THE CHRISTIAN POP/ROCK BAND HAS HAD A WHIRLWIND YEAR WITH A #1 CHR SINGLE, “READY SET GO” AND MORE THAN 100 PERFORMANCES NATIONWIDE
Nashville, Tenn. (December 5, 2014)—Royal Tailor received a 2015 GRAMMY® nomination for “Best Contemporary Christian Music Album,” as announced by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences today. The nomination for their current sophomore self-titled Essential Records album, ROYAL TAILOR, marks the band’s second GRAMMY® nomination. The group received one for “Best Contemporary Christian Music Album,” for their debut 2011 release, BLACK & WHITE, a record in which the band also garnered their first No. 1 radio single “Make A Move.”
The band, which consists of Tauren Wells (lead vocals), DJ Cox (guitar, vocals), Blake Hubbard (bass guitar) and Jarrod Ingram (drums), was named by Google as one of the “50 Under 30 Most Influential POP artists.”
“We’re blown away and truly honored to be named alongside a talented group of artists for such a prestigious award!,” says Wells. “We love the NARAS community and the artists it represents. We are grateful to have their support.”
For ROYAL TAILOR, the band teamed up with a mix of collaborators including Chris Stevens (Mandisa, Colton Dixon), Aaron Lindsey (Israel Houghton, Marvin Sapp), Chuck Butler (Britt Nicole, Brandon Heath), hit songwriter Jason Ingram, Cole Walowac of Capital Kings, and musical director Adam Blackstone (Justin Timberlake, Jay-Z, Lady Gaga, Rihanna).
This year has seen Royal Tailor land another #1 CHR hit in the United States and Australia with their single, “Ready Set Go;” premiering the music video for the song on Ryanseacrest.com, with 34 additional placements including VH1, MTV.com, MTV2, Footlocker, Yahoo Music, Kohl’s, Gold’s Gym, Westin Hotels, Coca Cola, and more. The group has been on the road in support of ROYAL TAILOR, performing more than 124 shows, and appearing on the 22-city arena tour “The Rock & Worship Roadshow” alongside Third Day and Skillet. The band headlined its first club run this past spring, co-headlined the Air 1 Tour with Jamie Grace, and headlined festival slots in Sweden and Norway this summer. Additionally, Royal Tailor was a featured artist on the Tenth Avenue North “Cathedrals” tour earlier this fall.
Royal Tailor also launched a YouTube partnership with the “Dude Perfect” channel, in which videos featuring Royal Tailor songs have already racked up more than 24 million views. The band’s anti-bullying campaign has hit eight schools across the country, reaching more than 10,000 students nationwide.
Royal Tailor has toured with Casting Crowns on their “Come To the Well” tour, Britt Nicole on her “You’re Worth More Than Gold” tour with Group 1 Crew, Pollstar’s 44-city “Winter Jam” arena tour (with more than 550,000 in attendance), and Newsong’s “Swallow The Ocean” tour.
For more information, please visit www.royaltailor.com.
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