Orlando-based rock band, Fireflight, sent waves through the GMA in 2009 with its recognition in the prestigious category of Artist of the Year, a huge accomplishment for any artist, but even more for a modern rock band, and first-time Dove nominee.
After eight years together as a band, the nomination capped off an overwhelmingly successful 2008, launched by the debut of its hit song, “Unbreakable,” on the NBC network promos for “Bionic Woman.” Over the last 12 months, Fireflight has scored two No.1 singles at Christian Rock radio and was named Taco Bell’s “Best of the Beat” winner by the restaurant’s fan-voted contest.
Fireflight debuted nationally with 2006’s The Healing of Harms, producing two No. 1 rock singles with “You Decide” and “Waiting.” For nearly a decade, the band has remained tireless road warriors on the concert circuit averaging 140 shows a year. Fireflight is: Dawn Richardson, lead vocals; Justin Cox, guitar; Glenn Drennen, guitar; Wendy Drennen, bass; and Phee Shorb, drums.