Special Good Friday Prayer Service

Each night since March 18th (minus 1 night), Ed Boston Ministries has hosted an online Prayer Service in response to the National Emergency happening in the United States and around the world.

With this being Holy Week, we thought we would have a special Prayer Service on Good Friday at 7 pm eastern on the ministry Facebook page. The link there is www.facebook.com/edbostonministries. This service will be different than what we have been doing each night, so why not join us and help us observe Good Friday!

 

A New Year, A New Decade and a New Focus

A few moments to look back, but more importantly a look at the future.

Ed Boston Ministries has gone by many names and has been primarily a Chriatian podcast since the beginning back in 2008.

There have been political discussions, interviews, road trips, celebrity friends of the podcast, sermons preached, and so much more.

The first 12 years have served as a huge learning experience and it’s now time to move forward and seek God’s deeper will for this ministry.

With a new Decade here, the goal for this ministry is to be more bold for Christ.

What exactly does that mean? What will be different in 2020 than any other of the previous 12 years?

The focus is what will be different. In the past, the podcast has been the central part of the ministry. The podcast will continue, but you will hear less interviews and more specific Ed Boston Ministries original material.

There will be a church service each week at 7 pm eastern that will be simulcast on Facebook Live and YouTube.

The service will be designed to be the same as if you were actually in the church building.

A greeting, scripture readings, music, sermon, alter call, offering opportunities and communion on some occasions will be part of the service.

Many believe that we are living in the end times. Again, with that in mind, top focus needs to be on winning lost souls to Christ.

Another priority will be short 4-6 minute YouTube videos on relevant Christian topics. Pastors need to share their take issues that affect our Christian walk and that is what the plan is for these videos.

There will still be interviews, but the focus on them will be much less.

It’s a New Year, a New Decade and now there is a New Focus.

Friend of the Podcast Jonathan Cain Has A New Christmas Single With Michael Tait

Friend of the podcast Jonathan Cain from Journey sent out the following.

I’m excited to announce that my Christmas single featuring Michael Tait, Wonder of Wonders, is finally out!

Pick your favorite streaming platform and click below to listen to my newest single, Wonder of Wonders.

Click Here

Big Announcement from The Oak Ridge Boys

The Oak Ridge Boys Release New Album ‘Down Home Christmas’ Today & Celebrate 30th Annual Christmas Tour Kicking Off On November 13

Produced By Dave Cobb, ‘Down Home Christmas’ Is Available Everywhere Today

Billboard Magazine Premieres All New Festive Video For “Reindeer On The Roof,” With Cameo Appearances By John Rich, Dennis Quaid & Jamey Johnson; Shot At Santa’s Pub In Nashville

Oak Ridge Boys Commemorate New Album Release With Upcoming Appearances on HUCKABEE, Nashville Insider, Country Gold With Terri Clark, and more!
“The Oak Ridge Boys got their own little Christmas miracle while recording their new holiday album…”
– Deborah Evans Price, Billboard Magazine

“If the holiday season is all about long-held traditions, then pushing play on an Oak Ridge Boys Christmas album should absolutely be up there with spiking the egg nog, arguing with your crazy uncle and watching “A Christmas Story” for 24 hours straight.”
– Kelly Dearmore, Sounds Like Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – GRAMMY® Award-winning and Country Music Hall of Fame members, The Oak Ridge Boys, have released their 8th holiday themed album today, Down Home Christmas, available everywhere music is sold from Lightning Rod Records/Thirty Tigers. The new album marks the 3rd collaboration with famed Nashville hit-making Producer Dave Cobb. Down Home Christmas includes standards such as “Amazing Grace” and “Silent Night,” plus new originals like “Don’t Go Pullin’ On Santa Claus’ Beard” written by Americana hit-maker Anderson East and Aaron Raitiere, and “South Alabama Christmas,” written by Jamey Johnson, Bill Anderson and Buddy Cannon.

Billboard Magazine Premieres “Reindeer On The Roof” Video
Billboard Magazine premiered [click to view] an all new video today for “Reindeer On The Roof,” a fun and festive original tune that puts Oaks singer Richard Sterban in the spotlight with his one-of-a-kind basso cantante. Shot on location at Nashville’s famed Santa’s Pub, the video also features cameo appearances by John Rich, Dennis Quaid and Jamey Johnson.

30th Annual Down Home Christmas Tour
Each year The Oak Ridge Boys travel all over the United States spreading Christmas cheer by performing holiday classics, and fun new favorites plus many of the hits that shaped the career of this legendary vocal quartet. On November 13 in Branson, Missouri, they’ll embark on their 30th annual holiday-themed tour, with more than 30 concerts on tap in 28 cities and 16 states throughout the U.S.

