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9/27/2012 - Point of Grace Commemorates 10 years of "Girls of Grace" in Eden Prairie on September 22
On September 22, Point of Grace was presented with plaques commemorating 10 years of their time-tested event for teen girls, “Girls of Grace,” in Eden Prairie, MN. Artists Britt Nicole, for KING & COUNTRY and Meredith Andrews were on hand for the celebration in addition to renowned guest speakers, Chris Wheeler, Annie Downs, Amber Lehman and Constance Rhodes. The “Girls of Grace” events have impacted the lives of over 100,000 young women over the past decade.
In 2002, Point of Grace founded the “Girls of Grace” conferences with the desire to bring teen girls together to talk about issues that affect them. "It's hard to believe that 10 years has gone by since our very first Girls of Grace conference in Orlando, Florida,” said Shelley Breen of Point of Grace. “We are humbled that we continue to hear stories from girls all over the country about life-changing decisions that were made at a Girls of Grace. Leigh, Denise and I can never express our gratitude to Word Records for breathing new life into this event, with a passion we could have never imagined. In my heart, I know this is only the beginning of what God is going to do with this incredible team of speakers and artists that we are blessed with in this new season of Girls of Grace.” The 10th Anniversary Season, “Girls of Grace: The Beautiful Truth,” will continue throughout May 4, 2013 when it concludes in Atlanta, GA.
The conference is a day-long interactive high-energy event for girls in 6th – 12th grades featuring live music and speakers that focus on age-related issue with a positive Christian message. 98.5 KTIS, SUSIE Magazine, WinShape Camps, Zondervan, ChildFund, Grand Canyon University and NewReleaseTuesday.com served as sponsors of the event. Upcoming Dates for “Girls of Grace: The Beautiful Truth” 2012-13 Season:
November 3, 2012: Grand Rapids, MI – Sunshine Community Church
November 10, 2012: Spartanburg, SC – Evangel Cathedral
February 23, 2013: Nashville, TN – Christ Church
April 20, 2013: Dallas, TX – Cottonwood Creek Baptist Church
May 4, 2013: Atlanta, GA – Coming Soon!
3/7/2012 - Point of Grace to Release A Thousand Little Things May 1
Just in time for Mother’s Day, multi-platinum selling trio, Point of Grace (Shelley Breen, Leigh Cappillino, Denise Jones) will release their twelfth studio album, A Thousand Little Things on May 1, 2012. “A Thousand Little Things” is the title track and first single off the new album. The album comes right off the heels of Point of Grace’s recently announced lifestyle and music radio show, “Graceful Living.” “Graceful Living” focuses on living well through faith, family, friends and more and will be featured through syndicated radio, blogs and online content.
Produced by multi-award winning producer Ian Eskelin (Francesca Battistelli, Sidewalk Prophets), the album encompasses the beautiful harmonies, encouraging words and graceful melodies that has made Point of Grace one of the top 10 best-selling artists in the history of Contemporary Christian Music. The notion of gratitude is woven throughout the album, especially in “A Thousand Little Things,” which lists the many things to take notice of — and be thankful for — in everyday life. “In all of those little moments in life, little and big, we’re reminded that there is a Creator that loves us and wants us to have a good life while we’re here,” Shelley says. “And we’re grateful for that.” Leigh chimes in, “Every single day, there are a thousand little things we can truly be thankful for, so I sing that little song all the time.”
The 10 track album shares the familiar message of love that has defined Point of Grace as one of the most influential artists of all time. Several tracks on the record have a more reflective feel, mirroring what each woman was experiencing in her personal life and in her relationships with family and friends. “For me, ‘What I Already Know’ just ate me alive,” Leigh admits. “In the studio, I couldn’t even sing the doggone thing — it took me back and really sunk deep into my being.” Denise adds, “‘What I Already Know’ is a prayer: ‘Lord, I know you’re guiding me, and I trust you.’ ‘I Believe In You’ was dedicated to our kids, and wanting to say to them, ‘I believe that you’re going to make good choices.’ And ‘Only Jesus’ hit at a time when my friend’s mom died, and nothing else can take away that pain except for trusting that Jesus is going to rise in that occasion for you.”
