Archive for ‘Aaron Shust’

March 31, 2017

New Summer Lights Tour To Feature Mercy Me, Jeremy Camp, Natalie Grant, Meredith Andrews and More!




NASHVILLE, Tenn. – March 30, 2017 – Compassion Productions has announced its first annual summer concert series, Summer Lights 2017, featuring Grammy-nominated headliners MercyMe, along with fellow Grammy nominees Jeremy Camp and Natalie Grant. The summer tour, which also features worship artist Meredith Andrews and newcomer Jimi Cravity, is slated to hit eight major U.S. markets in the month of July including Kansas City, Indianapolis, Detroit, Baltimore, Charlotte and Raleigh before wrapping up in Pittsburgh on July 16.
“Touring is a huge part of our lives, and anytime you can tour with dear friends, life is good,” says MercyMe frontman Bart Millard. “We are so excited to be partnering with Compassion on Summer Lights, and to be on the road with our pals Jeremy Camp, Natalie Grant, Meredith Andrews and Jimi Cravity. Good times will be had by all!”

“Compassion International is excited to launch our newest event, Summer Lights,” adds Compassion Productions Director of Marketing and Promotions Chris Farnsworth. “Part of our goal with this summer concert series is to help those who attend ‘escape the ordinary’ — the day-to-day whirlwind of life — and connect to God in a deep and meaningful way through their favorite artists and music. We couldn’t have asked for a better lineup with artists like MercyMe, Jeremy Camp, Natalie Grant, Meredith Andrews and Jimi Cravity, and we are thrilled to have them on board for what we hope will be the first of many Summer Lights events to come.”

Tickets for most Summer Lights events are on sale Friday, March 31, at 10 a.m. local time.  For details and ticket links, visit

Compassion Productions is a division of Compassion International (, 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. Compassion partners with more than 7,000 churches in 26 countries to deliver its holistic child development program to over 1.9 million babies, children and young adults. It is the only child sponsorship program to be validated through independent, empirical research.
Dates, markets and venues subject to change without notice.
July 6 – TBA
July 7 – Kansas City, KS – Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
July 8 – Indianapolis, IN – Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park
July 9 – Detroit, MI – Meadow Brook Amphitheater
July 13 – Baltimore, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion
July 14 – Charlotte, NC – Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheater
July 15 – Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater
July 16 – Pittsburgh, PA – Key Bank Pavilion


November 26, 2013

What In The World Happened To Aaron Schust?

Every now and then – maybe every 1, 2, 3 , 4 , 5, 6, 7, 14 —maybe 50 years an artist comes along who so embodies the very definition of talent and goodwill, and sometimes when we’re lucky they’re even Christian artists.  And to me Aaron Schust was one such one artist.  Plucked from the squalor of utter obscurity and thrust in to the limelight, headlining the Grammy Awards, having lunch with the president, getting a personal tour of the moon, Aaron rose to the highest ranks of Christian music royalty. Remember the gold ole days when you were blaring “My Savior My God” in the car, other people thought you were crazy, but to you life was all of a sudden, in the blink of an eye . . . alright.  Now to be fair you never bought the whole Aaron Schust album, just that single but still   . . . the world was alright.  But then as fast as the new promise of Aaron Schust arrived it seems to have  . . . dare I say it—vanished.  Which brings me to my question—what in the world happened to Aaron Schust? Or should I say where in the world is aaron schust? Or should I have capitalized those proper nouns? What happened man?  Anyone? Aaron you there?  I don’t understand.  I want more songs like “My Savior My God.”  I refuse to call you a one hit wonder, because there’s got to be more man.  Let us know – where’s the new album, the latest cool single that’s a remixed, coolerized version of a dusty hymn.

Just sayin’.

Any takers want to let me know what happened to Shust or what you think about this whole line of questioning.

Be bold.  Comment.  Forget about your worries and your strife.

July 10, 2013

Newsong To Tour With Aaron Shust And Royal Tailor In The Fall



NewSong is set to bring their “Swallow The Ocean” Fall Tour to multiple cities across the U.S., it was announced today. The tour will feature Dove Award-winning singer/songwriter Aaron Shust and acclaimed pop/rockers Royal Tailor, along with special guest, new Word recording duo Love & The Outcome.

