Tenth Avenue North (stylized as tenth avenue north) is an American contemporary Christian music (CCM) band from West Palm Beach, Florida. They took their name from a major east-west road in Palm Beach County.The group was formed while attending Palm Beach Atlantic University. The band features Mike Donehey on vocals and acoustic guitar, Jeff Owen on electric guitar and backup vocals, Ruben Juarez III on bass guitar and backup vocals, drummer Jason Jamison, and Brendon Shirley on keys. The band has released three studio albums.
Tenth Avenue North released three independent albums and an EP before their major label debut. Their debut album, Over and Underneath, was released on May 20, 2008, on Reunion Records, and the band began a tour in promotion of the album near that time. Their song "Love Is Here" hit the Top 20 on the U.S. Contemporary Christian Music chart, and reached No. 3 by June 21, 2008. It spent 13 weeks on Billboard's Christian Songs chart, peaking at No. 3. It ended 2008 as the 12th most-played song on Christian Hit Radio according to R&R magazine's Christian CHR chart for the year.
The band's next single, "By Your Side", was released in late August 2008, and eventually reached No. 1 on Christian CHR radio in 2009; according to R&R's chart, it stayed at the top position for three weeks by February 13, 2009. It spent 48 weeks on the Billboard Christian Songs chart, peaking at No. 2. It won the GMA Dove Award for Song of the Year at the 41st award ceremony in April 2010. "Hold My Heart" was released as a single in 2009 and spent 44 weeks on the Christian Songs chart, peaking at No. 4.
The band's next album, The Light Meets The Dark, came out on May 11, 2010. The first single from that album, "Healing Begins", was released on March 2, 2010, and spent 29 weeks on the Billboard Christian Songs chart. The band performed at First Baptist Church of West Palm Beach on May 14, 2010 in addition to the release of their new album and to further promote the new album.
The band has toured with David Crowder Band, Casting Crowns and MercyMe and headlines their own dates throughout the United States. They won the "New Artist of the Year" award at the 40th GMA Dove Awards in April 2009.
On March 1, 2011, the band released "Tenth Avenue North Live: Inside and In Between - The Shows, The Songs, The Story" a live album featuring video footage of concerts and live recordings of their biggest hits thus far.
On August 21, 2012, the band released their third album, The Struggle with "Losing" as the lead single. The album debuted at No 1 on Billboard's Christian and Rock album charts. Wide ThumbClearartFanart Banner User Comments