Seether Earns #1 Active Rock Song of the Year by Billboard
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Seether has achieved another milestone in their 12 year career. Their debut single from their latest Wind-Up Records release Holding Onto Strings Better Left to Fray, Country Song, has been named Active Rock Song of the Year by Billboard this week.
Seether has achieved another milestone in their 12 year career. Their debut single from their latest Wind-Up Records release Holding Onto Strings Better Left to Fray, “Country Song,” has been named Active Rock Song of the Year by Billboard this week. The single also earns the #1 Song of the Year by Mediabase as well and is the most played Active Rock Song of 2011. “Country Song” spent an amazing 11 weeks at #1 over the course of the year and recently achieved Gold status for sales of over 500,000 units digitally by the RIAA. The song is also the #1 Active Rock Song of the Year in Canada. Seether was named the #1 Active Rock Artist and the #1 Heritage Rock Artist of 2011 by Billboard as well. Holding Onto Strings Better Left To Fray was released in May and debuted at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 and is the band’s highest album premier to date. The album has scanned over 230,000 copies since its release to date. “Dale, John and I couldn’t be more excited about being named the #1 Active and Heritage Rock Artist for 2011 by Billboard. We are also blown away by the reception that ‘Country Song’ has received at radio. We have to thank every station, program director and most of all our fans that supported us all year long and throughout our career,” states Seether front man Shaun Morgan. The band’s latest single “Tonight” has been making its own name for itself at radio as well. The song topped the Active Rock chart in the US and was the first time the band had consecutive #1 singles at the format. It is also currently the #1 Song at Active Rock in Canada. The band released a performance video from the Uproar Tour that can be seen at http://youtu.be/sCzdecygpmg. Seether has spent most of 2011 out on the road in support of their latest release and look to continue the trend in 2012. The Houston Press raved about Seether’s live show “…Seether put on a heartfelt, stripped-down performance that didn’t leave fans wanting.” The band will resume touring internationally early next year making stops in Asia, Australia and Europe. These dates mark a triumphant return for the band as it has been over two years since the band has performed in these territories. Looking back on Seether’s career path, it’s not surprising that the band has progressed to this juncture. The band has sold millions of albums to date worldwide and are mainstays in the touring circuit averaging more than 275 performances per year. They have had 11 #1 singles and 17 Top 5 hits across multiple formats at radio. Originally founded in Johannesburg, South Africa, by Shaun Morgan and Dale Stewart, Seether made its initial impact on U.S. hearts and eardrums with 2002’s Disclaimer. The album’s first single, “Fine Again” was a pensive ballad that resonated with fans worldwide. Seether gained nationwide live exposure with a spot on that year’s Ozzfest tour. Seether rerecorded the acoustic track “Broken” as an electric version featuring Evanescence vocalist Amy Lee. “Broken” became a massive international hit for the group. In 2004, Seether remixed and remastered Disclaimer, adding eight new songs and new cover art to create the two-disc set Disclaimer II, which went Platinum. In 2005, Seether released Karma & Effect, which is certified gold and followed that release up in 2007 with the now Platinum Finding Beauty In Negative Spaces. The album was reissued in 2009 with a cover of George Michael’s “Careless Whisper,” and became another successful single release for the band.