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Blending the optimistic alt-CCM sound of bands like Switchfoot and Myriad with a hint of contemporary country twang, 33Miles set out in the early 2000s, in the words of lead singer Jason Barton, to "love on God's people." Barton, guitarist Chris Lockwood, and pianist Collin Stoddard started the band in Nashville, TN, and were quickly snapped up by INO Records, which released the band's self-titled debut in 2007. Their next album, 2008's One Life, proved to be the record that broke them big, landing at number four on Billboard's Top Christian Albums chart and sneaking into the lower reaches of the Top 200. After a seasonal 2009 release, Collin Stoddard left the band to be a worship pastor, leaving Barton and Lockwood to carry on as a duo for 2010's Today.
33Miles is a contemporary Christian band with country music influences from Franklin, Tennessee. They began playing in Nashville and signed to INO Records, who released the band's debut album, 33Miles, in 2007. The album peaked at No. 8 on Billboard's Top Heatseekers albums chart and No. 16 on its Top Christian Albums chart. In 2008, their next album One Life, proved to be the record that broke them big, landing at No. 4 on Billboard's Top Christian Albums chart and sneaking into the lower reaches of the Top 200. In 2009, they released their Christmas album, "Believe". Their 2007 song "There is a God" was played as the wake-up call music for the Space Shuttle astronauts on their STS-128 mission on September 3, 2009. Pianist Colin Stoddard left the group in 2009 to become a pastor. In 2010, Barton and Lockwood continued on and released Today.