The nominations, which include "Group of the Year," as well as "Album of the Year" and "Worship Album of the Year," bring the band's career Covenant nods to 30, with nine wins so far, including awards for "Group of the Year" in 2015 and 2013. The band's fourth nomination is for "Praise & Worship Song of the Year" for its final new song, "Honestly," which is also featured on Benediction Live. The Covenant Awards ceremony will be held in Edmonton, AB on January 27.
With songs fueled by a "together for the good of the city" ethos, The City Harmonic's Benediction Live features the first live recording of "Manifesto." This unifying hit single and worship song that began the band's worldwide trajectory in 2010 is one of the only modern songs to include the Lord's Prayer verbatim.
Benediction Live, called "quite possibly the best worship release of the year" and "a fitting way to close out the band's storied career," also features "Praise The Lord," "Holy (Wedding Day)," "Mountaintop," "A City On A Hill," "I Am" and more of the band's best-loved modern worship anthems of longing, hope and celebration.
Rather than a "goodbye," the album is meant to be a blessing and a sending, as the band explains in the album trailer below.
Launching The City Harmonic to No. 1 on the Canadian Christian iTunes chart upon release, along with impacting sales charts in the US and around the world, Benediction Live was independently released worldwide June 23 through The Fuel Music and with support from FACTOR.