The Oak Ridge Boys’ set list will take audiences on a hit-filled musical journey of holiday cheer from the group’s seven best-selling Christmas albums, along with performances from the new Down Home Christmas album.

“It is so hard to believe that our 30th Annual Christmas Tour is upon us,” said lead singer Joe Bonsall. “It seems like yesterday when Marie Osmond and all of us were planning our first tour called The Magic Of Christmas back in 1989. With different variations production-wise, and by gleaning fresh material from our eight different Christmas albums, we have maintained this energetic and challenging tour every year since. This year we will perform 31 full production Christmas shows across the Midwest and Northeast, and once again the show will be refreshed by utilizing all of the new songs from our new Down Home Christmas album, produced by Dave Cobb.”

Down Home Christmas Track Listing:
1. The Family Piano (Aaron Raitiere)
2. Angels (Aaron Raitiere)
3. Bring Daddy Home (Channing Wilson, Aaron Raitiere)
4. Reindeer On The Roof (Jake Mitchell, Aaron Raitiere)
5. Silent Night (Franz Gruber, Joseph Mohr)
6. Hallelujah Emmanuel (Robert Jason, Paul Bradley Sr.)
7. Down Home Christmas (Mando Saenz, Aaron Raitiere)
8. South Alabama Christmas (Jamey Johnson, Bill Anderson, Buddy Cannon)
9. Don’t Go Pullin’ On Santa Claus’ Beard (Anderson East, Aaron Raitiere)
10. Amazing Grace (spoken introduction by Joseph Bonsall)
11. Amazing Grace (John Newton)

Album Name: Down Home Christmas
Release date: October 25, 2019
Pre-sale date: October 4, 2019
Label: Lightning Rod Records/Thirty Tigers
UPC: 644216238361
DISC: LRR38361
Produced by: Dave Cobb
Buy/Stream/Listen at orcd.co/downhomechristmas

Oak Ridge Boys Down Home Christmas Tour:
NOV 13 -The Mansion Theatre / Branson, Mo.
NOV 14 – The Mansion Theatre / Branson, Mo.
NOV 15 – Orpheum Theatre / Sioux City, Iowa
NOV 16 – Deadwood Mountain Grand Hotel / Deadwood, S.D.
NOV 17 – Aberdeen Civic Arena / Aberdeen, S.D.
NOV 18 – Wild Rose Casino & Resort / Jefferson, Iowa
NOV 19 – Hartman Arena / Park City, Kan.
NOV 20 – The Mansion Theatre / Branson, Mo.
NOV 21 – The Mansion Theatre / Branson, Mo.
NOV 22 – Peoria Civic Center Theater / Peoria, Ill.
NOV 23 – The Vern Riffe Center For The Arts / Portsmouth, Ohio
NOV 24 – River City Casino / St. Louis, Mo.
NOV 29 – Carson Center / Paducah, Ky.
NOV 30 – Memorial Hall / Independence, Kan.
DEC 01 – McCain Auditorium / Manhattan, Kan.
DEC 04 – UMBC Events Center / Baltimore, Md.
DEC 05 – Riviera Theatre / N. Tonawanda, N.Y.
DEC 06 – Palace Theatre / Greensburg, Pa.
DEC 07 – Roland E. Powell Convention Center / Ocean City, Md.
DEC 08 – Sherman Theater / Stroudsburg, Pa.
DEC 10 – Brown County Music Center / Nashville, Ind.
DEC 11 – Paramount Theater / Anderson, Ind.
DEC 12 – Holland Civic Center / Holland, Mich.
DEC 13 – Leelanau Sands Casino Showroom / Peshawbestown, Mich.
DEC 14 – Honeywell Center / Wabash, Ind.
DEC 15 – Renfro Valley Entertainment Center / Renfro Valley, Ky.
DEC 18 – Mayo Civic Center Presentation / Rochester, Minn
DEC 19 – Five Flags Center / Dubuque, Iowa
DEC 20 – Shooting Star Casino Hotel / Mahnomen, Minn.
DEC 21 – Crystal Grand Music Theatre / Wisconsin Dells, Wis.
DEC 22 – Rialto Square Theatre / Joliet, Ill.
For entire tour schedule, please click here.

About The Oak Ridge Boys:
The Oak Ridge Boys, who have sold over 41 million units worldwide, are synonymous with “America, apple pie, baseball, pop, rock, gospel and country music.” In addition to their awards and accolades in the country and pop music fields, they have garnered five GRAMMY® Awards and nine GMA DOVE Awards as well as the Mainstream Artist of the Year Award at the ICM Awards. The group—Joe Bonsall, Duane Allen, William Lee Golden, and Richard Sterban—have earned prestigious membership in the Country Music Hall of Fame (2015 Inductees) and Grand Ole Opry, and are known worldwide as one of recording history’s most extraordinary musical successes. They have charted single after single and album after album, celebrating one double-platinum album and one double-platinum single and more than 30 Top 10 hits, including No. 1 chart-toppers “Elvira,” “Bobbie Sue,” “Thank God For Kids,” “American Made,” “Y’All Come Back Saloon,” among dozens more. For more information and to view upcoming tour dates for The Oak Ridge Boys, please visit oakridgeboys.com.

