The year 2004 was a fortunate year for the band Sanctus Real of Sparrow Records. The band experienced a series of firsts and found themselves on top of the best of lists by year's end and was named R & R's Most Played Rock Artist of 2004. The band has become well known for their captivating live performances and in support of their best-selling and critically acclaimed sophomore album, Fight The Tide, the band launched their second headline on Jan. 14 which featured rising Tooth & Nail band Hawk Nelson.
This was the first time Sanctus Real was ever named Most Played Rock radio artist by R & R. The band's highlights for the year include; "Everything About You" (No. 1 for eight weeks) which topped both the R & R and CHR Rock charts and "Beautiful Day" (No. 1 for four consecutive weeks) just to name a few.
Their hit single "Everything About You" rose as high as No.4 on R & R's Christian Rock 2004 and it also climbed to No. 10 on Christian CHR 2004 Year-End Chart. "Beautiful Day" rose to No. 15 on R & R's Christian Rock 2004 Year-End Chart while the band's current single "Things Like You" continues to climb the charts and their new Rock single, "Alone," was recently No. 3 on the charts. Year-end critic's choice lists also named Sanctus Real among their top picks.
ChristianMusicToday.com named the band's Fight The Tide their seventh overall favorite
in any genre for 2004 and asked why more modern rock bands can't be this good. Furthermore, they commented that it is clear that the band desires to communicate their faith while aspiring to become one of the premiere rock bands of their time and that they are one step closer to fulfilling both counts. The band was also nominated by CMCentral.com readers for Rock/Alternative Album of the Year for Fight the Tide and Rock/Alternative Song of the Year and
Rock/Alternative Performance for "Everything About You."
Sanctus Real also garnered accolades from groups such as CCM, Christian Music Planet, Breakaway, YouthWalk and Advance magazines, as well as putting in their firs appearance on CBS's The Early Show. They have recently returned from playing their first European festivals, Christmas Rock Night in Germany and Winter Wonder Rock in Holland. Upcoming tour dates and additional Sanctus Real information can be found at www.SanctusReal.com, www.emicmg.com.