Sonrise Notes for June 29th...
...You can download Britt Nicole’s songs “Gold” and “The Sun Is Rising” for just $.69 each right now on iTunes.
...BMI is one of the organizations that make sure songwriters and artists are properly compensated for their work, and the BMI Christian Music Awards recently took place in Nashville. Chris Tomlin won Song of the Year with his fellow writers Ed and Scott Cash for “Whom Shall I Fear.” Chris also won a Christian songwriter of the Year Award for “Whom Shall I Fear” and “White Flag.” He shared writing duties on that one with Matt Maher, who also won for “Lord I Need You.” Brandon Heath won for “Jesus in Disguise” and “Speak Life,” which he co-wrote with TobyMac. Toby also won for “You Lead,” which Jamie Grace recorded. And Casting Crowns’ Mark Hall won for “Already There” and “Jesus Friend of Sinners.” Get all of the details and see pictures here.
...If you’re in the Louisville area today, you can see Building 429 at the ballpark following the Louisville Bats baseball game. The Bats are the AAA minor league affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds. If you’re at the show, take some good pictures tag us in, or share them with us at www.facebook.com/sonriseradio.
...Disney’s Night of Joy is happening at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando Friday & Saturday September 5-6. This year’s artists include Sonrise artists Matthew West, Hillsong United, Chris Tomlin, Casting Crowns, MercyMe and several others. Find out more here.
...The same weekend as Night of Joy in Orlando, Universal Studios Rock The Universe is taking place just up the street with lots of other Sonrise artists like Jeremy Camp, Third Day, Newsboys, Switchfoot, TobyMac, Love & the Outcome and more. Get all of the details here.
Friday will be July 4th, and hopefully you’ll be enjoying a long weekend off from work! July 4th wasn’t always a holiday; in 1938, Congress changed Independence Day to a paid federal holiday. You can be sure the Friday night sky will be filled with professional fireworks in cities and towns all over the country. And a lot of folks will doing their own personal fireworks so we just want to be sure you stay safe so follow the links below for some great fireworks safety tips.