NASHVILLE, Tenn. (October 30, 2020) — Selah’s Firm Foundation (2019) is officially the Gospel Music Association’s Inspirational Album of the Year, as announced during the 51st Annual Dove Awards Pre-Telecast Awards Presentation last night.
“After almost 24 years in the industry we are so happy and grateful that our peers still recognize our work,” the band says. “A huge thanks to the team at Integrity Music, Marcus Rixon and Falon Simmons of Rixon Entertainment, the songwriters, musicians, and our producers Jason Kyle, Chris Bevins, and Brent Milligan.”
In addition to Inspirational Album of the Year, the group won Inspirational Recorded Song of the Year for “Yet Not I, But Through Christ In Me.”
The awards mark Selah’s 9th and 10th career Dove Award wins (and 6th Inspirational Album of the Year win), and kick off an exciting time for the band, who will release its 16th album, Step Into My Story, on Friday, November 6.
Selah means “pause” in Hebrew — a concept which plays a thematic role in the group’s new album, their first record to be released on their newly-formed label, 3Cre8tive. With Step Into My Story releasing the same week as our nation’s presidential election, Selah is hoping its songs offer a sense of unity and a reason to pause, take a breath and reflect.
The first track, “Step Into My Story,” is available at DSPs now.
For a beloved group that has forged a strong connection with its audiences over more than two decades, recording a new project can be like walking a creative tightrope. There’s always the desire to be innovative and serve up something new and different, yet there’s a responsibility to give the audience what they’ve come to love and expect or risk losing members of the faithful following. Few artists successfully navigate those two expectations better than Selah.
The veteran trio prove it again on its 16th album Step Into My Story, an engaging collection that blends potent new songs with beloved classics delivered from a fresh perspective. With more than half-a-billion streams, over 4 million albums sold, and 10 GMA Dove Awards to their credit, Selah’s Allan Hall, Amy Perry and Todd Smith have earned a reputation for not only delivering compelling new anthems but also for reviving great hymns of faith. With their soaring harmonies and distinctive lead vocals, they have breathed new life into timeless musical treasures that have ministered to believers for generations.
Released on newly-launched record label, 3Cre8tive, Step Into My Story continues the Selah tradition of updating revered hymns and introducing powerful new songs of inspiration for times such as this.