Hillsong UNITED’s “Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)” was named Worship Song of the Year at last evening’s 2nd Annual K-LOVE Fan Awards. This is Hillsong UNITED’s first K-LOVE Fan Award. UNITED also closed the show with the chart-topping song, which is their highest charting and selling single to date.
“We are just church kids from Australia who love the church and believe in the church,” shares Joel Houston of Hillsong UNITED. “And as songwriters we like to set sail and believe God to breathe on a song, and God breathed on ‘Oceans’ more than we could ever have asked or imagined.”
“Oceans (Where Feet May Fail),” UNITED’s first No.1 radio single, recently cracked the longest reign on Billboard’s airplay/sales/streaming-based Hot Christian Songs chart and at press time, are on their 26th week at the top. “Oceans” is from the group’s February 2013 release, Zion, which is their most successful and fastest selling album to date.
The 2nd Annual K-LOVE Awards were held at Nashville’s famed Grand Ole Opry and hosted by award-winning artist Matthew West and Dancing With the Stars® finalist Candace Cameron Bure. The fan-voted awards show “celebrated and promoted artists, athletes, authors and entertainers who, with excellence, engage and impact popular culture for Jesus Christ.”
Joel Houston and Taya Smith, members of Hillsong UNITED, receiving their first K-LOVE Award for Worship Song of the Year; UNITED closes out the night performing “Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)”
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About UNITED: UNITED is a worship band that originally rose out of the youth ministry of Hillsong Church in Sydney, Australia. This progressive worship band is a global recording and touring entity sent out to share the ever-evolving worship music of Hillsong Church to an international audience through live performances and records. Releasing their first album in 1999, UNITED has toured six continents and 42 nations since 2006. The touring entity of UNITED has made a huge wave in the United States as they became the first Christian artist to ever sell out Los Angeles’ Staples Center. In addition to the Staples Center, UNITED has also sold out major venues in Seattle (ShoWare Center), New York (Radio City Music Hall – Hillsong Conference), Denver (Red Rocks Amphitheatre) and Los Angeles (Hollywood Bowl). UNITED has one of the largest social media following for a Christian artist with more than 5 million Facebook likes and 799k+ Twitter followers.