AN EVENING OF MUSIC FOR A LIFETIME OF LEARNING
Enjoy an unforgettable evening of music and entertainment with long-time Christian singer-songwriter John Chisum and a fantastic array of his friends!
“An Evening with John Chisum & Friends” is going to be upbeat, fun, entertaining, worshipful, and diverse. Designed as an elegant evening at the historic downtown Franklin Theatre, John will be performing many of his classic hits backed by a top-shelf rhythm section and singers to support Hands Across the Sea, a children’s literacy organization serving over 850 schools in the Eastern Caribbean.
John is known for his humor and easy-going nature, as well as for decades of writing and recording his unique brand of praise and worship music. His songs have been recorded by many well-known worship leaders such as Don Moen, Ron Kenoly, the Gaither Vocal Band, and many others popular the world over.
His two Integrity Hosanna! Music recordings Firm Foundation (1994) and Come Expecting Jesus (2001) established him as a popular worship leader worldwide. Songs from these recordings have been woven into the fabric of worship globally, appearing in hymnals, and sung by thousands of churches and by innumerable worshipers.
John continues to empower aspiring songwriters through his company Nashville Christian Songwriters (nashvillechristiansongwriters
He has also recently launched johnchisum.com with a new podcast All the Best with John Chisum. The show is designed to help listeners live a more creative and fulfilling life by exploring faith, spirituality, self-help, motivation, and wellness. You can listen on all streaming outlets such as Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Youtube and more.
ABOUT JOHN’S FRIENDS
Don Moen has led worship on every continent except Antarctica. A prolific songwriter, Don has recorded dozens of top-selling worship albums with Integrity’s Hosanna! Music and has directed hundreds more. He’s appeared with popular artists such as Chris Tomlin, Darlene Zschech, Twila Paris, Paul Baloche, and many others. He has been inducted into the Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame and has received the Ray DeVries Church Ministry Award. Don is as popular overseas as he is at home in the U.S. His travels for concerts and seminars have taken him to Ghana, South Africa, Singapore, the Philippines, South Korea, Brazil, Canada, Australia, Great Britain, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan, Guatemala, Honduras, and elsewhere. Today, Don is President of Don Moen Productions in Nashville, Tennessee, where he resides with his wife Laura and five children.
John also welcomes 20-year old Coby James, a Centricity Music artist (Lauren Daigle, Andrew Peterson, Katy Nichole, Jason Gray) whose mad guitar skills and skillful vocals land him in the legacy of artists such as John Mayer and Ed Sheeran. Joined by Motown/Capitol Christian Music artist Evvie McKinney on his latest single, Shackles, a remake of the classic Mary Mary hit, Coby shows why he’s an artistic force in the making for years to come.
Additional guests will be added but may be subject to change.
ABOUT HANDS ACROSS THE SEA
All proceeds after expenses for this event will go to support Hands Across the Sea (handsacrossthesea.org), a children’s literacy organization that provides new books and other resources to over 850 schools and communities in the Eastern Caribbean. John and his wife, Donna, have supported Hands Across the Sea for over a decade. In 2018 they witnessed the effectiveness of this organization first hand as they traveled to St. Lucia to lead a service project to paint a kindergarten in the rainforest. Executive Director, Amanda Sherlip, is joining us from Boston, MA, to represent the organization.