Published On: Tue, Feb 12th, 2013

Billy Goodwin talks Winter Jam 2013 sellouts, new album from NewSong ‘Swallow the Ocean’ and upcoming tour dates

Winter Jam is selling out town after town on the three month, forty show tour across America. Billy Goodwin, one of the founders of NewSong, talked briefly with The Global Dispatch about the success of the tour and some upcoming news.

“Most venue are selling out and we are setting up a stage outside for acoustic sets. It’s a mixed blessing,” Goodwin explains. “We hate to turn anyone away, so this is a way for us to show we love them.”

Billy Goodwin performing Winter Jam 2013 photo Brandon Jones

Billy Goodwin performing Winter Jam 2013 photo Brandon Jones

TobyMac, Red, Matthew West, Sidewalk Prophets, Jamie Grace, Royal Tailor, Capital Kings, Jason Castro, NewSong and OBB make for a full lineup of amazing Christian music and folks are packing every show.

“Venues are filling up, but we never know because we don’t sell tickets,” Goodwin notes that weather permitting artists can go outside to a makeshift area to greet with fans that couldn’t get inside for the general admission show. “Some venues have a convention style area and we have setup two to three thousand for an inside state.”

Speaking with The Dispatch in December, Goodwin described the Winter Jam experience as a traveling church and maintains the family atmosphere the artists have on tour.

“It’s cool about the tour, it becomes like family as we fellowship together with the artists and there’s a unity and focus. (There are) no ego problems as folks are using their God given talents and we are united to share that, rejoice in God’s work.”

The Jamtour continues through March and the NewSong singer gives up an updated schedule.

“There is a small Spring tour, probably going to mid-April when the new album comes out. It’s called ‘Swallow the Ocean” and that will take us to the end of the summer. We do a Christmas tour and the west coast JamTour. It’s a pretty cool time.”

Check out the website here for more information, dates etc…

Go the Newsong website, get information and  get the new album which comes out February 26 – Amazon

Billy Goodwin performing Winter Jam 2013 photo Brandon Jones

Billy Goodwin performing Winter Jam 2013 photo Brandon Jones

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