Rise Ministries Presents
Rise Fest 2013 with MercyMe, Matthew West, Mandisa, and more
320th St. & Country Club Rd.
Sheldon, IA, 51201
MercyMe holds a unique distinction as Christian music's top group, yet their consistent string of radio hits also endures them to many in the mainstream pop and country music fan community. With six records already under their belts, the Texas based five some were already top hit makers when they last appeared in Redding in 2007 (early hits included Word of God Speak, Homesick, So Long Self and the all-time classic I Can Only Imagine). But since the 2007 appearance they've soared to even greater heights with each of their now ten albums have been certified Gold or Platinum and their Christian radio hit total reaching 23!
MercyMe's latest album is "The Hurt & the Healer" and the title cut is their latest hit song.
Often an artist’s strengths inspire their best work. But for acclaimed contemporary Christian singer Mandisa, it’s her very human flaws and frailties that gave birth to her stellar third album, What If We Were Real. The three-time GRAMMY ® nominee knows that nobody is perfect—and she wants her fans to realize that, too. Her latest career-defining project, released on Sparrow Records, reminds us all that everyone struggles. The concept of the album—which follows 2007’s exploration of inner grace, True Beauty, and 2009’s look at personal emancipation, Freedom—came to Mandisa as she bared her soul to her almost 100,000 followers on Twitter (@mandisaofficial).