TRACK LISTING FOR A THOUSAND LITTLE THINGS:
1. Good Enough
2. Heaven Knows
3. A Thousand Little Things
4. Only Jesus
5. What I Already Know
6. Might Be Today
7. Wash Me Away
8. You Be The One
9. I Believe In You (Dedication Song)
10. Saving Jesus
Since forming at Ouachita Baptist University 20 years ago, the GRAMMY® nominated group has sold more than 7 million albums and earned 24 consecutive No. 1 singles (27 total including radio staples “Steady On”, “The Great Divide” and “Circle of Friends”), a feat unmatched by any artist in any genre. They’ve won 13 Dove Awards, including 2011 awards for Song of the Year, Album of the Year and Christmas Album of the Year for Home For The Holidays.
For more information about Point Of Grace, visit www.pointofgrace.net <http://www.pointofgrace.net/> .
2/28/2012 - Point of Grace Launches New Lifestyle and Music Radio Show, "Graceful Living"
Multi-platinum selling trio, Point of Grace (Shelley Breen, Leigh Cappillino, Denise Jones), is launching a new lifestyle and music radio show entitled “Graceful Living,” in support of the group’s ongoing platform to encourage others through their music and authentic lifestyle.
The weekly show will be syndicated through KMG Networks, with advertising sales being handled by AdLarge Media.
Beginning March 3, 2012, the 3-hour, music intensive family-friendly radio show will be launched to Contemporary Christian and Country stations and will include helpful tips and content that can be used in everyday life. The inspiring show will feature Shelley, Leigh and Denise sharing their lives as moms, wives, sisters and friends, and will include occasional celebrity guest appearances with Point of Grace’s friends from music, movies and TV.
“Shelley, Leigh, and Denise are naturals on the radio, with a unique 20 year connection to the life-group of the Contemporary Christian and Country formats, that has a universal appeal amongst women and men, and families,” remarked Gary Krantz, President & CEO of KMG Networks. “In addition, there is a long list of both Faith-based and General Market advertisers that want to reach this audience in a safe, compelling programming environment.”
“Graceful Living provides AdLarge’s advertisers the opportunity to align their products and services with an optimistic radio program, led by ambassadors of hope, faith, and family,” shares Gary Schonfeld, Co-Founder and CEO of, AdLarge Media. “This is one of those perfect, family-friendly environments for all advertisers”
Since forming at Ouachita Baptist University 20 years ago, the GRAMMY® nominated group has sold more than 7 million albums and earned 24 consecutive No. 1 singles (27 total including radio staples “Steady On”, “The Great Divide” and “Circle of Friends”), a feat unmatched by any artist in any genre. They have won 13 Dove Awards and been nominated for two GRAMMY Awards.
For more information about “Graceful Living,” visit www.gracefullivingradio.com <http://www.gracefullivingradio.com/> .
11/29/2011 - Point of Grace Raises Support for Military on the "Home For The Holidays" Tour
Not everyone will be home for the holidays and that’s why multi-platinum selling trio, Point of Grace (Shelley Breen, Leigh Cappillino, Denise Jones) is partnering with American Bible Society <http://www.americanbiblesociety.org> on their Christmas tour, “Home for the Holidays” Tour presented by A Soldier’s Hope. The tour which will honor and help raise support for American military personnel who are not able to spend the holidays with their loved ones. Select dates will include appearances by Dove Award winning group, Phillips, Craig and Dean and artist, Meredith Andrews. With the help of the American Bible Society, show attendants are invited to help equip military chaplains with Bibles through the ministry’s A Soldier’s Hope <http://vvvv.americanbible.org/asoldiershope/> campaign. Point of Grace’s Christmas CD, appropriately titled, Home For The Holidays, is available everywhere now.
“Some of America’s bravest—soldiers, sailors, airmen, guardians, and marines—will be spending Christmas far from their families so we can spend ours safely at home,” said Point of Grace’s Denise Jones. “We’re partnering with American Bible Society to bring hope and encouragement to America’s military.”
For 195 years and through nine wars, American Bible Society has provided Scripture to millions of men and women in the U.S. Armed Forces. More recently, American Bible Society has helped provide more than 2.2 million scripture resources custom-tailored to meet the unique needs of military service personnel or veterans.
“It is a great honor to provide Bibles to those who give so much to protect our nation and our freedom,” said Retired Col. Jim Puchy, American Bible Society. “I know firsthand of the incessant and unsettling pressures of military life and how only God’s Word can help when faced with trauma, grief and painful experiences that are, unfortunately, a reality of military life.”
