BEC Recordings 7eventh Time Down continues to impact fans across the nation with their latest album's title track "Just Say Jesus," which released to radio in 2013. The single has remained active at radio and climbed the charts to the Top 5 at AC Monitored. "Just Say Jesus" has also charted in the Top 5 on the National Christian Audience, AC Indicator and Hot AC/CHR charts. to get the single at iTunes for just 69 cents.
This single was also the first music video from the band's sophomore effort. The band also created a for "Just Say Jesus" to raise awareness to release Saeed Abedini, an American pastor, father and husband currently imprisoned in Iran because he shared his Christian faith.
"Just Say Jesus" reminds us that the name of Jesus is just as life giving, just as redeeming, and brings just as much healing to the sick and lost today than it ever has," shares frontman Mikey Howard. "I think that's what makes the song so special. When people hear it I think they are reclaiming the power of Jesus over their lives and things change when people do that. We are grateful to play a small part in all of this. It's been amazing to hear and read the stories that come to us everyday on how this song has impacted lives. We're grateful and humbled for the way Christian radio has embraced this song and helped to take it to a place we could've never imagined.
For 7eventh Time Down, every song is an opportunity for ministry and this single is a perfect example of that. This band has been flooded with emails and messages from those who have been impacted by the song. Here are a few messages the band has received:
"Since December 19th, my family and I are going through the most challenging, scary thing we have ever had to deal with- my faith has been tested. I have never felt so devastated and so alone. One day, I heard this song and I broke down in to tears and felt a whole new sense of hope and more importantly FAITH. Music cleanses the soul and this song was just the healing I needed! There have been several nights I have woken up crying and THIS song is in my head. I have no doubt that God is speaking to me LOUDLY through your music. So... THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!"
"I just wanted to tell you guys your song came on K-LOVE moments after I found out that my wife had miscarried for the 2nd time in a year. Thank you for reminding me that God is right there with me and all I need to do is say His name. Love you guys. Thank you!
"I just wanted to say you guys are amazing! I'm 19 years old and recently found out I'm pregnant and yes it's a sin and have really been struggling, but have been going to God and He has forgiven me, but your song makes me cry every time I listen to it. It is so powerful! So I want to thank you guys for your amazing songs. They have helped me out a lot!"
"Just heard "Just Say Jesus" last night. Still going through a very difficult season of life. Most days that's all I can do- call on Him. Thank you for recording this song. I'm sure I'm not the only one who needs to be reminded that all we have to do is speak His name and He is here for us."
Fans will be able to catch 7eventh Time Down's dynamic live show as they are currently on their first headlining "Just Say Jesus" tour that is being promoted solely by Christian radio stations. The band is also partnering with Food for the Hungry on this tour. Following their headlining tour, 7eventh Time Down will be touring with the Newsboys on both their upcoming spring and fall runs of their "We Believe" tours. See below for their upcoming dates for a city near you.
The Kentucky-based foursome has already garnered an enthusiastic army after their 2011 debut, Alive in You, on BEC Recordings. 7eventh Time Down is composed of Mikey Howard (vocals), Ciff Williams (bass), Eric Van Zant (guitar) and Austin Miller (drums). The band has toured with a long list of impressive artists, including Newsboys, for King & Country, KJ-52, Manafest, Fireflight and Stellar Kart, among others, and was recently a featured artist on Air 1's popular "Club Awesome Tour." Logging nearly 100 shows a year, the band members are true road warriors, carrying full production for their live shows since their earliest days together, handling everything from sound and lighting to stage set-up themselves.
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Feb 28 Inspiration Academy Bradenton, FL
Mar 01 Just Say Jesus Tour Jacksonville, FL
Mar 02 Just Say Jesus Tour Tampa, FL
Mar 03 Just Say Jesus Tour Saraland, AL
Mar 07 Just Say Jesus Tour Bowling Green, KY
Mar 09 Wells Fargo Arena Des Moines, IA
Mar 10 Just Say Jesus Tour Friendswood, TX
Mar 11 Just Say Jesus Tour New Braunfels, TX
Mar 13 First Church Of The Nazarene Lubbock, TX
Mar 16 Just Say Jesus Tour Lewisville, TX
Mar 20 Just Say Jesus Tour Fort Smith, AR
Mar 21 Compassion Church Morristown, TN
Mar 22 Bell Central School Center Pineville, KY
Apr 12 Newsboys We Believe Tour Kosciusko, MS
Apr 17 Newsboys We Believe Tour Estero, FL
Apr 23 Newsboys We Believe Tour Rochester, NY
Apr 24 Newsboys We Believe Tour Westbrook, ME
Apr 25 Newsboys We Believe Tour Charleston, ME
Apr 26 Newsboys We Believe Tour Glens Falls, NY
May 01 Newsboys We Believe Tour Rhinelander, WI
May 02 Newsboys We Believe Tour Menasha, WI
May 4 Newsboys We Believe Tour Lexington, NC
May 09 Newsboys We Believe Tour San Antonio, TX
May 10 Newsboys We Believe Tour Carthage, TX
Jun 07 Ichthus Festival Lexington, KY
Jun 20 Bash On The Farm Forest City, IA
Jun 21 Light The Night Festival Lebanon, IN
Jun 28 Creation Festival Shirleysburg, PA
July 12 Vienna High School Vienna IL
Jul 17 Sonshine Festival Willmar, MN
Jul 18 Southern Hills UMC Sioux Falls, SD
Jul 19 Hills Alive Festival Rapid City, SD
Jul 25 Splashtown Waterpark Spring, TX
Aug 02 Creation Festival West Kennewick, WA
Aug 9 Gordon City Auditorium Gordon, NE
Aug 23 Cortez City Park Cortez, CO
Aug 31 Delgrasso's Amusement Park Tipton, PA