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Nashville, TN – (September 25, 2013) – Internationally-recognized singer/songwriter Jason Castro is gearing up for the release of the third single, “Stay This Way,” from his debut Word Entertainment album, Only A Mountain. This week the track ships to radio and will go for adds on October 18th. Castro, after having spent the summer co-headlining a tour with Ryan Cabrera, promoting his appearance in the UP! original movie, “The Perfect Summer,” and visiting Colombia, South America, on an “I am Second” expedition, is hitting the road again this week with Matthew West and Sidewalk Prophets for West’s “Into the Light Tour.” Then, throughout the holiday season, he’ll join NewSong for “The Very Merry Christmas Tour” which runs through December 15.

“‘Stay This Way’ is the most relevant for me lyrically. You know, in the last couple years I think I realized for the first time that I’d grown up accustomed to some things being the way they were, thinking that I can’t outrun my last mistake, and I’m just stuck here. I always believed in God, I knew He was good – I thought I was just messed up,” said Castro who co-wrote the song with its producers Ben Glover and David Garcia. “I didn’t understand what people meant by freedom in Christ. I never felt free – I always felt like a slave to my sin. It wasn’t until these last few years that I got into my first real Biblical community. And as I started to share my life with others, and we studied God’s word together, I really discovered freedom for the first time. And so that’s been a big part of my journey these last few years and one of the highlights.”

On Thursday, Matthew West’s “Into the Light Tour” featuring Castro and Sidewalk Prophets commences in Carlsbad, NM. The tour runs through November 17th and is scheduled to visit 30 cities throughout the U.S. Immediately following this tour he’ll join “The Very Merry Christmas Tour” alongside NewSong, Audio Adrenaline and Love & The Outcome. The tour kicks off in Tyler, TX, on November 30th and hits 15 cities.

Sept. 26 Carlsbad, NM – Walter Gerrell’s Performing Arts Center
Sept. 27 Phoenix, AZ – Grand Canyon University
Sept. 28 Saint George, UT – Dixie State College, Cox Auditorium
Sept. 29 Sparks, NV – Sparks Christian Fellowship
Sept. 30 Brentwood, CA – Golden Hills Community Church
Oct. 2 Coos Bay, OR – Marshfield High School Auditorium
Oct. 3 Portland, OR – New Hope Community Church
Oct. 6 Issaquah, WA – Eastridge Church
Oct. 8 Cheyenne, WY – Cheyenne Civic Center
Oct. 9 Bismarck, ND – Shiloh Christian School
Oct. 10 Dickinson, ND – Trinity High School
Oct. 11 Gillette, WY – New Life Wesleyan Church
Oct. 12 Rapid City, SD – Performing Arts Center of Rapid City
Oct. 18 Bel Air, MD – Harford Community College
Oct. 19 Simpsonville, SC – Southside Christian School
Oct. 24 Wausau, WI – Grand Theater Wausau
Oct. 25 Appleton, WI – Appleton Alliance Church
Oct. 26 Bourbonnais, IL – Olivet Nazarene University
Oct. 27 Indianapolis, IN – The Caring Place
Nov. 1 Fort Wayne, IN – First Assembly of God
Nov. 2 Eden Prairie, MN – Grace Church
Nov. 3 Zeeland, MI – Community Reformed Church
Nov. 7 McAlester, OK – Southeast Expo Center
Nov. 8 Lincoln, NE – Lincoln Berean Church
Nov. 9 Tulsa, OK – ORU Mabee Center
Nov. 10 Mount Vernon, IL – Central Christian Church
Nov. 14 Lubbock, TX – City Bank Coliseum
Nov. 15 Andrews, TX – Andrews County Expo
Nov. 16 Decatur, TX – First Baptist Church
Nov. 17 Tyler, TX – Lane’s Chapel UMC
Nov. 30 Tyler, TX – The Oil Palace
Dec. 1 Baton Rouge, LA – Baton Rouge River Center
Dec. 2 Russellville, AR – Russellville Performing Arts Center
Dec. 3 Wichita, KS – NewSpring Church
Dec. 5 Anderson, SC – Anderson Sports & Entertainment Center
Dec. 6 Kinston, NC – Kinston Performing Arts Center
Dec. 7 Whiteville, NC – Northwood Assembly
Dec. 8 Johnson City, TN – Freedom Hall Civic Center (PWYC)
Dec. 9 Hight Point, NC – First Wesleyan Church
Dec. 10 Marion, IL – Marion Cultural and Civic Center
Dec. 11 Lancaster, OH – Fairfield Christian Academy
Dec. 13 Pascagoula, MS – First Baptist Church
Dec. 14 Warner Robins, GA – Warner Robins Civic Center
Dec. 15 Woodstock, GA – First Baptist of Woodstock
Dec. 16 Charlotte, NC – Central Church of God

For further information and a complete list of tour dates visit http://www.jasoncastro.com.

