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

  • Vertical EP (May 7, 2013, Essential Worship)[10]
  • White EP (November 4, 2014, Essential Worship)[11]
  • Planetarium EP (August 31, 2018, Essential Worship)

Albums

List of Albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions[9][13]
US US
Christ
US
Heat
Live Worship from Vertical Church[6][14]
  • Released: July 31, 2012
  • Label: Vertical Church Band/Harvest Bible Chapel/Essential Worship
  • CD, digital download
10 9
The Rock Won't Move[4][15][16][17][18]
  • Released: October 29, 2013
  • Label: Harvest Bible Chapel/Essential Worship
  • CD, digital download
58 2
Church Songs[5][19][20]
  • Released: January 20, 2015
  • Label: Vertical Church Band/Essential
  • CD, digital download
31 1
Frontiers
  • Released: July 29, 2016
  • Label: Vertical Church Band/Essential
  • CD, digital download
46 2

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. ^ Parker, Samuel (November 24, 2012). "Review: Live Worship From Vertical Church – Vertical Church Band". Cross Rhythms. Retrieved May 19, 2015.
  15. ^ Covington, April (October 28, 2013). "Vertical Church Band "The Rock Won't Move"". Christian Music Review. Retrieved May 19, 2015.
  16. ^ Holden, Tim (December 27, 2013). "Review: The Rock Won't Move – Vertical Church Band". Cross Rhythms. Retrieved May 19, 2015.
  17. ^ Andre, Jonathan (November 2, 2013). "Vertical Church Band – The Rock Won't Move". Indie Vision Music. Retrieved May 19, 2015.
  18. ^ Davies, Jono (October 14, 2013). "Vertical Church Band - The Rock Won't Move". Louder Than the Music. Retrieved May 19, 2015.
  19. ^ Andre, Joshua (January 19, 2015). "Vertical Church Band – Church Songs". 365 Days of Inspiring Media. Retrieved May 19, 2015.
  20. ^ Davies, Jono (March 2, 2015). "Vertical Church Band - Church Songs". Louder Than the Music. Retrieved May 19, 2015.

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