Top Music Talent Coming to Burleson for Greater Johnson County Will Graham Celebration
Special Services Planned for Teens and Children
Before Will Graham ever touches the stage this Friday night, the audience at the Greater Johnson County Will Graham Celebration will already have heard two of the top Christian music artists in the industry. When the event kicks off at 7:30 p.m. at the Burleson High School Stadium, the crowd will enjoy Aaron Shust, whose award-winning song, “My Savior, My God” was the most played song on Christian radio in 2006. Aaron will be joined onstage by the Dove Award’s “New Artist of the Year,” Building 429. Their hit debut single “Glory Defined” topped eight separate charts and was named BMI's Christian Song of the Year. On Saturday night, the focus will be on teens as Texas natives Inhabited and Canadian rock band Starfield turn up the volume. During the closing service of the Celebration on Sunday, the Dove Award-winning band Salvador (from Austin, Texas) will bring their special blend of Latin and pop music. Britt Nicole will also perform and show why she was recently named “Most Likely Breakout Artist of 2008” by the MusicFaith Reader's Choice Awards. Every night of the Celebration, South African rock band Tree63 will lead a time of praise and worship. Tree63 will perform their signature hits “Blessed be Your Name,” and “Sunday” as well as several others as they help to open and close the daily services. “Music is a key part of a Celebration,” says Will Graham. “We are excited to bring these artists to Johnson County. They are some of the best known and talented people in their industry and it will be a unique opportunity to see them all perform live.” In addition to the regular Celebration services (beginning at 7:30 p.m. nightly), a special program for children and families called “KidzFest” will be held on Saturday morning at the Burleson High School Stadium. Starting at 10 a.m., the children will be entertained by “Living Illusions,” followed by the fun and exciting music of GoFish. Pre-“KidzFest” activities will begin at 9 a.m. with face painting, clowns, balloon artists, puppet shows, a dance team and inflatable bounce houses. “This is a Celebration—a time to have fun and be together as a family,” says Graham. “We want everybody to come out and enjoy themselves at these free events.” The Greater Johnson County Will Graham Celebration is a not-for-profit corporation, operating under the direction of a local Celebration General Committee and Chairman Don Standley. The event is organized by local churches and volunteers in conjunction with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. For more information visit www.billygraham.org/wgc_burleson_schfa.asp.