Dinner Conversations with Mark Lowry and Andrew Debuts at #1!

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

“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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Dove Award Nomination!

Andrew has been nominated for three 2016 Dove Awards in the Christmas Album of the Year category as artist and producer, and Recording Music Packaging of the Year category – both for his 2015 release, O Come Emmanuel, along with fellow nominees Laura Story, Chris Tomlin, MercyMe and Danny Gokey.  Andrew’s artist friends Lindsay McCaul, Ron Block (of Alison Krauss & Union Station) and Leigh Cappillino (of Point of Grace) are sharing in the nomination for their contributions to O Come Emmanuel.

Hosted by For King & Country and Tye Tribbett, the 47th Annual Dove Awards will be handed out on October 11 in Nashville, Tennessee, and filmed for television broadcast this fall. To read the full list of 2016 Dove Award nominees, visit: doveawards.com/2016-nominees. To purchase tickets to this year’s Dove Awards telecast in Nashville, visit: doveawards.com.

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Angel Band Christmas TV Special!

Don’t miss my first Christmas TV special! Andrew & Friends presents An Angel Band Christmas Live airs every day through Christmas on DIRECTV, Parables TV, Cornerstone TeleVision Network, CTN and more. Check local listings for days and times. Featuring my friends Cindy Morgan, Point of Grace, Jaci Velasquez + Nic Gonzales and Patsy Clairmont … so excited to share!

My local Tennessee folks can watch it “live” on CTN: Sun 12/20 9:30p, Tue 12/22 5:30p and Sat 12/26 9p. (Find the channel on your provider here: http://bit.ly/1RXUx8n).

O Come Emmanuel #1!

Celebrating another #1 at retail with O Come Emmanuel: Carols of Christmas! Getting the exciting news that your work is resonating with people’s ears and hearts never gets old. Never.

Featuring Ron Block of Alison Krauss and Union Station, Lindsay McCaul, Leigh Cappillino (of Point of Grace) and yours truly, O Come Emmanuel was produced with the lovely Kyle Buchanan and orchestrated by Travis Patton, and executed by the equally-lovely Greg Lucid and Taylor Leatherwood at Lucid Artists. Available exclusively through Parable Stores here: http://rivetmerch.com/products/o-come-emmanuel

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Angel Band DVD Releases October 23!

My first DVD – An Angel Band Christmas LIVE! – releases at retail and online nationwide October 23! Filmed for TV, the DVD features duets, songs and behind-the-scenes conversations with my oh-so-talented friends: Point of Grace, Cindy Morgan, Jaci Velasquez and Nic Gonzales, plus my good pal and Women of Faith author and speaker Patsy Clairmont!

You can pre-order your copy for only ten bucks at Christianbook.com here!

Released by my good friends at Lightworx Entertainment and Lucid Artist, the DVD includes the original hour-long television special, plus nearly forty-mintues of exclusive bonus footage with featured guests and a special music video with the wonderful Sandi Patty.

Stay tuned for An Angel Band Christmas to air on select TV networks this fall … !

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