Saturday, January 30, 2016

AccuRadio Song Of The Day-Sixpence None The Richer

Artist:Sixpence None The Richer
Song:Kiss Me
Album:Top Ten

Sixpence None The Richer is a Contemporary Christian Music group that crossed over to pop when Kiss Me was used as the theme for the 1999 film She's All That, a film very popular with teens. They were already successful in the CCM market. The pop crossover was a bonus. The name Sixpence None The Richer comes from the C.S. Lewis book Mere Christianity. The band is from the Dallas area. Lead singer Leigh Nash and guitarist Matt Slocum met in the early 90s in a church in her hometown of New Braunfels, TX. After the band toured and released a couple of CDs independently, Sixpence None The Richer signed with Squint Entertainment in 1997. Squint was owned by CCM singer songwriter Steve Taylor. The 1997 CD Sixpence None The Richer did very well in the CCM market. Kiss Me got some attention when it was used in the TV series Dawson's Creek. Columbia picked up the album for distribution and Kiss Me was used as the main theme in the 1999 film She's All That. Kiss Me reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and the album Sixpence None The Richer was certified Platinum. A couple of their other songs charted but Kiss Me was their biggest hit. You can get it on this comp. Sixpence None the Richer recorded their next album. But Squint was having financial problems and they closed in 2002. The CD Divine Discontent was released but ultimately Sixpence None The Richer split up in 2004. Slocum formed The Astronaut Pushers. Leigh Nash started her own label with Nettwerk Records distribution and released a solo CD in 2006. Sixpence None The Richer reformed in 2009 and they released a CD in 2012. Leigh Nash also continues to record solo. Here's the video for Kiss Me by Sixpence None The Richer.

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