Nashville, Tenn. – GRAMMY ® recognized artists Matthew West and Mandisa will ring in the holiday season with a special evening of Christmas music as part of “The Heart of Christmas Tour.” The shows will hit around 12 markets in the month of December, a full list of events are listed below. The evening of music will include Christmas songs from both artists, including a duet of “Christmas Makes Me Cry,” found on both of their holiday projects.
GRAMMY ® nominee Matthew West debuted his first, full-length holiday project on, October 4, titled The Heart of Christmas. The 12 song record features an equal mix of Christmas classics and original holiday tunes penned by West. In addition to Mandisa, fellow GRAMMY ® winners and nominees join West on the album including Vince Gill in “Leaving Heaven” and Amy Grant on “Give This Christmas Away.”
The Heart of Christmas movie will premiere on gmc Sunday, December 4 at 7 p.m. ET. Inspired by the true story of the Locke family and West’s hit song “One Last Christmas,” THE HEART OF CHRISTMAS tells the story of one family’s quest for their seriously ill son to experience an early and magical Christmas and how an entire community came together to make it possible. The Locke family’s journey and desire to cherish every moment would change their lives as well as millions around the world forever.
Mandisa debuted her own full-length Christmas record in 2008 titled, It’s Christmas. The album features such Christmas classics as “What Christmas Means to Me,” “Silent Night” and “Little Drummer Boy,” along with special duets with West and Michael W. Smith.
World Vision will also serve as a sponsor for “The Heart of Christmas Tour.” World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. For more on World Vision, go to http://www.worldvision.org.
December 1st – Sioux Falls, SD
December 2nd – Lincoln, NE
December 3rd – Littleton, CO
December 4th – McAlester, OK
December 7th – Jackson, TN
December 9th – Broadview Heights, OH
December 10th – Louisville, KY
December 11th – Baltimore, MD
December 15th – Elgin, IL
December 16th – Rolling Meadows, IL
December 17th – Gary, IN
December 18th – Fremont, OH
Source- The Media Collective