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Pivotal Awakening Milestones

It all began on August 25, 2019, with our plan to record “one song, just for fun.” Then, God’s amazing plan took over and completely changed our lives.


2020
  • September 14 We receive news that Not That Different has been added by 26 FM radio stations across the United States, Canada, Europe, and Australia
  • September 11 Not That Different is added for airplay on Jamsphere Radio
  • September 10 Daily Music Roll published a fantastic review of Not That Different
  • September 8 Our five released songs cross the absolutely unbelievable level of over 1,000,000 streams between Spotify, SoundCloud, Apple Music, Pandora, and YouTube
  • September 7 Awaken and Rise is featured on the Women of Substance Podcast
  • September 6 Not That Different passes the mind-boggling level of 250,000+ streams on SoundCloud. We also passed 25,000 followers on Spotify
  • September 5 Our 90,000th Facebook follower joined us from Brazil
  • September 4 Not That Different places at #4 on the Louder Than The Music New Releases chart
  • September 1 In its first week, Not That Different streamed over 72,200 times on Spotify. Unbelievable!
  • August 31 Not That Different is featured on the Upstream Indie website
  • August 30 Not That Different is added for airplay on Genesis FM, a Christian radio network in Central and South America
  • August 27 Planet Singer published an amazing review of Not That Different
  • August 26 Not That Different streams 19,231 times on Spotify…in one day???!!! It was also added for airplay on Eagles Nest Radio.
  • August 25 Not That Different is released to the world! It was also our first “birthiversary!” One year ago today, we joined together as a musical team. And what a year it has been!
  • August 23 We filmed our second music video with Julien York of York X Productions
  • August 16 We attended the annual Northwest Flight 255 memorial service at Detroit Metropolitan Airport
  • August 11 Recording is completed on our fifth song, Not That Different
  • August 6 Awaken and Rise is added for airplay on Eagles Nest Radio in Sedona, Arizona
  • August 5 August Rain is featured on the Women of Substance Podcast
  • August 2 Jamsphere, an independent music magazine, releases a feature on Soulblind across seven of their affiliated websites
  • July 31 The official lyric video for Awaken and Rise is released on our YouTube Channel
  • July 30 All four of our songs are added for FM and internet airplay in Campinas, Brazil. Awaken and Rise is added on Blunt Radio in the United Kingdom
  • July 25 August Rain reaches #5 on the Hypeddit Top 100 Christian chart
  • July 24 Our third professional photography session with Emily Farrell
  • July 22 Our Soulblind music video is featured on Psalm91.com
  • July 20 Our Soulblind music video is featured on Real Magic TV
  • July 14 Our 80,000th Facebook follower joined us from Germany
  • July 6 Awaken and Rise is released to the world!
  • July 1 Questions Answered is featured on the Visions TV Online music blog in the United Kingdom
  • June 24 Interview with the Kentucky-based Chris and Sandy Show
  • June 23 Recording is completed on our fourth song, Awaken and Rise
  • June 13 Our first-ever music video, Soulblind, is released to the world!
  • June 11 Soulblind is featured on the Visions TV Online music blog in the United Kingdom
  • June 7 Questions Answered is featured on the Women of Substance Podcast
  • June 6 We filmed our first-ever music video for our debut song, Soulblind, with Julien York of York X Productions
  • May 27 Questions Answered is chosen by Spotify playlist curators for addition to two monstrous playlists, the first time that this has happened with our music
  • May 26 Our first day back in the recording studio following our state’s pandemic lockdown
  • May 22 Our 70,000th Facebook follower joined us from Algeria
  • May 10 Soulblind, August Rain, and Questions Answered are added to the airplay rotation at WSNL, our local Contemporary Christian radio station
  • May 6 Soulblind is added to the airplay rotation on the Namibia-based Nam Radio Global
  • May 5 Soulblind is added to the airplay rotation on CBN Radio in the Caribbean
  • May 4 Laurie Beebe Lewis finishes her vocal work on an upcoming song that features Mindi and Laurie in a duet
  • April 23 Our fourth Pivotal Moments video, showing via Google Earth where our Facebook followers are, is added to our YouTube Channel. A special thank you to our fans, it is of course titled “God’s Amazing Plan.”
  • April 19 The virtual Detroit Music Awards ceremony takes place. We were so grateful for Mindi to have been a Finalist and to have been nominated in four categories!
  • April 12 We hosted a Facebook watch party of our church’s Easter service and were overjoyed to see people from all over the world joining us! Our 60,000th Facebook follower joined us from Nepal.
