NASHVILLE, Tenn.— Christian music’s largest annual tour, the Winter Jam 2010 Tour Spectacular, will hit 44 cities beginning in January and is slated to feature some of the top artists in Christian music. Hosted for the 15th consecutive year by GRAMMY-nominated NewSong, the Tour will also include multi-platinum Reunion recording artist Third Day; internationally-renowned Inpop recording artist Newsboys; Dove Award-winning Reunion recording artist Tenth Avenue North; acclaimed Flicker recording artist Fireflight; and guest speaker Tony Nolan.
Winter Jam 2010 will kick-off January 8 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, stopping in Atlanta; Cincinnati; Oklahoma City; Grand Rapids, Michigan; Birmingham, Alabama; Wichita, Kansas; Nashville, Tennessee; Champaign, Illinois; and Des Moines, Iowa, among other cities, before concluding March 28 in Louisville, Kentucky. Admission is $10 at the door, and in addition to the main show artists, the Tour will include a Pre-Jam Party with Sidewalk Prophets, Robert Pierre and Revive.
“Our vision has always been to bring together great music, the Gospel message, and a low admission price in some of the biggest venues in the country,” said Eddie Carswell, NewSong founding member and Winter Jam creator. “We want families and youth groups to enjoy a night of top-notch entertainment that serves a greater purpose.”
“This year’s Winter Jam line-up is a great mix of some of the most respected artists in Christian music along with some of the brightest new acts,” said Roy Morgan, owner, Premier Productions, producer of Winter Jam. “We are honored to continue our partnership with NewSong for another year of excellent music and ministry.”
The Winter Jam 2009 Tour Spectacular ranked among the largest tours in the world, according to Pollstar's First Quarter Attendance Chart. Earlier this year Winter Jam received the GMA Impact Award, which is presented to "the non-artist individual or organization that has made the most significant impact on the gospel music industry over the last two or three years.” In addition, Winter Jam 2009 was voted both "Concert of the Year" by Gospel Music Channel viewers and "Best Tour" in the CCMmagazine.com Readers' Choice Awards.
Presented by Holt International, the Winter Jam 2010 Tour Spectacular is also sponsored by the American Bible Society, HearItFirst.com, Camp Electric, Premier Christian Cruises, All Access Merchandising, Texas TransEastern, Xtreme Conferences, and Wayne E. Bailey Produce.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
One of Christian music’s most highly regarded and successful bands, NewSong’s 28 years in ministry have yielded 17 albums; 20 #1 singles; and a GRAMMY Award nomination, among numerous other achievements. NewSong’s most definitive recording to date, Give Yourself Away, is slated to bow November 24 on the band’s new label, His Honor Music (EMI CMG Distribution). Marking the official return of acclaimed vocalist Russ Lee to the group, the project is also NewSong’s first collaboration with one of Christian music’s most renowned producers, Charlie Peacock.
With 27 #1 singles, multi-platinum selling rock band Third Day has played to sold out arenas around the world and earned numerous GRAMMY, Dove and American Music Awards. Their current CD, Revelation, captures the complexities of the Christian walk and features collaborations with Robert Randolph, Chris Daughtry and Flyleaf’s Lacey Mosely.
Achieving phenomenal success in two decades together, the Newsboys have earned five gold albums, sales exceeding 6 million records, 25 #1 radio hits, and a mantle of Dove Awards and Grammy nominations. Known for their groundbreaking tours, they have become one of the industry's most iconic acts.
Recipient of the 2009 GMA Dove Award for New Artist of the Year, one listen to Tenth Avenue North, and it’s obvious they have a gift for expressing truth in a way that educates, enlightens, and entertains. Their songs echo the heart of the human condition and the Hope of the risen Savior. “Simply, our mission as a band is to know Christ and to make Him known.”
From the band known for the smash hit "Unbreakable," Fireflight’s latest effort, For Those Who Wait, once again delivers Dawn Michele’s soaring vocals and the band’s signature melodic rock. The album will be available everywhere in February.
Tony Nolan’s passion is “helping people get connected to God’s great love and salvation.” As a tour pastor for various Christian artists, Tony has experienced over 100,000 public professions of faith in Christ. An innovative Gospel communicator, he uses his wacky humor to help people connect with God in a life-changing way.
For further information and a complete list of Tour dates, please visit www.jamtour.com.
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