Avalon

Avalon is an American Contemporary Christian music vocal quartet. To date, the group has achieved multiple RIAA-certified Gold record albums, have sold 4 million copies and scored 22 #1 Christian hits.

Current members

  • Janna Long
  • Greg Long
  • Jeremi Richardson
  • Amy Richardson

Previous Members

  • Melissa Greene
  • Jody McBrayer
  • Michael Passons
  • Cherie Adams
  • Nikki Hassman

Discography

  • Avalon (1996)
  • A Maze of Grace (1997)
  • In a Different Light (1999)
  • Joy: A Christmas Collection (2000)
  • Oxygen (2001)
  • O2: Avalon Remixed (2002)
  • Testify to Love: The Very Best of Avalon (2003)
  • The Creed (2004)
  • Stand (2006)
  • Faith: A Hymns Collection (2006)
  • Another Time, Another Place: Timeless Christian Classics (2008)
  • Avalon: The Greatest Hits (2009)
  • Reborn (2009)

Videography

  • “In Not Of” Music Video (2000)
  • Testify to Love: Live in Concert (2003)
  • In Christ Alone; featured in Tribute to Ruth Graham (2006)
  • Avalon Live: A Hits Collection (2008)
  • “Arise” (TBA)

Major Tours

  • 2009- An Evening With Selah And Avalon
  • 2008- Casting Crowns: Christmas Celebration Tour feat. Natalie Grant, Denver and the Mile High Orchestra, Avalon, Michael English, and pureNRG
  • 2008- The We Will Stand Tour – Avalon with Michael English, Daniel Doss Band and Cadia
  • 2006- Women Of Faith Conferences
  • 2005- Women Of Faith Conferences
  • 2004- American Gospel Music Festival – Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 2004- The Creed Tour (Fall – with Mark Schultz and Matthew West)
  • 2004- The Creed Tour (Spring – with Mark Schultz and Across The Sky)
  • 2003- Avalon With ZOEgirl And Special Guest Joy Williams Tour
  • 2002- The Joy Tour
  • 2001/02- The Oxygen Tour
  • 2000/01- Child Of The Promise Tour
  • 1999/00- The A Tour with Anointed and Nichole Nordeman
  • 1998- Gold Tour with Crystal Lewis
  • 1998- Christmas Celebration Tour
  • 1997- The Young Messiah Farewell Tour
  • 1997- My Utmost for His Highest Tour
  • 1996/97- Where I Stand Tour with Twila Paris
  • 1996- Emmanuel Tour
  • 1995/96- The Young Messiah Tour

Honors, Awards, and Nominations

Grammy Nominations

  • 2004 – 47th Annual Grammy Nomination – Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album, The Creed
  • 2001 – 44th Annual Grammy Nomination – Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album, Oxygen
  • 2000 – 43rd Annual Grammy Nomination- Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album, Joy

GMA Dove Awards

  • 2004 GMA’s Dove Award for Inspirational Song of the Year “Everything To Me”
  • 1999 GMA’s Dove Award for Inspirational Song of the Year “Adonai”
  • 1999 GMA’s Dove Award for Pop/Contemporary Song of the Year “Testify to Love”
  • 1999 GMA’s Dove Award for Long Form Music Video “My Utmost For His Highest”
  • 1998 GMA’s Dove Award—New Artist of the Year
  • 1998 GMA’s Dove Award—Special Event Album of the Year (for their contribution to God With Us)

GMA Dove Award Nominations

  • 2008- Special Event Album for Music Inspired by the Motion Picture: Amazing Grace (featuring Avalon)
  • 2007- Children’s Album of the Year for Sing Over Me (featuring Janna Long)
  • 2007-Inspirational Recorded Song of the Year “Orphans of God”; Stand
  • 2004- Inspirational Recorded Song of the Year “Everything To Me”; Testify To Love: The Very Best of Avalon
  • 2004- Song of the Year “Everything To Me”; Testify To Love: The Very Best of Avalon
  • 2002- Group of the Year
  • 2002- Song of the year “The Glory”; Oxygen
  • 2002- Inspirational Recorded Song of the Year “The Glory”; Oxygen
  • 2002- Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year Oxygen
  • 2001- Group of the Year
  • 2001- Special Event Album for Child Of The Promise (featuring Michael Passons and Jody McBrayer)
  • 2001- Special Event Album for Music from and Inspired by Jesus: The Epic Mini-series (featuring Avalon)
  • 2000- Artist of the Year
  • 2000- Group of the Year
  • 2000- Song of the Year “Can’t Live a Day”
  • 2000- Pop/Contemporary Song of the Year “Can’t Live a Day”
  • 2000- Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year In A Different Light
  • 1999- Artist of the Year
  • 1999- Group of the Year
  • 1999- Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year A Maze Of Grace
  • 1999- Inspirational Song of the Year “Adonai”
  • 1999- Pop/Contemporary Song of the Year “Testify to Love”
  • 1999- Long Form Music Video “My Utmost For His Highest”
  • 1998- New Artist of the Year
  • 1998- Special Event Album of the Year (for their contribution to God With Us)