Since forming at Ouachita Baptist University 20 years ago, the two-time GRAMMY® nominees have sold more than 7 million albums and earned 24 consecutive No. 1 singles (27 total including radio staples “Steady On”, “The Great Divide” and “Circle of Friends”), a feat unmatched by any artist in any genre. They’ve won 13 Dove Awards, including 2011 awards for country recorded song of the year, country album of the year and Christmas album of the year for Home For The Holidays.
“Home for the Holidays” Christmas Tour
12/1 Montgomery, AL
12/2 – 12/3 Arkadelphia, AR
12/8 Lake Charles, LA
12/9 Katy, TX
12/10 Humble, TX
12/15 Nashville, TN
12/17 Greeley, CO
12/18 Reno, NV
12/19 Modesto, CA
6/16/2011 - Point of Grace to Release "Turn Up The Music: The Hits of Point of Grace" on July 12
After traveling countless miles on the road; playing thousands of stages; earning major awards; two Platinum Records; five Gold Records and chart-topping hits, Point of Grace (Shelley Breen, Leigh Cappillino, Denise Jones) will be bringing it all together in a new compilation Turn Up The Music: The Hits Of Point Of Grace available everywhere on July 12. The album features a must-have collection of this iconic super group’s classic hits in addition to one new track, “Hole In The World,” which will be hitting the CCM and Country radio airwaves this summer.
Since becoming a trio in 2007 the women of Point of Grace have been showcasing their vocals and harmonies in a new way. This fresh sound has created hits such as “How You Live (Turn Up The Music),” “I Wish,” “There Is Nothing Greater Than Grace,” and “Come To Jesus.” But no “hits” album from this talented trio would be complete without past favorites such as “Circle Of Friends,” “The Great Divide,” “God Is With Us,” and “Day By Day.” The addition of one new track, “Hole In The World,” (previously written and recorded by the Eagles, after September 11th, 2001) gives fans a glimpse into what is to come on Point of Grace’s forthcoming full-length studio album.
Since forming at Ouachita Baptist University, the two-time GRAMMY® nominees have sold more than 6.5 million albums and earned 24 consecutive No. 1 singles (27 total including radio staples “Steady On”, “The Great Divide” and “Circle of Friends”), a feat unmatched by any artist in any genre. They’ve won 13 prestigious Dove Awards, including 2011’s “Country Album of the Year” for No Changin’ Us as well as “Christmas Album of the Year” for Home For The Holidays and are the reigning Inspirational Country Music Awards “Entertainer of the Year.”
TRACK LISTING for Turn Up The Music: The Hits Of Point Of Grace
1. Day By Day
2. Circle Of Friends
3. How You Live (Turn Up The Music) – Acoustic
4. Blue Skies
5. The Great Divide
6. I Wish
7. Come To Jesus
8. Jesus Will Still Be There
9. Who Am I
10. I Choose You
11. God Is With Us
12. King Of The World
13. Love & Laundry
14. There Is Nothing Greater Than Grace
15. Hole In The World (NEW Recording)
10/7/2010 - Point of Grace Is Breaking Out The Christmas Music Early With Their New Collection Home For The Holidays
For Word/Warner Bros. Recordings artists and Platinum-Selling trio Point Of Grace (Shelley Breen, Leigh Cappillino, Denise Jones), it is never too soon to break out the Christmas music, and with their new collection entitled Home For The Holidays available everywhere today, fans can get in the yuletide spirit early as well. This album encompasses a broad range of styles including pop, jazz and country that bring a fresh, yet familiar sound to the season’s favorite tunes.
Produced by 2010 GRAMMY-winner Nathan Chapman (Taylor Swift) and Stephanie Chapman, the 10-song collection features new takes on tried-and-true Christmas classics such as the title cut, “Joy To The World” and “Little Drummer Boy” as well as newer offerings, “Labor Of Love,” “Candy Cane Lane,” and “Immanuel.” The diversity of songs and sounds, along with the signature harmonies that set this two-time GRAMMY nominated group apart, is sure to make Home For The Holidays a household favorite and part of family traditions for years to come.
In support of the album, Point Of Grace will be featured on the cover of the February issue of Susie Magazine along with features in Country Weekly, Christianity Today, Nashville Parent, SoulAudio.com and Roughstock.com. The talented trio will also be appearing on WSMV NBC Affiliate’s “More At Midday” show with host Holly Thompson and WSMV’s “Better Nashville.”
