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September 20, 1999

This is the opportunity to get up close and personal with Avalon right through your personal email! Two of my friends, Danielle and Michelle, put together a bi-weekly newsletter called, "Avalon: All Around The World." It's an awesome newsletter packed with pictures, facts, sound clips of Avalon songs and exclusive interviews! They even have contests and quizs on the band. If you win, you can win some awesome autographed Avalon merchandise! Sign up today! How? Just click on the banner below and put SUBSCRIBE in the subject box and you've got the ticket to Avalon: All Around the World! (Note: You can also just send a blank email to and type "Subscribe" in the subject if you use a web based email.)

August 25, 1999

Everyone serving with the Brio missions trip was treated to a concert by contemporary Christian group Avalon in Brazil. The performance included many of their popular hits. It was a fun evening for everyone. A particularly special person at the concert was Brio Editor, Susie Shellenberger's, sponsored Compassion International child, Jose. Compassion made arrangements to fly Jose, who likes to be called Zezinho, from his home in Brazil to Rio to spend three days with Susie. No doubt, this short trip for 13-year-old Jose will be one he remembers all his life. Here are a few photos to share with you from the Avalon concert.

July 29, 1999

Sparrow recording artist Avalon and Myrrh recording artist Anointed have teamed forces for the "A" Tour, which will feature special guest Sparrow artist Nichole Nordeman, and will stop 60 cities this fall and spring including Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, San Fransisco, Detroit and Tampa. Pictured (l to r standing) Avalon's Jody McBrayer, Cherie Paliotta, Janna Potter and Michael Passons and seated Anointed's Da'dra Crawford Greathouse, Steve Crawford and Nee-C Walls.

-- Also, if you'd like to check out Jody's wedding photos, please click here.

March 3, 1999

I know most of you probably have already heard this news because I was slow at getting it up, but I will post it anyways....

Avalon will host their own network television special "Avalon Live At The Factory," which will tape March 23 at The Factory in Franklin, Tennessee, and will feature the group performing songs from their three recordings in front of a live audience as well as their new music video, "In Not Of." The special will air nationwide on PaxTV April 2 at 11:00 pm central/midnight eastern and pacific, April 3 at midnight central/1:00 am eastern and pacific, and April 9 at 1:00 am central/2:00 am eastern and pacific. The special will also re-air in May.

February 21, 1999

Sparrow recording artist Avalon recently taped an interview with Ron Huntsman Entertainment for a Dove Awards radio special that will be syndicated nationwide. Avalon, the 1998 Dove Award winner for New Artist of The Year, is currently nominated for six Dove Awards including Artist Of The Year, Group of The Year, Pop/Contemporary Album of The Year for A Maze Of Grace, Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year for "Testify To Love", and Inspirational Recorded Song of The Year for "Adonai". Pictured (l to r) are Avalon's Michael Passons, Janna Potter, Cherie Paliotta, and Jody McBrayer, and Ron Huntsman. Avalon has spent plenty of time in front of the microphone lately as they just completed work on their third recording, In A Different Light, which will hit stores March 23.

February 5, 1999

This article is taken from CCM Magazine's "Pop Life" in the February issue.

Testify To Literacy
"Yazzo City, Miss., native Michael Passons (of Avalon) hasn't forgotten his roots, and he's in fine company. Passons will be featured this spring in a series of ads for the Mississippi Press Association Literacy Campaign in which well-known native magnolias encourage people to read to their children. The state promotion, which has featured the Sesame Street veteran-turned-actor Morgan Freeman and Pat Fordice, Mississippi's first lady, is a part of a national literacy campaign, featuring the likes of another first lady, Barbara Bush. Avalon's new Brown Bannister-produced album, In A Different Light, is scheduled to hit shelves on March 23."


After receiving their Dove nominations, Avalon's response to the annoucement was:

"I'm not sure how much a Dove Award matters in the work of the kingdom," said Avalon's Jody McBrayer, "but being acknowledged this way by our peers and the fans is such an awesome encouragement to us. We are especially honored to be a part of what God has done with the song, `Testify To Love.' It's impact has been far greater than we ever imagined."

February 1, 1999

Here is my review of Avalon's brand new album, "In a Different Light":

Let me start off my saying this album is definitley Different. And I would also say this album is put together In a Different Light. I love this album. Some songs really minister to me. When I first listened to this album it reminded me of Point Of Grace's new album "Steady On". For those POG fans, you know how it was a new look at Point Of Grace's music? It was fresh and enjoyable. That's what I thought of this album when I heard it, fresh and enjoyable... very much so. My personal favorite on this album is "In Not Of". It's a song that talks about how we can live in this world and not be of it. How we can love the people and give hope to the hopeless. "We are not like the world but we can love it... In It, Not Of It". I love this song. My other favorites are "Take You at Your Word", "In A Different Light", "Can't Live A Day", "If My People Pray", and "I'm Speechless". You all will enjoy this album. Be sure and get it the day it releases because if you try and get it any day later they may all be gone! The street date is March 23rd. Don't miss out on this album!

This review is of my personal opinion. If you get the album and hate it, don't sue me. This is not a proffessional opinion, this is personal.


Avalon was nominated for 7 Dove Awards. The list is below:

Song of The Year - (Adonai and Testify To Love)

Group Of The Year

Artist Of The Year

Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song Of The Year - (Testify To Love)

Inpirational Recorded Song Of The Year - (Adonai)

Pop/Contemporary Album Of The Year - (A Maze Of Grace)

Long Form Music Video - (My Utmost For His Highest)

Michael Passons
Cherie Paliotta
Janna Potter
Jody McBrayer

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