Rocking out to Christian music with Jeremy Camp

Friday, March 23, 2012

It's not every week that SE Live features a concert by a Christian act. But it's not every week that a Christian act as big as Jeremy Camp comes to town. Over a 10-year career, Camp has sold more than 3 million albums and won several Christian music awards. On March 30, the spring leg of his "We Cry Out" tour rolls into Cape Girardeau, with a 7 p.m. show at Cape First. As of early this week, only about 500 tickets were left, so get them quickly. The show includes openers Francesca Battistelli and Adam Cappa. Tickets are $17 for general admission, $22 for reserved and VIP with meet-and-greet is $75. Look for the concert link at www.khisradio.org to order tickets.

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JEREMY CAMP

Musical career: 10 years

Albums sold: 3 million

Gold records: Four RIAA-certified gold studio albums; one RIAA-certified multiplatinum long-form video

Hits: 25 No. 1 radio hits in multiple formats

Awards: Grammy nomination for album "Speaking Louder Than Before"; Billboard's No. 3 Christian Artist of the Decade and five songs in Top 50 Christian Songs of the Decade; four ASCAP Songwriter of the Year Awards; ASCAP Song of the Year; Five Dove Awards

Trivia: Camp is a native of Indiana and an ordained minister.

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FRANCESCA BATTISTELLI

Musical career: Released first major-label album in 2008

Albums sold: More than 430,000 (best-selling new artist in genre)

Awards: Five Dove Awards and 15 nominations; Grammy nomination for Best Gospel Song Performance

Current release: "Hundred More Years"

Trivia: Battistelli's music has been used on several TV shows, "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," "The Biggest Loser," "So You Think You Can Dance?", "Jon & Kate Plus 8," "The Hills" and others.

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ADAM CAPPA

Hometown: Richmond, Ind.

Releases: Two independent releases and one major-label project, "The Rescue," coproduced by Camp. First was released in 2008. The newest was released earlier this month.

Trivia: Cappa was raised Catholic, but didn't embrace Christianity until he was a sophomore in high school. He purchased his first guitar for $100.

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