Sanctus Real will unveil "Best Of Sanctus Real," their last project with lead singer Matt Hammitt, on Oct. 9. Featuring 14 of the band's top hits over its 20-year career, the compilation also includes the newly released single "Longer Than A Lifetime."
Delivering a total of seven studio albums with Sparrow Records, Sanctus Real has acquired eight No. 1 singles on multiple Christian radio formats, toured the globe alongside names such as TobyMac, MercyMe, NEEDTOBREATHE and more, while garnering two Grammy Award nominations and a Dove Award win. In conjunction with the "Best Of Sanctus Real" release, the band will embark on a "Farewell To A Friend" tour this fall, kicking off Oct. 7 in Iowa Falls, Iowa (see full tour routing HERE).
"Longer Than A Lifetime" went for adds to hot AC and AC stations nationwide on Aug. 28. To hear more about the new single from Sanctus Real, click HERE.
Earlier this summer, Hammitt announced his plans to depart from Sanctus Real following the fall tour. He will continue to write and perform music, but will spend more time with his family. Hammitt also will work alongside his wife, Sarah, in marriage and family ministry through their "Lead Me Live" weekend events and 501(c)(3) nonprofit, Whole Hearts Foundation. Hammitt will continue to share his ongoing spiritual and personal journey through his weekly audio program, "The Lead Me Lifecast."
A full statement about what is next on the horizon for Sanctus Real can be read HERE.
"We have a passion to use the platform of Sanctus Real to write new music that will continue to influence not just the church world, but reach well beyond anything we could imagine and offer hope to the lost and weary wherever they are," Sanctus Real's Chris Rohman said.
Forming in 1996, Ohio-based Sanctus Real has toured with established artists including Third Day, Steven Curtis Chapman, Skillet, Newsboys and Tenth Avenue North.
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