NASHVILLE, Tenn.—GRAMMY®-nominated NewSong is slated to bring their “Beating Hearts Tour” to multiple cities across the country this fall. Presented by Holt International, the tour will feature GRAMMY® and Dove Award-winning vocalist Mandisa and chart-topping singer/songwriter Danny Gokey, both former “American Idol” finalists.
Kicking-off October 8 in Zanesville, Ohio, and hitting Virginia Beach, Virginia; Ft. Wayne, Indiana; and Russellville, Alabama, among other cities, NewSong will showcase selections from their best-selling worship release, Faithful (Integrity Music). The critically-acclaimed 13-song live recording—the group’s first worship set in a decade—is highlighted by such songs as “This Beating Heart,” “Make A Way” and the title cut.
With more than 1 million records sold, GRAMMY® Award Winner, Dove Award winner and “American Idol” Season 5 finalist Mandisa is a voice of encouragement and truth to people facing life’s challenges all around the world. In less than a year, Mandisa performed her three hit singles "Overcomer," "Good Morning," and "Stronger" on the highest rated morning show, ABC’s “Good Morning America” (GMA). Her album, Overcomer, released in 2013 and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Christian Albums Chart, with the album's title track holding on to the No. 1 spot for 12 weeks on the National Christian Audience chart as well as the No. 1 position on the Christian/Gospel Core Digital sales chart for several weeks. In 2014 alone, Mandisa picked up her first GRAMMY® Award, Dove Award and K-LOVE Fan Award. Mandisa was awarded a GRAMMY® for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album and a Dove Award for Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year for Overcomer. Her first full-length remix album, Get Up: The Remixes, is available now.
BMG recording artist Danny Gokey became a favorite of millions of fans as a Top 3 finalist on Season Eight of “American Idol." Following “Idol,” Gokey released his debut album, My Best Days, which debuted at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart. His current album, Hope In Front of Me, hit the Billboard CCM chart at #1 in its first week of release and the title track spent four weeks at #1 on Billboard’s Christian chart. His current single, “More Than You Think I Am,” from the same album is in the Top 10 at both the NAC and CAC Billboard charts. He is the founder of Sophia’s Heart, an organization established in 2008 in honor of his late wife. The organization’s goal is to provide hope and help to homeless families in crisis. In addition, Sophia’s Heart also has a thriving inner city Music & Arts program in Danny’s hometown of Milwaukee.
With a career spanning more than 30 years, 19 albums, 20 #1 Christian radio singles, a #1 mainstream AC hit, a GRAMMY® Award-nomination and induction into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame, among numerous other achievements, NewSong is among the most respected artists and mentors in Christian music today. Their unparalleled ministry has been highlighted by such defining songs as "Arise, My Love," "The Christmas Shoes," "Rescue" and "The Same God." Founders and hosts of the blockbuster Winter Jam Tour Spectacular, which annually ranks among the top first-quarter tours in the world, NewSong has helped provide a powerful platform for the Gospel in major arenas around the country since 1995.