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Jason Gray on the Make a Difference Tour

Posted August 23, 2010 by in News

with Michael W. Smith, Toby Mac, Third Day, and Max Lucado

MAX LUCADO, MICHAEL W. SMITH, THIRD DAY AND TOBYMAC
WELCOME SINGER/SONGWRITER JASON GRAY AS OPENER ON
MAKE A DIFFERENCE TOUR 2010

Gray Will Be Tour’s ‘Embedded Video Reporter,’
Filming Behind-The-Scenes Videos Exclusively for HearItFirst.com

NASHVILLE, TN—August 23, 2010—As ticket sales continue to climb for one of the most anticipated tours of the year, World Vision’s Make A Difference Tour 2010 featuring New York Times best-selling author Max Lucado and GRAMMY® Award winners Michael W. Smith, TobyMac and Third Day, critically acclaimed singer/songwriter Jason Gray has been added to the roster as the tour’s opener.  Gray joins the tour in support of his sophomore Centricity Music release, Everything Sad Is Coming Untrue, but will also play an important role for fans as the Make A Difference Tour’s “embedded video reporter,” charged with capturing exclusive behind-the-scenes footage and interviews that will be part of his weekly video blog from the road, posted exclusively on HearItFirst.com.

“I feel so honored to be a part of such a monumental tour,” Gray says. “To share the stage with such an amazing lineup (has there ever been a tour of this magnitude in the history of Christian music?) would be more than enough, but to get to join them on a tour where we work together to serve the poorest of the poor makes it that much sweeter and is ultimately what makes this tour significant.”

“We are so excited to partner with Max Lucado, Michael W. Smith, Third Day, TobyMac and the Make a Difference Tour to bring exclusive behind-the-scenes video content to fans every week from the road,” says HearItFirst.com Director of Content Jamie Wilson.  “HearItFirst.com is honored to help increase awareness of World Vision’s mission, and as a passionate ambassador for World Vision, Jason Gray is the perfect spokesman for our video blog series. His heart for changing the world is evident as soon as you meet him and we’re delighted to have the opportunity to introduce him to our audience each week. We believe these fun, candid videos featuring all of the artists will truly show the heart and soul behind the Make a Difference Tour.”

“World Vision has been working with Jason Gray for eight years,” adds Jenny Lockwald, Executive Director, Artist Associates and Sponsor Engagement for World Vision. “In that time Jason has impacted the lives of thousands of children around the world and has made World Vision a major part of his music ministry and career. It was our pleasure to find a place for Jason on this tour because we know his heart and music are directly in line with the concept of making a difference. For those who have not yet had the opportunity to hear Jason, get prepared to become a fan. Jason is an amazing singer/songwriter who hits the mark with his soulful insights on what it means to live out Christianity every day.”

One of the most respected singer/songwriters in the Christian music business, Jason Gray released his latest studio project, Everything Sad Is Coming Untrue, in the fall of last year.  Heralded by numerous media outlets, the project landed at No. 8 in CCM Magazine’s Top Ten best faith-based albums in 2009 and Worship Leader magazine says, “Gray’s songs don’t really work as background music, they demand to be listened to and considered.” Gray’s latest single, “More Like Falling In Love,” was his highest charting song that peaked at #4 on the Adult Contemporary chart.  Gray has also been touring consistently in support of his current album, and with his soulful performances and heart-felt ministry (that is sometimes sprinkled with humorous anecdotes), he remains a fan favorite on the touring circuit. ( www.jasongraymusic.com)

Launching in Youngstown, Ohio on Sept. 30, and running through the end of October, tickets for the 20-city Make A Difference Tour 2010 are available now at all Ticketmaster outlets and other locations.  Ticket options include a special VIP package featuring Gold Circle seats, a pre-show Q&A with all artists, a limited-edition Make A Difference Tour poster, a commemorative tour credential and a copy of the new book Outlive Your Life by Max Lucado.  A complete list of tour dates, news, artist info, exclusive photos, videos and more resources are available online at www.MakeADifferenceTour.com.  In addition, the tour’s official Facebook page is live at www.facebook.com/makeadifferencetour, and fans and supporters can follow the tour’s official Twitter feed at @MakeADiffTour  to stay up to date on the latest news and exclusive content.

The “Make A Difference Tour 2010” will visit 20 U.S. cities during October, including:

09-30           Youngstown, OH    Covelli Center
10-01    Corbin, KY    Southeastern Kentucky Expo Center
10-02    Alpharetta, GA    Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
10-03    Cape Girardeau, MO    Show Me Center
10-07    Austin, TX    The Theatre at the Frank Erwin Center
10-08    Beaumont, TX    Ford Park Arena
10-09    Lafayette, LA    Cajundome
10-10    Columbus, GA    Columbus Civic Center
10-14    San Jose, CA    HP Pavilion at San Jose
10-15    Bakersfield, CA    Rabobank Arena
10-16    Ontario, CA     Citizens Business Bank Arena
10-17     Glendale, AZ     Jobing.com Arena
10-21     Colorado Springs, CO             World Arena
10-22     Lubbock, TX    United Spirit Arena
10-23     Wichita Falls, TX     Kay Yeager Coliseum
10-24     Topeka, KS     Kansas Expocentre
10-27     Cedar Rapids, IA     US Cellular Center
10-28     Green Bay, WI     Resch Center
10-29     Dayton, OH     Nutter Center
10-30     Fayetteville, NC     Crown Coliseum
* All dates are subject to change without notice.

About The Author: Centricity

Centricity Music is an independent recording and publishing company based in Bellevue, Washington and Nashville, Tennessee. The company’s mission is to enable our artists to create life-changing experiences for the world. Centricity Music’s artist roster includes Downhere, Aaron Shust, Jason Gray, Andrew Peterson, High Valley, Me In Motion, Sixteen Cities, and Jaime Jamgochian.

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