Christian artist Tauren Wells who’s the opening act for Lionel Richie and Mariah Carey’s “All the Hits Tour” says his goal is to “invade the tour” with God’s love.
Thousands attended the “All the Hits Tour” at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida, Friday night to hear performances by Mariah Carey and Lionel Richie. Before the audience got to hear their favorite classic songs from the mainstream industry veterans, Wells, the tour’s opening act, graced the stage for a half hour set to perform songs off of his new Christian album.
The former Royal Tailor frontman who has garnered two Grammy nods unapologetically showcased his faith-based tunes in the massive arena. After his set, Wells sat down with The Christian Post to discuss how it all came about and what he hopes to do as he continues to tour 22 markets across the U.S. and Canada with Richie and Carey.
Wells said that hearing his name as part of the concert bill is still “crazy” to him. As he described how it all came about he credited Jesus and his booking agent, John Huie.
“Nothing happens without Jesus, but John Huie is my booking agent over at the creative arts agency in Nashville,” Wells told CP.
Upon hearing that Richie was going on the road and taking out an opening act, Huie pitched Wells along with 10 other artists to the music legend and Richie hand picked the young Christian artist himself.
“He saw my ‘Hills and Valleys’ video, My ‘Love is Action’ video and my ‘Undefeated’ video and that was it,” Wells said.
Those in attendance heard Wells’ single, “Hills And Valleys,” which has quickly been climbing the radio charts. The song explains that God is Lord over everything and He’s with everyone through the good and bad.
With impressive dance moves, an incredible voice, and great piano and guitar skills, Wells flawlessly performed his set for the Tampa concert-goers. With his overtly Christian song lyrics and short speeches in between, the 31-year-old proclaimed God’s love and freedom before the packed audience as many cheered and applauded.
“It’s a unique opportunity that I have, so I’m being very careful on how I steward it,” Wells shared about ministering to a secular crowd. “I wanna steward it with wisdom and with love, but I also want to speak truth that could literally change somebody’s life forever.”
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SOURCE: The Christian Post