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NEWS SOURCE: The M Collective
January 10, 2008

Connersvine NASHVILLE, TN.... 1/10/08....On the heels of their self-titled debut releasing nationwide in October, and another stellar season of football for the Indianapolis Colt’s, Connersvine, the duo made up of the punter for the Colts’ Hunter Smith, and songwriter Chris Wilson, has officially been added to the Winter Jam 2008 Tour Spectacular line up, kicking off tonight in Johnson City, TN (full list of dates below). The duo will perform one song each evening just before the headline act of MercyMe.

With comments like, “Connersvine busted up my misconceptions in a big way with this creative, delightful debut,” from CMC and Aspiring Retail also saying, “Smith and Chris Wilson, both grounded in years of young adult ministry, deliver a signature stamp of worship for today’s church,” the duo also recently hosted The Gospel Music Channel’s Front Row Live program, and look forward to being a part of Winter Jam this year. For an inside look at Connersvine, view their EPK online at, or go to

Winter Jam 2008 Tour Spectacular, Christian music’s largest annual musical tour, will hit 36 cities and features one of its most prestigious artist line-ups ever. All four of NewSong’s guests are currently in the top 40 national sales as reported by Nielsen SoundScan. The 2008 line-up showcases musical styles ranging from worship to rock to pop featuring multi Platinum selling MercyMe, sibling rock trio BarlowGirl, seasoned rockers Skillet, and American Idol’s Mandisa.

The 10-week tour launches January 10, 2008 in Johnson City, TN, and will conclude at The Sommet Center in Nashville, TN on March 16th hitting 19 states along the way. Grammy-nominated and Dove Award-winning, NewSong will host the high-energy event for the 13th consecutive year, which will feature special guest speaker Tony Nolan, the Xtreme sports Real Encounter BMX/Skate Team and Word Label Group sponsored Pre-Jam Party featuring pureNRG and Group 1 Crew.


Tour Schedule: (All dates subject to change)
January 10 Johnson City, TN Freedom Hall
January 11 Chattanooga, TN UTC McKenzie Arena
January 12 Roanoke, VA Roanoke Civic Center
January 13 Charlotte, NC Charlotte Bobcat Arena
January 18 Tampa, FL USF Sun Dome Arena
January 19 Orlando, FL UCF Arena
January 20 Coral Gables, FL Bank United Center
January 24 Normal, IL Redbird Arena
January 25 Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center
January 26 Cincinnati, OH Cincinnati Gardens
January 27 St. Charles, MO Family Arena
January 31 Evansville, IN Roberts Stadium
February 1 Little Rock, AR Alltel Arena
February 2 Birmingham, AL BJCC Arena
February 7 Augusta, GA James Brown Arena
February 8 Jacksonville, FL Memorial Coliseum
February 9 Mobile, AL USA Mitchell Center
February 10 Tupelo, MS BancorpSouth Center
February 15 Greenville, SC BI-LO Center
February 16 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum
February 17 Norfolk, VA Constant Convocation Center
February 22 Columbia, SC Colonial Center
February 23 Jackson, MS Mississippi Coliseum
February 24 Southaven, MS DeSoto Civic Center
February 28 Oklahoma City, OK Ford Center
February 29 Tulsa, OK Mabee Center
March 1 Wichita, KS Charles Koch Arena
March 2 Colorado Springs, CO World Arena
March 6 Lexington, KY Rupp Arena
March 7 Ft. Wayne, IN Memorial Coliseum
March 8 Knoxville, TN Thompson-Boling Arena
March 9 E. Lansing, MI The Breslin Center
March 13 Huntington, WV Big Sandy Superstore Arena
March 14 Fayetteville, NC Crown Coliseum
March 15 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena
March 16 Nashville, TN The Sommet Center



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