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Published On: Sat, Nov 23rd, 2013

Michael Tait talks Newsboys, Restart, Winter Jam 2014, Nothing but the Blood, God’s Not Dead

EXCLUSIVE: For over twenty years Michael Tait has been entertaining Christian music fans. From his pioneering days with DC talk, to a highly successful solo career and now as the lead singer with Newsboys, Tait says he’s blessed to be doing God’s work.

newsboys-restart bannerBreaking away from Winter Jam, Tait spoke with The Global Dispatch about the tour saying “It’s a great chance to get 9 or 10 bands a night on stage, a lot who will become my friends…Families show up all excited to see the bands play…it’s a great time.”

The bands gather Sundays for worship in what has been nicknamed Jam Church and Tait was quick to say that may be his favorite part of Winter Jam. When asked, the Newsboy singer not only pointed to Nothing but the Blood as a key worship song, actually sings a few bars.

Listen to this classic moment around the 2:54 mark in the interview.

Newsboys’ new album Restart debuted at #1 on the Christian billboard chart and #38 on the overall chart. Tait discusses the effort taken to be relevant saying “The record is one of my favorite records period…make sure we are a full package, I want to be available to the youth – the pediatrics as well as the geriatrics. I want everybody to enjoy the record. Get music into their spiritual lives and walk and ignite their spirit that God’s put inside of them.”

A 2014 film based on the book God’s Not Dead tapped into the star power of the Newsboys and their song which shares the name.

WinterJam 2013“I’m so excited about that movie,” Tait says as he joked about the cameo appearance in the film. “The movie is powerful because of the whole stance of it…just trying to prove God’s existence…sharing the gospel, living the lifestyle, changing the mindset of people around them in this college, in this university.”

Michael Tait proved to be one of the more personable interviews of any artists we’ve ever interviewed – check out the full interview below.

Visit the Newsboys website for the latest news – HERE

God’s Not Dead arrives in theaters on March 7, 2014.
Get tickets or more show information on the Jam Tour website HERE

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About the Author

- Writer and Co-Founder of The Global Dispatch, Brandon has been covering news, offering commentary for years, beginning professional in 2008 on sites like Examiner and blogs: Desk of Brian, Crazed Fanboy. Appearing on several radio shows, Brandon has hosted Dispatch Radio, written his first novel (The Rise of the Templar) will be a licensed Assembly of God Pastor by the Spring of 2017. "Why do we do this?" I was asked and the answer is simple. "I just want the truth. I want a source of information that tells me what's going and clearly attempts to separate opinion from fact. Set aside left and right, old and young, just point to the world and say, 'Look!'" To Contact Brandon email [email protected] ATTN: BRANDON

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