Behind the Music
Mac Powell Plots a Solo Career and Talks the End of Third Day, Co-writes in Nashville and His New Gig as a Worship Leader
By Lindsay Williams
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During the last two decades, Atlanta-based multi-Platinum rock band Third Day (Mac Powell, David Carr, and Mark Lee) has racked up 31 No. 1 radio singles and sold more than nine million albums, including two RIAA 2x multi-Platinum, two RIAA multi Platinum, five Platinum, and 14 Gold certifications.
A Georgia Music Hall of Fame inductee (2009), Third Day has garnered 24 career GMA Dove Awards (and 42 nominations), four GRAMMY® Awards (with 12 career nominations), an American Music Award (and four AMA nominations), and multiple ASCAP honors, including its coveted Vanguard Award for songwriting.
Long known as Christian music’s premiere live band, Third Day has played for audiences reaching into the millions all around the world.
Third Day has been featured on top media outlets, including The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (NBC), The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (CBS), CBS’ 60 Minutes, ABC’s Nightline, USA Today, the New York Times, and even graced the cover of BillboardMagazine, which called Third Day “one of the best rock bands, period.”