I would consider myself to be a Gomer of sorts. A Gomer is identified as a fan of Third Day. It was taken from the name of the unfaithful wife of the biblical prophet Hosea. Are you a Gomer too?
Formed in 1991, Third Day has become one of the most popular Christian rock bands in history. They recorded their first full-length album with Furies Studios in their home of Atlanta, Georgia for $3000. They had saved this money to do so, and in 1994 they saw it finalized and 2000 copies were released. Eventually their popularity reached Reunion Records and Third Day signed with them for a multi-album deal. After their signing, Reunion Records immediately released the official self-titled “Third Day” album which has now sold over 300,000 copies. The video for their first single “Consuming Fire” won a Billboard Award for Best Christian video. Third Day was also nominated for a Dove Award for New Artist of the year. One of my favorite Third Day song called “Thief” is on their first album. It is an incredible song which is sung from the point of view of the thief on the cross during the crucifixion of Jesus. Being formed out of the Atlanta area they name other Georgia bands such as The Black Crowes, and REM as influences. You can hear other Southern band influences like Allman Brothers Band, and Tom Petty. Third Day has since gone on to release eight studio records including two worship albums and a Christmas album. They have developed a popular following and much critical acclaim. Third Day has won three Grammy Awards and a Dove Award every year since 1998. Their current lineup is Mac Powell on vocals and guitar, Mark Lee on guitars and backing vocals, Tai Anderson on bass and vocals, and David Carr on drums.