BEC Recordingsâ€™ Kutless has impacted fans once again with another power ballad, â€œWhat Faith Can Do.â€ Kutlessâ€™ hit song has struck a chord with listeners since its debut in the fall with their worship project â€œIt Is Well.â€ This week â€œWhat Faith Can Doâ€ broke into No. 1 on AC Monitored, marking its spot at No. 1 in four Christian radio formats (CHR, AC Mon, AC Indicator, Inspo). The hit song spent four weeks at the top on CHR (currently No. 2), and remains No. 1 on AC Indicator, AC Monitored, Inspo and the new National Christian Audience Chart (the most popular Christian song ranked by airplay audience impressions). The single is mentioned in this week’s Billboard chart highlights.
From the beginning this song and album has touched fans. The single remained at the top on the iTunes Christian chart for weeks, and the album debuted at #1 on iTunes Christian Albums chart, No. 42 on Billboard 200 and at No. 3 on Billboard Top Christian Albums. In addition, â€œIt Is Wellâ€ peaked at No. 11 on the Overall Top Albums chart on iTunes. This success is a follow-up to the RIAA Gold selling â€œStrong Towerâ€ album. Reviews and critics praised this albumâ€™s integrity saying the album was â€œclearly all about worship,â€ â€œa sincere call to worship,â€ and â€œa staple in any worship collection.â€ This week â€œIt Is Wellâ€ will pass the 100K units sold mark.
Kutless is also currently on the Casting Crowns â€œUntil The Whole World Hearsâ€ 2010 tour. The tour began earlier this month and will continue across the nation until March 27th ending in Florida. For a city near you, visit http://kutless.com/tour.aspx.
For more information, go to www.kutless.com or the bandâ€™s official YouTube Page http://www.youtube.com/kutless. Follow the band on Twitter @kutless and become their fan on Facebook: facebook.com/kutless.
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Launched by original members Jon Micah Sumrall (lead vocals) and guitarist James Mead, the band formed first as a modern rock/worship band at Warner Pacific College in Portland in 2000, influenced by Christian rock predecessors such as the Supertones as well as mainstream modern rockers like Staind, Foo Fighters, and Incubus. Kutless signed to Tooth & Nail/BEC in late 2001 and released its self-titled debut the following year, which went on to become the fastest-selling debut in the label’s history. Hearts of the Innocent marked the recording debut of the band’s new members, drummer Jeffrey Gilbert and bass player Dave Luetkenhoelter, both formerly of alt-rock band Seven Places. In 2007, Nick De Partee joined the band as the new guitarist after being with the band for over a year as their guitar tech.
This Portland, Oregon-based Kutless has emerged as one of Christian and rock music’s hottest acts. Kutless has played before more than 2 million fans in the past five years. In 2009, the band was awarded RIAA Gold Certification for their worship-based album “Strong Tower” in addition to Gold Certification for Long-Form video “Live From Portland.” The band has been nominated for multiple Dove Awards, earning its first for the band’s participation on the Special Event Album of the Year, the soundtrack to “Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.” Kutless’ music also has been featured in television and film. The Kutless song “All of the Words” appeared on the NBC hit TV show “Scrubs,” in an episode titled “My Bright Idea.” Last year, the band’s song “The Feeling” was featured on the Rock Band 2 downloadable track for Playstation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii.