(Nashville, TN)…StowTown recording artist and acclaimed vocalist Charles Billingsley spent Independence Day at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in France, where he participated in a special service of remembrance for D-Day heroes.
He performed â€œThe Lordâ€™s Prayerâ€ and the national anthem at the historic site of World War IIâ€™s Allied invasion, where 9,387 American soldiers are now buried. A choir of more than 100 Americans, many who lost relatives and loved ones during the D-Day operation 72 years ago, backed Billingsley for the performance.
â€œI was humbled and honored to participate in this meaningful memorial service,â€ Billingsley said. â€œTraveling with my family to such an important place of remembrance further galvanized my pride as an American. I am thankful for the freedom our selfless soldiers upheld for us on those shores; their sacrifices will never be forgotten.â€
Billingsleyâ€™s latest critically acclaimed recording, Right Here, released March 4 from StowTown Records (Provident/Sony Distribution). The project was produced by GRAMMYÂ® Award-winners Seth Mosley (TobyMac, Newsboys) and Mike â€œXâ€ Oâ€™Connor (for KING & COUNTRY, Matthew West), and Dove Award-winner Keith Everette Smith (Karyn Williams).
Launching his career more than two decades ago as a lead vocalist for GRAMMYÂ®- nominated genre giants NewSong, Charles Billingsley has since headlined more than 3,000 concerts, released 24 recordings as a solo artist and garnered seven #1 Inspirational radio hits. Also a sought-after worship leader who oversees the music ministry at Lynchburg, Virginiaâ€™s Thomas Road Baptist Church, he is an artist-in- residence and instructor at Liberty University; hosts a daily syndicated radio broadcast, â€œWords On Worshipâ€; and regularly appears at such popular events as Women of Joy, Dr. David Jeremiahâ€™s â€œStand Up Tour,â€ Gridiron Menâ€™s Conference and Celebrators Conference, among numerous others.