Launching in September, the “Swallow The Ocean” Fall Tour is slated to hit Philadelphia (Sewell, New Jersey); St. Louis (Cottage Hills, Illinois); Gainesville, Florida (Micanopy); Chesapeake, Virginia; Lenoir, North Carolina; Portsmouth, Ohio; and Waycross, Georgia, among other cities.

NewSong will present selections from their best-selling 18th recording, Swallow The Ocean. Along with the album’s title-cut and the group’s latest single, “Who Loved You First,” NewSong’s headlining set will also feature highlights from their legendary career, including the signature anthem “Arise, My Love.”

Founders and hosts of the internationally top-ranked Winter Jam Tour Spectacular-the #1 tour in the world (first quarter) for three consecutive years-NewSong’s unparalleled legacy includes 18 albums, 20 #1 Christian radio singles, a Dove Award and a GRAMMY® Award nomination, in addition to being inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame, among numerous other achievements. The band’s three-decade career boasts such defining songs as “The Christmas Shoes,” “Arise, My Love,” “Rescue,” and their 2012 hit, “The Same God.”

Dove Award winning artist Aaron Shust has been embraced by Christian radio since his debut project in 2006, which contained the mega-hit single “My Savior, My God” that rose to #1 on six charts. Shust’s last project, This Is What We Believe launched with the biggest song of his career, “My Hope Is In You,” which stayed at the top of the AC Monitored chart for 14 weeks. Shust is scheduled to release his new album, Morning Rises, July 16th and already the new project is garnering strong attention. The first single, “God Of Brilliant Lights,” is already Top 20 at AC Radio and Shust will be the cover story for CCM and iBelieve magazines’ August issues, has reviews with Worship Musician,, Christian Retailing, and upcoming interviews with Christian Post,, Faith Radio/Live The Promise and World Christian Broadcasting. At the GMA Awards in 2007, Shust was honored with three Dove Awards for Song of the Year (“My Savior, My God”), Songwriter of the Year, and New Artist of the Year.

With a contagious blend of pop, R&B, hip hop and rock, Royal Tailor is a high-energy band and music ministry reaching out to a new generation of students suffering from symptoms of a visionless life. In just four years, the group has performed more than 425 shows, including playing at the Nashville GRAMMY® Chapter’s Block Party stage alongside artists including Old Crow Medicine Show and The Civil Wars. Royal Tailor’s debut project, Black & White, received a 2012 GRAMMY® Award nomination for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album and produced the band’s first #1 radio single “Make A Move.”

For Chris and Jodi, Love & The Outcome is both a name and a literal life story. The duo sold their Winnipeg condo en route to a high-stakes musical road trip that has seen them criss-cross Canada, Liberia, the Philippines and China, winning over fans both emotionally and spiritually with their blend of effervescent pop. After signing to Word Records in 2012, they retreated to the mountains of Washington state to record their powerful debut, produced by Seth Mosley (Newsboys) along with Ben Glover (for King & Country) and David Garcia (TobyMac).

For further information on the “Swallow The Ocean” Fall Tour, visit



March 4, 2012

Recent Blog Posts You May Have Missed Featuring Donald Miller, Jeremy Lin, John Piper, Lecrae, Kirk Franklin, Lindsay Mccaul

Donald Miller’s Blue Like Jazz Movie Signs With Major Hollywood Distributor.

Hachett Book Group’s  Center Street to publish Jeremy Lin: The Reason for the Linsanity.

Kirk Franklin’s Hello Fear certified Gold by RIAA For Shipments Of 500,000 Copies

PROVIDENT’S LINDSAY MCCAUL Talks About Songwriting, How She Got Her Start In Christian Music And Her New Album

JEREMY LIN Talks About His Favorite Music: I’m A Huge Lecrae And Hillsong United Fan! (VIDEO)

John Piper Interviews Lecrae At PASSION 2012 

GEOFF SURRATT Guest Post: I Felt Alone And Disconnected At Almost Every Church I Visited With My Wife

August 23, 2011

AARON SHUST Talks About The Heart And Inspiration Behind His New Album THIS IS WHAT WE BELIEVE That Releases Today (VIDEO)

Aaron Shust opens up his heart in this personal video about his son’s illness and how its affect him and his family, and how it all inspired his new album THIS IS WHAT WE BELIEVE that releases today.  We all see some footage of Aaron at work on the new album in studio.  You can get your copy on iTunes