Nashville, Tenn. – (November 19, 2012) – Platinum selling artist Mark Schultz will ring in the holiday season with his upcoming Christmas tour,“What Do You Give A King?” which kicks-off in Nashville, TN on November 30. Artists Luminate, Kerrie Roberts and Karyn Williams will join Schultz in the line-up for the “What Do You Give A King?" Christmas Tour.
Schultz recently released his anticipated first album in three years All Things Possible.
He continues to showcase his incredible talent of storytelling that fans and critics have widely embraced through the years. The title track of the album continues to climb the charts at radio reaching at No. 10 on Billboard Christian AC Monitored and Indicator and No. 1 at Soft AC/Inspo this week with top stations and networks including, K-LOVE, KLTY/Dallas, The Fish Nashville, LA, Atlanta, KTIS/Minneapolis, WPOZ/Orlando, JoyFM/St. Louis among many others. “All Things Possible” was inspired by Schultz’ 3,500 mile bike ride across country to raise money for widows and orphans.
About Mark Schultz
Originally hailing from Colby, KS., Mark Schultz moved to Nashville to pursue his musical ambitions and found inspiration while working as a youth pastor. Schultz booked a show at the city’s famed Ryman Auditorium and with the overwhelming support of friends and family, the show was a sell-out. This virtually unheard-of feat for a new artist landed Schultz a record deal where he went on to sell over 1.3 million albums and garner 10 No. 1 singles to date. This past September Schultz released his new album, All Things Possible, which boasts new stories as the multi-award winning artist celebrates becoming a father, making new friends during his year-long stay in Italy with his wife Kate and kicking-off his “Remember Me” project to support orphans. He has landed the top spot on Billboard magazine’s Christian Adult Contemporary Songwriter list and has been featured on “48 Hours” and “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.” In 2011, Schultz released his first instrumental album, Renaissance and his first novella, titled “Letters From War,” based on the his hit song. His 2005 release, Mark Schultz Live: A Night of Stories & Songs, was certified Platinum by the R.I.A.A. and earned Schultz his first GMA Dove Award. For more information on Mark, visitwww.MarkSchultzMusic.com.
Luminate, meaning to shine light into darkness, is comprised of band members Sam Hancock (lead vocal/guitar/piano), Dusty Jakubik (bass), Cody Clark (lead guitar/keys) and Aaron Matthew (drums). With all of the guys having a strong music background, they also all share a heart for carrying a message for the Kingdom of God through song. Luminate aims to show people that they have purpose when they think they have none. The band’s new album Welcome To Daylight released August 2012 on Sparrow Records. Produced by Paul Moak, Ed Cash and Ben Glover, the band’s full-length debut Welcome To Daylight opens with the compelling lead radio single and title track, and continues with a set of worshipful and emotion-filled songs that draw from personal journeys of overcoming fear, fighting apathy and finding hope, peace and purpose in Christ. In 2006, Luminate began non-stop touring with their first appearance at Cornerstone Festival. In 2007, the band met an A&R representative from Sparrow Records at the festival. This relationship eventually led to Luminate signing with the label in March 2009. For more information on Luminate, visit www.LuminateMusic.com.
About Kerrie Roberts
Florida native Kerrie Roberts’ huge, soaring vocals and transparent songwriting poise her to be the next breakthrough voice in Christian music. Often likened to veteran powerhouses including Kelly Clarkson and Natalie Grant, Roberts released her Reunion Records self-titled debut on August 24, 2010. The project’s lead single, “No Matter What,” performed as a multi-format Top 5 hit on Billboard’s Christian AC and CHR radio charts, while track “Unstoppable” was featured in broadcast promos for the 10th season of “American Idol.” Another recent, high-impact placement includes “Rescue Me “used for ABC’s hit primetime show, “Once Upon A Time.” Roberts has toured non-stop since the launch of her self-titled debut, opening for Casting Crowns, appearing on NewSong’s “Very Merry Christmas Tour” and touring extensively alongside Big Daddy Weave on the “Love Come To Life” tour. For additional information on Kerrie Roberts, visit www.kerrieroberts.com.
About Karyn Williams
Williams is the eldest daughter of Orlando Magic Senior Vice President and founder Pat Williams. Her international family includes 19 children, fourteen of which are adopted from all over the world. After graduating from the University of Florida with a degree in Broadcast Journalism, Williams moved to Nashville in 2007 to pursue a career in music. In 2010, Williams released her first single to radio, Rejoice, which led to her signing with Inpop Records in 2011. Williams is an artist partner with Holt International, the adoption agency through which eight of her brothers and sisters joined her family. Williams will also be releasing a music video for her song Just May Be in conjunction with the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI). In March 2012, Williams was the only CCM artist featured to perform during the NBA All Stars Weekend. Williams lives in Nashville with her songwriter/producer husband, Brian White. For more information on Karyn Williams, visitwww.KarynWilliams.com.
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