Christian pop musician Curt Anderson is bringing his message of hope to Elkins in performances during the 80th Mountain State Forest Festival. For his recent debut release, “Every Moment” on Dream Records, Anderson teamed up with Grammy and Dove Award winning producers and songwriters to bring listeners a fresh collection of anthemic songs that will both encourage and challenge. The album’s first single, “Keep It Beating,” is a fun-filled song about hope and redemption. Sunday, October 2 at 10 a.m. Summit Church in the American Mountain Theater Sunday, October 2 at 8 p.m. Robbins Memorial Chapel, Davis & Elkins College Monday, October 3 at 7 p.m. Celebrate the Spirit!, Elkins Town Square. For additional information, visit www.forestfestival.com or call 304-636-1824.
Grammy-nominated Christian rock band NEEDTOBREATHE, along with special guest Mat Kearney, will be in Huntington on November 6 as part of their “Tour De Compadres 2016. NEEDTOBREATHE is a GRAMMY-nominated, American Rock ‘n’ Roll Band from South Carolina, effortlessly woven from the musical traditions of their upbringing in the Deep South of the United States. Comprised of brothers Bear Rinehart (vocals, guitar) and Bo Rinehart (guitar, vocals), Seth Bolt (bass, vocals), and Josh Lovelace (keys, vocals), the band signed to Atlantic/Lava/Word Records and quickly achieved cross-genre success via five studio albums and innumerable headline tours. Co-produced by NEEDTOBREATHE and recorded at their very own Plantation Studios in Charleston, SC, “H A R D L O V E” follows the band’s blockbuster album “Rivers In the Wasteland,” which made a stunning chart debut upon its 2014 release, topping Billboard’s “Top Rock Albums” and “Top Alternative Albums” charts while also entering the overall SoundScan/Billboard 200 at #3. What’s more, the album’s stunning “Multiplied” earned NEEDTOBREATHE their first ever GRAMMY® Award nomination. The album’s breakout single, “Brother (Feat. Gavin DeGraw),” proved to be the highest charting single of their career. The RIAA-certified Gold hit song became a Top 10 rock smash, Top 20 CHR/Hot AC favorite, as well as NEEDTOBREATHE’s first-ever entry on Billboard’s “Hot 100.” Tickets are $31 and $46 and available at ticketmaster.com and the Big Sandy Box Office.