Sonrise Notes for June 1st...
...Hillsong United’s song “Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)” is becoming one of the most played songs in churches all over the country. Lines from the song are also appearing on various pictures and snapshots on the web, and even Pastor Rick Warren has used it in an online message.
...Francesca Battistelli’s album “If We’re Honest” debuted at #13 last month on the Billboard overall albums chart.
...Can you imagine not being able to clear your throat for four days? Phil Wickham knows how that feels since his surgery last month. Doctors removed a polyp that had formed on one of Phil’s vocal folds and he says, “I had to live in total silence - No talking, no singing, and no clearing my throat for four days! The goal is to be back to normal amounts of talking by the first of June and light singing by mid-June.” So we keep our thoughts on Phil while he heals and ask that you do that same.
...Mandisa is on of the Sonrise artists you’ll find at Disney’s Night of Joy September 5-6. Others include Hillsong United, Building 429, MercyMe, Matthew West, Britt Nicole and a bunch more. If you are looking for a weekend to spend at the Magic Kingdom, the weekend of Night of Joy is a great one. Plus, if you purchase a two-night ticket through August 5, you’ll get a free admission to a Disney water park or DisneyQuest® Indoor Interactive Theme Park! Find out more here.
...Chris Tomlin recently won the Top Christian Artist of the Year award at The Billboard Music Awards. Another huge winner was Matthew West, picking up Top Christian Song of the year for “Hello My Name Is”. It beat out Chris Tomlin's, "Whom Shall I Fear”; Mandisa’s "Overcomer"; Sidewalk Prophets', "Help Me Find It” and Building 429's, "We Won't Be Shaken”. The song spent a record breaking 17 weeks in the number one spot in Christian radio, and it also won the ASCAP Song of the Year award too!
...TobyMac is one of the artists that will be performing at Rock the Universe this September at Universal Studios Orlando. Some of the others you might want to see include Lecrae, RED, Family Force 5, Jeremy Camp, Newsboys, Third Day and even more. Find out who else is going to be there, and how YOU can be there too at www.universalorlando.com\Events\Rock-The-Universe\Christian-Music-Festival.aspx.
...If you’re listening online in Europe this weekend, Skillet was in the Netherlands last night, and you can catch them live in Bologna, Italy tonight. Find out where else they’re heading this week on our “Concerts” page.