Thursday, March 14, 2013
Williamsons & Jason Crabb Featured At “Save The Passion Play” Benefit
Eureka Springs, AR (March 14, 2013) The Multi-award nominated Williamsons from Wetumka, OK will join Grammy Award winning Jason Crabb for a “Save the Passion Play” benefit concert held in Eureka Springs, AR on Friday, March 22, 2013. The concert will be held in the park amphitheater and will begin at 7:00 pm.
Tickets for the event can be obtained at www.thegospelstation.com or www.greatpassionplay.org. Proceeds will help support the 2013 season of The Great Passion Play. Donnie Williamson commented
“The Williamsons are privileged to be part of such a worthy cause. Countless hearts have been touched and saved from their experience at the Great Passion Play.”
The Williamsons are part of The Gospel Station Family and Friends. The Gospel Station Network is the largest group of privately owned Gospel radio stations in the country. In December The Gospel Station accepted the task of saving The Great Passion Play from closing at the end of the 2012 season. With less than two weeks before foreclosure was to take place The Gospel Station team along with The Williamsons and other Family and Friends artists began raising funds to save the park. Over $75,000 was raised in that short amount of time which was enough to insure the performances would continue another season.
Donnie Williamson stated “The Great Passion Play has shared the story of the Passion of Christ to more than seven million people over the years. With God’s help it will be used to share the message with many more. Plans are also in under way to promote Gospel music to park attendees.” Donnie continued “The Passion Play Production will also be doing a regular dinner program at the Park during the summer. We will also be making occasional appearances at the amphitheater throughout the season.”
The Williamsons are based in Wetumka, Oklahoma and have been recently nominated as “Breakthrough Artist of the Year” and “Favorite Group of the Year” in the Absolutely Gospel Music Awards and are among the top ten finalists in the Singing News Fan Awards as “Favorite New Mixed Group”. Find out more about The Williamsons at www.williamsonsmusic.com.
About The Williamsons
The Williamsons began sharing the Gospel through music in 1998 as The Homesteaders Quartet. The dream of Donnie Williamson was to form a group to sing classic Gospel music on a limited basis. What he wanted to do never occurred. From the group's onset their demand was overwhelming. Soon they were performing more than 100 dates a year. For the past several years The Williamsons have been in full time Christian ministry and entertainment and have traveled across the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Their music has been in national charts and were they honored to be nominated to the Gospel Music Association for a Dove Award.
Their high energy musical style appeals to people of all ages. The versatility of The Williamsons is evident through the wide variety of musical styles they perform. There is always something for everyone. The marketing of their performances targets families and not just fans of any particular type of music. Spending an evening with The Williamsons is sure to be one that will lift you up, bless you, and entertain you all at the same time. Their primary desire is to share the Gospel in such a way that those in attendance who do not know Jesus Christ will come to know him before the program is over.