life. The moniker for the program is based of the band's Top 3 CHR single "One Little Miracle" which is also available as an EP on iTunes featuring a special performance with Amy Grant.

A part of this initiative includes Hawk Nelson partnered with TOMS shoes, who provide shoes for children in poverty stricken areas with the motto "One for One." For the band's effort, every pair of shoes purchased via Hawk Nelson's website, TOMS donates a pair of shoes to someone in Haiti as the band's ongoing involvement with the Hands & Feet Orphanage. Coming in 2009 will be a Hawk Nelson TOMS shoe designed by the band.

As one of the features on the new site, fans can watch Hawk Nelson's famed Vodcasts. The newly posted video from Sacramento, CA shows the heart of the band as they outreached to Ronald McDonald homes this fall in the REVOLVE tour cities. After the last REVOLVE date of the year this weekend the band will be back on the road in 2009 for the Winter Jam Tour Spectacular beginning January 8 in Roanoke, VA. For complete dates visit the Winter Jam official site.

About Hawk Nelson:
This powerhouse, punk foursome hailing from Canada has won the hearts of fans and media nationwide since their debut release in June 2004 with "Letters to the President." HAWK NELSON has appeared on NBC's "American Dreams", had a cameo appearance in the hit Nickelodeon film "Yours, Mine, & Ours," where they played their original song "Bring Em Out," as well as had their songs featured on NBC's 2006 Stanley Cup promo spots, WB's Smallville, Summerland, & Laguna Beach. Their most recent release Hawk Nelson Is My Friend debuted at #34 on the Billboard Top 200 selling more than 18k units. Hawk Nelson Is My Friend was also the top selling new release on the Christian album chart in addition to the comprehensive chart. The album also successfully debuted on the digital store iTunes with a No. 13 debut on the Top 100 albums chart on street day and remains on that chart one week later. Also the debut single "Friend Like That" sold 25,000 digital copies up to street week on iTunes.

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