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Fellow Bands and Artists Say Goodbye to Audio Adrenaline

Thanks for the legacy

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NEEDTOBREATHE

NEEDTOBREATHE

Courtesy of: Hoganson Media Relations
After 15-years of music and ministry, 2004 and 2006 GRAMMY Awards winning band, Audio Adrenaline, is calling it quits. Fellow bands and solo artists say goodbye and thanks in this farewell piece.

Hawk Nelson

Audio Adrenaline, we're going to miss you! We've had many good times, and I hope I have the chance to buy all of your gear. We want your bus, we want- we just pretty much want to be you. We're going to try and fill the void, but we're not going to be able to do it. Those are some big shoes to fill. All you guys are going to be starting over with amazing new lives and I'm really proud of you. You guys had a huge influence on us and we're going to miss you and hopefully we can stay in touch. Thank you!

Jeremy Camp

When I first came on the scene, I was like; man these guys are cool and fun. And when they needed to be serious, they were. I love these guys and have always appreciated what they've done. I know that God is going to continue to use them no matter what they do, and I'm excited to see what's going to happen.

MercyMe

Bart Millard: AudioA is that band that made me want to be in a band! Our first big break was opening for Audio Adrenaline back in 1995, and we will be forever grateful. From time to time MercyMe is asked how we would want to be remembered when we decide to hang it up, and our answer is always the same: We hope people remember us as a band who had integrity on and off the stage, and tried our best to keep Christ the center of attention. Thank you Mark, Will, Ben and Tyler for accomplishing what we continue to strive for.

Nathan Cochran: …they were huge in my understanding of what it means to be a "Christian" band. How to, with every song, admit that you needed Christ and because of His faithfulness you had to tell the world about Him. And now that I have had the privilege to spend time with them and serve with them, I call myself blessed to have met such men of integrity and purpose. I will miss seeing them pour their hearts out (loudly) from stage…

NEEDTOBREATHE

AudioA has been a huge influence of ours. One of the first rock concerts we ever went to, we were jumping up and down and singing, 'We're a Band.' We actually just got to meet Mark and it was a huge honor and we barely knew what to say, but it's really awesome to see what's happened with you guys and know that you've touched a lot of people from NEEDTOBREATHE, we love ya!

Pillar's Rob Beckley

If it weren't for AudioA you wouldn't be hearing from me right now. They paved the way for rock in the Christian market and took a chance on us.

Relient K's Matt Thiessen

Congratulations on your Audio awesomeness! Some of the best times we can remember happened on tour with AudioA. They had this almost uncanny ability to bring fun to their fans through their music and create a good time. AudioA's popularity can be proven with the fact that you couldn't go to a church anywhere in the U.S. for 10 years and not hear one of their songs! AudioA's music has withstood the test of time; even though they are done playing, we know their music will live on. Thanks for all the great times guys and good luck in what life brings you next.

Sanctus Real's Matt Hammitt

The first Christian music tape that I ever had was AudioA. I can't tell you how much they influenced my life and were one of the staple bands in Christian music that made me want to be a part of it. Not only has their music impacted us, but we have also been influenced by just hanging out with AudioA. We'll always love AudioA; they have been a huge part of our lives.

Steven Curtis Chapman

I'm a big Audio Adrenaline fan, and I really appreciate what they've done. They've left a very significant, indelible mark on Christian music by making great music that was real and relevant while applying the truth of scripture in an honest, open way- a way in which you didn't have to guess "what are they trying to say?" or "where are they going?" There was so much passion in the music and so many other things that they said that I really appreciate. I think it shaped where Christian music, especially where rock music is concerned, has gone.

Kim Jones - Christian Music Guide

For me, saying goodbye to AudioA is bittersweet as a writer and as a fan. As a fan, the first Christian CD I ever bought was AudioA. The very first interview I ever did was with Will McGinniss. Even though I was so nervous, I could barely form questions, Will was more than patient and gracious. He put me so at ease that I came to understand that musicians are real people with incredible jobs, and there is nothing to fear. Doing interviews is now something that I love and I have Will to thank for that. Thanks guys, for the music, the memories and for helping me, in a couple of ways, to become the writer that I am today.

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