More Than 22,000 People Attend Sold-Out And Near-Capacity Events On Tour; Sadie Robertson Speaks With Authority And Passion To Young People During 2nd Annual Tour
Nashville, Tenn. (Nov. 16, 2017) – More than 22,000 people attended the 16-city LIVE ORIGINAL TOUR with Sadie Robertson and friends. The tour that swept across the nation over the past 4 weeks also featured Sadie’s older brother, author and speaker, John Luke Robertson, the innovative, high-energy harmony of Anthem Lights, worship sound of Jesus Culture’s Chris McClarney, Christian rapper and hard-hitting hip/hop artist Steven Malcolm, and the unstoppable American Idol alum artist Hollyn.
“This has been the most amazing season,” Sadie said. “Every night, behind stage I would listen to the sound of worship and watch people lay down the things that they came in carrying. It made me cry every night and fall so much more in love with who God is.”
Targeting the millennial crowd and selling out 14 dates, the tour made stops in 16 megachurches such as Mount Paran in Atlanta, GA, Glad Tidings Church in Lake Charles, LA, Second Baptist Church in Warner Robins, GA and Winston-Salem First in Winston-Salem, NC, before wrapping up on Sunday at Crossroads Community Church in Kokomo, IN.
The tour was sponsored by Help One Now, a not-for-profit organization committed to empowering and equipping local leaders in multiple countries to care for orphans and vulnerable children as a way to transform communities and break the cycle of extreme poverty. At each stop on the LIVE ORIGINAL TOUR, attendees were given the opportunity to partner with Sadie and join her One Squad to help change the world at home and abroad. More than 680 children were sponsored during the tour.
Also joining the tour as featured sponsors were Trevecca Nazarene University, Samaritan’s Purse, Roma Boots and Thomas Nelson.
With more than 5 million followers on her social media channels, the 20-year-old college student, Dancing With The Stars alum and Duck Dynasty protégé quickly realized she has an exclusive platform to speak truth and encouragement to her peers. In only a few years, she has become one of the most well-respected and influential voices of her generation. Whether as an author or speaker, Sadie delivers her messages with utmost grace and clarity. Last year, the author of the New York Times best-seller Live Original: How the Duck Commander Teen Keeps It Real and Stays True to Her Values embarked on her first LIVE ORIGINAL TOUR, where she met thousands of teens and millennials with the mission of spreading her message of self-confidence and positive living. This fall’s second annual LIVE ORIGINAL TOUR reached even more young people. With no plans to slow down, Sadie is set to release her second book, Live Fearless, in the spring of 2018.
More About Sadie Robertson
Sadie Robertson catapulted into stardom as a young teenager, starring in the hit reality series, A&E’s Duck Dynasty, as well as at just 17 years of age landing first runner up on ABC’s Dancing With The Stars Season 19. The college student has expanded her platform as a motivational speaker and advocate for her generation. On a mission to empower her peers in the name of positivity, self-confidence, and a call to “live original,” Sadie designed and launched the LIVE ORIGINAL TOUR, which completed its second run last week. Sadie has also ventured into acting, appearing in God’s Not Dead 2, the 2016 film about Columbine shooting victim Rachel Joy Scott I’m Not Ashamed, as well as taking on a starring role in new Hallmark movie, Sun, Sand, & Romance released in August.
Sadie embodies the creative and entrepreneurial spirit of the Robertson family and has carried her philosophy into multiple business ventures including her own SADIE phone app, a prom dress line with Sherri Hill, school supplies for DaySpring, jewelry and home goods with Glory Haus, and a fashion line with Wild Blue Denim. She has also partnered with Roma Boots and worked alongside them in their mission to “give poverty the boot” and spends time every year traveling the world serving those in need with One Squad, a group of young people that Sadie created with Help One Now, that seeks to engage her generation in social justice by caring for children and orphans around the world. Also, a best-selling author, Sadie has completed the follow-up to her New York Times best-selling 2014 book, Live Original: How the Duck Commander Teen Keeps It Real and Stays True to Her Values which along with her newest books, Life Just Got Real and Live Original Devotional are available at retailers nationwide.
For more information about LIVE ORIGINAL: www.liveoriginal.com.