If you were channel surfing and landed on MTV, it wasn’t your imagination that you saw the Christian rock band Newsboys.
It was announced by MTVU's show "The Freshman" that Newsboys won last week's contest for their music video "Miracles." This is a contest where fan votes determine which videos get into rotation on mtvU each week.
“Thank you so much. If it wasn’t for you, if it wasn’t for your voting, we wouldn’t be getting played on MTV right now,” Duncan Phillips said on a You Tube video thanking their voters.
With this big win, the "Miracles" video started airing this week on mtvU's rotation for one month, with the video airing approximately 20-25 x's per week.
This comes as the Newsboys have begun to embark on the biggest tour of their career which encompasses sixty cities.
click to see Newsboys MTVU Thank You Video
“Well in the name – obviously in today’s society you have the argument of whether God’s alive, if He exist...people call Him an energy, a powerful force. So in society today, its up for debate but as a believer, I find that debate a bit offensive because I know in my heart that my God’s alive, working in the world today, sitting on the throne ruling, overseeing the universe,” Tait told BC.
The tour entitled, “God’s Not Dead” is not only helping the band to promote their latest album God’s Not Dead
released in November of last year, but make a bold statement about God reflected in the tour and album name.
Michael Tait of the Newsboys On Spiritual Prep for Tour and Life On the Road
Merge PR contributed to this article