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GOOD FRIDAY – WORLDWIDE
with Chris Tomlin & Max Lucado
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (April 6, 2020) – Starting in 1999 in Woodlands, TX Chris Tomlin, a Grammy award winning Christian recording artist, has had a passion and calling to unite people in worship on Good Friday in multiple cities across the country. After his annual Good Friday concert was forced to postpone until 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Chris was committed to find a way to maintain the tradition of bringing people together to worship. In light of the inability to gather together physically, Chris called his friends to help and to partner together for GOOD FRIDAY - WORLDWIDE. The television network TBN and radio stations like K-LOVE and Air1 offered their support to bring the world together during this time. The one-hour music special will air on Friday, April 10 at 8PM ET and features Chris leading in worship, a message from Max Lucado with guest appearances by Pat Barrett, We The Kingdom and Matt Maher.
“This is a moment aligned by God to touch millions of lives,” said Chris. “What was originally thought of to be ‘Good Friday Nashville’ in an arena of maybe 16,000 is now going to be a night of worship with millions on a global scale. While we can’t be together physically for the safety of our families and of the world, we can worship together in our homes. This is a unique moment in time and may be one of the most powerful Easter weekends we will ever experience in our lifetime.”
Hear Max Lucado talk about this time of crisis and his hope for Good Friday Worldwide HERE.
GOOD FRIDAY - WORLDWIDE with Chris Tomlin and Max Lucado will simulcast with radio partners K-LOVE, and Air1 as well as over 30 additional stations (hyperlink added) across the country. The television broadcast alone will be seen and heard in over 32 countries.
The live special was filmed last month at the TBN studios outside Nashville under the guidance of local health officials and safety protocols determined by the CDC.
About Chris Tomlin
Chris Tomlin is one of the most heralded singer-songwriters in the world who has amassed an impressive body of work. With 12 albums, 16 #1 radio singles, a Grammy and an American Music Award, 3 Billboard Music Awards, 21 Dove Awards, a BMI Songwriter of the Year Award with two platinum and five gold albums to his credit and over 8 million albums sold, Chris is among the most recognized and influential artists in any genre of music known around the world. It is estimated each week 20-30 million people sing one of his songs in worship and TIME magazine claimed he is the “most often sung artist in the world.” Chris is one of only four artists ever to receive the Sound Exchange Digital Radio Award for over 1 Billion digital radio streams, others include Justin Timberlake, Pitbull and Garth Brooks. Chris also became the first Christian artist to reach the Billion streams threshold on PANDORA and was presented with their BILLIONAIRE award. Chris’ concert tours have sold-out venues in major cities including New York City’s Madison Square Garden, The Forum in Los Angeles, Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena and Red Rocks, among others. For more information visit: www.christomlin.com or follow Chris on Twitter Instagram Facebook and YouTube
About Max Lucado
Max Lucado is the leading inspirational author in the United States with more than 140 million books in print in over 54 languages. His writings have been shaped into bestselling books, videos, devotionals, songs, greeting cards, booklets, Bible studies, commentaries and theatrically-released movies. According to a LifeWay national survey, 1 in 6 Americans are familiar with Max Lucado and 1 in 7 Americans have read a Lucado book. Lucado has been featured on countless national media outlets including The TODAY Show, Good Morning America, Huckabee, and Fox & Friends. Max and his wife of more than 40 years, Denalyn, call San Antonio, Texas, home. Max has served the people of Oak Hills Church since 1988. www.maxlucado.com
Trinity Broadcasting Network is the world's largest and most watched faith-and-family broadcaster, reaching over 175 nations across the earth with inspirational and entertaining programming 24 hours a day in 14 languages and on 32 global networks. As the world's most influential non-profit religious broadcaster, TBN has led the way in expanding the impact of faith-based television across the earth through the creation of innovative content designed to reach every viewer demographic with the life-changing message of hope and grace. To find out more about the TBN Networks, visit us at tbn.org. And follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @tbn.
