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NEWS SOURCE: Southside Entertainment
October 23, 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Oct. 23, 2017 – Award-winning singer-songwriter Jason Gray will headline the Christmas Is Coming Tour this holiday season, featuring special guests Chris August and Hannah Kerr. Presented by Prison Fellowship International, the Christmas Is Coming Tour hits the road Dec. 1, in Columbia, Mo., and will travel to at least eight cities before wrapping up Dec. 16, in Slayton, Minnesota.

This marks the sixth consecutive year for Gray’s Christmas outing, which has become a seasonal favorite with audiences across the country since the release of his best-selling Christmas project Christmas Stories: Repeat The Sounding Joy. This year’s tour takes its name from the album’s first cut, “Christmas Is Coming,” and will be an evening of Christmas stories, carols and songs.

Tickets for the Christmas Is Coming Tour are on sale now, and a special VIP ticket package is available in most markets, including early entry and a pre-show Q&A with the artists. For up-to-date information and to purchase tickets, visit

* Dates, markets and venues subject to change without notice. 

Dec 1 – Columbia, MO – Parkade Baptist Church
Dec 2 – Mt. Vernon, IL – Mt. Vernon Township High School
Dec 3 – Fremont, MI – Fremont Wesleyan Church
Dec 8 – Tallahassee, FL – Christian Heritage Church
Dec 13 – Bemidji, MN – The Sanford Center
Dec 14 – Grand Forks, ND – Hope Church
Dec 15 – Waukesha, WI – RiverGlen Christian Church
Dec 16 – Slayton, MN – Lake Sarah Baptist Church

For ticket information and the most up-to-date list of concerts, please visit

Jason Gray is an award-winning Christian music artist, who is considered one of the most prolific writers in the industry. His latest album, Where The Light Gets In, was released in June 2016 and achieved Top-5 status on Billboard’s Top Christian Albums Chart. His 2014 album Love Will Have The Final Word gave Gray his first No. 1 AC radio hit, “With Every Act Of Love,” which also made the Top 10 on Billboard’s Christian Airplay Chart. Gray’s previous two projects, A Way To See In The Dark and Everything Sad Is Coming Untrue, delivered the talented singer/songwriter five Top Five singles in a row, with “Nothing Is Wasted” becoming his first No. 1 single at radio (Inspo). Gray has won two ASCAP Performance Awards, for “More Like Falling In Love” (2011) and “Good To Be Alive” (2012). He remains active on the touring circuit, having shared the stage with such major artists as Michael W. Smith, Steven Curtis Chapman, Third Day and TobyMac. Gray headlined his With Every Act Of Love Tour in 2014, along with his popular Christmas Stories Tour from 2012-2016. For more information, please visit

Since his debut in 2010, Chris August has been awarded three Dove Awards (Male Vocalist of the Year, Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year, New Artist of the Year) has had three No. 1 radio singles, and has toured with TobyMac, MercyMe, Matt Maher, Building 429, KLOVE Christmas and many others. His fourth and most recent full album project, The Maker, released in 2015 and generated a No. 1 for the title cut, "The Maker." Chris is currently finalizing a release for early 2018 on Fervent/Word Records. For more information, visit

As the first artist signed to Black River Christian, Hannah Kerr’s Christmas EP, Emmanuel, just released on Oct. 20, featuring six tracks with two originals both co-written by Kerr. Kerr’s newest single “Warrior” from her debut full-length album titled Overflow, produced by Sawyer Brown’s lead singer and Casting Crowns’ producer Mark Miller, is climbing the charts. Overflow has been streamed over 3 million times and also includes the Top 25 hit “Radiate.” The success of Overflow and her constant touring has allowed “Warrior” to become a recognizable fan favorite and it has been streamed over 2 million times. The new single, “Warrior,” as well as a pop-infused “Warrior (Battle Cry Remix),” are available now at all digital retailers and streaming services. Kerr has toured with such major artists as Casting Crowns, Matt Maher, Building 429, Jonny Diaz, and Matt Hammitt, as well as sharing the stage with for KING & COUNTRY, Newsboys, and Kari Jobe. For more information, please visit

Prison Fellowship International is the largest, most extensive association of national Christian ministries working in the criminal justice field. Founded in 1979 by former Nixon aide Charles Colson, Prison Fellowship International is dedicated to communicating the redemptive love and transforming power of Jesus Christ by mobilizing 45,000 volunteers to help alleviate the suffering of prisoners and their families, and advance restorative justice in 120 countries. Since 1983, PFI has been in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.

Prison Fellowship International helps rescue children of prisoners--the innocent victims of crime--by pairing them with dedicated caseworkers who monitor and ensure their safety, health, education, and spiritual and emotional well-being. PFI's Child Sponsorship Program connects caring sponsors with each child, further building the one-to-one connection, to provide love and community to children who are too often forgotten. For more information about Prison Fellowship International, visit


For more info on Jason Gray, visit the JFH Artists Database.
For more info on Chris August, visit the JFH Artists Database.


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