“Christmas Is Coming Tour” Runs Through December
Black River Christian’s Hannah Kerr has a lot to be thankful for as she heads in to the Christmas season with her first hit single, “Warrior.” Prior to Thanksgiving day when most Christian radio stations switch to playing Christmas music, “Warrior” was at No. 17 on the Christian AC Indicator chart and No. 23 on both the Christian AC and Christian Airplay charts. “Warrior” has been streamed more than 2.7 million times and Overflow, the album including the hit single “Warrior,” has been streamed more than 3.8 million times. Wasting no time getting into the holiday spirit, Kerr released the “Emmanuel” music video supporting her Christmas EP of the same title, which will be featured on the “Christmas Is Coming Tour.” The video can also be viewed below.
“I couldn’t be prouder to say that, with more than 50 stations on and her highest chart positions to date, ‘Warrior’ is already Hannah’s most successful radio single!” shares Brian Thiele, Black River Christian’s Vice President of National Promotion. “I’m looking forward to continued growth and success for this single in 2018. This is just the beginning!”
She will join Jason Gray’s annual “Christmas Is Coming Tour” along with Chris August, which kicks off in Columbia, MO this Friday, December 1. Be sure to check out this fun video from Hannah, Jason and Chris about the tour, and click here to view the official tour announcement. Tour dates are listed below.
CHRISTMAS IS COMING TOUR:
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. 9 – Alma, GA, Bacon County Theatre
Dec. 10 – New Bern, NC, Temple 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
Dec. 17 – Humbolt, IA, R. Wesley Carlson Auditorium
* All dates subject to change; visit Hannah Kerr’s website for the latest information.
About Hannah Kerr: Hannah Kerr, the first artist signed to Black River Christian, released her Christmas EP, Emmanuel, on October 20. The six-song project also features two originals co-written by Kerr. Her newest single “Warrior” from her debut full-length album titled Overflow, produced by Sawyer Brown’s lead singer and Casting Crowns’ producer Mark Miller, continues to climb the charts. Overflow has been streamed over three 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 two 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. Matt Maher’s hit single, “Your Love Defends Me,” is co-written by Kerr and climbing up the Christian Radio charts. Kerr frequently leads worship at contemporary churches across the country as her ministry extends beyond radio and touring. She has been named the 1st Ambassador for Youth For Tomorrow’s Jodi McQueen Therapeutic Music & Arts Center and “YFT Heart Beats” campaign. Kerr partnered with Love Your Melon, an organization dedicated to fighting childhood cancer, to create limited edition “Warrior” Love Your Melon beanies. While handling a busy career, Kerr attends Belmont University in its Ministry and Worship program.
Hannah Kerr began publicly singing at the age of five in her hometown church in Buffalo, N.Y. Even though she grew up in a musical family, she never aspired to become a singer. Eventually Kerr’s family moved to Nashville, Tennessee when she was a teenager and she started approaching her musical talents with the heart of a worshipper and started songwriting and performing. One of her recordings caught the ear of Sawyer’s Brown lead singer and Casting Crowns producer, Mark Miller, and he affirmed Kerr’s calling for a music ministry. She became the flagship artist for Black River Christian.
About Black River Christian: As an imprint label of Black River Entertainment, Black River Christian is home to artists’ Hannah Kerr and Josh Wilson. Hannah Kerr’s single “Warrior” was the most added song at Christian Radio in its add week and continues to climb the charts; with her debut album Overflow and her anticipated Christmas EP, Emmanuel, Hannah is continuing to find success in spreading ministry through her music. Josh Wilson recently signed with the label in 2017 and is in the studio writing and recording his first project on Black River Christian. Wilson has been on the road touring with Building 429 during the Summer and Fall 2017. In September 2017, Black River Christian released its free worship on-the-go app, BRC at the River.
The label was founded in September 2015 by combining the talents and passions of Black River Entertainment CEO Gordon Kerr, Casting Crowns’ Mark Hall and veteran/producer and Sawyer Brown front man Mark Miller. Black River Christian is committed to spreading the Gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ through artists who are committed to ministry through music.
SOURCE: Merge PR