She’s one of contemporary Christian music’s newest successes. She’s
Jill Phillips, and on Friday, February 9 she’ll be bringing her
critically-acclaimed voice and music to Bluefield College for a concert
in Harman Chapel.
As part of her national tour to promote her self-titled debut album,
Phillips, a contemporary Christian singer who is considered one of the
industry’s best new artists, will be performing in concert for BC
students and the community, beginning at 7 p.m. on February 9. Phillips,
named “one of Christian music’s new up-and-coming artists” by
Contemporary Christian Music Magazine,” will be singing selections from
her first album like “I Am,” “Live by the Sword,” “Only One” and “All of
The album, produced by Grammy Award-winning songwriter Wayne
Kirkpatrick, also known for his work with Amy Grant, Garth Brooks,
Michael W. Smith and Susan Ashton, expresses the strong character that
is so much a part of Phillips’ life.
“It was the honesty of her songs, the charm of her voice, and the
strength of her character that drew me to her,” said Kirkpatrick about
joining forces with Phillips to produce her first album. “I knew that
being involved with someone like that would be time well spent.”
In addition to her Bluefield College stop, Phillips will play a number
of other venues this spring, including The Alamo Dome in San Antonio,
Texas, for Christian Night with the San Antonio Spurs; Oklahoma Baptist
University in Shawnee, Oklahoma, with award-winning contemporary
Christian singer Nichole Nordeman; and the Worldsong Missions Place in
Phillips, who grew up in Chesapeake, Virginia, developed a love for
music at an early age. She sang in church and school choirs,
participated in band, and studied piano before moving to Nashville,
Tennessee, to attend Belmont University where she earned a bachelor’s
degree in commercial music vocal performance.
Her concert on the campus of Bluefield College is part of a three-day
event sponsored by BC entitled Teens Living for Christ (TLC) Weekend.
The BC TLC Weekend is annual event designed to provide inspiration,
motivation, education and adoration for area youth. This year’s youth
adventure will feature not only the Phillips concert on Friday, but also
a second concert on Saturday, February 10 with contemporary Christian
singer/songwriter Andy Gullahorn. TLC activities will also include a
variety of fellowship, praise and worship gatherings through Sunday,
All events are open to the public with the exception of the ski trip,
which is booked with reservations. Area church youth groups are
particularly encouraged to attend.
Admission for the Friday Phillips concert is $6 per person at the door.
The $6 fee will also provide admission to the Saturday Gullahorn show
and a joint praise and worship session with Phillips and Gullahorn on
Sunday. All other TLC activities are open and free to the public.
For more information about the Phillips concert or the TLC Weekend,
please call the BC Office of Public Relations at 540-326-4212 or the BC
Office of Church Relations at 540-326-4556.
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