Sonrise Notes for March 11th....
...If you were thinking about joining Team TobyMac for the Country Music half marathon in Nashville next month, you still have time to join the team. But hurry, because they have a limited number of spots. For a link to register, go to www.tobymac.com.
...Hawk Nelson is nominated for a Juno Award, which is Canada’s version of the Grammy’s, in the category of Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album of the Year. Also nominated are, Downhere, Jon Bauer, Sky Terminal and Kellie Loder.
...Shonlock will be performing a postgame concert for the Atlanta Hawks after their game with the Washington Wizards this Friday night at Philips Arena.
...We got a chance to see the Come to the well tour this week. Lindsay McCall opened the show, followed by Royal Tailor, and of course Casting Crowns headlined the show. Matthew West is the guy that came on just before Crowns telling more of the real life stories from his Story of Your Life CD, which is also a book. He read his favorite story to the crowd, and gave that copy away to a fan. If you get a chance to see the tour at a future stop, it’s well worth spending an evening.
...Sidewalk Prophets’ new CD “Live Like That” hits stores March 27.
...Mark Schultz and his wife Kate welcomed Ryan Samuel Schultz into the world on February 12, weighing in at eight pounds, eight ounces. Mark told us they’re all doing well and that he spent a lot of time sleeping and eating Kate’s hospital food. Oh, and Mark’s new “Renaissance” instrumental CD was No. 1 on the instrumental chart four weeks in a row.
...Night of Joy 2012 at Disney’s Magic Kingdom in Orlando is set for September 7-8 with Casting Crowns, Chris Tomlin, Third Day, MercyMe, Needtobreathe, RED, Francesca Battistelli, Brandon Heath, Kutless, Thousand Foot Krutch and more. Get more info and book your trip at www.nightofjoy.com.