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HAWK NELSON AND FOR KING & COUNTRY NAB AUSSIE MUSIC HONORS




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NEWS SOURCE: Woodlands Media
January 13, 2014

Hawk Nelson's collaboration with MercyMe's lead singer Bart Millard on the song "Words" has nabbed Song Of The Year honors from Australia's national Christian music airplay chart, The Rock Across Australia (TRAA). And Australian duo for KING & COUNTRY has garnered Artist Of the Year.

Chart researcher Wes Jay says "Words" secured the most airplay of any Christian song on Australian Christian radio in the past year, and for KING & COUNTRY generated the most high rotation airplay by a Christian act across the sector.

"'Words' spent a total of 28 weeks in the survey," Mr Jay says. "The song dominated the top spot for 12 consecutive weeks, and secured a position in the Top 10 of TRAA's weekly charts for 22 of them. That's very unusual."

Jay says that throughout the year for KING & COUNTRY, the Australian duo now based in the US, was represented in 51 of the 52 weekly charts with the songs Middle Of Your Heart and Hope Is What We Crave.

"Both songs garnered long runs in the weekly survey (30 weeks and 21 weeks respectively), and multiple weeks in the Top 10s (13 and 18 weeks). Both songs found a place in the Top 10 of the annual end of year chart. No other artist achieved this level of airplay in the past year," says Jay.

This is the first time that Hawk Nelson and for KING & COUNTRY have nabbed TRAA's honors.

ABOUT THE ROCK ACROSS AUSTRALIA
Established in 1999, The Rock Across Australia (TRAA) is Australia's official national Christian music charts at: www.therockacrossaustralia.com.

Published by Woodlands Media, TRAA compiles its weekly charts aggregating high rotation activity (derived from playlist reports, and airplay monitoring) from more than 20 stations in capital cities and regional markets.

TRAA's annual accolades recognise the individual song generating the most airplay, and the act gaining the most airplay on Australian Christian radio.

The Rock Across Australia's 2013 Top 100 Songs and Top Artists charts are available: http://www.therockacrossaustralia.com/annual/TRAA-131231-Top100.doc
The Rock Across Australia's 2013 airplay analysis report is available: http://www.therockacrossaustralia.com/annual/TRAA-131231-Analysis.doc

PREVIOUS TRAA HONORS

2012 Song of the Year Me Without You - tobyMac
Artist of the Year tobyMac

2011 Song of the Year Reach - Peter Furler
Artist of the Year Nathan Tasker

2010 Song of the Year Get Back Up - tobyMac
Artist of the Year newsboys

2009 Song of the Year Closer To Love - Mat Kearney
Artist of the Year Brandon Heath

2008 Song of the Year This Is Home - Switchfoot
Artist of the Year Britt Nicole

2007 Song of the Year Something Beautiful - newsboys
Artist of the Year newsboys

2006 Song of the Year Like You Love Me - Nathan Tasker
Artist of the Year Nathan Tasker

2005 Song of the Year Gloria (All God's Children) - Paul Colman
Artist of the Year Bethany Dillon

2004 Song of the Year Beautiful - Bethany Dillon
Artist of the Year Jars Of Clay

2003 Song of the Year (There's Gotta Be) More to Life - Stacie Orrico
Artist of the Year Stacie Orrico

2002 Song of the Year Purified - Michael W Smith
Artist of the Year Michael W. Smith

2001 Song of the Year These Thousand Hills - Third Day
Artist of the Year Paul Colman Trio

2000 Song of the Year Shackles (Praise You) - Mary Mary
Artist of the Year Paul Colman Trio

1999 Song of the Year There's No Power in Pity - Cliff Richard
Artist of the Year dc Talk

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For more info on Hawk Nelson visit the JFH Artists Database.
For more info on for KING & COUNTRY visit the JFH Artists Database.

 

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