Marking its year anniversary, Hillsong United’s Empires is on sale for $9.99 at iTunes through tomorrow celebrating the band’s two wins at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards for both Top Christian Artist and Top Christian Song, Oceans (Where Feet May Fail). The honors come after the platinum selling band earned four nominations for the night, including two nods in the Top Christian Song category. A two-disc vinyl LP version of Empires will be available on June 17.
Upon its release, EMPIRES debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 Chart. Named Album of the Week by USA Today, EMPIRES was also supported by Billboard, Rhapsody, Christianity Today and more along with a performance on the TODAY show.
Despite the accolades and acknowledgements, UNITED has always been about connecting people to a loving God through their unique and creative output. Joel Houston explains "God isn’t impressed by our production, or performance – God is about the position and state of our heart. It will never be perfect, but all he’s looking for is a ‘heart-broke sound’. This album is our deep desire to give God our best, knowing we have nothing without Him.”
Jason Crabb and Point of Grace, along with Natasha Owens, unite for The Road Home Tour. Presented by ChildFund International, the tour will kick off "deep in the heart" of Texas before making stops in Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Tennessee, and more as the tour begins in the summer and progresses through the fall.