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MATT MAHER ON THE ROAD WITH THIRD DAY AND NEW MUSIC VIDEO DEBUT, "RISE UP"
Posted April 18, 2012

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MATT MAHER ON THE ROAD WITH THIRD DAY
New Music Video Debut, "Rise Up"

(Nashville, Tenn.) April. 18, 2012ˇFollowing a 2012 GRAMMY Award nomination for his writing contribution to Chris TomlinÝs ýI Lift My Hands,ţ Matt Maher continues his ever-growing contribution to songs for churches worldwide. Additionally, the singer/song-writer/worship leader continues to see positive momentum on the road with Third DayÝs ýMake Your Moveţ tour and the release of his latest music video ýRise Up.ţ

"As the body of Christ, the church has a unique opportunity to impact culture and influence change. Writing alongside the talented artists and songwriters I've had the privilege of working with is such an honor and even more so when these songs get into the hearts and minds of the church. If we can collectively do what we do best in order to see the body come together and truly show a dying world something worth living (and dying) for, then that's a tremendous honor and I'm thankful for the opportunities I have to be a part of a global conversation about a universal truth."

MaherÝs music not only continues to have a presence in Sunday worship services across the globe but also on tour. Having completed another successful run of ýThe Love In Betweenţ tour this January and February featuring special guest, Audrey Assad, he immediately joined label mate Third Day on its 2012 Spring ýMake Your Moveţ Tour which launched March 16 and will visit 30 + cities in the U.S.

Most recently, Maher premiered his latest music video and single, ýRise Upţ last week. The video received more than 24,000 views its first day and continues to be seen over multiple formats. In promotion of ýRise Up,ţ Maher is also making the single available as a free download on NoiseTrade http://noisetrade.com/mattmaher. The song has been in the top 5 on the site over the past two weeks. In addition, ýRise Upţ was among the top three most-added songs at AC Radio this week (for three consecutive weeks) and is No. 24 on the Billboard National Audience Chart.

About Matt Maher:
Matt Maher ˝singer/song-writer/worship leader and recording artist ˝ has embraced his calling as a ýmusical missionaryţ to impact a global stage.

Maher is well known for writing moving worship anthems including ýYour Grace Is Enough,ţ ýAs It Is In Heaven,ţ ýHold Us Together,ţ ýChrist Is Risen,ţ ýI Will Rise,ţ ýAll To Us,ţ and ýHere For You.ţ His songs have continue to grow in popularity on the CCLI chart, marking their popularity in church services worldwide, while also being recorded by artists including Chris Tomlin, Audrey Assad, Matt Redman, and the Passion movement. Additionally ýAlive Againţ was selected by iTunes as the best Christian & Gospel song of 2009. Such popularity has prompted more than 350,000 career sales. National media exposure includes the covers of Breakaway and Christian Single, a live performance on ýFOX & Friends,ţ and guest writer for Billboard magazine.

Maher sits on the board of directors for the Catholic youth organization, Life Teen, and is a staple writer with EMI CMG Publishing. Amid busy touring and writing schedules, he hosts WorshipTogetherÝs ýNew Song Caf╚ţ and is an active, bylined contributor to The Washington Post's "On Faith" section (http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/on-faith), an interactive conversation on religion.

His latest project, The Love In Between, released Sept. 20, 2011. The album debuted at No. 7 on the SoundScan Top Contemporary Christian Chart and graced the Billboard 200 at No. 97. The Love In Between additionally experienced notable success at iTunes, breaking into the Top 5 on the Christian & Gospel Top Albums Chart.

For more information on Matt Maher, visit www.mattmahermusic.com. Also follow Matt on Twitter at www.twitter.com/mattmahermusic.

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