Point Of Grace will also take ‘caroling’ to the next level this winter with their headlining “Home For The Holidays” Christmas tour, which kicks off on December 2 in Eden Prairie, MN. Opening for Point Of Grace will be Fervent Records artist Chris August.
Since forming at Ouachita Baptist University 19 years ago, the two-time GRAMMY nominees have sold more than 6 million albums and earned 24 consecutive No. 1 singles (27 total including radio staples “Steady On”, “The Great Divide” and “Circle of Friends”), a feat unmatched by any artist in any genre. They’ve won 10 prestigious Dove Awards, including Country Recorded Song of the Year in 2008 for “How You Live” and Country Recorded Song of the Year in 2009 for “I Wish.”
For more information about Point Of Grace, visit www.pointofgrace.net or www.wordlabelgroup.com.
9/14/2010 - Point Of Grace Is Ready To Spread Some Holiday Cheer With Their New Christmas Collection
Nashville, TN – Word/Warner Bros. Records Artists and Platinum-Selling Group Point Of Grace (Shelley Breen, Leigh Cappillino, Denise Jones) is ready to spread some holiday cheer with their new Christmas collection entitled Home For The Holidays. The album is set for release on Tuesday, October 5. Ironically, this two-time Grammy nominated, talented trio have historically spent the majority of their Decembers on a tour bus or stage miles from home, enjoying the spirit of the season wherever they are. But there are no laments on this collection of songs that encompasses a broad range of styles including pop, jazz and country.
Produced by 2010 Grammy-winner Nathan Chapman (Taylor Swift) and Stephanie Chapman, the 10-song album features fresh takes on tried-and-true Christmas classics such as the title cut, “Joy To The World,” and “Little Drummer Boy” as well as newer offerings, “Labor Of Love,” “Candy Cane Lane” and “Immanuel.” The diversity of songs and sounds, along with the signature harmonies that set this group apart is sure to make Home For The Holidays a household favorite and part of family traditions for years to come.
“One of my favorite traditions as a child was the STOCKING,” says Cappillino. “Mom and Dad took pride in all the ‘little things’ that went inside … from nail polish to Mr. Goodbar’s (my favorite candy bar at the time) – you never knew what the next thing would be, you just knew it was going to be great. One year, me and my two sisters got these really thick socks – at first we were a bit confused then we read the note attached saying ‘you will need these socks because Santa brought you a trampoline!’ It was the best Christmas ever. Now my little girl loves this tradition…who knows, maybe this will be the year SHE will need some thick socks… Ho! Ho! Ho!”
In keeping with the group’s winter traditions, Point Of Grace will be headlining the 2010 “Home For The Holidays” Christmas tour with Fervent Records recording artist Chris August opening.
Home For The Holidays Track Listing:
1. White Christmas
2. Candy Cane Lane
3. Labor of Love
4. Home for the Holidays / Silver Bells
6. Little Drummer Boy
7. Holly Jolly Christmas
8. Joy To The World
9. Not So Silent Night
10. The Giver and the Gift
Since forming at Ouachita Baptist University 19 years ago, the two-time GRAMMY® nominees have sold more than 6 million albums and earned 24 consecutive No. 1 singles (27 total including radio staples “Steady On”, “The Great Divide” and “Circle of Friends”), a feat unmatched by any artist in any genre. They’ve won 10 prestigious Dove Awards, including Country Recorded Song of the Year in 2008 for “How You Live” and Country Recorded Song of the Year in 2009 for “I Wish.”
For more information about Point Of Grace, visit www.pointofgrace.net or www.wordlabelgroup.com.
9/3/2010 - Point of Grace Nominated for Two Inspirational Country Music Awards
Word/Warner Bros. Recording Artist and Platinum Selling Vocal Group, Point of Grace, receive two Inspirational Country Music Award nominations for Entertainer and Vocal Group. This is the group’s secondyear to be nominated in the vocal group category. They won their first ICM Award for Vocal Group in 2009. The 16th annual ICM Awards will be held at the Trinity Music City USA Auditorium in Hendersonville, Tenn. on October 14.
Throughout their sensational career, Point of Grace has released eight studio albums including their latest, No Changin’ Us, which was released in March. No Changin’ Us, produced by GRAMMY award winner Nathan Chapman, is the group’s first album to expand into the mainstream country market - combining their Inspirational roots with a refreshing country sound. Since forming 19 years ago, the two-time GRAMMY® nominees have sold more than 6.5 million albums, won 10 prestigious Dove Awards and earned 24 consecutive No. 1 singles (27 total including radio staples “Steady On”, “The Great Divide” and “Circle of Friends”), a feat unmatched by any artist in any genre.
