Christian band Newsboys will be performing a free concert with special guest Matthew West at the Kentucky State Fair on Monday, August 18.
The Newsboys, from Mooloolaba, Queensland, Australia, are an award-winning Christian pop/rock band. Of the group's 16 studio albums, six are gold. The band boasts numerous nominations and awards, having received honors such as the 1999 Best CCM Video at the Billboard Music Video Awards, the 2001 Dove Awards Special Event Album of the Year, and four Grammy nominations. Their song “God’s Not Dead” is currently the No. 1 downloaded Christian song in America.
Matthew West is a contemporary Christian musician and actor hailing from Nashville, Tenn. He has released five studio albums and is best known for his songs “More,” “You Are Everything” and “The Motions.” West has an impressive career, having been nominated for five Dove Awards in 2005, winning the 2013 American Music Award for Best Contemporary Inspirational Artist, and having a record-breaking 17 weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Christian songs chart for his single “Hello, My Name Is.” West has also worked as a songwriter for artists such as Rascal Flatts, Billy Ray Cyrus and Vince Gill.
For more information, visit www.kystatefair.org or call 502-367-5000.