Building 429's Guitarist Jesse Garcia Leaves the Band

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GRAMMY®-nominated band Building 429's guitarist Jesse Garcia announces that he will be leaving band. Garcia feels like God is calling him to step out in faith in order to pursue his own solo artist career. 

Garcia writes, "After much prayer and counsel, the time has now come for me to get off the road and step away from Building 429. This decision isn't taken lightly. The past couple of years have brought significant challenges. However, I feel God is once again calling me to step out in faith."

Gracia leaves with gratitude towards his band mates. He continues, "I'm thankful for Jason, Michael, past members of the band for the initial call and trusting me with the position."

Lead singer Jason Roy sends his well-wishes.  "I'm so grateful for Jesse Garcia. Jesse has been my hero since I met him as a teenager in Texas. He's one of the greatest guitar players I've ever met in my life."

Since the release of its debut album in 2004, Building 429 has garnered widespread popular and critical acclaim, receiving numerous accolades all while delivering lyrically-driven, anthemic hit songs with a consistent message of hope along with high-energy concerts in sold-out venues internationally. The band received a 2013 GRAMMY nomination for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album for We Won't Be Shaken, which debuted at No.1 on Billboard's Christian Albums chart and launched the title track to No. 1 at radio. 

Building 429 also received a 2014 and multiple 2012 "Song of the Year" Billboard Music Awards for "We Won't Be Shaken" and "Where I Belong respectively, two BMI "Song of the Year" Awards ("Where I Belong" in 2013 and "Glory Defined" in 2005), a 2014 "Group of the Year" K-LOVE Fan Award nomination, and a "Best New Artist" GMA Dove Award in 2005. RIAA-certified gold single, "Where I Belong," became one of the longest-running Christian No. 1's in Billboard's history at 15 weeks and landed on Billboard's Top 10 Songs of the Decade.

"Fear No More," the band's 2019 independent single, was one of the biggest independent artist singles to ever hit Christian radio with an astounding 35 adds in its debut week. The song climbed to No. 4 on Billboard's National Christian Airplay chart and remained in the Top 5 for nine weeks.

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