We have some Friday numberzzz again…

“Rise to You” is climbing the Christian charts!

It’s just debuted on America’s Music Charts, Christian songs:

That’s #43, for the week ending 5-28-13.

And on All Access, Christian AC’s 7-day rolling chart:

It’s at #44, up from #48 (as of 5-30-13).

(Billboard only makes the top 25 songs publicly available.)

And there you have them!

On this Memorial Day…

Yes, it’s the beginning of summer and a day of big sales and parades and picnics and such, and these are all Good Things. But on your way to that backyard barbecue, won’t you please take a moment to remember those who stood and fell for our country?

So to the indifferent inquirer who asks why Memorial Day is still kept up we may answer, it celebrates and solemnly reaffirms from year to year a national act of enthusiasm and faith. It embodies in the most impressive form our belief that to act with enthusiam and faith is the condition of acting greatly. To fight out a war, you must believe something and want something with all your might. So must you do to carry anything else to an end worth reaching. More than that, you must be willing to commit yourself to a course, perhpas a long and hard one, without being able to foresee exactly where you will come out. All that is required of you is that you should go somewhither as hard as ever you can. The rest belongs to fate. One may fall-at the beginning of the charge or at the top of the earthworks; but in no other way can he reach the rewards of victory.

Bootleg from the Epic Center Fundraiser (May 24)

Thanks to the ever-awesome Winnie/winnpoober, we have some bootleg (three covers) from this event!

Over the Rainbow and Jason’s testimony:

Video by winnpoober

Hallelujah:

Video by winnpoober

Never Once (Matt Redman:

Video by winnpoober

And we have recap and more in our forum.

Thanks for the find, Jasonized, for the recap, sierrach, and for the video, Winnie!

We have tour bootleg!

It says it’s from May 17, but, alas, doesn’t list the venue…

Enough:

Video by Karen Kilgore

Hallelujah:

Video by Karen Kilgore

And we have this intro plus Jason singing Good Love from Bahia Vista Mennonite Church on May 18:

Video by Rachel Herriman

Also we have a recap from the May 19 show over in our forums thanks to jblue, so be sure to check that out!

Thanks for the video, Karen/Kali–and for finding ’em, Jasonized–and for the recap, jblue!

The Perfect Summer

And now for something different–Jason is currently in Wilmington, NC, filming a movie titled “The Perfect Summer”!

From Music News Nashville:

On May 13, Word Entertainment’s Jason Castro commenced shooting for “The Perfect Summer” in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. The singer/songwriter has a role as a surf shop owner named Cody in “The Perfect Summer” which is due to premiere on GMC later this year.

From Jason’s Twitter feed Sunday evening:

Sunset in Wilmington, NC. Just got in town to start shooting my first ever part in movie! pic.twitter.com/weFcAE5mUD

@jasoncastro

And from David Helfant‘s Facebook:

In Wilmington, North Carolina, with Jason Castro getting ready for him to start shooting his very first movie called “The Perfect Summer” for GMC with Writer/Director/Producer Gary Wheeler. In this picture, Jason is hanging with Gary and John Chapman from Word Entertainment, who helped to put everything together. The Movie will air on GMC sometime in August, followed by a DVD release. And Jason’s music will be featured in the Movie. Tomorrow, Jason shoots with Oscar Nominated Eric Roberts. — with Jason Castro.

Photo and quote from David Helfant

On the set of “The Perfect Summer” with Jason Castro and Eric Roberts. Today is the first day of shooting for Jason.

Photo and quote from David Helfant

And from the blog What’s Up in Wilmywood”:

Now moving on to the productions that is still here. The Perfect Summer welcomes American Idol’s Jason Castro to his first day on set! They will be at Aussie Island Surf Shop in Wrightsville Beach. Jason plays a laid back surf shop owner.

Thanks to beckyvee, ArtTeacher, and Jasonized for the finds!

Ardmore, OK, with the Sidewalk Prophets

And we had Copian in the audience1 (Thank for the recaps and pix and bootleg and all, crazydo!)


Photo by Crazydo/Brenda

Only a Mountain:

Video by crazydodexter

If It’s Love:

Video by crazydexterdo

Enough:

Video by crazydexterdo

Rise To You:

Video by crazydexterdo

Hallelujah:

Video by crazydexterdo

For all the recap-y and other goodnesses, check out our forum–thanks for all of the goodies, crazydo!