NewSong's Eddie Carswell, Billy Goodwin Honored As 'Champions Of The Faith'
July 13, 2011 at 5:41 PM (PT)
Founding members of NEWSONG EDDIE CARSWELL and BILLY GOODWIN were named Musician of the Year at the inaugural THE CHAMPIONS OF THE FAITH AWARDS & BENEFIT CONCERT, held this week at the INTERNATIONAL CHRISTIAN RETAIL SHOW (ICRS) in ATLANTA.
Presented by the PREMIER FOUNDATION, in partnership with the ASSOCIATION FOR CHRISTIAN RETAIL (CBA), the awards recognize businesses, organizations, entertainers, individuals and Christian retailers and vendors who are “champions” of the Christian faith by living lives dedicated to the principles taught by Jesus Christ.
In addition to CARSWELL and GOODWIN, honorees included NASCAR’s TREVOR BAYNE (Athlete of the Year); KAREN KINGSBURY (Author of the Year); WORLD VISION’s RICHARD STEARNS (Charity of the Year); and AFFIRM FILMS/SONY PICTURES ENTERTAINMENT's RICH PELUSO (Business Person of the Year) among others. The event also featured a concert by NEWSONG, FRANCESCA BATTISTELLI, and special guests MIKE DONEHEY of TENTH AVENUE NORTH and visual artist JARED EMERSON.