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Friday, October 31, 2008

On the Road Again!

Today we're back on the road for a solid amount of time - 10 days, to be exact. We've had the last couple of weeks off (basically) which have been fantastic. My wife and I were able to get the nursery painted for our upcoming kid (Baby Rockstar is due Dec. 26th), we attended a couple of baby showers, we watched some football, and we were even able to have some people over for dinner! I know the other guys enjoyed their time off too - getting some regular exercise, finishing up projects around the house, reconnecting with friends, pursuing hobbies, etc.

And now that all comes to a screeching halt. For the month of November and the first two weeks of December we will be BUSY. First November: we'll be wrapping up the second half of the Ending is Beginning Tour with The Michael Gungor Band. We've got shows scheduled in OK, MO, TX, GA, PA, VA, and TN. Then we get almost a week off to recover (i.e. eat lots of pumpkin pie and turkey!) before we start the Bethlehem Skyline Tour with shows in OK, TX, AL, PA, MI, and WI. Lord willing (and please feel free to pray for this with me!) my son will wait until his daddy gets home off the road before bursting on the scene.

So it's going to be a full next couple of months - but good at the same time. Make sure you're signed up for our email newsletter via www.downhere.com - there will be more information and updates coming via the newsletter early next week.

Blessings to you all - thanks for being such faithful supporters! We look forward to seeing you on the road as always...


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Friday, October 10, 2008

"Here I Am" in the Top 5

Here's our big news of the week: "Here I Am", our current radio single, broke into the Top 5 at Christian AC Radio this week! You can check out the chart here. To read a post about the song and listen to it, go here. If you get a chance, call your local radio station and thank them for playing our song!

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Thursday, October 09, 2008

A Couple of Days Off...

"Day off"? What is that? That's something my wife and I are wrestling with. This week we have a few days off, but Tuesday we played in the rain out at Debate 08 in Nashville - so much for a day off (it might have been easier to swallow if it wasn't raining so hard out that hardly anyone was there... but no one could have expected that). I'm looking forward to just hanging out at home today (after running a few errands this morning) taking care of my sick, pregnant wife. We hit the road again to Arkansas on Saturday for a show before having nearly two weeks off - that's going to be glorious! We may disappear off the radar for some of that time... and if we do, just be praying for lots of rest. Thanks!


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Thursday, October 02, 2008

Manufacturing Issue Delays Delivery of Pre-Ordered CDs

Hey all! We've received a few emails in the last week about this and so I wanted to make sure everyone knew what the situation was. Much to our chagrin, it appears that a number of you have STILL not received your pre-ordered CDs. Unfortunately, we have absolutely no control over this - all of this stuff is handled by a third-party company. We double-checked to make sure these albums would either arrive early or on time (we had some problems with this on the last album) and were assured they would.

However, before I completely throw our distributors under the bus, the real culprit THIS time around was the actual CD manufacturer. They went bankrupt and closed their doors without telling anyone. Our label didn't find out until they went to pick up the product days before it was to be shipped out to all the retail outlets (including the online distributors). Needless to say, they missed the deadline for shipping which has resulted in some pretty major consequences: some of your CD orders have been delayed, and our CD will not be available in mainstream outlets (i.e. Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Target, Circuit City, etc.) until January.

So... I say all that to hopefully help some of you understand why your album has not arrived yet. For others of you you'll have to work a little harder to find the album (it should still be available in all Christian bookstores). Thank-you for your patience and understanding - we wish it was a different story, but the Lord knows exactly what He's doing... we've just got to hold on for the ride.

Thanks so much - looking forward to seeing you on the road this fall!

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