Lecrae, Crowder, For King & Country Join for the Livestream ‘Better Together’ Concert July 28
Some of the best artists in the Christian music industry gathered in Nashville for a “Better Together” concert to unite voices and hearts across genres, race, and political divides. Hosted by the national organization “American Awakening,” For King & Country, who were recently certified Platinum for “God Only Knows,” will be joined by Lecrae, Crowder, Jonathan McReynolds and The New Respects via a free livestream for one night on July 28.
American Awakening is a movement that fights cultural division and despair. The event was originally planned 18 months ago as a live show. However, the COVID-19 crisis delayed the event even as it created more urgency for its message of unity.
American Awakening eventually pivoted and switched the live concert into a live-streamed event so all Americans struggling in this global moment of strife could have access to the American Awakening message.
“The delay actually created a unique opportunity. We were able to use our artist selection to address the racial reckoning in this moment by manifesting ‘radical togetherness’ through musical diversity,” said American Awakening Founder John Kingston. “We invited bands that represented the best of Rock, Hip Hop, and Gospel, and it was gratifying how on board everyone was for coming together in this polarized time.”
Lecrae Crowder For King & Country, Jonathan McReynolds and The New Respects
Lecrae, Crowder, For King & Country, Jonathan McReynolds and The New Respects recorded a rooftop concert in Nashville – 11 stories up in the heart of “Music City” – on June 23. The 90-minute edited production will be livestreamed around the globe for one night on July 28 at 8 p.m. EDT. Registration for the livestream link is available at www.americanawakening.us.
Participating musicians expressed their appreciation for Kingston and the American Awakening movement. “What people will see is people together in the same space who maybe you wouldn’t think would do something together at the same time,” Crowder said. “That’s what I love about what American Awakening is putting together here with this ‘Better Together’ concert.”
“At a time when 80 percent of Americans believe our country is spiraling out of control, ‘Better Together’ is designed to unite and inspire, and to share God’s love and vision for His children, encouraging us all on the way forward – together,” Kingston added.
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The concert is closely tied to the July 28 release date of the movement’s book project, “American Awakening” (Zondervan), which draws on wisdom from history, science, faith, and culture, along with author Kingston’s personal experiences, to offer eight principles for discovering purpose, meaning, and true community – for “restoring the soul of America.” It is the perfect post-pandemic/racial awakening “bounce back” playbook.
“We have something to say ‘for such a time as this.’ Now is our time to be light in the darkness – and model radical togetherness through this music and message,” Kingston said. “We want to point people to the source of our strength and invite them to join us for a true American awakening.”
To learn more about the “Better Together” concert, visit www.americanawakening.us.
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