Thursday, April 15, 2010
KARI JOBE: AN APRIL TO REMEMBER
WORSHIPS WITH 45,000 ON EASTER WEEKEND WITH RICK WARREN AND SADDLEBACK CHURCH
HEARITFIRST.COM PRESENTS KARI LIVE IN CONCERT APRIL 15
KARI WILL PERFORM ON DOVE AWARDS AND FANS CAN STILL VOTE FOR KARI FOR NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
April 14, 2010 – MOBILE, Ala. – Kari Jobe, Dove Award New Artist of the Year nominee and 2009’s top-selling debut artist, worshipped with more than 45,000 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Calif. as part of Easter weekend services for Saddleback Church, the Southern California mega-church pastored by Rick Warren.
Jobe had been invited personally by Warren, and participated along with The Jonas Brothers in the services which also celebrated Saddleback’s 30th Anniversary. Jobe helped lead worship on both Saturday evening and Sunday morning with Saddleback's worship leader Rick Muchow and Latin Grammy-winning artist Marcos Witt.
“Being a part of Saddleback's Easter at Angel Stadium was such a cool experience. What a great way to get outside of the four walls of the church and draw people into God's Kingdom! Of course it was also super fun to be with the Jonas Brothers, Marcos Witt and Rick Warren,” Jobe said of the experience.
The Easter celebration was just the start of a memorable month for Jobe. Currently, she is featured on Gospel Music Channel’s website (www.gmclife.com) as the free Download of the Week. Visitors to the site can download “Revelation Song” from Jobe’s debut CD, a song Jobe first made popular a few years ago and is now nominated for Song of the Year and Worship Song of the Year (for its writer Jennie Lee Riddle).
This Thursday, Hearitfirst.com will present Jobe live in concert. The two hour event, which starts at 9 p.m. ET, will feature Jobe at the Church Of The Highlands in Birmingham, Ala. The event can be found at www.heartitfirst.com/live.
Then, next week, Jobe will be in Nashville for the 41st Annual Dove Awards, where she is nominated for New Artist of the Year, one of the award show’s most prestigious honors. Jobe is also performing on the show. Jobe is recognized for her best-selling self-titled debut CD and her growing reputation as one of the most respected female worship leaders in the country. In addition to New Artist, Jobe is also nominated for Spanish Language Album of the Year (for the Spanish language version of her debut CD) and for Special Event Album for Glory Revealed II: The Word of God In Worship.
The public is invited to vote for Jobe as New Artist of the Year, thanks to a special promotion by gmc, the broadcast network that will televise the Dove Awards live on Sunday, April 25 at 8/7c. Fans can vote by going online to http://gmclife.com/fanvoting and by texting DOVE JOBE to the TXT number 72648. Each fan may cast their vote both online and by text. Voting closes on April 20.
To connect with Kari Jobe, visit www.karijobe.com; www.twitter.com/karijobe and www.facebook.com/karijobe.