“We are very excited to be adding such a seasoned and talented vocalist to our group,” mentioned Deon Unthank of Sunday Edition. “Christina is a class act, and we know that people are going to love the sound that she brings to our group.”
Deon continued, “Due to changes in our family over the last year with the passing of my wife and my subsequent remarriage, Amy’s move to the St. Louis area, and Chris’ recent marriage, the dynamic of our group was in for a major shift. No one is leaving the group, but adding Christina to our ministry will help us relieve some of the stress that having all three of us living in separate areas can create.”
Christina Dallas Jones is the wife of Mark209’s Jym Howe. She has a strong background in musical theater and opera.
Christina said, “I first began meeting the Unthank family shortly after my arrival to Nashville four years ago. I soon found that they were not only charming and warm, but well respected people in the community. I have since developed a personal friendship with them all. After being exposed to Gospel music through my now husband, I grew an appreciation for their ministry. I had quietly prayed and searched for a group to join with whom I felt I would fit. With my musical background in opera, theatre, jazz, and pop, I would not fit with just any
Gospel group. When Deon called, it thrilled me. I have always enjoyed the styling of Sunday Edition and I love Chris’ vocal technique. It is a privilege to sing with such a wonderful Christian family.”
With the addition of Christina, Sunday Edition is open to expanding their boundaries into new territories and ministry events. The group is currently booking for all time periods in 2012 and beyond. For more information on booking the group, call (615) 545-5315 or visit www.sundayedition.net .
Sunday Edition has had a stellar year. The group was recently honored with three nominations in the United States Associated of Gospel Entertainers & Musicians (USAGEM) Annual Awards Show. Sunday Edition received two nominations as a group – New Artist of the Year and Gospel Entertainer of the Year. In addition, the group’s lead vocalist Chris Unthank was named in the Male Vocalist of the Year category.
The group also earned two nominations in the 2011 SGM Fan Awards – including Favorite Album for Sunday Worship and Favorite Baritone for group patriarch Deon Unthank. The About.com readers also nominated the group for Best Southern Gospel Group in the 2011 Readers’ Choice Awards. The group was nominated alongside industry mainstays Gaither Vocal Band, The Isaacs, The Hoppers, and Ernie Haase & Signature Sound.
Sunday Edition’s new single, “Lift Up Your Eyes” (written by group member Amy Marie Unthank with Rebecca J. Peck), will ship Southern Gospel and Christian country radio at the first of the year. The group is currently writing material and choosing songs for their highly anticipated new mainline release. More information on that will be released at a later date.
Sunday Edition’s website is currently under renovation, and until the new site is unveiled, you can find out more information on the group by visiting www.sundayedition.net. Facebook members can find Sunday Edition at www.facebook.com/sundayedition . You can follow Sunday Edition on Twitter by logging in at www.twitter.com/thesunedition .