Atlanta, GA/Nashville, TN (November 12, 2019)
CCMmagazine.com is partnering with the Smalltown Poets and Mark Lee to present The Southern Christmas Tour. Both groups have previously released full-length Christmas music albums and singles over the last several years as well as decades worth of hit songs to draw from. You don’t want to miss this show.
Smalltown Poets embarks this December on The Southern Christmas Tour, keeping things close to their Atlanta home town roots. This run of yuletide concerts in Georgia and Florida include opening artist Mark Lee, guitarist and founding member of Third Day and a long-time friend
of the Poets.
The tour kicks off Dec. 6th with an Atlanta-area (Powder Springs GA) concert to benefit Toys For Tots. Says keyboardist Danny Stephens, “It’s indeed the most wonderful time of the year. Come ready to have fun listening, and to sing some Christmas classics with us.”
Info on The Southern Christmas Tour and ticket information can be found at www.smalltownpoets.tv. or BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE
Formed in 1996, Smalltown Poets is made up of high school friends Michael Johnston, Danny Stephens and Byron Goggin, along with (then) Nashville musicians Kevin Breuner and Miguel DeJesus. Quickly, the band received accolades from both critics and fans alike, with numerous Top 5 radio hits, including the song “If You Let Me Love You” that went to #1 on the Billboard CHR Radio Charts, and “Monkey’s Paw” hitting #1 on Christian Rock Radio. Now, after 8 studio albums, 2 Grammy nominations, 7 Dove Award nominations, a Billboard Music Video Award, and hundreds of concert performances across the United States and internationally, new original music continues to strengthen their bonds to one another. “Smalltown Poets is a brotherhood and we are thrilled for the opportunity to do music together,” Michael continues. “We’re better husbands, dads, friends and musicians because of one another. We are more than Smalltown Poets the band now; we are Smalltown Poets the family. We hope this deeper, richer purpose is apparent in the recording process, and as we share the music with new friends and longtime fans on the road.”
Mark Lee has been encouraging people through stories and songs for practically his entire life. In 1991 he started Third Day with high school friend Mac Powell. Through a career spanning almost three decades, they released 13 studio albums, with total sales of almost 9 million. The band has won four Grammy awards, an American Music Award, and numerous Gospel Music and ASCAP Songwriter awards. Third Day’s live show has always been the heart of the band–they’ve performed thousands of concerts to hundreds of thousands of fans around the world.