The K-Love Awards are fast approaching and voting opens up in less than a month, which brings us to our second artist spotlight: Switchfoot. They are nominated for Best Live Show, which comes as no surprise considering they have over 18 years of experience together as band. They have a charismatic group dynamic and a passionate commitment to their fans that goes unparalleled by many of their contemporaries both onstage and off.
Jon Foreman, his brother Tim, and Chad Butler founded the band in 1996. In 2001, Switchfoot received their first Grammy nomination for Best Rock Gospel Album and in 2002, the band reached mainstream success when their music was heavily featured in the Hollywood blockbuster A Walk to Remember. In 2011, the band won their first Grammy for best Rock or Rap Gospel Album for their 7th studio album, Hello Hurricane. Along with their musical endeavors, the band is involved with many humanitarian organizations including DATA, the ONE Campaign, the Keep A Breast Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, Invisible Children, and To Write Love on Her Arms. They also founded the Switchfoot Bro-am Surf Contest which is an annual surf contest meant to raise money to help serve homeless children in their hometown in San Diego, CA.
If you want to check them out further, they recently released their 9th studio album, Fading West, along with a documentary shot during their 2012 world tour that goes by the same name.