Sparrow Records’ gold-selling vocal group, Avalon, recently announced the addition of Melissa Greene to the group. Greene replaces soprano Cherie Adams who has decided to pursue a solo career, both singing and speaking at women’s conferences. Adams is also coming out with a book at the end of the year, which is geared towards Christian single women. Greene, who joins Avalon members Michael Passons, Jody McBrayer and Janna Long, was formerly with the vocal group Truth.
With Greene immediately in place, Avalon is currently preparing for their “Joy Christmas Tour” to promote the top-selling CBA Christmas album, Joy, and performing across the country throughout the fall and winter.
Their current studio release, Oxygen, continues to receive strong support from radio. The album’s fourth top five single, “Undeniably You,” is currently #2 on Christian AC radio. After their Christmas tour, the group will begin recording in the spring for their 2003 fall release.
Avalon has recorded five albums, received sixteen Dove nominations, thirteen #1 radio singles,
two gold records as well as a Grammy nomination. For more information, please visitwww.Avalonlive.com.
“Joy Christmas Tour” dates:*
Fri, Dec 6 Indianapolis, IN, Indian Creek Christian Church
Fri, Dec 13 Carrollton, TX, Covenant Church
Sat, Dec 14 Carrollton, TX, Covenant Church
Tues, Dec 17 Raytown, MO, First Baptist Church
Wed, Dec 18 Madison, WI, Alliant Energy Center
Thu, Dec 19 Troy, MI, Zion Christian Church
Fri, Dec 20 Westerville, OH, Grace Brethren
Sun, Dec 22 Syracuse, NY, Crouse Hinds Concert Theater
*More dates are being added/all dates subject to change