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GRAMMY-winning Singer/Songwriter/Comedian Mark Lowry and DOVE-nominated Songwriter/Author Andrew Greer Launch All-New Film Series Podcast.

Debut Season of “Dinner Conversations with Mark Lowry
and Andrew Greer” Premieres Today.

Presented by Project Beautiful, First Ten Episodes Capture Table Talk with Thought-Provoking Artists and Authors.

November 7, 2017, NASHVILLE, Tenn. — GRAMMY®-winning singer/songwriter/comedian and GMA Hall of Fame member Mark Lowry and singer/songwriter/author and GMA DOVE Award nominee Andrew Greer have launched DINNER CONVERSATIONS WITH MARK LOWRY AND ANDREW GREER, an all-new film series podcast.

Dinner Conversations is based on the concept that communion begins with good conversation, and good conversation often begins around the dinner table. The first season, consisting of 10 episodes, finds Mark and Andrew inviting acclaimed artists, authors and topic experts to gather around the dinner table to weigh in on a broad range of thought-provoking human interest conversations.

“In our modern day culture where we are constantly striving to be ‘heard,’ it is becoming increasingly important to make space in our lives for good conversation,” explains Andrew. “Some of the best conversations I have been a part of began around the dinner table. I keep thinking, If we could really listen to one another, perhaps we might also hear from God. So I am thrilled to host this series of table talks with my friend, Mark.”

Subtitled “Turning the Light On One Question at a Time,” Mark explains the show’s discussion-starter premise, “I love conversation that makes me think. My buddy, Andrew, and I first met last year during an interview that inspired new thoughts and new ideas in both of us. I think the trend in podcasts is to provoke fresh thoughts through good conversation. With the help of our guests—some of our favorite good thinkers and table talkers—I am excited to help fire up a new batch of conversations in our homes, in our communities and within ourselves through Dinner Conversations. There’s one seat left … and it’s yours!”

Some of the season premiere episodes of Dinner Conversations include:

“Comic Grief” featuring Chonda Pierce and Ken Davis
“Blessed Are the Blended” featuring Sandi Patty
“What’s the Point of Grace?” featuring Point of Grace
“Adopted, Aren’t We All?” featuring Mark Schultz
“Fear, Forgiveness and Friendship” featuring Patsy Clairmont, Anita Renfroe and Jan Silvious.

The show’s title sponsor is Project Beautiful, an organization focused on human trafficking prevention. By targeting potential victims, Project Beautiful monitors have strategically intercepted 12,000 people from the traps of sex traffickers. The organization also provides post-rescue care for victims and helps prosecute traffickers.

“We are thrilled to partner with Mark and Andrew on Dinner Conversations,” shares Doug Dworak, Executive Director and Sr. Vice President of Project Beautiful. “Slavery still exists in the world, and that is a conversation everyone needs to hear. We love the desire they have to start the conversation and partner with us at Project Beautiful to save lives from human trafficking.”

Dinner Conversations is Produced and Directed by Andrew Greer and Mark Lowry serves as Co-Producer. Celeste Winstead is Executive Producer, and Chris Cameron of Center Street Recording is Assistant Director.

Listeners can subscribe to Dinner Conversations with Mark Lowry and Andrew Greer by clicking here. Dinner Conversations can be viewed on YouTube, iTunes, Stitcher Radio, SoundCloud and many other popular audio and video podcast outlets.

ABOUT MARK LOWRY
Mark is an internationally known singer, storyteller, humorist, author and songwriter. His world-famous lyric to “Mary Did You Know?” resulted in one of the most loved modern Christmas songs of this century. Co-written with Buddy Greene, the captivating Christmas tune has been recorded more than 400 times by a broad base of music luminaries like Pentatonix, Reba McEntire, Michael English, Sandi Patty and Rascal Flatts. As a staple member of the GRAMMY®-award-winning Gaither Vocal Band, Mark has served as the sidesplitting comedic sidekick through Bill Gaither’s best-selling HOMECOMING video series and live tours. His musical recordings have earned him multiple Dove Awards, the highest honor in gospel music.
A deep thinker with an outrageous sense of humor (for which he often credits Attention Deficit Disorder), Mark’s life work consists of a deep discography of gold and platinum recordings. But it is Mark’s desire to communicate profound truths through songs and stories that keep his multi-generational audience on the edge of their seats. “I leave the lights up in the audience so I can see the audience,” Mark comments. “I love getting closer to the people. And I treasure the serendipitous moments when God shows up, without warning, but very expectedly.”

