Nashville, TN (June 9, 2008) - Pioneer recording artist David Meece will be among the newest inductees to enter the Christian Music Hall of Fame at the June 14, 2008 ceremony at Cottonwood Creek Baptist Church in Allen, Texas. He joins fellow 2008 Christian Music Hall of Fame inductees Michael W. Smith, Dottie Rambo, John Schlitt (lead singer of Petra), Stryper, Ed Enoch, Lou Wills Hildreth and The Staple Singers. During the event, which is slated to begin at 7:00 p.m. CST, Meece will be performing his classic hit song "We Are The Reason," which can be seen on the upcoming The Beginnings Concert DVD/CD collection.
"When I look at the list of artists being inducted, I find it quite humbling, and I am honored to be in their ranks," says Meece.
The Beginnings Concert, an all-new live concert DVD/CD collection, features fresh performances by some of the founding pioneers of contemporary Christian music, including Dallas Holm, Leon Patillo, Barry McGuire, Don Francisco, Chuck Girard, Steve Archer, Janny Grein, Dony McGuire, Reba Rambo McGuire and David Meece. Captured over two evenings, The Beginnings Concert event at Community Bible Church in San Antonio, Texas, marks the first time that all of these artists have ever appeared together on one stage.
For this live recording, these contemporary Christian music trailblazers have given the original recorded arrangements of their songs a fresh sound through the use of a well-chosen live backup band and state-of- the-art technology, resulting in an up-to-the-minute feel while retaining the integrity of the initial recordings. The Beginnings Concert DVD/CD collection puts music fans on the front row of the audience, allowing them to experience these classic, powerful songs made fresh for a whole new generation.
The four-disc The Beginnings Concert DVD/CD collection features three hours of music (with 27 unique live performances), testimonies and bonus features. The first DVD disc showcases individual original performances by each of the artists, along with artist testimonies between songs. The second DVD disc gathers all of the artists around a piano, joining together to bring to life some of the best-known classics from each artist in the group. The two-disc CD collection captures all of the live performances showcased on the DVDs so that fans can enjoy the broadcast quality music no matter where they are.
The variety of the music makes The Beginnings Concert a truly unique event. Featured in the collection are powerful performances of Christian classics such as "Rise Again" (Dallas Holm), "He's Alive" (Don Francisco), "The Name Above All Names" (Chuck Girard), "We Are the Reason" (David Meece), "Jesus Is the Answer" (Steve Archer), "Bullfrogs and Butterflies" (Barry McGuire), "Covenant Woman" (Janny Grein), "The Land of Oohs and Aahs" (Reba Rambo McGuire), "A Perfect Heart" (Dony McGuire) and "J.E.S.U.S." (Leon Patillo).
The Beginnings Concert DVD/CD collection is slated for release in late summer 2008. For more information on The Beginnings Concert DVD/CD collection, visit www.thebeginningsconcert.com.
The Christian Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Inc. is a non-denominational, non-profit, donor-driven charity that aims to provide a place where people can go to see a history of Christian music and share in the lives of those who celebrated Jesus Christ through their music. For more information, visit www.hallmuseum.com.
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