Jason Castro Joins Matthew West’s “Into The Light Tour” And Releases New Single, “Stay This Way” to Radio

Felso MontineSep 25, 2013 02:01 PM EDT

Internationally-recognized singer/songwriter Jason Castro is gearing up for the release of the third single, "Stay This Way," from his debut Word Entertainment album, Only A Mountain. This week the track ships to radio and will go for adds on October 18th. Castro, after having spent the summer co-headlining a tour with Ryan Cabrera, promoting his appearance in the UP! original movie, "The Perfect Summer," and visiting Colombia, South America, on an "I am Second" expedition, is hitting the road again this week with Matthew West and Sidewalk Prophets for West's "Into the Light Tour." Then, throughout the holiday season, he'll join NewSong for "The Very Merry Christmas Tour" which runs through December 15. 

"'Stay This Way' is the most relevant for me lyrically. You know, in the last couple years I think I realized for the first time that I'd grown up accustomed to some things being the way they were, thinking that I can't outrun my last mistake, and I'm just stuck here. I always believed in God, I knew He was good - I thought I was just messed up," said Castro who co-wrote the song with its producers Ben Glover and David Garcia. "I didn't understand what people meant by freedom in Christ. I never felt free - I always felt like a slave to my sin. It wasn't until these last few years that I got into my first real Biblical community. And as I started to share my life with others, and we studied God's word together, I really discovered freedom for the first time. And so that's been a big part of my journey these last few years and one of the highlights."

On Thursday, Matthew West's "Into the Light Tour" featuring Castro and Sidewalk Prophets commences in Carlsbad, NM. The tour runs through November 17th and is scheduled to visit 30 cities throughout the U.S. Immediately following this tour he'll join "The Very Merry Christmas Tour" alongside NewSong, Audio Adrenaline and Love & The Outcome. The tour kicks off in Tyler, TX, on November 30th and hits 15 cities.

Sept. 26         Carlsbad, NM - Walter Gerrell's Performing Arts Center

Sept. 27         Phoenix, AZ - Grand Canyon University

Sept. 28         Saint George, UT - Dixie State College, Cox Auditorium

Sept. 29         Sparks, NV - Sparks Christian Fellowship

Sept. 30         Brentwood, CA - Golden Hills Community Church

Oct. 2              Coos Bay, OR - Marshfield High School Auditorium

Oct. 3              Portland, OR - New Hope Community Church

Oct. 6              Issaquah, WA - Eastridge Church

Oct. 8              Cheyenne, WY - Cheyenne Civic Center

Oct. 9              Bismarck, ND - Shiloh Christian School

Oct. 10            Dickinson, ND - Trinity High School

Oct. 11            Gillette, WY - New Life Wesleyan Church

Oct. 12            Rapid City, SD - Performing Arts Center of Rapid City

Oct. 18            Bel Air, MD - Harford Community College

Oct. 19            Simpsonville, SC - Southside Christian School

Oct. 24            Wausau, WI - Grand Theater Wausau

Oct. 25            Appleton, WI - Appleton Alliance Church

Oct. 26            Bourbonnais, IL - Olivet Nazarene University

Oct. 27            Indianapolis, IN - The Caring Place

Nov. 1             Fort Wayne, IN - First Assembly of God

Nov. 2             Eden Prairie, MN - Grace Church

Nov. 3             Zeeland, MI - Community Reformed Church

Nov. 7             McAlester, OK - Southeast Expo Center

Nov. 8             Lincoln, NE - Lincoln Berean Church

Nov. 9             Tulsa, OK - ORU Mabee Center

Nov. 10          Mount Vernon, IL - Central Christian Church

Nov. 14          Lubbock, TX - City Bank Coliseum

Nov. 15          Andrews, TX - Andrews County Expo

Nov. 16          Decatur, TX - First Baptist Church

Nov. 17          Tyler, TX - Lane's Chapel UMC

Nov. 30          Tyler, TX - The Oil Palace

Dec. 1             Baton Rouge, LA - Baton Rouge River Center

Dec. 2             Russellville, AR - Russellville Performing Arts Center

Dec. 3             Wichita, KS - NewSpring Church

Dec. 5             Anderson, SC - Anderson Sports & Entertainment Center

Dec. 6             Kinston, NC - Kinston Performing Arts Center

Dec. 7             Whiteville, NC - Northwood Assembly

Dec. 8             Johnson City, TN - Freedom Hall Civic Center (PWYC)

Dec. 9             Hight Point, NC - First Wesleyan Church

Dec. 10          Marion, IL - Marion Cultural and Civic Center

Dec. 11          Lancaster, OH - Fairfield Christian Academy

Dec. 13          Pascagoula, MS - First Baptist Church

Dec. 14          Warner Robins, GA - Warner Robins Civic Center

Dec. 15          Woodstock, GA - First Baptist of Woodstock

Dec. 16          Charlotte, NC - Central Church of God

 

 

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