Sonrise Notes for October 19th...
...Fans of the annual Rock & Worship Roadshow will be glad to know that tour founders MercyMe are back and will be joined by Crowder, Matt Maher, Jamie Grace, Tedashii and Group 1 Crew. Since The Rock & Worship Roadshow first kicked off in 2009, the tour has performed more than 150 shows to an audience of 1.2 million fans. According to Pollstar, in 2012 it was named one of their Top 50 Tours for Mid-Year. Tour dates and locations will be announced soon so be sure to check back here often, and we’ll keep you up to date on the 7th Annual Rock & Worship Roadshow presented by Compassion International. http://theroadshowtour.com/
...“The End of Bullying Begins with Me!” That’s the message during PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Month here in October. It’s a time when communities can unite nationwide to raise awareness of bullying prevention through events, activities, outreach, and education. This Wednesday is “Unity Day” and you can show your support by wearing orange! Let your friends know why you’re “going orange” by posting about Unity Day on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram with #UnityDay2014. Find out about all of the other ways to be involved the rest of the month here.
...Jason Gray’s “With Every Act Of Love” tour with Unspoken is in Destin, Florida tonight. They head to Sherman, Texas Thursday, and Friday its Central United Methodist Church in Meridian, MS. By the way, Jason just announced that his next album is coming out March 4, and will be titled “Love Will Have The Final Word.” The album was produced by Jason Ingram, who has also worked with Chris Tomlin, Sanctus Real, and Tenth Avenue North.
...Big Daddy Weave are on their “Beautiful Offerings” tour with Chris August, Group 1 Crew, and Dara Mclean. Tonight they are performing at our writer and producer Michael Stuart’s high school, Citronelle High School in Citronelle, AL, which also happens to be just up the road from the University of Mobile, where some of the members of Big Daddy Weave went to school.
...How would you like to perform with Steven Curtis Chapman at The Kennedy Center in Washington DC? He’ll be there June 12-15, and you can be too! There are two ways to experience the weekend: First, as singers by being a part of the choir that rehearses, then performs with Steven and a 50+ piece orchestra on-stage for his Kennedy Center debut! Or second, as Friends & Family, where you get a 4-day backstage pass and a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to create a concert with Steven. It includes a private SCC concert, morning devotion with Steven, many other special activities throughout the weekend, and plenty of free-time for all guests. Spaces are limited so, reserve your spot here now.
...Tenth Avenue North has a new album coming out November 19 called “Cathedrals”. It features the first release you’ve been hearing on Sonrise “No Man Is An Island” and you can find it at your favorite place to buy music. They’re also on the road to promote it; tonight in Columbus, GA and this Wednesday they head to Green Bay, WI, and then to New Berlin, WI Thursday. www.tenthavenuenorth.com
...You could perform live on stage with Casting Crowns at Carnegie Hall in New York City! Or if you’re not a singer, you could still join them on the Friends and Family package, spend time with them in the Big Apple and behind the scenes at Carnegie Hall. Find out more and even register now here.
...Sonrise artist Anthony Evans was a competitor on season two of NBC’s “The Voice” as a member of Team Christina, as in Christina Aguilera. He made it to the “battle rounds” before he was sent home, but he had no sooner returned to Dallas when he was called back to Los Angeles by producers to work with artists like Celine Dion and Mariah Carey, and it’s also where he returned to work on his own album too. Learn more about Anthony at http://anthony-evans.com/.
...TobyMac has made quite a name for himself as a solo artist, but we also know him as part of DC Talk, and you might even remember him as part of the Gotee Brothers back in the 90’s. He and Joey Elwood co-founded Gotee Records, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a 20 song compilation CD called “Gotee Records: 20 Years Brand New.” It includes singles from Gotee artists Relient K, Jamie Grace, John Reuben, Capital Kings, Out of Eden, House of Heroes, Grits, and even one from the Gotee Brothers themselves. Order your copy here.