|October 19, 2012 (Nashville, TN) – Following a successful year and best-selling albums, James Fortune and Jessica Reedy plan to hit the road this November and December for a special holiday tour. The Celebrate Christmas Tour will begin on November 26th in Arlington, VA at the historic Birchmere (see below for a full list of cities & dates).
The limited run event will feature new music from Fortune’s recently released Christmas album, GRACE GIFT as well as songs from both artists collection of hits. A concert for the whole family, The Celebrate Christmas Tour will visit popular music venues around the country as well as wrap up its run at several House of Blues locations.
Light Records will also partner with Toys For Tots (in most cities) to host a Toy Drive on behalf of the US Marine Corps national program. The US Marine Corps annual drive is aimed at spreading hope by collecting new unwrapped toys to distribute during the Holidays to less fortunate children. All are encouraged to bring a new unwrapped toy and all ticket buyers who donate a toy will receive a special gift from Light Records. US Marines in Arlington, Cleveland, Chicago, Houston and Dallas will be on hand to receive the donated toys.
Tickets for The Celebrate Christmas Tour can be purchased at ticketmaster, at the venues and by visiting James and Jessica’s websites:
About James Fortune:
James Fortune has amassed consumer and critical acclaim for his powerful fourth studio album,IDENTITY. The album debuted at Number 1 on the Billboard Gospel Chart and spawned several hit songs including “Still Able,” and the crossover smash “Hold On.” In 2005, he and his group, F.I.Y.A. set the world on fire with their breakthrough debut album YOU SURVIVED. The lead single, of the same name, peaked at #2 on the R&B Gospel singles chart, and garnered him the ASCAP Writer’s Award for Gospel Song of the Year in 2006. He gained worldwide recognition in 2009 with the award winning song “I Trust You” off of THE TRANSFORMATION. “I Trust You” held the number one slot on the Gospel National Airplay chart for an astounding 30 weeks, making history by becoming the longest running #1 single for any genre. Fortune achieved subsequent success with ”I Believe,” which garnered him his second ASCAP Writer’s Award and a Soul Train nomination for “Best Gospel Performance” in 2011. Fortune has also received an impressive three Stellar Awardnominations for “Contemporary CD of the Year,” “Contemporary Male Vocalist of the Year” and “Group/Duo of the Year.”
About Jessica Reedy:
Jessica Reedy first gained national attention as a contestant on the second season of the national TV competition BET’s “Sunday Best.” After auditioning in Washington DC, she quickly found herself in the Top 20 performing on the main stage for judges Mary Mary and Bebe Winans. Reedy made it all the way to the finals where she was eventually named runner-up. Reedy’s debut albumFROM THE HEART debuted at Number 1 on Billboard’s Top Gospel Chart and spawned two popular radio singles “Put It On the Altar,” and “Something Out of Nothing.” Reedy has garnered national press attention and has performed on several national TV programs including The BET Awards, The Stellar Awards, BET’s Celebration of Gospel, BMI Honors Gospel Special and 106 & Park. Additionally, she recently partnered with Lisa Price, Founder of Carol’s Daughter, for the Transition Your Life Inspirational Tour.