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 Kicks Off Tour In February

Nashville, Tenn - 2 February 2012 - This year is a career milestone for worship leader and performer Charles Billingsley. He is not only celebrating his 20th year in music ministry but is also preparing to release his new studio project, Never Forsaken, on March 6th. It's been eight years since his last solo CD released, and Billingsley is more than ready to share his new songs and exciting recreations on his upcoming nationwide tour, kicking off in February. Tour dates are listed below.

Never Forsaken, a unique collection of songs, ranges from recreations (Simon and Garfunkel's “Bridge Over Troubled Water” to Phil Collins' “Another Day in Paradise”) to intimate autobiographical tracks (“Baby I Blinked”) to truth-telling songs such as the title track as well as “God So Loved the World.” And make note, Billingsley is certainly not holding back on delivering an album that contains a variety of music styles with deep inspiration: “It’s time to do a record for my generation,” Billingsley says.   
Never Forsaken was primarily inspired after the Billingsley and his family went on a missions trip to Guatemala. Joining up with the humanitarian organization Causelife, the family journeyed through numerous villages in dire need of fresh water. Billingsley took action to help build wells across third world countries, while he was deeply inspired to prepare this new musical project, especially for its title track.
Billingsley shares, “The song ‘Never Forsaken’ is for those people in the world who are hungry, lost, afraid, malnourished, thirsty, who cry out every day for something called hope. They won’t hear this album. This record is for the people who will hear it to do something about it.”
The trip to Guatemala continued to impact Billingsley so greatly that he decided to build a community consisting of 12 houses, one school and one church. The cost of such an enormous project can run in upwards of $160,000, yet in just over the past few months, over $40,000 has already been raised towards the building of this community.
For more information about Charles Billingsley, his tour dates and how you can help with the Guatemala project, please visit www.CharlesBillingsley.com



When he was 22 years old, the day after his college graduation Charles Billingsley packed up his red two-door Ford Explorer, attached a little trailer behind it and headed to a church in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina to perform his first professional concert. Now 3,000 concerts later, 17 years of marriage, two children, 25 music projects, and a career spanning two decades, Billingsley has ministered to hundreds of thousands through his gift of song.


In addition to his roles as worship leader at Thomas Road and his involvement in the worship department at Liberty University, Billingsley has also taken on Red Tie Music, a music publishing company, and several small businesses on the side. Billingsley still makes time to minister to an average of 100,000 people each year by leading worship at conferences all over the country.




Never Forsaken Tour Dates:
February 6 — South Reno Baptist, Reno, NV

February 10 — Turning Point Rally- Power Balance Pavilion, Sacramento, CA
February 24 — Hoffmeyer Road Baptist, Florence, SC

February 25-26 — Green Acres Baptist, Tyler, TX
February 27-28 — Southern Baptist of Texas- Dr. Pepper Arena, Frisco, TX
March 4 — Northside Baptist, Liverpool, NY
March 6 — Live streaming concert @ CharlesBillingsley.com
March 7 — Aloma Church, Orlando, FL
March 8 — Venue pending, Jacksonville, FL
March 9 — Venue pending, Tampa, FL
March 7 — Aloma Church, Orlando, FL
March 18 — Rock Springs Baptist, Milner, GA
March 25 — Murdock Baptist, Port Charlotte, FL
March 30-April 1 — Women of Joy- Freedom Hall, Louisville, KY
April 12 — Turning Point Rally- Richmond Coliseum, Richmond, VA
April 13-15 — Women of Joy- State Fair Arena, Oklahoma City, OK
April 15 — F.B.C. Broken Arrow, Broken Arrow, OK
April 20-21 — Women of Joy- Sevierville Events Center, Sevierville, TN
April 26 — Turning Point Rally- Berry Center, Houston, TX
April 27 — F.B.C. Canton, Canton, GA
May 2 — House of Prayer, Blairsville, GA
May 3 — F.B.C. North Spartanburg, Spartanburg, SC
May 4-6 — Women of Joy- Myrtle Beach Convention Center, Myrtle Beach, SC
May 6 — Calvary Baptist, Florence, SC
May 18 — Christian Cultural Center, Brooklyn, NY
May 27 — Calvary Baptist, Oshawa, ON