Tickets on sale for Mandisa's October concert

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By Becca Owsley

Tickets went on sale Monday for Christian recording artist Mandisa in concert at Severns Valley Baptist Church.

The concert, set for 7 p.m. Oct. 10 and promoted by 88.5 WJIE, also features Brandon Heath.

“We are very excited to welcome Mandisa and Brandon Heath to Elizabethtown,” WJIE radio personality Chris Crain said. “That community really supports Christian music and we hope they will do that with this show.”  

Mandisa first become popular on the fifth season of “American Idol.”

After appearing on the show, she began recording Christian albums, became a three-time Grammy nominee and earned two nominations for Dove Female Vocalist of the Year.

Her song “Stronger” gained national attention during “Good Morning America” anchor Robin Roberts’ hiatus for a bone marrow transplant.

She welcomed Roberts back to the program with a live performance of the song.

“Mandisa seems to be connecting with people now as much as ever,” Crain said.

Her first single from the “Overcomer” album became one of the fastest-rising singles of 2013, he said.

“It seems like folks are really excited about new music from her,” Crain said.

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at LifeWay Christian Stores, Severns Valley and at www.wjie.org. Severns Valley is at 1100 Ring Road in Elizabethtown.

Ray Hicks, associate pastor for member care, said the church is excited to host the concert.

“Mandisa’s music brings hope and encouragement to everyone who struggles with the issues of life as she points to Jesus for the answers to our struggles, hurts, hang-ups and habits,” he said adding her music fits in well with the church’s Celebrate Recovery ministry.

Celebrate Recovery helps those dealing with struggles and issues from depression, fear, divorce and relationships to anger, worry and all types of addictions, he said.

“Severns Valley and Celebrate Recovery are excited to see Mandisa come with her message of our only hope being in Christ,” Hicks said.

For more information, call (270) 765-7822.

Becca Owsley can be reached at (270) 505-1741 or bowsley@thenewsenterprise.com.