For information on Point of Grace visit www.pointofgrace.net
3/18/2010 - Platinum-Selling Group Point of Grace Release Eighth Studio Album "No Changin' Us"
Word/Warner Bros. Records Artists and Platinum-Selling Group Point Of Grace (Shelley Breen, Leigh Cappillino, Denise Jones) are letting their fans know there is “No Changin’ Us” with their eighth studio album release of the same name. No Changin’ Us was released on Tuesday, March 9 to all digital and physical retailers and is the group’s first studio album release in more than three years. Produced by GRAMMY® Award-Winning Producer Nathan Chapman (Taylor Swift), the album also features their new single, “Come To Jesus.” In addition, Point Of Grace released their first cookbook, Cooking With Grace: A Cookbook From Point Of Grace with Julie Adkison, which features a collection of southern-inspired recipes, cooking advice, family photos and stories from the trio on the same day, which a portion of the proceeds will go to The Raining Season, a non-profit organization that provides housing, nourishment and education to orphaned children and impoverished families in Africa.
True to their contemporary Christian roots, the new album is also tinged with a country sound as the trio’s fan base expands into the mainstream country market. With eleven Christian and country-inspired tracks, the new album will share their message of love and positivity with more people than ever.
“The collection of songs is a nice balance of who we are,” says Cappillino,. “We are three women that have our faith, love our country and are very family-oriented.”
“It’s our prayer that there are going to be songs that will speak to somebody and they’ll hear it whether it’s on country or Christian radio and it will bring about a life change for them.” says Jones. “It was definitely our intention to expand our audience and sound with this new album. We want to reach every mother, father, sister, brother, daughter and son with our music and hopefully make an impact with our music,” says Breen.
Since forming at Ouachita Baptist University 19 years ago, the two-time GRAMMY® nominees have sold more than 8.5 million albums and earned 24 consecutive No. 1 singles (27 total including radio staples “Steady On”, “The Great Divide” and “Circle of Friends”), a feat unmatched by any artist in any genre. They’ve won 10 prestigious Dove Awards, including Country Recorded Song of the Year in 2008 for “How You Live” and Country Recorded Song of the Year in 2009 for “I Wish.”
1. He Holds Everything
4. There Is Nothing Greater Than Grace
5. No Changin’ Us
6. Love and Laundry
7. What About Jesus
8. Chalk In The Rain
9. The Greatest Show On Earth
10. A Good Place To Turn Around
11. Come To Jesus
For more information on Point Of Grace, please visit www.pointofgrace.net
2/12/2010 - Point of Grace to Debut New CD No Changin’ Us on QVC®
Multi-Platinum recording artist Point of Grace is scheduled to make their QVC debut on Friday, February 19 at 9 PM (ET)/ 8 PM (CT) to unveil their much-anticipated new album No Changin’ Us.
During the QVC Presents QSessions Live broadcast, the critically-acclaimed trio will perform a selection of songs from the new album while giving viewers an inside look at the inspiration behind the collection.
Point of Grace will also offer shoppers the opportunity to purchase No Changin’ Us, which has been specially-packaged for QVC with a five-track bonus CD, more than a week before street date.
No Changin’ Us, which was produced by Grammy® Award-Winning Producer Nathan Chapman (Taylor Swift), is the group’s first studio release in more than three years. Featuring standout tracks such as “There Is Nothing Greater Than Grace,” “What About Jesus,” and the title track “No Changin’ Us,” many critics are hailing the CD as one of the best Christian releases of the year.
Point of Grace, which has sold over eight million records, has 27 #1 singles with 24 consecutive #1s, which is unmatched by any artist in any genre. The Grammy® nominated, Dove award-winning group is currently co-headlining the “Come Alive” 2010 spring tour with Mark Schultz.
No Changin’ Us will be available starting February 19 through QVC at 800.345.1515 or www.QVC.com, while supplies last.
