Four-time GRAMMY® nominee and five-time Dove Award-winning Female Vocalist of the Year Natalie Grant is joining forces with two-time Dove nominee and K-LOVE's newly-named 2016 Male Artist of the Year Danny Gokey for the "Be One" Tour, slated for 13 cities this fall. Sponsored by ChildFund International, the "Be One" Tour also features special guest artist Tauren Wells and will kick off Oct. 13, in Stamford, Connecticut. Ticket information for the "Be One" Tour is available at BeOneTour.net.
The "Be One" Tour takes its name from Grant's current top-selling album (Curb Records), which debuted at #1 on Billboard's Top Christian Albums Chart and features the title track radio single and theme: "Why sit around and wait for a miracle to come when you can be one." The tour announcement comes on the heels of the recent 2016 K-LOVE Fan Awards, where Gokey took home the honors for Male Artist of the Year and Breakout Single for his current chart-topping hit "Tell Your Heart To Beat Again." The combined presence of these two powerhouse singer/songwriters on the same stage is sure to create a memorable experience for concert attendees across the country.
"I'm so excited to create a musical experience that the audience will love night after night," Grant says. "But I believe it's the message in the music that will resonate in their hearts long after we've left the stage."
"It's an honor for me to be able to team up with Natalie on this tour," adds Gokey, who is currently finishing up a new studio album that will release in November. "I know there are going to be some amazing moments of entertainment and ministry, and I can't wait to be there to experience it with everyone else!"
The "Be One" Tour is sponsored by ChildFund International, a global child development and protection agency serving children and family members in 30 countries. For more than 75 years, ChildFund International has helped the world's deprived, excluded and vulnerable children survive and thrive to reach their full potential and become leaders of enduring change. For more information about ChildFund, visit www.ChildFund.org.
'BE ONE' TOUR w/ NATALIE GRANT & DANNY GOKEY - FALL 2016
* Additional dates to be added. Dates, markets and venues subject to change without notice.
October 13 - Stamford, CT | Palace Theatre
October 14 - Rochester, NY | Roberts Wesleyan College
October 15 - Newark, NJ | Newark Symphony Hall
October 16 - Greensburg, PA | Westmoreland Cultural Trust-The Palace Theatre
October 22 - Pharr, TX | Pharr Events Center
October 28 - Frederick, MD | International Community Church
October 29 - Jackson, MI | The Potter Center at Jackson
October 30 - Richmond, VA | Celebration Church
November 5 - Omaha, NE | Bellevue Christian Center
For ticket information and the most up-to-date list of concerts, please visit BeOneTour.net.
ABOUT NATALIE GRANT
Four-time Grammy nominated Natalie Grant is known for her powerful and soaring vocals, heart-gripping lyrics and passionate performances, and has remained one of the top-selling Christian & Gospel artists since her 2005 breakout RIAA Gold certified album, Awaken. She has since gone on to have over 3 million in career sales. The Gospel Music Association has named her Female Vocalist of the Year five times and she has had multiple #1s on the Billboard chart. Beyond her music career, Natalie has been an outspoken advocate for victims of human trafficking since 2005. She co-founded Hope for Justice International, which identifies and rescues victims of trafficking and then provides them with complete restorative care. The organization now has six offices spanning four countries and three continents. Though she is a Seattle native, Natalie makes her home in Nashville with her husband, producer/songwriter Bernie Herms, and their three children: twins Grace and Bella, and their youngest, Sadie. For more information, visit www.NatalieGrant.com.
ABOUT DANNY GOKEY
Two-time Dove Award Nominee and BMG recording artist Danny Gokey now claims the recent honor of being named Male Artist of the Year at the 2016 K-LOVE Fan Awards, where he also took home the award for Breakout Single for his current #1 hit "Tell Your Heart To Beat Again." Gokey became a favorite of millions of fans as a Top 3 finalist on Season 8 of "American Idol," which propelled his career and earned him three chart-topping albums (My Best Days, Hope In Front of Me and Christmas Is Here) and a Barnes & Noble Top 5 autobiography (Hope In Front of Me). Gokey's "American Idol" success also helped provide a platform for him to launch Sophia's Heart, an organization founded to carry on the legacy of giving started by his late wife, who passed away during a routine heart surgery in 2008. Now remarried, Gokey and his wife Leyicet have a beautiful son and daughter, Daniel Emanuel (age 4) and Victoria Isabella (18 months). For more information, visit www.DannyGokey.com.
ABOUT TAUREN WELLS
Tauren Wells has been known for the past dozen years as the energetic frontman of two-time Grammy-nominated pop/rock group Royal Tailor. The Houston, Texas resident recently signed as a solo artist with Provident Label Group/Sony Music and has just finished recording a new 6-song EP which includes the rock/rap anthem "Undefeated" (featuring Reach Records' rapper KB). That song launched in May as the soundtrack for the massively popular Dude Perfect's "World Records Edition" episode on YouTube, garnering over 14 million views in just three weeks. No stranger to touring, as part of his former band, Wells rose to critical and commercial acclaim with spots on large national tours, including Winter Jam and the Rock & Worship Roadshow. After making his solo radio debut on Aug. 9, Wells will join the "Be One Tour" on the heels of a 15-city national tour with rapper KB.