About Jason Castro:
Internationally-renowned recording artist and “American Idol” contestant Jason Castro has topped radio charts in multiple countries, including: Norway, Singapore and The Philippines. His self-titled debut album entered the Billboard Top 200 Album chart at No. 18. Throughout his career, Jason has appeared on television shows such as “TODAY,” “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” “Access Hollywood” and “The Bachelor” and has appeared on the pages of Rolling Stone, USA Today and The New York Times. Castro just released his Word Entertainment debut album, Only A Mountain, January 15, 2013.

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Jason Castro News!

JASON CASTRO TO MAKE TV ACTING DEBUT IN THE UP ORIGINAL MOVIE, “THE PERFECT SUMMER,”
 SCHEDULED TO AIR ON JULY 13 AND 14

Soundtrack to Feature Several Songs by the Singer/Songwriter

Castro to Depart on “I am Second” Expedition to Colombia, South America, on July 12

FROM PRESS RELEASE:

Nashville, TN – (July 10, 2013) – Internationally-renowned singer-songwriter Jason Castro will make his TV acting debut when he appears in the UP original movie, “The Perfect Summer,” scheduled to air on the network on Saturday, July 13 and Sunday, July 14 at 7, 9 and 11 p.m. EDT. In the inspirational sun-and-surf family drama, which stars Academy, Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Eric Roberts (“The Dark Knight,” “The Expendables”) and Daytime Emmy nominee Sydney Penny (“All My Children,” “The New Gidget”), he takes on the role of Cody, the local surf shop owner. Several of his songs will also be featured on “The Perfect Summer” soundtrack. On July 11, Castro, who recently wrapped up a co-headlining tour with Ryan Cabrera, is scheduled to embark on a week-long expedition with “I am Second” to Colombia, South America. This fall he can be seen on Matthew West’s “Into the Light Tour” which will also feature label mates Sidewalk Prophets. Castro’s current single, “Rise To You,” and second from his recently released Word debut album, continues to scale the charts.

“The Perfect Summer,” directed by Gary Wheeler (“Somebody’s Child,” “The Heart of Christmas”) and written by Nathan Scoggins and Wheeler, was filmed over a two-week period this spring in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. In addition, the concept for the script was based around Castro after Wheeler and Word Records selected him as the perfect artist to joint venture a film around. “Making ‘The Perfect Summer’ was such an incredible experience that I cannot wait to share with the world,” said Castro. “The cast and crew were amazing to work with. Also, I am delighted that several songs from my new CD are used in the film. I hope everyone enjoys it!”

In the film fatherless teenager Jake (Adam Horner) is uprooted from Chicago by his mother who decides to move them to a small surfing town where her estranged father lives. Now stuck in a small town with no friends, he has nowhere to turn until Cody (Castro) reveals that Jake’s grandfather is a surf legend. Tired of feeling like an outcast and wanting to impress Katie, he asks his grandfather to teach him how to surf. Jake learns to face his fears and push through his inhibitions and realizes that winning the respect of his new peers means facing the biggest challenge of his life.

July 11 – 20 will see Castro in Colombia, South America, for an “I am Second” expedition. The movement is meant to inspire people of all kinds to live for God and for others and discover their purpose in life. “Jason has a long-standing relationship with the ‘I am Second’ movement and a short film about his personal story can be found at iamsecond.com,” commented John Humphrey, Director of Communications for “I am Second.” “This week he and his father are helping host an ‘I am Second’ Youth conference for nearly 2,000 students, telling Colombians about Jesus during the day and participating in ‘I am Second’ small groups in the evening. The expedition is organized e3 Partners, the parent ministry for ‘I am Second,’ which has worked with churches in Colombian outreach for nearly 20 years.”

Immediately following the trip, Castro will join up with Matthew West for his “Into the Light Tour” which departs on September 26 in Carlsbad, New Mexico. For further information and a complete list of tour dates visit http://www.jasoncastro.com.

About Jason Castro:
Internationally-renowned recording artist and “American Idol” contestant Jason Castro has topped radio charts in multiple countries, including: Norway, Singapore and The Philippines. His self-titled debut album entered the Billboard Top 200 Album chart at No. 18. Throughout his career, Jason has appeared on television shows such as “TODAY,” “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” “Access Hollywood” and “The Bachelor” and has appeared on the pages of Rolling Stone, USA Today and The New York Times. Castro just released his Word Entertainment debut album, Only A Mountain, January 15, 2013.

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/jasoncastro
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jasoncastro
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/jasoncastroonline