Sonrise Notes for June 10th....
...If you are an independent artist, singer or songwriter, and you’d like to perform on the Music Boat Cruise, check this out. The first 50 to register will perform on the Indie Insider Stage and be seen and heard by some of the industries top executives AND your fellow Music Boat passengers. Call today to make sure you get a spot, 800-889-5265, and mention the Indie Insider Experience, because one of the 50 will get to go FREE! And tell them you heard about it on Sonrise. That number again is 800-889-5265 for the Indie Insider Experience on the Music Boat.
...This Thursday is the 14th and it’s a day we recognize as Flag Day! Congress adopted the Flag of the United States, June 14, 1777. The United States Army also celebrates the Army Birthday on the 14th. In the year 1900, Hawaii organized as a territory on June 14th and THIS Thursday, AtlantaFest Kicks off at Stone Mountain Park Georgia!
...Speaking of Atlanta Fest 2012, some of the biggest names in Christian music, who also happen to be Sonrise artists, will be there. In the lineup this Thursday is Tobymac, KJ-52, Royal Tailor, Jonny Diaz and more; Friday it’s Jeremy Camp, Jamie Grace, Georgia Bulldog Coach Mark Richt, Chris Sligh and others; and Saturday’s list includes Casting Crowns, Building 429, Rush Of Fools, Decemberadio and Echoing Angels. Get the details at www.atlantafest.com.
...Matthew West’s “The Story of Your Life” CD was such a huge success with all of the songs written around stories sent in by fans, that he’s already working on the next album, and it’s also based on your stories. He says that even after he stopped collecting stories from the last album, he was still getting an average of 100 stories per week, and people were giving them to him at the end of his concerts, so he figured God was trying to tell him that there were more stories that needed to be told. That’s what he’s up to right now; reading every one of those stories, and writing songs for the next album that should be out this fall. Find out more at www.matthewwest.com.
...A big happy birthday to Third Day’s Tai Anderson tomorrow! Tai plays bass, does background vocals, and has an active role in the stage design and the band's merchandise. Tai joined Third Day when he was 16 years old! Tomorrow, he turns 36 so Happy Birthday Tai! Oh and Third Day fans, you’ll be glad to know they are close to finishing their new CD!
...Cornerstone Festival started in 1984, and they have announced that this year will be the last year of the festival. It seems only fitting that The Choir, who played at the first Cornerstone, will wrap things up at the last Cornerstone on July 7. See who else will be there at www.cornerstonefestival.com.