Sonrise Notes for May 18th...
...May is Brain Tumor Awareness Month, and it’s a great opportunity for us to come together as a community and spotlight the tributes and triumphs of all of those impacted by a brain tumor diagnosis. According to the American Brain Tumor Association, the need for greater understanding of the disease is bigger than ever and there are lots of ways you can get involved. One way is to tell your story! Whether you are a patient or caregiver, friend or health care professional – your story can help others and inspire them in so many ways. Share your story here, and thanks for getting involved!
...Josh Wilson was born in El Dorado, Arkansas, but grew up in Lubbock, Texas. By age seven, his interest in music had expanded, and eventually he learned to play guitar, piano, and drums. Josh says, "I’ve always been a big believer in pursuing what you’re passionate about. I think God gives us all passions and talents, and ultimately, He wants us to use those for His glory. And since I happen to love music, I guess I always knew I’d do something with it.”
...Camp Electric brings together Christian musicians and teaches them band dynamics, the art of leading worship, and performance skills that are truly invaluable. But that’s just the beginning. They are able to do all of this while interacting with and learning from their favorite Christian artists. Some of those that are involved include Blake Hubbard from Royal Tailor, Dave Luetkenhoelter from Kutless, Jacob Chesnut from Rush of Fools and ToddieFunk from Diverse City. You can even choose from one of three locations and dates for Camp Electric - Lakeland, Florida June 15-19, Nashville, TN from July 6-10, or Cedarville, OH July 20-24. Find all of the info, including a link for registration here.
...Disney World’s 32nd annual Night Of Joy is coming up September 5-6, and that weekend features a bunch of Sonrise artists all playing at the Magic Kingdom. Artists like Skillet Hillsong United, Chris Tomlin, Britt Nicole, Matthew West, Building 429, For King & Country, Mandisa, Casting Crowns, and others will be putting on some great shows and playing the music you hear on Sonrise each week. You can find out more about the weekend and get ticket info at www.nightofjoy.com.
...Matt Redman not only writes great worship songs, he also writes devotionals to go along with some of them, AND he even writes books. As a matter of fact, there are eight of them available right now on the “Writings” page of his website. Read More…
...By now you’ve probably heard that Late Night host David Letterman is going to be retiring sometime next year, so for many guests and performers this will be their last appearance on the show. The guys from Needtobreathe had the pleasure of performing on Late Night with David Lettermen at the end of last month. If you didn’t get a chance to see it, you can check it out now on our “Features” page.