Third Day Biography

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Third Day Formed

The band formed in 1991 in Marietta, Georgia.

Third Day Biography

The Atlanta-based rockers have 28 #1 singles, 10 gold albums, two platinum albums, four Grammy Awards and 24 of the GMA's Dove Awards to their credit and they've sold over 7 million albums. When Powell and Lee started Third Day back in '91 (Tai Anderson and David Carr joined in '93; Avery in '95), they were right of out college and still holding down day jobs.

They had a van, a dream and a passion for music. Chances are pretty good that they had no idea that Billboard magazine would eventually call them "not only one of the best Christian bands of the '90s but one of the best rock bands, period."

Their 12 releases have contained modern rock, techno sounds, Southern rock, and even praise & worship music, with two worship albums — Offerings and Offerings II — going platinum and gold, respectively. But even with all of the different styles and sounds, one thing has remained constant ... their passion for sharing the hope and salvation of Christ through their music.

Third Day Band Members

  • David Carr - Drummer (Birthday - November 15, 1974)
  • Mark Lee - Guitarist (Birthday - May 29, 1973)
  • Mac Powell - Lead Vocalist (Birthday - December 25, 1972)

Brad Avery - Guitarist - left the group in the spring of 2008. Tai Anderson - Bassist - announced his departure to spend more time with his family in 2015.

Third Day Discography

Third Day Quick Facts


  • Dave and Tai went to the same high school.
  • U2's The Joshua Tree made him want to be in a band.


  • His favorite superhero is Aquaman.
  • He met Mac in high school.


  • He was a roller skating champion as a child.
  • Tai loves kayaking.


  • Mac loves to eat Nutter Butters on the bus.
  • Guns and Roses' Appetite for Destruction is one of the albums that made him want to be in a band.

Third Day News

  • 2015 Dove Awards - Third Day Gets Two Nominations
  • 2015 K-LOVE Fan Awards Sees Third Day With 2 Nods
  • Third Day In Concert - 2013 dates
  • Third Day in the Running for 2 Doves - 2011
  • Third Day - A Readers' Choice Finalist - 2011
  • Third Day Gets a GRAMMY Win - 2010
  • Third Day Wins a GRAMMY - 2005
  • Third Day Revs Up NASCAR - 2004
  • Top 20 Christian Songs Of 2003
  • Third Day on

Third Day Links:

Official Site
Third Day's official site is filled with everything you could hope to find about the band and the music. Tour info, links to fan sites, messages boards, and extras like downloadable wallpapers are a few of the things you'll find here.

C Music Web Interview
May 2003

Third Day Bass Tab