Christian acts headline free concert

March 21, 2012

PLAINVIEW – Contemporary Christian artists Luminate and Coffey Anderson will headline a free concert at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 30, in Wayland Baptist University’s Harral Memorial Auditorium.

Drawing inspiration from his Texas roots, Anderson has released four albums. He grew up in Bangs, focusing on basketball. While in college, a chance meeting with his girlfriend’s father sparked an interest in music that led him down another path. Anderson moved to Los Angeles to pursue the music business, eventually landing a spot on Nashville Star in 2008. Although he made the final four, he was eventually cut for “not being country enough.” Since then, Anderson has made it his mission to write and perform songs that cannot be pigeonholed into just one genre.

Anderson’s most recent album was released in September of 2010. He has been the opening act for artists such as Chris Tomlin, Boyz II Men, John Michael Montgomery, Blake Shelton, Chris Cagle, Trace Adkins and Leeland.

The Texas-based pop/rock group Luminate pays homage to artists such as U2, The Fray, and Switchfoot with a unique sound that is derived through the talents and creative ideas of the five band members. Through its self-titled debut album, Luminate is trying to spread the word of Christ’s love through music.

The concert is in conjunction with Wayland’s Big Weekend, a college preview weekend for high school juniors and seniors, as well as college transfer students.

Admission to the concert is free and open to the public.