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AVALON ANNOUNCES NEW TOUR

Written by Staff on June 22, 2019 – 6:33 pm -

Avalon tourFOR THE FIRST TIME IN 10 YEARS!

AVALON ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM TITLE, NEW HEADLINING TOUR presented by COMPASSION LIVE

Reagan Strange from NBC’s The Voice to Join as Special Guest

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 19, 2019) – For the first time in 10 years, we will hear new music and get a new tour from three-time GRAMMY® Nominated, American Music Award and Dove Award winning recording artists AVALON. The group will take to the road again this fall to support their debut Red Street Records release, CALLED. More information about the new music will be forthcoming soon. Avalon will headline “THE CALLED TOUR” along with special guest Reagan Strange, from NBC’s hit show, “The Voice.”

Red Street Records Logo, presents Avalon tourThe 10-city tour will feature some of Avalon’s most-loved hits including “Adonai,” “Can’t Live A Day,” “Testify to Love” along with new music from CALLED. The group started in 1995 and released 13 records to date, with six Dove Awards and an American Music Award among their industry and fan nods. This dynamic vocal foursome features Greg and Janna Long, Jody McBrayer and Dani Rocca. In the fall of 2018, Avalon announced that they signed as the flagship artist with Red Street Records, a new label launched by Rascal Flatts bass player, Jay DeMarcus.

“We’re so excited to be back after 10 years with brand new music from our upcoming release Called!” says Greg Long. “We are truly looking forward to worshiping Jesus with our longtime friends as well as new listeners as we play some of our biggest songs over the years. Expect a fun night for everyone!”

L-R: Avalon's Greg & Janna Long, Don Koch (General Manager Red Street Records), Jay DeMarcus (CEO/Owner, Red Street Records, Avalon's Dani Rocca and Jody McBrayer, and Lauren James pose after a press conference held at Analog at the Hutton Hotel on Wednesday, October 24, 2018. Photo ©2018 Jason Davis / Red Street Records

L-R: Avalon’s Greg & Janna Long, Don Koch (General Manager Red Street Records), Jay DeMarcus (CEO/Owner, Red Street Records, Avalon’s Dani Rocca and Jody McBrayer, and Lauren James pose after a press conference held at Analog at the Hutton Hotel on Wednesday, October 24, 2018.
Photo ©2018 Jason Davis / Red Street Records

“It is an honor to have AVALON as a part of the Red Street Records family,” states Jay DeMarcus. “Their debut Red Street Records project, CALLED, is an amazing body of work that we are so incredibly excited to share with the world. This music will inspire, encourage and challenge you. I know you’re going to LOVE IT! And, to see AVALON in concert is a very special experience so, don’t miss this special evening at THE CALLED TOUR!”

Reagan Strange is from Season 15 of the Voice. She is touring with Avalon

Reagan Strange

They are excited to welcome Reagan Strange as their special guest. Strange is a 14-year old from Memphis, Tennessee. She is most recently known for being on team Adam Levine on season 15 of NBC’S “THE VOICE.” “I am so excited for the opportunity to be on tour with Avalon this fall,” says Strange. “A powerful name in Christian music, I am truly honored to share the stage with these four amazing voices.”

THE CALLED TOUR DATES:
9/20/19 – Tampa, FL –River Hills Church of God
9/21/19 – Boca Raton, FL – Spanish River Church
9/22/19 – Orlando, FL – FBC Orlando
10/17/19 – Siloam Springs, AR – The Assembly-Siloam Springs
10/18/19 – Owasso, OK – Owasso First Assembly
10/19/19 – Grapevine, TX – First Baptist Church Grapevine
10/24/19 – Muscle Shoals, AL – Highland Park Baptist Church
10/25/19 – Marietta, GA – Due West United Methodist Church
10/27/19 – Lancaster, SC – Second Baptist Lancaster

Avalon performs during a press conference to announce Red Street Records, held at Analog at the Hutton Hotel on Wednesday, October 24, 2018. Photo ©2018 Jason Davis / Red Street Records

Avalon performs during a press conference to announce Red Street Records, held at Analog at the Hutton Hotel on Wednesday, October 24, 2018.
Photo ©2018 Jason Davis / Red Street Records

ABOUT AVALON:
Red Street Records artist, AVALON, has been inspiring lives around the globe for years. When you hear the name AVALON, you may think of one or more of their number one hits like: “Adonai,” “Can’t Live a Day” or “Testify to Love” – just to name a few. However, there is much more to this dynamic vocal foursome than meets the eye.

The collective desire of every member is to deliver a message of hope and ultimate love, freely offered from Jesus Christ, and to blatantly declare their devotion to Him through the words of every song they sing.

This three time Grammy Nominated, American Music Award and Dove Award winning Christian artist is composed of Greg and Janna Long, Jody McBrayer, and Dani Rocca.

ABOUT COMPASSION LIVE:
Compassion LIVE, established in 2014 by Compassion International, provides the highest quality events for families to join together and grow with others in faith. Compassion LIVE partners with impact-making leaders, artists and communicators to produce life-changing events that share the message of faith and impact the church for children around the world. For more information, visit www.compassionlive.com.

Founded in 1952, Compassion International is a Christian child development organization that works to release children from poverty in Jesus’ name. Compassion revolutionized the fight against global poverty by working exclusively with the Church to lift children out of spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty. For more about the ministry, visit compassion.com or follow them on Twitter @compassion.

