Sonrise Notes for May 13th....
...You may remember a while back we told you that Hawk Nelson lead singer Jason Dunn was leaving the band and going solo under the name Lights Go Down. The rest of the guys recently announced their new lead singer, and it’s none other than the band’s guitar player Jon Steingard. The guys from Hawk Nelson are already working on new music and say they’re very excited about the future. We’ll let you know when that new music is available. Find out more by clicking here.
...Skillet will be performing at the Franklin Graham Festival in Green Bay Wisconsin August 18.
...It’s a big day for mom’s all over the world today as we say Happy Mother’s Day to you! If you aren’t aware of how Mother’s Day started, well it was created by Anna Jarvis in Grafton, West Virginia, in 1908 as a day to honor one's mother. She kept promoting the holiday until President Woodrow Wilson made it an official national holiday in 1914. The holiday eventually became so highly commercialized that many, including its founder, Anna Jarvis, ended up opposing the holiday she had helped to create. She died in 1948, regretting what had become of her holiday. So in honor of Anna, let’s show all our moms how much we love them.
...AtlantaFest is coming up again this summer. Each year, some of the biggest names in Christian Music gather at Stone Mountain Park Georgia and it makes for a great concert weekend! Plus each year, they have a huge talent search and this year, Atlanta Fest is expecting the best talent search ever. Up to 50 artists are being selected to participate in a live competition and the Overall Winner heads to Christian Festival Association's National Finals. Find all the details by clicking here.
...Crowder Band played a post game “Faith & Family” night concert Friday night in Phoenix, following the Arizona Diamondbacks game with the San Francisco Giants.
...Congrats to this year's nominees for the Billboard Music Awards! In the category of Top Christian Artist, the nominees are Casting Crowns, MercyMe Music, Laura Story Music, Skillet Music and Chris Tomlin. Casting Crowns are nominated for four awards, and Laura Story is up for three. Find out what else they're nominated for at http://www.billboard.com/.