Tenth Avenue North
Tenth Avenue North is a christian band that formed in West Palm Beach, Florida in 2000. The group formed together while attending college at Palm Beach Atlantic University, and the band name was inspired from a major road in Palm Beach county. Their song writing style is similar to that of Mercy Me and the David Crowder Band. The band members are:
.Mike Donehey – lead vocals, acoustic guitar
.Jeff Owen – guitar, background vocals
.Jason Jamison – drums/bongos
.Rueben Juarez - bass guitar, backing vocals
Tenth Avenue North released a few independent albums and one EP before releasing their debut major label christian album, Over and Underneath, on May 20, 2008 on Reunion Records. Their song, "Love is Here," hit the top 20 on the christian billboard charts, and eventually, it hit the number three spot by June 21, 2008.
The band's praise song, By Your Side, won song of the year at the GMA awards in 2010. The band also won the new worship artist of the year award that same year. They were nominated for other awards like group of the year and christian album of the year.
Tenth Avenue North is one of the few christian bands that genuinely care for God, their music, and their fans. At their concerts, Tenth Avenue North is known to include their fans in the genuine experience of praise and worship. Even though they have become famous since releasing their major label debut album, the band still remains humble about their experiences.
Tenth Avenue's fame has quickly grown. In just a couple short years, they went from barely starting out to playing sold out shows. The band has toured with other big-name acts such as Mercy Me, Casting Crowns, and The David Crowder Band.
Tenth Avenue North is working on an album that is due for a mid 2012 release.