Posting Date: September 23, 2009
"Third Day" and KSU student honored by Georgia Music Hall of FameBy Jarmea L. Boone
Christian rock band "Third Day"
KSU senior Tsuey Wei Seah
On Sept. 19, KSU alumni Mac Powell and former KSU students Mark Lee, Tai Anderson and David Carr, also known as the Christian rock band Third Day, were inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame during the 31st show at the Georgia World Congress Center.
Originally from Marietta, Ga., the band was founded as a duo by vocalist Mac Powell and acoustic guitarist Mark Lee. They met bassist Tai Anderson and drummer David Carr, who were playing with a group called Bullard Family Singers, at Lee's church in 1992. Third Day began performing around Atlanta as a quartet, self-releasing its first album in 1994. The following year, the band added lead guitarist Brad Avery.
Third Day has 25 #1 singles and has earned numerous awards. The group has enjoyed countless television appearances and collaborated on the soundtrack for the movie “The Passion of the Christ.” Although Avery is no longer with the group, the original four members remain.
This annual Atlanta gala supports Friends of Georgia Music Festival's mission to nurture the music industry in Georgia. The event also funds the organization's annual scholarship program, the Georgia Music Talent Search, which assists future musicians, songwriters and composers in pursuing their musical passions.
This year’s scholarship recipient is Tsuey Wei Seah, a senior double major in music performance and music education at Kennesaw State University.
Visit Third Day on their website at www.thirdday.com.