Sangamon River Music Festival Announces Christian Band Change

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Plans have changed for the originally announced Christian band headliner We Are Messengers as they will be going on tour with Big Daddy Weave and unable to be at the Sangamon River Music Festival.  Festival committee members are excited for the opportunity for We Are Messengers and also excited to announce that Ellie Holcomb will take their place as the Christian band festival headliner for 2017.

A native of Nashville, singer-songwriter Ellie Holcomb began her career touring alongside her husband Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors.  After the birth of her first child, Ellie stepped out of the touring scene and debuted her first solo album, “As Sure As The Sun.”  Her album which hit No. 1 its first week on the iTunes Christian chart and Amazon Christian charts was also followed by Holcomb receiving “Best New Artist” at the 2014 Dove Awards.

Since her debut album, Ellie has performed across the country with Christian artists Amy Grant, Nichole Nordeman and Third Day.  In January, 2017, she released her second album “Red Sea Road” which celebrates the hope we have in Jesus and the powerful ways that Holcomb has seen God make Red Sea Roads during some of the most heartbreaking times in her life.  The radio single from “Find You Here” was based on her own personal story and inspiration.  Ellie describes, “I wrote Find You Here to remind myself that God shows up in the middle of our most desperate and broken places.  This sond is about the profound peace my family and I experienced in the face of a cancer diagnosis for my Dad and it tells the story about God drawing near to our breaking hearts, bringing comfort into our chaos and covering our deepest fears with His faithfullness.”

“For more information on Ellie Holcomb visit her website at  She can also be found on Facebook, Twitter, iTunes, and YouTube.

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