  • April 9 Just 108 days after we created our Facebook Page, a new follower joined us from Turkmenistan, giving us a fan presence in all but two countries of the world – an absolutely unbelievable 99.5% of the countries on the planet. God’s amazing plan!!!
  • April 1 We are featured on the Contemporary Christian Magazine website
  • March 31 The official lyric video for Questions Answered is released on our YouTube Channel
  • March 27 Our 50,000th Facebook follower joined us from Mississippi and we released a special thank you video on our YouTube Channel
  • March 22 Our third Pivotal Moments video, describing scratch tracks and their function in the recording process, is added to our YouTube Channel
  • March 20 Veteran pop/rock singer Laurie Beebe Lewis joins us to collaborate on vocals with Mindi on one of our upcoming songs
  • March 19 Our 40,000th Facebook follower joined us from Brazil
  • March 18 A Facebook follower joins us from…Mindi, India!
  • March 15 Questions Answered is released to the world!
  • March 12 Mindi is announced as a Finalist in the Outstanding Christian Vocalist category in the 2020 Detroit Music Awards.
  • March 4 Recording is completed on our third song, Questions Answered
  • February 28 Our 30,000th Facebook follower joined us from Angola
  • February 28 Our second Pivotal Moments video, describing our songwriting process, is added to our YouTube Channel
  • February 20 August Rain interview with the Tri-County Times newspaper at Real II Reel Productions
  • February 19 We presented donations from our August Rain fundraiser to the Salvation Army of Eastern Michigan and our 25,000th Facebook follower joined us, also from Indonesia
  • February 17 Our 20,000th Facebook follower joined us from Indonesia
  • February 16 WDIV-TV airs our August Rain interview in a five-minute long special feature
  • February 14 Our 15,000th Facebook follower joined us from the Philippines
  • February 12 Soulblind is nominated in the 2020 Detroit Music Awards in the Outstanding Christian Vocalist, Outstanding Christian Group, Outstanding Christian Songwriter, and Outstanding Christian Recording categories.
  • February 11 Our 10,000th Facebook follower joined us from Bolivia
  • February 10 August Rain interview with CW50-TV at the Salvation Army of Eastern Michigan
  • February 9 Our first Pivotal Moments video, describing how our musical journey began, is added to our YouTube Channel
  • February 8 August Rain interview at WDFN Radio with legendary Detroit radio personality Warren Pierce
  • February 5 August Rain interview with WDIV-TV at our church
  • February 3 The official lyric video for August Rain is released on our YouTube Channel
  • February 1 Our second professional photo session with Emily Farrell
  • January 30 Our August Rain fundraising drive is launched on our Facebook page
  • January 29 We attended the 2020 Detroit Music Awards Mix and Mingle Event and our 5,000th Facebook follower joined us from Texas
  • January 27 August Rain interview at WLBY Radio on the Lucy Ann Lance show
  • January 22 August Rain interview with the Detroit Free Press
  • January 21 August Rain interview with the Ann Arbor branch of MLive News
  • January 20 August Rain is released to the world!
  • January 19 We shared ‘The Story of August Rain’ on our YouTube Channel
  • January 15 The official lyric video for Soulblind is released on our YouTube Channel
  • January 12 Our 1,000th Facebook follower joined us from North Carolina
  • January 11 We recorded a video tour of Real II Reel Productions and released it on our YouTube Channel
  • January 10 Recording is completed on our second song, August Rain
  • January 5 While playing for church service, we begin receiving Facebook followers and messages from people outside of the US for the first time, starting in Brazil. God’s amazing plan!
  • January 4 The phenomenal graphic designer Katie Taylor creates our band logo
  • January 2 Our band website is created by the amazing skills of Mindi’s father


2019
  • December 30 Soulblind is released to the world!
  • December 24 Our first professional photography session with the super-talented Emily Farrell. Our band Facebook Page is launched.
  • December 23 Recording is completed on our debut song, Soulblind
  • November 20 We choose the name Pivotal Awakening and add it to Marshall’s Wall of Fame
  • October 1 Recording begins on our first songwriting collaboration
  • September 17 Marshall suggests we try songwriting together. We agree and on the way home decide to follow God in wherever He wishes to take our music.
  • September 3 Our first recording session together
  • September 1 Andy begins the recording process for Soulblind with the incredible Marshall Block at Real II Reel Productions
  • August 25 Our band is born when Andy invites Mindi to record Soulblind. We planned to do “one song, just for fun.” God had a completely different plan for us!

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