SHELDON, Iowa— RiseFest announces that Minnesota native Jason Gray has been added to the 2020 festival lineup. He will make his second RiseFest appearance and play on June 20.

“Jason was with us back in 2015 and just recently joined us this fall for our RiseFest kickoff dinner.” RISE Ministries President and Founder Rob Roozeboom said. “Jason has a powerful story and is both entertaining and inspiring as he shares about his fight with stuttering.”

One of "Christian music's best kept secrets” according to, Gray has won two ASCAP Performance Awards for "More Like Falling in Love" (2011) and "Good to Be Alive" (2012). His first No. 1 single, "Nothing Is Wasted", reached the top spot on the Soft AC Chart in May 2013 and remained there for nine weeks. His release in 2012 was named Album of the Year by critics and garnered three Top 5 radio singles ,which included the "Nothing Is Wasted" single. Also in May 2013, he was honored at ASCAP's 35th Annual Christian Music Awards with the "Most Performed Song Award" for his song "Good to Be Alive" co-written with Brandon Heath and Jason Ingram. The song was a Top 5 single on Christian radio and was released on Gray's album “A Way to See in the Dark.”

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