2/11/2010 - Point of Grace & Mark Schultz Haiti Relief Benefit Concert Raises over $50,000
NASHVILLE TENNESEE (February 11, 2010)— Saturday’s Haiti Relief Concert starring co-host Point of Grace and Mark Schultz raised over $50,000 to aid the earthquake survivors. That amount does not include on-line giving made available during the live webcasts. Over 3,300 tickets were claimed at the event which took place at Brentwood United Methodist Church while others from 10 countries around the world watched via webcast.
“Oh my goodness!!! That is amazing! Praise the Lord. What a blessing. It paid off for sure,” exclaimed Point of Grace member Denise Jones when told of the money donated to the cause.
“The success in the dollar amount raised on Saturday is only exceeded by the volunteer spirit in which it was given. From all the artists, band members, crew, BUMC staff, UMCOR staff, Word Records and the stream of volunteers that gave their time and talents to help others so desperately in need. From that perspective it was an awe-inspiring evening,” stated Stuart Dill, Point of Grace’s manager and co-event organizer.
Joining the co-hosts for a night of uplifting music were Larry Stewart (Restless Heart), Dove award winners Selah and Ginny Owens.
100% of the proceeds from the night’s concert will benefit the relief efforts of UMCOR.
If you would like to learn more or give on-line simply go to www.umcorhaiti.org.
1/28/2010 - Mark Schultz and Point of Grace Announce 25 City Spring Leg of "Come Alive" Tour
Following their successful pairing on the 30-city “Come Alive” Tour last fall, platinum-selling and Dove award-winning artists Mark Schultz and Point of Grace will hit the road together again this spring for an additional 25 cities. Pulling from their expansive repertoires, both artists will perform a collection of fan favorites, while Schultz will also play songs from his celebrated fifth studio release Come Alive, and Point of Grace will play selections from both their current, critically-acclaimed How You Live as well as their upcoming brand new release No Changin’ Us (March 2).
Kicking off on February 26, in Appleton, Wis., the “Come Alive” Tour will journey across the country and into Canada, with concerts in Texas, Arizona, Washington, Oregon, Utah, Wyoming, Michigan, Illinois, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, Vancouver (BC) and more. A current list of tour dates can be found at www.MarkSchultzMusic.com or www.PointOfGrace.net.
“Being out on the road traveling, connecting and worshipping with so many people is something I always look forward to,” says Schultz. “I hope to see a lot of old friends out on the road and make a lot of new friends as we head out west in a few short weeks for the continuation of the ‘Come Alive’ Tour.”
“We are so excited to continue the ‘Come Alive’ tour with Mark Schultz,” adds Shelley Breen of Point of Grace. “This spring we will be able to share new songs from our brand new record, No Changin’ Us. The evening is such a ministry-oriented, yet fun-filled, bring-the-whole-family event. We loved Mark’s music long before the fall leg of this tour; now we have come to love his heart for people even more! The girls and I can’t wait to see everyone this spring out on the road.”
6/30/2009 - Mark Schultz and Point of Grace Launch First-Ever Tour Together
Platinum-selling and Dove award-winning artists Mark Schultz and Point Of Grace will be hitting the road together for the first time ever on the 30-city “Come Alive” fall tour. Featuring the fan’s favorite songs spanning each artist’s celebrated career, Mark Schultz will also be playing new songs from his highly anticipated, fifth studio album, Come Alive (in stores Aug. 25), and Point Of Grace will be playing songs from its current, critically acclaimed, How You Live.
Launching Sept. 10 in Decatur, IL, the “Come Alive” entourage will travel across the nation hitting markets such as Nashville, Cleveland, Jacksonville, Worcester and many more. With tickets in select markets on sale this week, music fans are already responding, collectively purchasing tickets by the thousands.
“We sold so many tickets in the first two hours after tickets went on sale this morning that we had to open up a second concert!” exclaims Marion, IL promoter Ken Anderson, WBVN-FM (Marion, IL) program director, after tickets went on sale Friday. Anderson added a matinee performance in Marion Sept. 12 at the Marion Cultural and Civic Center.
“People were waiting outside the offices this morning when we came to work at 6:30!” continues Anderson. “We have produced over 125 events and I have never seen the kind of energy and excitement that Mark Schultz and Point Of Grace bring to our Civic Center…Extraordinary is the right word for what Mark brings to this community of believers time after time. With the addition of Point Of Grace, another favorite of our audience, this tour offers so much for people that attend that I think it’s a partnership unrivaled in all the concerts we have produced over the 20 years.”
For all the latest tour dates, go to www.MarkSchultzMusic.com or www.PointOfGrace.net.
