"Go and make disciples of all nations..." (Matthew 28:19). While not all artists are ordained ministers, they are carrying out the Great Commission to take the Gospel throughout the world. Recently, several StowTown Records artists have traveled beyond geographical borders to take their music, the Gospel, into all nations.
This summer, The Browns toured throughout Scandinavia, performing in Norway and Sweden over a period of 7 days. They had a fabulous time sharing gospel music with people in several different churches, but one that stood out was a beautiful 180-year old church in Norway. "It was amazing!" recalls Michaela Brown. "It was built out of huge beams. We could have sung there all night!"
Recently, TaRanda Greene also took a trip to Europe - her second such trip within 10 months. For this trip, her first one to England, she joined the choirs from Champion Forest Baptist (Houston, TX), the University Church (Oxford, England) and Kensington Temple (Kensington, England). Each concert was unique in their set up and location, one even included tours in which some tourists of the church stayed to listen rather than continuing on their tour. TaRanda reflects, "I really hope the Lord will allow me to go back and sing to the wonderful people of England again. It's one of my favorite places to be. There seemed to be such intrigue, as well as a hunger for gospel music and for a connection of hope in something to bring us together. I want to have more opportunities to tell them that hope is Jesus."
The Taylors are getting ready to board a plane and head to the United Kingdom at the end of October. They will perform in Belfast, Ireland, as well as in Edinburgh, Scotland. They are looking forward to these concerts - their 5th in Northern Ireland and 2nd in Scotland. "We are thankful for all of the European promoters who have allowed us to be a part of their events," shares Suzanne Taylor Hise.
Doug Anderson, who spent time in Norway last fall, is preparing for a Christmas tour of the same area. From November 22 through December 4, Anderson will share multiple stages in the Julecountry Festival alongside such artists as Gordon Mote, High Road, Michael Lee, Justified and Kinsey Rose. "I am thrilled to be going back to Norway to participate in the 25th Anniversary of the Julecountry Festival," Doug shares. "This is going to be a Christmas tour to remember!"
"I have been hearing about all of my fellow StowTown Records artists who are taking their music to Europe and my heart says, YES!" exclaims Ernie Haase, StowTown Records co-founder and artist. "For the last 12 years, we (EHSS) have made the effort to 'Go into all the world and preach/sing the Gospel' and to see others going through the same doors, I echo the sentiment, 'Some plant, some water, but God gets the increase.' Gospel music and the message of Christ are going worldwide, and all I can say is Praise the Lord!"
You can connect with each of these artists and track them on their international journeys by following them on their social media pages (links below). StowTown Records projects are all exclusively distributed bySony/Provident.