Bilingual, multi-Platinum selling recording artist and actress Jaci Velasquez announces her first major tour in over seven years, the “Trust Tour” launching March 2 in Jacksonville, FL. The tour supports her first, full-length studio album in over five years, the English-language Trust and Spanish-languageConfío releasing globally to over 160 nations March 31 from Integrity Music.
With plans to hit major markets throughout the US and Latin America, the initial winter/spring leg of the “Trust Tour” will traverse Florida and Texas into churches in 19 cities and features a full band, including Velasquez’s husband Nic Gonzales (lead singer of Salvador). Sponsored by One Child Matters, a child sponsorship organization helping to meet the physical and spiritual needs of children in poverty-stricken areas of the world, the tour will also feature special guest Jamison Strain. (See full tour itinerary below and on Velasquez’s Facebook page.)
While on tour, Velasquez will sing her mega-hits like “On My Knees” and other fan favorites spanning 17 albums to date (not including compilations) that have gathered 16 No. 1 radio hits, 5 Grammy® nominations, 7 Dove Awards, 3 RIAA Gold Records and 3 RIAA Platinum records. She will also sing new music from her highly-anticipated Trust (Confío) album, including the debut radio single, “God Who Moves The Mountains,” which goes for ads April 28.
This new single, written by David Leonard (All Sons & Daughters), Dustin Smith and Richie Fike, was the spark that ignited the vertical, Godward songs of worship on Trust (Confío), Velasquez’s first-ever worship album. Awakened in the middle of the night by her youngest son, Soren (born in 2009), who was having “bad dreams,” Velasquez consoled him and decided to play this song, which she recently received from Integrity Music. What followed was a moving time of worship for mom and son that chased away the fear.
Produced by Leonard and Chris Bevins (Salvador, Phillips Craig & Dean), Trust (Confío) also marks the first time for Velasquez to simultaneously release an album in two languages. A Billboard Latin Music Award winner with five Spanish albums to her credit, Velasquez’s new album features the single, as well as new songs penned by her and her husband along with songs by Martin Smith (Delirious?), Dove Award winner Michael Farren and more. Notable tracks include “Rest,” “It’s Never As Dark As It Seems To Be” and “Trust You,” which sparked the project’s title and captures the core message of this new album.
Velasquez has three RIAA® certified Platinum® albums, three RIAA certified Gold® albums, 16 No. 1 singles, 6 more singles in the top 10, 7 Dove Awards, 2 Latin Grammy® Award nominations, 3 Grammy Award nominations, has graced more than 50 magazine covers including Teen People, Latin Girl, Teen Beat, Parade, and People In Espanol, has appeared in ads for Pepsi, Doritos and Target, and co-hosted for nearly seven years Salem Broadcasting Network’s “The Family Friendly Morning Show with Doug and Jaci” on Today’s CMR Network with more than 1.5 million daily listeners.