A native Texan, when Mark is not ping-ponging cross-country on tour, he settles down in Houston. Visit Mark online at marklowry.com.

ABOUT ANDREW GREER
A six-time Dove Award-nominated singer/songwriter and respected author, Andrew Greer is known for his old soul sound and thoughtful prose. His folk-gospel discography displays a deep affection for vintage spiritual songs, instinctively captured on his critically acclaimed Angel Band hymn series, having reached the Top 10 on Amazon and iTunes’ mainstream charts upon release.

“Hymns are as true to my human experience as my own catalog of songs,” Andrew shares. “In fact, if it hadn’t been for the impact of those indelible tunes, I may have never fallen in love with music, or been introduced to God.” Andrew’s 2013 recording, All Things Bright & Beautiful, held the #1 position on Nielsen Christian SoundScan’s Instrumental chart for 25 consecutive weeks.

On tour dates at home and abroad, Andrew has shared the stage with folks like Amy Grant, Andrew Peterson and Brandon Heath. His songs have been recorded by artists like Jaci Velasquez, Seth & Nirva and John Tibbs. And his stories have appeared in publications like Christianity Today, In Touch and CCM Magazine. Andrew’s second book – Winds of Heaven, Stuff of Earth: Spiritual Conversations Inspired by the Life and Lyrics of Rich Mullins – released on Worthy Publishing this fall.

Also a native Texan, Andrew now gladly calls Franklin, Tennessee home. Visit Andrew online at andrew-greer.com.

ABOUT PROJECT BEAUTIFUL
Project Beautiful is a community of people who give monthly to Love Justice International to save precious lives from sex trafficking and slavery. Since 2004, Love Justice International (formerly Tiny Hands International) has worked primarily in Nepal, Bangladesh, and India, but they have recently expanded into South Africa, Mongolia, Zimbabwe, Malawi, and Thailand. Through transit monitoring and interception, they attack trafficking at the most strategic moment—while it is in the process of occurring and BEFORE women and children have been exploited or enslaved. Love Justice staff have intercepted over 12,000 people to prevent them from being trafficked. For more information, visit www.ProjectBeautiful.org

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For More Information:
Lori Heiselman – Biscuit Media Group
714-553-5181, Lori@BiscuitMediaGroup.com

High Res Photos available upon request. Photo credit: Kelly Jobe

Winds of Heaven, Stuff of Earth Pre-Sale

Pre-order Andrew’s second book – “Winds of Heaven, Stuff of Earth” – inspired by the life and music of Rich Mullins. Every purchase includes an exclusive pre-sale package, including Brandon Heath‘s acoustic cover of “Creed” and a 45-minute on-camera conversation with Rich’s brother, David Mullins. The Foreword was written by the always poignant Amy Grant. Get the goodies before the goodies are gone here: windsofheavenstuffofearth.com.

Watch Cindy Morgan and I commemorate Rich with an acoustic cover of his beautiful song, “Hold Me Jesus” on CCMmagazine.com.

Homecoming Texas Concert with Wayne Watson

This September, Andrew comes home to North Texas with fellow Texan Wayne Watson to perform an evening of songs, stories, hymns and hits – at Ash Creek Baptist Church featuring the Ash Creek and Oak Ridge Church of Christ singers!

Saturday September 30, 2017
7:00 PM (Doors 6:00 PM)
Ash Creek Baptist Church
301 S. Stewart Street
Azle, TX 76020
**FREE w/ Love Offering!

For more information visit bit.ly/AndrewWayneInAzle! Come one, come all …

Mark Lowry & Andrew Greer Team Up for “Dinner Conversations” Film Series-Podcast

Gospel music icon and comedian Mark Lowry and multi-Dove nominated singer/songwriter Andrew Greer have teamed up to create a new film series-podcast entitled Dinner Conversations with Mark Lowry & Andrew Greer: Turning the Light on One Question at a Time – debuting this fall.

In a Facebook Live video posted this week, the guys announced a free giveaway for exclusive Dinner Conversations prize packages by signing up at their official website here: Dinner-Conversations.com

With a total of fifty winners to be chosen at random over the month of June, prizes include a “Dinner Conversation” with Mark and Andrew over FaceTime, limited edition signed Dinner Conversations caricature prints, Dinner Conversations mugs, homemade Dinner Conversations baked goods and signed DVDs from both Andrew and Mark. The contest ends June 30th and all who enter will get to watch the series debut 24 hours before it airs to the public.

