Across the Sky was formed when solo artists, Ben Kolarcik and Just Unger, who were under consideration by Word Records, met and began collaborations in Nashville, TN. Both artists had a history of performance and music ministry in their hometowns and in regional tours. After deciding on becoming a duo act, the pair sat down to work on music together. After composing 50 or so titles, they settled on 12 for their first album. The pair was assisted along the way by such notable Contemporary Christian musicians and writers as Cindy Morgan, Scott Krippayne, Matthew Gerrard, Jeff Borders, Kyle Matthews and Tony Wood. Their self titled album was released in 2003. Much of the music on this project is artist composed. During their run they toured extensively around the US and internationally. They toured with major established artists such as Michael W. Smith, Mark Schultz, Avalon, and Mercy Me. Their debut album and tours garnered the duo a GMA Dove Award nomination for New Artist of the Year in 2004. Also in 2004 their song "Masquerade" was included on the Platinum Album WOW Hits 2004, an annual compilation CD of top artists of the previous year. After the disbandment of Across the Sky in 2005, Justin Unger moved to Prescott, AZ with his wife and children where he is a music minister at an alternative style megachurch called The Heights . Unger contineus song-writing and composition with a new solo C.D. to be released in fall 2007. Ben Kolarcik resides in Los Angeles, CA with his wife and son where he has presued a career as a writer and composer. Kolarcik tours as well. He still performs nationally with occasional bookings in other countries. Both musicians continue their individual careers in the music industry. (See Ben Kolarcik profile).