We the Kingdom

We the Kingdom is an American contemporary Christian music band signed to the Capitol Christian Music Group.[1] The band consists of multiple generations of relatives: Andrew Bergthold, Ed Cash, Franni Rae Cash, Martin Cash, and Scott Cash.[2] The band's name comes after the idea that "the kingdom of God is here among us".[3]

We the Kingdom
OriginNashville, Tennessee, U.S.
GenresContemporary Christian music
Years active2018 (2018)–present
LabelsCapitol Christian Music Group
Members
  • Andrew Bergthold
  • Ed Cash
  • Franni Rae Cash
  • Martin Cash
  • Scott Cash
WebsiteOfficial website Edit this at Wikidata

The band released its first singles, "Dancing on the Waves" and the breakout hit single "Holy Water", followed by their debut EP, Live at the Wheelhouse, in 2019. This garnered the band four nominations at the 51st GMA Dove Awards, ultimately winning the Dove Award for New Artist of the Year. In 2020, the band released their debut album, Holy Water which contained the previously released singles "Dancing on the Waves" and "Holy Water" as well as "Don't Tread on Me", "God So Loved" and "Child of Love". The band earned two Grammy Award nominations at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards, with Holy Water for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album, and the title track being nominated for the Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song. In 2021, the band won the GMA Dove Award for Contemporary Christian Artist of the Year and Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year for Holy Water (2020), and earnt a nomination for the Worship Recorded Song of the Year for "God So Loved" at the 52nd GMA Dove Awards.

HistoryEdit

On August 16, 2019, We the Kingdom released their debut single, "Dancing on the Waves".[4] In September 2019, the band released their second single, "Holy Water".[5] "Holy Water" went on to become the band breakthrough hit single, peaking at No. 2 on the Hot Christian Songs chart. The band released their debut EP, Live at the Wheelhouse, in October 2019.[6] Live at the Wheelhouse reached No. 3 on the Top Christian Albums Chart.

On April 24, 2020, "Don't Tread on Me" was released as the third single from the album.[7] "Don't Tread on Me" peaked at No. 40 on the Hot Christian Songs chart. On May 29, 2020, We the Kingdom was released "God So Loved". "God So Loved" peaked at No. 4 on the Hot Christian Songs chart. On July 3, 2020, We the Kingdom announced that their debut studio album, Holy Water, will be released on August 7,[8] while releasing "Child of Love" as the first promotional single from the album.[9] "No Doubt About It" was released as the second promotional single from Holy Water on July 24, 2020.[10] We the Kingdom released Holy Water on August 7, 2020.[11] The album debuted at No. 4 on the Top Christian Albums Chart.

At the 51st GMA Dove Awards in October 2020, We the Kingdom was nominated for four awards, these being New Artist of the Year, Song of the Year and Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year for "Holy Water", and Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year for Live at the Wheelhouse,[12] with the band only winning the New Artist of the Year award.[13] On October 30, 2020, the band released "Light of the World (Sing Hallelujah)" as a standalone single.[14] "Light Of The World (Sing Hallelujah)" peaked at No. 29 on the Hot Christian Songs chart.

On January 29, 2021, the band released "Child of Love" featuring Bear Rinehart of Needtobreathe as the fifth single from Holy Water (2020).[15] "Child of Love" peaked at No. 5 on the Hot Christian Songs chart. At the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards in March 2021, We the Kingdom received two nominations, with "Holy Water" being nominated for the Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song, and Holy Water for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album.[16]

We the Kingdom received three nominations for the 2021 GMA Dove Awards for Contemporary Christian Artist of the Year, Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year for Holy Water, and Worship Recorded Song of the Year for "God So Loved",[17] the band winning the GMA Dove Awards for Contemporary Christian Artist of the Year and Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year for Holy Water.[18]

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions
Title EP details Peak chart positions
US
Christ

[19]
Holy Water 4
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Live albumsEdit

List of live albums
Title Album details
Live At Ocean Way Nashville
  • Released: July 2, 2021
  • Label: Capitol CMG
  • Format: Digital download, streaming

Extended playsEdit

List of extended plays, with selected chart positions
Title EP details Peak chart positions
US
Christ