Watch the video below to hear Mark and Andrew discuss the series premise, learn more about the giveaway + listen to the duo sing a few hymns. (And catch a surprise visit by Point of Grace‘s Shelley Breen!) And don’t forget to enter for your chance to win an exclusive Dinner Conversations Prize Package here: Dinner-Conversations.com.

“My Ransom” Exclusive with Cindy Morgan + Ginny Owens

“Lord, your wounds have paid my ransom …” || It was my honor to sing an a capella hymn of remembrance with my good friends Cindy Morgan and Ginny Owens especially for CCM Magazine’s Easter celebration. Written by Cindy and Phil Madeira, watch “My Ransom” at CCMmagazine.com.

New Book Inspired by Rich Mullins Due This Fall

Andrew is authoring his second book – Winds of Heaven, Stuff of Earth: Spiritual Conversations Inspired by the Life and Lyrics of Rich Mullins – releasing on Worthy Publishing September 5.  More than a biography or tribute, Andrew’s book will continue the dialogue began during his potent life here on earth – conversations like inclusion and belonging, relationship versus religion, and death and eternity. Featured contributors include artists and authors Amy Grant, Andrew Peterson, Ashley Cleveland, Jason Gray, Ian Morgan Cron, Brandon Heath, Sara Groves, Cindy Morgan, Jimmy Abegg, Rich’s brother, David Mullins, and many others.

Look for the book available everywhere September 5, as well as a special edition of “Features on Film” from CCM Magazine, featuring in depth conversations with Andrew and select contributors.
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“Dinner Conversations with Mark Lowry & Andrew Greer” Debuts This Fall

My friend, Mark Lowry, and I have begun filming our new film series-podcast, Dinner Conversations with Mark Lowry & Andrew Greer: Turning the Light on One Question at a Time.  Season 1 guests include Russ TaffPoint of GraceBuddy Greene & Ron Block, Anita RenfroePatsy ClairmontKen DavisChonda Pierce, and Jan Silvious, plus more to come.

We both believe communion begins with good conversation, and good conversation often begins around the table, so join us as we invite you around our table to talk with our friends this fall for Dinner Conversations with Mark Lowry & Andrew Greer.

Stay tuned for all the information …

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8th Annual “Andrew & Friends” w/ Jason Gray, Ginny Owens + Patsy Clairmont

Come join me and my friends – singer-songwriter extraordinnaire Jason Gray, three-time Dove Award winner Ginny Owens & best-seling author and speaker Patsy Clairmont – for the 8th annual “Andrew & Friends” concert in Franklin, Tennessee! Admission is FREE; no ticket required. A love offering will be collected benefitting Justice & Mercy International. To sign-up for childcare or for more info visit: oakvalleybaptistchurch.org. Come on out!

Sunday January 29, 2017 | 6 PM Concert (5PM Doors)
Oak Valley Baptist Church, 1161 Lewisburg Pike, Franklin, TN 37064 | 615.794.7403
FREE | A love offering will be collected to benefit adoption

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Christmas & Communion with Amy Grant | December CCM Mag

I am so honored to be featured alongside music legend and bud, Amy Grant, in CCM Magazine’s December issue. In my annual “Christmas & Communion” curation, we authenticate the joyful side of Christmas by also embracing the sad aspects of the season. Read the December issue here.

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NoiseTrade Exclusive “Acoustic Cathedral” EP

 

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Out of gratitude for all the love and support you have shown me and my music, I am excited to gift you my brand new recording – Acoustic Cathedral Vol. 2 – available for free beginning today exclusively on NoiseTrade!

Recorded one day in East Nashville, Tennessee, and featuring my award-winning singer-songwriter friends Ginny Owens and Lindsay McCaul, these brand new recordings include some of my favorite spirituals and one never-before-released song co-written by Ginny and me.  You can download it for FREE exclusively on NoiseTrade by clicking here … ACOUSTIC CATHEDRAL VOL. 2.

Special note: all downloads and tips directly benefit Food for the Hungry‘s poverty-ending work initiatives in Nicaragua, a country, people and projects that are deeply personal to me. So drop a few bucks in the ‘ol tippie jar if you are pleased to receive exclusive music and want to help our neighbors in need.

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