About K-LOVE & Air1
K-LOVE and Air1 are the number-one Christian audio ministries in the United States, reaching 50 states and more that 16 million weekly listeners. The ministries leadership position extends across multiple platforms, including more than 900 broadcast stations, streaming music stations and on-demand digital service available across smart speakers, digital auto dashes, tablets and smartphones. K-LOVE and Air1 are a positive cultural force through its influencers, socials and branded live-music events. Divisions of Educational Media Foundation, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization that is based in Rocklin, Calif.
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THOMAS RHETT SHINES WITH “BE A LIGHT” FEATURING ALL-STAR COLLABORATORS REBA MCENTIRE, HILLARY SCOTT, CHRIS TOMLIN AND KEITH URBAN
Artist Proceeds of Heart-Filled New Track to Benefit MusiCares® COVID-19 Relief Fund
Connect Live with Thomas Rhett Today at 4:30P CT on Instagram
Nashville, TN - March 30, 2020 - Today on his 30th birthday, multi-PLATINUM entertainer Thomas Rhett releases “Be A Light” via The Valory Music Co., a never-before-heard song with the help of friends Reba McEntire, Hillary Scott, Chris Tomlin and Keith Urban. Having “comfortably grown into his role as a star with something to say” (Billboard), Thomas Rhett co-wrote the timeless message sure to embolden fans alongside Josh Miller, Josh Thompson and Matt Dragstrem. Listen to the song’s poignant lyrics and boundless message of encouragement here. Connect with Thomas Rhett at 4:30P CT on Instagram Live here.
“I wrote ‘Be A Light’ last year as a way to process negativity and sadness I was seeing in the world,” explains Thomas Rhett. “Now, as I sit in my home with my family on my 30th Birthday, we are in the middle of a world-wide pandemic affecting every single human on earth, all while our town of Nashville is still healing from devastating tornadoes that destroyed so much of our city less than one month ago. But, among the wreckage, I see us come together in ways I never dreamed possible. I knew in my heart this was the time to share this message with the world and our community. The voices who join me on this track are some of the brightest lights I know. I hope this song serves as a reminder that we are all in this together.”
Additionally, Thomas Rhett and the song’s collaborators will donate all proceeds from “Be A Light” to the MusiCares® COVID-19 Relief Fund. The Recording Academy® and its affiliated charitable foundation MusiCares® have established the COVID-19 Relief Fund to help people in the music industry affected by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak and subsequent cancellation of multiple music events. From hotel and bar gigs to major music festivals, COVID-19 is deeply impacting live music events, and the creative community behind it all.
Administered through MusiCares, the COVID-19 Fund will be used to directly support those in the music community with the greatest need. If you wish to support our efforts to assist music people in need, visit: https://www.grammy.com/MusiCares/CoronavirusReliefFund.
Nashville, TN - (March 19, 2020) – As a result of the continuing changes to limit group gatherings across the U.S. as issued by the CDC and the White House taskforce amid the COVID-19 virus, the decision has been made to postpone Chris Tomlin’s fourth annual ‘Good Friday Nashville’ originally scheduled on Friday, April 10 at Bridgestone Arena.
“We are so disappointed to be unable to hold this year's Good Friday concert on April 10th,” said Chris. “Middle Tennessee, you are not forgotten. I am praying for good health and safety for our families, friends, and neighbors. At this time, we have made the decision to postpone ‘Good Friday Nashville’ until next year, Friday April 2, 2021.”
Please retain your current tickets as they WILL be honored at next year’s event. If you cannot attend the rescheduled date you may obtain a full refund by contacting Ticketmaster directly. Please refer to your original receipt for contact info or instructions on how to obtain your refund.
Chris’ has committed to host the yearly ‘Good Friday Nashville’ concert indefinitely, currently holding Bridgestone Arena through 2024. All three concerts hosted so far (2017-2019), and all future shows, will give back to the community.
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