GREENEVILLE—Tenth Avenue North, with special guests Brandon Heath and Jon McLaughlin, join together for a night of worship with the I Have This Hope Tour on Sunday, October 8th at 6:30 PM.
Tenth Avenue North has long been known for the depth and vulnerability of their songwriting since they released their acclaimed national debut, Over and Underneath, in 2008. Quickly winning fans’ allegiance with radio staples like “Love Is Here,” “Hold My Heart” and “By Your Side” (GMA’s 2010 Song of the Year), the band was named the Gospel Music Association’s New Artist of the Year in 2009. The group gained further momentum with three additional full-length records that spawned hits like “You Are More,” “Losing,” “Worn” and “No Man Is An Island,” among others, and has sold in excess of one million albums to date.
Followers, the quintet’s fifth official studio project, charts a new course for the beloved band and finds the five men with hearts full and hands open. The tour namesake is the band's current radio single. The single, "I Have This Hope," is a personal, tender ballad written during a time of personal uncertainty in guitarist's Jeff Owen’s life. Jeff's sister-in-law, a 32-year-old mother of three, was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. She began chemo treatments in early February of 2016 just as the band first began writing for Followers. Rooted in Isaiah 43, “I Have This Hope," was penned in her honor.
Since Brandon Heath's debut on Reunion Records with Don't Get Comfortable (2006), he has become one of Christian music's most beloved and respected artists and songwriters. Heath has garnered an Emmy Award, five Grammy® nominations and an American Music Award nomination. He has been honored as a six-time GMA Dove Award recipient, including twice named Male Vocalist of the Year, BMI's 2014 Songwriter of the Year, and earned multiple additional songwriting honors. His award-winning songs and signature vocals reflect a soaring radio career that includes top hits "I'm Not Who I Was," "Wait and See," the 2009 GMA Dove Award-winning Song of the Year and RIAA Platinum certified single "Give Me Your Eyes," the eight-week chart topper "Your Love," "The Light In Me," and many others. Heath, a Nashville native, first began writing at age 13. His artistry and ability to connect with audiences have compelled countless media outlets across the nation to platform his story and music.
The mid-western born and raised Jon McLaughlin released two albums, Indiana (2007) and OK Now (2008), with Island Records and released his latest three albums, Promising Promises (2012), Holding My Breath (2013) and Like Us (2015), with Razor & Tie. His hit singles "Beautiful Disaster" and "Beating My Heart” topped the charts. He has sold more than 1 million digital tracks and170,000 albums.
Enjoy a night of worship at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center on Sunday, October 8th at 6:30 PM. Tickets are $30 for orchestra level seating, $25 for mezzanine seating and $20 for balcony seats. VIP tickets are available for $45 and include premium seating, pre-show acoustic set, Q&A, and a special signed tour pass and lanyard. Contact the box office for a special youth group rate of $20 for any seating level and two free tickets for youth pastor and guest. Tickets are on sale now for all performances for the entire 2017-2018 season and may be purchased online at NPACgreeneville.com, in person at the NPAC box office, or by calling 423-638-1679.