Sonrise Notes for January 8th...
...Casting Crowns' "Come To The Well" tour was so successful, they're kicking off a spring edition with Matthew West and Royal Tailor. Even though it's a spring tour, they start February 9. See if they're coming to town at www.castingcrowns.com.
...Sonrise birthday wishes this week to Nichole Nordeman, Rachel Lampa, Jim Bryson from MercyMe, Dan Haseltine from Jars of Clay, Jeremy Camp, John Reuben and Elvis! Happy birthday to YOU if you've got one this week too.
...You still have a little time left to join the "Empowered to Prosper" 2012 Valentine's Day Cruise. It's a five day cruise aboard "Liberty of the Seas" departing from Fort Lauderdale February 13 and sailing to Labadee, Haiti and Falmouth, Jamaica. You can find details for this and many other great Christian cruises at www.allchristiancruises.com.
...Laura Story is nominated for a Grammy award for Best Contemporary Christian Music Song, which is a songwriters award, for her song "Blessings." Also nominated in the category are "Hold Me" by Jamie Grace and TobyMac, "I Lift My Hands" by Matt Maher and Chris Tomlin, "Strong Enough" by Matthew West and "Your Love" from Brandon Heath and Jason Ingram. The Grammy Awards air February 12 on CBS.
...With the new year comes some big festival type arena tours with very affordable tickets. "The Rock & Worship Roadshow" tour kicks off in Biloxi, Mississippi the end of this month. Admission is just $10 at the door. MercyMe is hosting again, with Tenth Avenue North performing, plus Disciple, LeCrae, Sidewalk Prophets and Hawk Nelson.
...You may have heard "You Lift Me Up" from the Afters on ABC TV recently. They're using it in a promo for their new show "You Deserve It.". Watch the video by clicking here.