Sonrise Notes for November 16th...
...The American Music Awards are coming up one week from tonight and you can vote in the Favorite Contemporary Inspirational Artist category. The nominees are Casting Crowns, Newsboys and Hillsong United. You can vote once per day until next Sunday, when the awards will air live from the NOKIA Theatre in Los Angeles at 8 Eastern on ABC. Vote at http://ama.votenow.tv/, or vote on Twitter using the nominee’s name, the category name and #AMAs in a tweet.
...The Extreme Winter Conferences are coming up around the holidays. The bad news is that the first Gatlinburg, TN conference December 27-29 is already sold out. The good news is there is still room for you in Branson, MO December 27-29, and the other two Gatlinburg weekends; December 29-31 and December 31-January 2. Sonrise artists at all of the Extreme Winter Conferences include Newsboys, Switchfoot, Matthew West, Mandisa, Colton Dixon, Newsong, and Rush of Fools. Speakers David Nasser and Tom Richter will also be there. Find more information and to register - click here.
...Tonight is the last show of the Winter Jam 2014 Tour Spectacular featuring Hillsong United, Jeremy Camp, Francesca Battistelli, Colton Dixon, Disciple, and NewSong in Portland, Oregon. If you missed out this year, the Winter Jam 2015 Tour Spectacular starts January 2 at the Charleston Civic Center in Charleston, WV. Jeremy Camp, Francesca Battistelli and Newsong rejoin the tour, and welcome Skillet, Building 429, Family Force 5, Blanca, and For King & Country. See all the tour dates for Winter Jam at http://2015.jamtour.com/.
...This past summer, Jeremy Camp and his band had the opportunity to be part of a Christian conference in Norway, which has some of the most amazing scenery in the world. If you’d like to see it for yourself, and hear more about why Jeremy was there, click here. You can also see the lyric video for his new song “He Knows” on our “Features” page.
...How would you like to sing with the band Casting Crowns at Carnegie Hall in New York City? You can in January, but you have to act now! January 22-25, you’ll spend four days and three nights with friends in the heart of New York City, staying at The Sheraton Times Square Hotel. That’s just a few minutes’ walk from Times Square, The Empire State Building, Central Park, Broadway, and much more. Choir Members will rehearse and perform on-stage with Casting Crowns for their final performance of the “Thrive” tour at Carnegie Hall. If you are not a singer but still want to be involved, all non-singing friends and family can go backstage and behind the scenes, and everyone is part of the post-concert Celebration Dinner Cruise to the Statue of Liberty aboard the New York Infiniti. Learn more and even sign up here.