“I am really excited to tour with the girls of Point Of Grace,” says Schultz. “They are as genuine off stage as they are on stage. I have been singing their songs ever since I was a youth director in Nashville and seen first hand how their message changes lives. I can’t wait for people to see the show!”
“We have talked about touring with Mark Schultz since he was a special guest for us years ago at a Girls of Grace Conference,” says Point Of Grace member Shelley Breen. “He’s such a great communicator and we are so excited to be a part of the ‘Come Alive’ tour. The girls and I are so ready to get back out on the road to share our new sound and music with our fans. They have stuck by us through so many changes in our lives, and we are ready to love them back! We can't wait to see everyone! I just hope Mark has a huge bus for all our luggage...”
One of Christian music’s most acclaimed singer/songwriters, Schultz’s first new studio album in nearly three years, Come Alive, is also his most personal recording to date, inviting listeners to “come alive” through these songs birthed by stories of hope, loss, joy and redemption. Pulling from real life experiences, the songs on Come Alive were inspired by families dealing with cancer, special needs and through Schultz ‘s coast-to-coast bicycle ride that raised over $250,000 to benefit the James Fund, which provides assistance for widows and orphans. Produced by Brown Bannister (Amy Grant, Third Day, CeCe Winans), Shaun Shankel (Beyoncé, Hilary Duff), Bernie Herms (Natalie Grant, Avalon) and Paul Mills (Third Day, Bluetree), the album also features collaborations with such hit making songwriters as Bart Millard and Barry Graul of Mercy Me, Matthew West, Joy Williams and Herms.
Lauded at No. 1 on Billboard’s “Hot Christian Adult Contemporary Songwriters” list and with nine No. 1 radio hits, Schultz’s celebrated career highlights include being the centerpiece of the U.S. Army campaign “Letters From War,” named Christian Music Today’s Male Vocalist in 2003, and featured on the national TV programs, 48 Hours, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, CNN and more. His 2005 release, Mark Schultz Live…A Night of Stories & Songs, sold RIAA certified Platinum and garnered Schultz his first GMA Dove Award. For more information on Mark Schultz, visit www.markschultzmusic.com.
Point Of Grace’s groundbreaking success that began in the gospel market has recently seen their audience expand to the country music arena with the hit song, “How You Live (Turn Up the Music).” With airplay on country stations across the nation, the ballad is the centerpiece of Point Of Grace’s How You Live Deluxe Edition, an expanded version of its Dove Award-winning How You Live project. The Deluxe Edition includes the new songs “I Wish,” produced by Nathan Chapman (Taylor Swift), and “King of the World,” written by prolific songwriter/artist, Cindy Morgan, who also penned “How You Live.” In addition to the new deluxe edition, Point Of Grace has been in the studio working with producer Brown Bannister on an upcoming Christmas project that will combine songs from their two previous holiday collections, 1999’s “A Christmas Story” and 2005’s “Winter Wonderland,” along with a new version of the classic “Tennessee Christmas.”
The readily identifiable sound of Point Of Grace has fueled one of the most successful careers in gospel music. Point Of Grace has sold more than eight million albums, won ten Dove Awards and received two GRAMMY nods. They’ve earned two platinum and five gold albums and have scored more than two dozen No. 1 hits at Christian radio, among them “Steady On,” “The Great Divide” and “Circle of Friends.” Point Of Grace has also garnered major national media exposure, including The View with Barbara Walters, Entertainment Tonight, Access Hollywood, Time Magazine, CNN, Prime/Time Live, Ladies’ Home Journal, Billboard, VH-1, CBS This Morning and, ABC World News Tonight with Peter Jennings, among others. For more information on Point Of Grace, visit www.pointofgrace.net.
12/9/2008 - Baking "Hello Dollies" with Point of Grace
We baked "Hello Dollies" with Point of Grace for the holidays and you can watch the video at
and check out the recipe below!
1 quarter cup of butter
1 1/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup butterscotch chips
1 cup angel flake coconut
1 cup chopped nuts
1 can Eagle Brand milk
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
Melt butter in bottom of 9x13 pan
Coat the bottom of the pan with graham cracker crumbs
Layer chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, and shredded coconut evenly across the bottom of the pan
Drizzle with Eagle Brand milk
Layer chopped pecans, lightly pressing them down
Bake for 25 minutes
Allow to cool, then cut into squares.
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