Watch A Capitol Fourth Live Here with Friend of the Podcast Angelica Hale

A Star-Spangled Birthday Party — Live From the U.S. Capitol!

On July Fourth, America’s national Independence Day celebration honors our country’s birthday with an all-star salute. Broadcast live on PBS from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, this top-rated extravaganza features coverage from 20 cameras positioned around Washington, D.C., ensuring viewers are front and center for the greatest display of fireworks in the nation.

In the three decades since the humble beginning of A Capitol Fourth, a parade of superstars — including Frankie Valli, Patti LaBelle, John Williams, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Reba McEntire, Natasha Bedingfield, Barry Manilow, Neil Diamond, Dolly Parton, Steve Martin, Josh Groban, Gloria Estefan, Huey Lewis and the News, Little Richard, Tony Bennett, Faith Hill, Ray Charles, the Bee Gees, Kenny G, Aaron Neville, Kenny Rogers and the Muppets from Sesame Street — has offered the best in American entertainment and helped set the tone for a spectacular American birthday party.

Program Sponsors

A Capitol Fourth is made possible by grants from The Boeing Company, the National Park Service, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Department of the ArmyPBS and public television viewers nationwide. Air travel is provided by American Airlines.

A Capitol Fourth: Watch it Live At 8 pm Thursday

A special note before we share information from the A Capitol Fourth website.

Friend of the podcast, Angelica Hale is one of the performers at this year’s annual 4th of July celebration hosted on the lawn of the United States Capitol. We are so proud of Angelica.

There is a link at the bottom of this post where you can watch the entire program with a live link here at EdBoston.com

This July 4th, A Capitol Fourth continues its 39-year tradition of celebrating our nation’s independence on the West Lawn of the United States Capitol building. Two-time Emmy Award-nominated actor and producer John Stamos returns to host the country’s longest-running live national July 4th TV tradition.

The 39th annual edition of A Capitol Fourth will feature: Grammy Award-winning music legend Carole Kingwith the Broadway cast of the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning musical Beautiful starring Vanessa Carlton; multi-award winning electronic violinist Lindsey Stirling; acclaimed Tony-nominated singer-songwriter and actress Keala Settle (The Greatest Showman); multi-platinum recording artist and star of television, film and the Broadway stage Vanessa Williams; double ACM winner, CMA and Grammy nominee with more than 12 million in RIAA certified sales and early member of Pandora’s Billionaires Club Lee Brice; Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum-selling singer-songwriter Colbie Caillat with her new band Gone West; Rock and Roll Hall of Famers and R&B legends The O’Jays; five-time Grammy Award-winning gospel vocalist extraordinaire Yolanda Adams; 2019 American Idol winner Laine Hardy; singing sensation Angelica Hale (America’s Got Talent); Broadway star and two-time Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes; and this year’s winner of The Voice (Season 16), Maelyn Jarmon, performing the national anthem; with the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of top pops conductor Jack Everly.

The concert will also feature a special treat for the entire family, with Big Bird, Abby Cadabby, Rosita, Elmo, Grover, Bert & Ernie from Sesame Street on hand to celebrate America’s birthday. The Sesame StreetMuppets will perform a musical medley of patriotic favorites and iconic songs from the groundbreaking children’s television series, currently celebrating a landmark 50 years of learning and fun.

And, the concert will pay tribute to our men and women in uniform with a special performance by the MusiCorps Wounded Warrior Band and John Stamos. MusiCorps is a conservatory-level music rehabilitation program, formed in response to the needs of service members injured in Iraq and Afghanistan. Since 2007, the program has become a pioneer in the field of adaptive music and has helped countless wounded warriors in their recovery. This inspiring moment will be dedicated to our troops serving around the world, their families, and all those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, fighting for our freedom.

The 39th annual broadcast of A Capitol Fourth will air on PBS Thursday, July 4, 2019 from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m. ET before a concert audience of hundreds of thousands, millions more at home, as well as to our troops serving around the world on the American Forces Network. The program can also be heard live in stereo over NPR member stations nationwide.

Also participating in the event will be Patrick Lundy & The Ministers of Music, the Choral Arts Society of Washington, the U.S. Army Herald Trumpets, the U.S. Army Ceremonial Band, Members of the Armed Forces carrying the State and Territorial Flags and the Armed Forces Color Guard provided by the Military District of Washington, D.C.

The 2019 A Capitol Fourth will be live-streamed on PBS.org, YouTube and Facebook.