Miscellaneous Awards

  • 2004- CCM Reader’s Choice Award: Group Of The Year
  • 2003- CCM Reader’s Choice Award: Group of the Year
  • 2002- CCM Reader’s Choice Award: Group Of The Year
  • 2002- American Music Award – Favorite Artist- Contemporary Inspirational Music
  • 2000- CBA’s top-selling Christmas recording for Joy
  • 1999- CRR (Christian Research Report) – #1 AC song of the Year “Reason Enough”
  • 1998- CRR (Christian Research Report) – Group of the Year
  • 1998- CRR (Christian Research Report) – #1 AC song of the Year “Testify To Love”
  • 1998- American Songwriter Professional Songwriter Award – Artist of the Year
  • 1998- American Songwriter Professional Songwriter Award – Song of the Year “Testify To Love”

Radio Singles

  • 1996: Avalon (Nikki Hassman, Janna Long, Jody McBrayer, Michael Passons)
    • “Give It Up” +
    • “The Greatest Story” +
    • “Picture Perfect World” +
    • “Savior Love”
    • “This Love” +
  • 1997: A Maze of Grace (Nikki Hassman, Janna Long, Jody McBrayer, Michael Passons)
    • “Adonai” +
    • “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door” +
    • “Reason Enough” +
    • “Testify To Love” +
  • 1999: In a Different Light (Cherie Adams, Janna Long, Jody McBrayer, Michael Passons)
    • “Always Have Always Will” +
    • “Can’t Live A Day” +
    • “In Not Of” +
    • “Take You At Your Word” +
  • 2000: Joy: A Christmas Collection (Cherie Adams, Janna Long, Jody McBrayer, Michael Passons)
    • “Don’t Save It All For Christmas Day”
    • “Light A Candle”
    • “We are the Reason”
    • “Jesus, Born On This Day”
  • 2001: Oxygen (Cherie Adams, Janna Long, Jody McBrayer, Michael Passons)
    • “Come And Fill My Heart” +
    • “The Glory” +
    • “I Don’t Want To Go” +
    • “Make It Last Forever” +
    • “Undeniably You” +
    • “Wonder Why” +
  • 2002: O2: Avalon Remixed
    • “Undeniably You (Jeff Savage Mix)”
  • 2003: Testify to Love: The Very Best of Avalon (Melissa Greene, Janna Long, Jody McBrayer, Michael Passons)
    • “Everything To Me” +
    • “New Day” +
  • 2004: The Creed (Melissa Greene, Greg Long, Janna Long, Jody McBrayer)
    • “All”
    • “I Wanna Be With You”
    • “You Were There”
  • 2006 Stand (Melissa Greene, Greg Long, Janna Long, Jody McBrayer)
    • “Love Won’t Leave You”
    • “Orphans of God”
    • “Somehow You Are”
  • 2006 Faith: A Hymns Collection (Melissa Greene, Greg Long, Janna Long, Jody McBrayer)
    • “In Christ Alone”
  • 2008 Another Time, Another Place: Timeless Christian Classics (Melissa Greene, Greg Long, Janna Long, Jody McBrayer)
    • “God is in Control”
    • “Another Time, Another Place”
  • 2009 Avalon: The Greatest Hits (Melissa Greene, Greg Long, Janna Long, Jeremi Richardson)
    • “Still My God” +
  • 2009 Reborn (Greg Long, Janna Long, Amy Richardson, Jeremi Richardson)
    • “Arise” +
  • Other radio success:
    • “Fly To You” (From the Jesus Epic Mini-series soundtrack and Avalon: The Limited Edition Single)
    • “For Freedom” (Online EP)

+ Denotes #1 Radio Hit

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