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The Joy Ride 12/19/13

Josh Millwood - Thursday, December 19, 2013
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After 30 years and 20 #1 radio hits - NewSong is still pushing the limits to reach a new generation for Christ. Members have come and gone - and some fresh young musicians have joined the core group to produce a sound that is both fresh and classic NewSong.

When Eddie Carswell and Billy Goodwin, who continue to lead the evolving group, started out in 1981 at Morningside Baptist Church in Valdosta, Georgia, neither of them imagined NewSong would repeatedly outdo itself for so many years. Now the guys are headed into their fourth decade of music and just keeps getting better!

A few years back, NewSong released a Christmas song that saw tremendous cross-over success. It spawned a Hallmark movie, plus sequels. That song was The Christmas Shoes. Perhaps one of the most polarizing Christmas songs of all time. If you love it, you really love it. If you hate it, you believe it is a blight upon humanity. There is no middle ground. But the success of that one song has gone on to bankroll the group for nearly a decade.

Trend-Setters: NewSong founded and continue to tour as a part of WinterJam. This massive multi-artist American tour brings Christian music's biggest acts to cities all across America and never charges more than $10. The goal - to bring the best music to everyone - and provide an incredible time of worship for the whole family!

Album: Swallow The Ocean  

Christmas Music: Swallow The Ocean (Christmas Edition)  

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