Sonrise Notes for March 3rd....
...MercyMe’s Rock & Worship Roadshow is in Seattle and Spokane this weekend. The Rock & Worship Roadshow is a total of 20 shows, 15 states, 9 bands, 9 buses, 12, 283 miles, 252, 000 fans… and YOU! Plus, one film crew is capturing it all for “The Rock & Worship Roadshow – The Film”. They are shooting a feature length documentary! In order for this to happen, the project needs to be fully funded by March 15. There’s a bunch of incentives for those who help, like tour jackets, an invitation to the film premiere, even a personal phone call from MercyMe lead man Bart Millard! To make a contribution, head to http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1759359812/the-rock-and-worship-roadshow-the-film.
...Mandisa is on the “3 in 1 Tour” with Brandon Heath and Laura Story this weekend in Metairie, LA and Atlanta, GA. Coming up next Friday, Saturday and Sunday, they’re in Morgantown, WV; Silver Spring, MD; and Lancaster, PA, respectively.
...If you like Brandon Heath and wanted to know his view on cats, a recent tweet from Brandon in reference to the game Monopoly’s choice for a new game piece, said “Monopoly chose a cat as its new game piece? Really? A cat? I like ironing more than I like cats.” If you’re a cat lover, feel free to tweet your favorite cat picture to @Brandonheath on Twitter and follow us too - @SonriseTweet.
...If you heard the song “You Are” on Sonrise this week and thought the voice sounded familiar, that’s because it is sung by the guy who placed 7th in the 11th season of American Idol, Colton Dixon. Colton is from Murfreesboro, TN and in 2008 he was an extra during the filming of "Hannah Montana: The Movie". His new album “A Messenger” hit stores in January.
...For King & Country performed the national anthem AND a post game concert at a Minnesota Timberwolves NBA game last week.
...Plumb’s new album “Need You Now” just hit stores and websites on Tuesday. There were actually several other new projects that came out Tuesday as well. New Release Tuesday.com keeps track of that sort of thing, so if you want to see what else came out and what’s new for next week, follow the link to www.newreleasetuesday.com.
Skillet is busy working on their new album right now. As a matter of fact we have a link to an interview they did with Noisecreep here about the whole writing and recording process, choosing a first single, video plans, touring plans. They think they might have a single for us as soon as April, so we’ll keep an eye out for it, and play it for you as soon as we can.