Vertical Worship

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Vertical Worship
OriginChicago, Illinois
Genres
Years active2012–present
LabelsEssential
Websitewww.verticalofficial.com

Vertical Worship, previously known as Vertical Church Band, is a contemporary Christian and worship band from Chicago, Illinois as part of the Harvest Bible Chapel. The worship band includes Andi Rozier, Jake France, Jon Guerra, Tara Stutes, and Lauren Sweeney-Smith. They are signed to Provident Label Group and have released five albums through Essential Records: Live Worship from Vertical Church in 2012, Rock Won't Move in 2013, Church Songs on January 16, 2015,[2] Frontiers on July 29, 2016, and Bright Faith Bold Future on April 6, 2018.

Background[edit]

The music collective is from Chicago, Illinois, where they form Harvest Bible Chapel, and they started making music in 2012.[3] They count as their membership, Meredith Andrews, Andi Rozier, Jake France, Jon Guerra, Tara Stutes and Lauren Sweeney-Smith.[3][4][5][6][7]

Music history[edit]

The band released Live Worship from Vertical Church on July 31, 2012 on Essential Records[8] and it peaked on Billboard's Christian Albums chart at No. 10 and No. 9 on the Heetseekers Albums chart.[9] Vertical EP was released on May 7, 2013.[10] It was followed by The Rock Won't Move on October 29, 2013[8] and charted at No. 58 on the Billboard 200, No. 2 on the Christian Albums chart.[9] White EP was released on November 4, 2014.[11] Their third album, Church Songs, was released on January 20, 2015[8] and peaked at No. 31 on the Billboard 200 and topped the Christian Albums chart[9] and was followed by the "Church Songs Tour & Workshop" national tour concluding in June, 2015.[12]

Discography[edit]

EPs[edit]

  • Vertical EP (May 7, 2013, Essential Worship)[10]
  • White EP (November 4, 2014, Essential Worship)[11]
  • Planetarium EP (August 31, 2018, Essential Worship)
  • Yes I Will - EP (March 29, 2019, Essential Worship)

Albums[edit]

List of Albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions[9][13]
US
[14]
US
Christ

[15]
US
Heat

[16]
CAN
[17]
Live Worship from Vertical Church[6][18] 10 9
The Rock Won't Move[4][19][20][21][22]
  • Released: October 29, 2013
  • Label: Harvest Bible Chapel/Essential Worship
  • Formats: CD, digital download
58 2
Church Songs[5][23][24]
  • Released: January 20, 2015
  • Label: Vertical Church Band/Essential
  • Formats: CD, digital download
31 1
Frontiers
  • Released: July 29, 2016
  • Label: Vertical Church Band/Essential
  • Formats: CD, digital download
46 2 85
Vertical Worship
  • Released: August 4, 2017
  • Label: Essential Worship[25]
  • Formats: CD, digital download
[A]
Bright Faith Bold Future
  • Released: April 6, 2018
  • Label: Essential Worship
  • Formats: CD, digital download
25

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart positions Album
US
Christ

[26]
Christ
Airplay

[27]
Christ
AC

[28]
2018 "Yes I Will" 12 12 13 Bright Faith Bold Future

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Vertical Worship did not enter the Billboard Top Christian Albums chart, but peaked at number 33 on the Billboard Christian Album Sales chart.[25]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Vertical Church Band Artist Profile - Biography And Discography - NewReleaseTuesday.com". newreleasetuesday.com. Retrieved May 19, 2015.
  2. ^ "iTunes - Music - Vertical Church Band". apple.com. Retrieved May 19, 2015.
  3. ^ a b Leggett, Steve. "Vertical Church Band : Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved May 19, 2015.
  4. ^ a b Davis, Kevin (November 22, 2013). "Rock Solid Worship". New Release Tuesday. Retrieved May 19, 2015.
  5. ^ a b Davis, Kevin (January 27, 2015). "Excellent Songs for the Church". New Release Tuesday. Retrieved May 19, 2015.
  6. ^ a b Andre, Jonathan (July 23, 2012). "Vertical Church Band – Live Worship From Vertical Church". Indie Vision Music. Retrieved May 19, 2015.
  7. ^ "Vertical Church Band : Frontiers". AllMusic. Retrieved February 1, 2017.
  8. ^ a b c AllMusic. "Vertical Church Band : Discography". AllMusic. Retrieved May 19, 2015.
  9. ^ a b c d Billboard. "Vertical Church Band : Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved May 19, 2015.
  10. ^ a b Andre, Jonathan (May 7, 2013). "Vertical Church Band – Vertical EP". Indie Vision Music. Retrieved May 19, 2015.
  11. ^ a b Andre, Joshua (November 21, 2014). "Vertical Church Band – White EP". 365 Days of Inspiring Media. Retrieved May 19, 2015.
  12. ^ "TOUR". Vertical Church Band. Retrieved May 19, 2015.
  13. ^ Chart search for Vertical Church at billboard.com/biz
  14. ^ "Vertical Worship Album & Song Chart History (Billboard 200)". Retrieved May 11, 2019.
  15. ^ "Vertical Worship Album & Song Chart History (Top Christian Albums)". Retrieved May 11, 2019.
  16. ^ {{cite web|url=https://www.billboard.com/music/vertical-worship/chart-history/heatseekers-albums%7Ctitle=Vertical Worship Album & Song Chart History (Top Heatseekers Albums)|accessdate=May 11, 2019
  17. ^ "Vertical Worship Album & Song Chart History (Billboard Canadian Albums)". Retrieved May 11, 2019.
  18. ^ Parker, Samuel (November 24, 2012). "Review: Live Worship From Vertical Church – Vertical Church Band". Cross Rhythms. Retrieved May 19, 2015.
  19. ^ Covington, April (October 28, 2013). "Vertical Church Band "The Rock Won't Move"". Christian Music Review. Retrieved May 19, 2015.
  20. ^ Holden, Tim (December 27, 2013). "Review: The Rock Won't Move – Vertical Church Band". Cross Rhythms. Retrieved May 19, 2015.
  21. ^ Andre, Jonathan (November 2, 2013). "Vertical Church Band – The Rock Won't Move". Indie Vision Music. Retrieved May 19, 2015.
  22. ^ Davies, Jono (October 14, 2013). "Vertical Church Band - The Rock Won't Move". Louder Than the Music. Retrieved May 19, 2015.
  23. ^ Andre, Joshua (January 19, 2015). "Vertical Church Band – Church Songs". 365 Days of Inspiring Media. Retrieved May 19, 2015.
  24. ^ Davies, Jono (March 2, 2015). "Vertical Church Band - Church Songs". Louder Than the Music. Retrieved May 19, 2015.
  25. ^ a b "Vertical Worship - Vertical Worship Chart History: Christian Album Sales". Retrieved June 10, 2019.
  26. ^ "Vertical Worship Album & Song Chart History - Hot Christian Songs". Billboard. Retrieved February 13, 2019.
  27. ^ "Vertical Worship Album & Song Chart History - Christian Airplay". Billboard. Retrieved February 13, 2019.
  28. ^ "Vertical Worship Album & Song Chart History - Christian AC Songs". Billboard. Retrieved August 22, 2019.

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