To all involved with The Called to Love Tour

… and they’re back!  Picking up where they left off last fall, the wonders that are downhere, Jason Gray, and Aaron Shust began the second leg of The Called to Love Tour last week in Alexandria, Virginia, are continuing the tour until May.  I am still so, very thrilled that I was able to attend the tour again when it came to Virginia for its opening night last Thursday;  so thrilled, in fact, that I feel the need to say a couple thank-yous.

First off, the night was indescribably delightful.  I couldn’t have been happier to talk to those kind, fantastic people again and hear them play their wonderful, encouraging music.  As usual, downhere, Jason, and Aaron were all outstanding in their performances and in their ministry, moving us with their tunes, making us laugh at all the right moments, building us up with their words of encouragement, and uniting us in a time of intimate worship.  I could go into more detail, but I’ll simply say that it was everything it should be.

I wanted to take time to thank everyone involved with the tour for blessing us fans at these shows in such huge ways.  To Aaron, Jason, and the men of downhere, THANK YOU.  Thank you for showing us fans kindness, both on and off stage, by the way you share your hearts through songs, stories, and conversations.  I know that everyone who has attended the shows, including myself, has been extremely blessed by those things.  We are all immensely grateful for you guys.  To the roadies, sound guys, everyone selling merch, and the rest of the crew, for working so hard, non-stop, pulling these things together.  You’re the ones that keep everything happening.  What would a show be without you all?  To Brandon, Duffy, and Nate, for serving Jason, Aaron, and everyone else with your super talents and help!  Now, thank you to everyone involved, for something that I’ve especially noticed this tour: perseverance.  Whenever there’s been difficulty, whether it be the inability to fit lights and equipment into a tiny church, losing a tire, or waking up with a cold, everyone has persevered.  Everyone keeps moving, and the show goes on.  Such awesome dedication among both musicians and crew.  There are a million more things I could mention, but for all the things mentioned before, thank you, once again, to everyone, even those not listed, involved with The Called to Love Tour!

Now, a suggestion.  This suggestion goes out, not to the musicians and crew, but to fans, and even non-fans.  If at all possible, PLEASE try to attend this wonderful tour!  Even if you don’t know the first thing about any of the music, go anyway!  You will have a wonderful time and will certainly be blessed.  Take in the music, say hi to the guys, and enjoy the heck out of the night!  There are 21 dates left.  Visit the Called To Love Tour website to see if it’s coming to your area!


A few shots from opening night in Alexandria, VA –



downhere | Jason Gray | Aaron Shust | Centricity Music


  1. Thank you for your thank yous and you are so welcome. Those pics are GREAT! how might I acquire them? 🙂 I’m bummed I didn’t meet you! 🙁 next time!!!

    • I’m so glad you like the pictures! I’m in the process of putting them up on Flickr, so I’ll let you know when they’re ready! Let me know if you’d like to have them in any other form!

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