[19]
Live at the Wheelhouse 3
Live Acoustic Sessions
  • Released: March 6, 2020
  • Label: Capitol CMG
  • Format: digital download, streaming
The Awakening
  • Released: September 11, 2020
  • Label: Capitol CMG
  • Format: digital download, streaming
The Battle
  • Released: September 18, 2020
  • Label: Capitol CMG
  • Format: digital download, streaming
The Journey
  • Released: October 1, 2020
  • Label: Capitol CMG
  • Format: digital download, streaming
A Family Christmas
  • Released: October 22, 2021
  • Label: Capitol CMG
  • Format: digital download, streaming
44
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

SinglesEdit

Single Year Chart positions Certifications Album
US Bubb.
[20]
US
Christ

[21]
US
Christ Air.

[22]
US
Christ AC

[23]
US
Christ Digital

[24]
"Dancing on the Waves" (live) 2019 Live at the Wheelhouse (EP)
"Holy Water" 6 2 1 1 1 Live at the Wheelhouse (EP) and Holy Water
"Christmas Day"
(with Chris Tomlin)
20 10 2 Christmas Day: Christmas Songs of Worship (EP)
"Don't Tread on Me" 2020 40 9 Holy Water
"God So Loved" 4 1 2 20
"Light of the World (Sing Hallelujah)" 29 20 16 Non-album single
"Child of Love"
(featuring Bear Rinehart)
2021 5 3 2 8 Holy Water
"Dancing on the Waves" (radio version) 29 23 21
"God So Loved" (Live)
(with Dante Bowe)
Non-album single
"Still Can’t Sleep On Christmas Eve" 29 25 A Family Christmas (EP)
"Silent Night (Heavenly Peace)"
(with Dante Bowe and Maverick City Music)
24 12 10
"Miracle Power" 2022 32 5 TBD
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Promotional singlesEdit

Song Year Album
"Child of Love" 2020 Holy Water
"No Doubt About It"

Other charted songsEdit

Song Year Chart positions Album
US
Christ

[21]
US
Christ Digital

[24]
"Peace"
(with Bethel Music)
2020 48 25 Peace
"Take Me On a Ride" 2021 36 Holy Water
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Other appearancesEdit

Year Song Album
2020 "Dancing on the Waves"
(Bethel Music and We the Kingdom)
Peace
"The Blessing"
(Bethel Music and We the Kingdom)
"Reaching for You"
(Chris Tomlin featuring We the Kingdom)
Chris Tomlin & Friends
"God So Loved"
(Tasha Cobbs Leonard featuring We the Kingdom)
Royalty: Live at the Ryman
"We Three Kings"
(Tommee Profitt and We the Kingdom)
The Birth of a King
"God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (Hallelujah)"
(Rend Collective and We the Kingdom)
A Jolly Irish Christmas, Vol. 2
2021 "The Light in You"
(Bethel Music and We the Kingdom)
Peace, Vol. II
"Arrows (I Will Be With You)"
(Bethel Music and We the Kingdom)

ToursEdit

Headlining
  • We the Kingdom - Touring the Holy Water Album Tour (2021)
  • We the Kingdom Live Tour (2022)
  • Castings Crowns and We the Kingdom USA Tour with Casting Crowns (2022)
Supporting
  • Winter Jam 2021 Tour with Crowder (2021)
  • My People Tour with Crowder, Anne Wilson and Patrick Mayberry (2022)

Awards and nominationsEdit

Billboard Music AwardsEdit

Year Nominee / work Award Result Ref.
2021 Holy Water Top Christian Album Nominated [26]

GMA Dove AwardsEdit

Year Nominee / work Award Result Ref.
2020 We the Kingdom New Artist of the Year Won [27]
"Holy Water" Song of the Year Nominated
Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year Nominated
Live at the Wheelhouse Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year Nominated
2021 We the Kingdom Contemporary Christian Artist of the Year Won [28]
Holy Water Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year Won
"God So Loved" Worship Recorded Song of the Year Nominated

Grammy AwardsEdit

Year Nominee / work Award Result Ref.
2021 "Holy Water" Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song Nominated [29]
Holy Water Best Contemporary Christian Music Album Nominated

ReferencesEdit

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