NewSong and Chris August to Perform on April 13 in Support of Cornerstone Christian Academy

Apr 5, 2019 | Cornerstone Christian Academy

ABINGDON, Va. ― NewSong and Chris August, well-known performers in contemporary Christian music, will take their Spring 2019 Arise My Love Tour to Highlands Fellowship in Abingdon, Virginia, on April 13 at 6:30 in support of Cornerstone Christian Academy (CCA).

Proceeds from the concert will benefit CCA’s Scholarship Fund, which enables the school to maintain an affordable tuition and provide scholarships to assist parents seeking a Christian education for their children.

With a career spanning more than 30 years, NewSong’s accolades include 20 albums, 20 No. 1 Christian radio singles, a No. 1 mainstream adult contemporary hit, a GRAMMY® Award nomination and induction into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame, among numerous other achievements. The group founded and hosts Christian music’s largest annual tour, the Winter Jam Tour Spectacular, which exploded from a single show in 1995 to the world’s No. 1 first-quarter tour for four consecutive years, according to Pollstar. One of the most beloved bands in Christian music, NewSong’s discography includes such defining songs as “Arise, My Love,” “The Christmas Shoes,” “Rescue” and “I Am A Christian.”

Throughout his relationship with Fervent/Word Records, August has released three albums — “No Far Away,” “The Upside of Down,” and “The Maker.” August has also experienced great radio success along the way with hits such as “Starry Night,” “Center Of It,” “7×70” and “The Maker,” and was recognized at the 42nd Annual Dove Awards with “New Artist of the Year,” “Male Vocalist of the Year,” and “Pop Album of the Year.”

“This is an excellent opportunity for those who enjoy Christian music to listen to incredibly accomplished performers who are coming together in support of Cornerstone Christian Academy,” says Dr. Clay Brinson, head of school at Cornerstone. “We look forward to joining the community for what promises to be a fun and exciting night of worship.”

Tickets may be purchased by visiting General Admission is $20, and Artist Circle tickets, which are reserved for the first two rows of seating, are $30. VIP tickets are $40 and include the first two rows of seating and a special meet-and-greet opportunity with the musicians from 5:30 p.m. until 6 p.m. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the concert will begin at 6:30 p.m. Highlands Fellowship is located at 22417 Watauga Road in Abingdon.

For more information, visit or call (276) 623-7164.

Located in Abingdon, CCA is a classical, non-denominational Christian school serving students in junior kindergarten through 12th grade. The school is currently accepting applications for fall 2019 enrollment.

In 2016, CCA received a five-year accreditation from the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) for grades K-12. ACSI is one of 14 associations with accreditation processes that have been approved by the Virginia Council for Private Education (VCPE) and recognized by the Virginia Board of Education. Accreditation through a VCPE-approved, state-recognized accrediting member guarantees the transfer of student-earned credits from a private school to a public school, and ensures recognition of teacher licensure credits for time served in an accredited private school.

For more information about CCA, visit


For more information, contact Dr. Clay Brinson,
head of school, at (276) 623-7164.



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