Kelley Mooney kicking off tour
The Islandwide Church Tour, featuring Kelley Mooney, will hold its first concert on Tuesday, July 21, 7:30 p.m., at St. John’s Presbyterian Church in Belfast.
Joining Mooney on the stage to play songs from “Still”, along with some old and new favourites are Jon Matthews, Brian Knox, Heartz Godkin and Peter Burke. Doors open 7 p.m. Admission is at the door.
Mooney released her first gospel album, “Still”, on May 23 to a crowd of over 600 people at Trinity United Church in Charlottetown.
This overwhelming response prompted Mooney to put together this Islandwide Church Tour
With the success of Hallelujah from her album, “Tomorrow” (the 2012 Music P.E.I. country recording of the year), Mooney heard from many people who wanted more gospel music from her.
It wasn’t until she was faced with a significant health scare in 2013 that she made the decision to record a gospel album. After 11 months of illness and recovery, Mooney began gathering songs for this record.
Most of the songs on “Still” have a deep meaning for her. She wrote My Soul to Keep about her illness, and This is Me about her addiction and success in overcoming it. The gospel standard, I Surrender All, was the first song she sang in public. Incidentally, St. John’s Church in Belfast was the first place Mooney sang publicly after her illness and it is featured on the cover of her album. There are stories behind almost every song and can be found on her website at www.kelleymooney.com.