New Artist Announcement!
Wednesday, April 27, 2022
We're thrilled to announce the addition of Austin French to the RiseFest 2022 lineup!
Growing up in small town Georgia, young Austin French dreamed of writing songs as a means to share his faith and passion for Jesus. Being surrounded by a musical family gave him the opportunity to grow towards that goal. As he began to develop his gifts, Austin began touring while in high school, taking his music to stages, churches, and anyone who would listen.
At the age of eighteen, Austin began leading at Journey Church in Tifton, Georgia and eventually became their full-time worship pastor. In 2014, Austin French was featured on the ABC TV show Rising Star, where he won the hearts of millions of viewers – including guest judges Ludacris, Ke$ha, and Brad Paisley. Austin French competed his way to the finale, finished as the runner-up on the show, and had the opportunity to share the stage with multi-platinum recording artist, Josh Groban.
Austin's hit singles "Freedom Hymn," "Born Again," & "Why God" went on to chart at Christian radio and on Billboard Hot Christian Singles.