Newsong's Christmas tour to visit Freedom Hall

Contributed To The Press • Dec 6, 2013 at 5:56 PM

NASHVILLE –– Grammy-nominated NewSong will bring their “Very Merry Christmas Tour” to Freedom Hall Civic Center in Johnson City Sunday at 6 pm.

Boasting its biggest lineup yet, the tour will feature Gold-selling Christian recording artist Audio Adrenaline; Christian radio favorites Sidewalk Prophets; American Idol finalist Jason Castro; and special guest, award-winning Canadian duo Love & The Outcome.

NewSong will present selections from their best-selling recordings “The Christmas Shoes” and “The Christmas Hope,” as well as the upcoming “Swallow The Ocean: Christmas Edition” digital exclusive. The collection includes three new recordings: “It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas,” “Go Tell It On The Mountain,” and the group’s forthcoming holiday single, “White As Snow,” penned by Russ Lee, Eddie Carswell, Stephen Carswell and Seth Mosley.

The band’s 15-city “Very Merry Christmas Tour” kicked off in Tyler November 30 and will hit Wichita, Kansas; Marion, Illinois; Lancaster, Ohio; and Pascagoula, Mississippi, among other cities, before concluding December 16 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

“The birth of Jesus is the greatest reason to celebrate, so we’re thrilled to present the ‘Very Merry Christmas Tour’s’ biggest lineup ever,” Eddie Carswell, NewSong founding member, said. “We hope to provide an opportunity for individuals and families to attend a meaningful night of Christmas music and worship together.”

One of America’s most beloved Christmas standards, NewSong’s emotion-packed #1 mainstream radio hit “The Christmas Shoes” is the biggest song of their career. The song spawned a series of New York Times best-selling novels by Donna VanLiere and two top-rated CBS television movies based on the books and featuring music from NewSong.

NewSong has recorded 18 albums, garnering 20 #1 Christian radio singles and a Grammy Award nomination, in addition to being inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame, among numerous other achievements.

Founders of The Winter Jam Tour Spectacular, the #1 tour in the world (first quarter) for three consecutive years, NewSong’s unparalleled 30-year ministry has been highlighted by such defining songs as “Arise, My Love” and “Rescue,” as well as the group’s recent hit single, “The Same God.”

Cost for the concert is $15 or “Pay What You Can.”

Freedom Hall Civic Center is located at 1320 Pactolas Road in Johnson City. For further information, visit www.verymerrychristmastour.com or www.newsongonline.com.

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