NEAR BATAVIA, ILL.(ON RTE. 88)--There are many ways to try to jazz up voters--and the campaign of White House hopeful Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) is launching a gospel music tour next week to whip up the crucial African-American in South Carolina, an early primary state.
Top gospel artists will perform in what is billed as the "Embrace the Change" concert tour. The tour is aimed of "people of faith" and continues a theme the Obama campaign is developing in South Carolina, talking about Obama's Christian faith.
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Obama Campaign Launches Unprecedented Gospel Concert Tour
“Embrace the Change” gospel tour part of campaign’s “40 Days of Faith & Family”
COLUMBIA, S.C. – The top gospel music artists in the country, inspired by Barack Obama’s candidacy for president, will embark on an “Embrace the Change” concert tour across South Carolina later this month.
The artists will headline the final days of the South Carolina campaign’s “40 Days of Faith & Family” -- a grassroots effort that shares with South Carolinians how Barack Obama’s family values and faith have shaped his leadership and commitment to bringing all people together around his movement for fundamental change. Gospel stars include Grammy Award winners Mary Mary, Donnie McClurkin and Hezekiah Walker, Stellar Award winner Byron Cage and the world’s most famous gospel quartet the Mighty Clouds of Joy, among others. The tour will visit Charleston (Oct. 26), Greenwood (Oct. 27) and Columbia (Oct. 28), South Carolina. Holly Davis Carter and her company, Relevé Entertainment, have spearheaded the creation of the events.
“This is another example of how Barack Obama is defying conventional wisdom about how politics is done and giving new meaning to meeting people at the grassroots level,” National Religious Affairs Director Joshua DuBois said. “This concert tour is going to bring new people into the political process and engage people of faith in an unprecedented way.”
“Bringing together artists of this caliber, on one stage, in support of one man, speaks volumes about the purpose of that man,” Carter said. “And collectively, we embrace this change.”
Events are open to the press. For more information, please contact Sam Wilson at 803-255-8008, ext. 262.