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(Jan. 21, 2020) JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. — Award-winning Christian artists Shane & Shane and Laura Story will present free concerts that are open to the community as part of the upcoming “Renew: A Music & Worship Conference,” hosted by Carson-Newman University.

The conference, presented by the Ball Institute for Church Music and featuring special guest speaker Keith Getty, will take place February 6-7 on Carson-Newman’s campus.

The Ball Institute is happy to bring several great clinician/composers to Carson-Newman and East Tennessee,” said Dr. Clark Measels, professor of music and director of the Ball Institute. “We hope that they will help local musicians find quality music for their churches. The concerts by Shane and Shane and Laura Story should be inspiring and fun.”

Shane & Shane will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, and Laura Story at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7. Both concerts will take place at First Baptist Church, Jefferson City.

Story is a singer, songwriter and bestselling author. Her songs have won Grammys, Billboard Music Awards and Dove Awards. They include “Blessings,” “Mighty to Save” and Chris Tomlin’s “Indescribable.”

Shane & Shane are a dynamic praise and worship duo known for their celebrated guitar work and trademark harmonies. The Texas-based contemporary worship band features Shane Barnard and Shane Everett.

Those only interested in attending the free concerts do not need to register for the conference. Attendees for the conference will enjoy worship, reading sessions and workshops, including with guest speaker Keith Getty, in addition to the concerts.

Getty is a popular modern hymn writer, whose work includes the co-authored “In Christ Alone,” which for years appeared at the top of many charts internationally. Modern hymnbooks often list Getty and wife Kristyn as the most-featured composers. Their Getty Music record label holds three Dove Award nominations.

The $125 cost to attend the conference includes music packets and three meals.
For more information and to register for the Renew Conference, visit: cn.edu/renew

Founded in 1851, Carson-Newman is a Christian liberal arts-based university affiliated with the Tennessee Baptist Convention. The University is located in Jefferson City, Tennessee, among the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains and has over 2,700 students. Carson-Newman offers 50 undergraduate majors, as well as associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees.

Keith Getty, a popular modern hymn writer, will be a guest speaker during the Renew: A Music and Worship Conference at Carson-Newman University.

For media inquiries, visit the University Relations page.

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