ABOUT RED STREET RECORDS:
Jay DeMarcus – lauded member of Rascal Flatts, GRAMMY® award-winning producer and bassist – launched Red Street Records on October 24, 2019 during a press conference held at the Hutton Hotel’s Analog. Along with DeMarcus, industry icon and award-winning songwriter/producer, Don Koch (General Manager), lead the Red Street Records team with a vision for the future. The desire of Red Street Records is to touch lives and spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ through music. To that end, we seek to partner with musicians who share this aim and who strive to achieve it through their innovative and visionary craft.

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Icon Destinations Launches with Slate of Trips to Holy Land featuring Lauded and Loved Personalities

Written by Staff on June 21, 2019 – 6:25 pm -

Icon Destinations

Icon Destinations

Once In a Lifetime Trips feature Rebecca St. James, Avalon, Jason Crabb, Russ Taff, Selah, Jaci Velasquez and more!

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 21, 2019) – Icon Destinations, a subsidiary of Da Silva International, was announced today by Rui Da Silva. Da Silva is president of the company, a multi-national and multi-faceted sports and entertainment/media company with main offices in Los Angeles, Santo Domingo and Edmonton.

Icon DestinationsDa Silva started Icon Destinations to give people the ultimate experience of going to The Holy Land with their favorite Christian artist/personality. Da Silva says: “Icon Destinations was created as an “ultimate bucket-list” destination company and I have found that most Christians list visiting the Holy Land at the top of their bucket list. So, what better way to do that than going there and also being able to watch their favorite Christian artist perform live? It’s an experience like none other! The other reason we started this was that for many Christians, visiting the Holy Land was a challenge financially. I feel we have succeeded in pricing the trips in a way that allow more Christians to be able to make these trips without having to lower the quality of any of the amenities. We are excited!”

Also announced today was the opening of the Nashville, TN office exclusively to handle Icon Destinations. Kevin Stevens, a veteran artist/tour manager, has been appointed as Vice President of Icon Group and will helm the Nashville team. Over the last 26 years, Kevin Stevens has become one of the most experienced and successful artist/tour managers in Christian music, handling the careers and tours of Michael English, Avalon, Kathy Troccoli, Natalie Grant, Sandi Patty, 4Him, and many more.

Icon DestinationsStevens comments: “I’m always looking for great new opportunities that I can be part of. Icon Destinations has allowed me to use my 20 plus years of relationships in the industry in a new and exciting way. I love what I do and this will only add to the already fulfilling moments I’ve had.”

Additional staff for the Nashville-based operations was also announced. Frank Shelton Jr. is joining the team as the Director of Speaking Engagements. Having worked for two decades on Capitol Hill in some of the highest levels of government, Frank brings a unique perspective along with a wealth of experience and wisdom to the team. Among his career highlights are: member of Congress in the House Leadership, bi-partisan figured on the floor of the United States Senate, aide to the Governor of Maryland, among other positions. He serves on the advisory board with professional athletes in the fight against human trafficking and has served as the International Evangelism Chairman for the 2012 Olympics outreach in London England and so much more! Frank says: “I am thrilled to serve with Icon Destinations assisting individuals to “walk in Jesus’ footsteps” in the Holy Land.”

Icon DestinationsAlso joining the Nashville-based team is Derek Simonis as Social Media Director and Rebecca Grice as Marketing Manager.

Initial trips announced include Rebecca St. James, Avalon, Jason Crabb, Russ Taff, Selah, Jaci Velasquez with more to be announced soon.

Icon Destinations – experience a trip you’ll never forget!

Connect with Icon Destinations:
Phone: 1-800-679-9201
www.icondestinations.com
www.facebook.com/Icon.Destinations
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AVALON REVEALS THE NEXT CHAPTER

Written by Staff on August 30, 2018 – 7:53 am -

AVALON REVEALS THE NEXT CHAPTER

AVALON REVEALS THE NEXT CHAPTER

Jody McBrayer Returns To Group After 12 Years; Group Welcomes Newcomer Dani Rocca

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (August 29, 2018) – In a video posted to their official website and social media platforms today,AVALON – beloved, lauded and iconic vocal group – revealed ‘the next chapter’ in their decorated career.
With a very quick video – that is sure to garner excitement and further questions from their devoted audience – the group simply announced ‘Hi! We’re AVALON.” In that video, viewers catch a very quick glimpse that reveals two new members Dani Rocca and, after a 12-year absence from the group, Jody McBrayer.
“Greg and I are thrilled to welcome back our friend and brother, Jody McBrayer,” shares Janna Long. “I know our friends will be thrilled to see Jody with AVALON again just as much as we’re ecstatic to share the platfor with him.”
Jody McBrayer comments, “Who would have ever imagined that, after nearly 12 years, I would be a part of Avalon again? I’m always surprised at how God works and so extremely happy and grateful for this new season with them.”
Jody McBrayer with Harmony Road TV Technical Director, Rob Walls, on location at Mansion Music Studio in Franklin, TN

Jody McBrayer with Harmony Road TV Technical Director, Rob Walls, on location at Mansion Music Studio in Franklin, TN

“After we heard her sing for the first time, Janna looked at me and said ‘I love this girl’s voice.’  Very soon, we fell in love with person who is Dani Rocca. I know our friends will love her, too,” said Greg Long.

AVALON is set to record new music together, and details will be released at a later date regarding that project.
The fabulous foursome is set to appear on The Greatest Hits Live Tour this winter alongside Newsong, Point of Grace, Nicole C. Mullen, Bob Carlisle and Rebecca St. James.
As in the past, AVALON will perform a very select set of tour dates as Greg & Janna Long are staff worship leaders at Woodlands Church in Texas and Jody McBrayer performs with Cana’s Voice and solo tour dates.
CCM Magazine will host an exclusive video chat with the group tomorrow, Thursday, August 30 2018 at 7 PM via Facebook.com/CCMmagazine on the show CCM Live with Marcus.
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