Third Day – Move
Move is the tenth studio album by Christian rock band Third Day. Released on October 19, 2010, the album was the band’s first after guitarist Brad Avery left Third Day. The band wanted the album to be a departure from the modern rock stylings of Revelation (2008), intending to show more of their southern rock roots. Third Day chose to work with producer Paul Moak on the album and recorded it at their own studio, feeling it offered them more creative freedom. Primarily a southern rock album, Move also has significant influence from gospel music.
Move received positive reviews from music critics, many of whom praised the album’s southern rock sound. It was nominated for multiple awards at the 42nd GMA Dove Awards, winning in the Recorded Music Packaging of the Year category. It sold 37,000 copies in its first week of release, debuting at number nine on the Billboard 200, number one on the Billboard Christian Albums chart, and number three on the Billboard Rock Albums chart. In the United States, it ranked as the twenty-third best-selling Christian Album of 2010 and the fifth best-selling Christian Album of 2011. The album’s four singles met with varying success at Christian radio, all of them appearing on the Billboard Christian Songs chart.