CAIN bringing songs, worship to Crossroads Church on Sunday
One of the hottest Christian bands around will be in Mansfield on Sunday.
CAIN will perform at 7 p.m. Sunday at Crossroads Church, 1188 Park Avenue West, with opening acts Katy Nichole and David Leonard. Doors open at 6.
CAIN is known for its signature harmony-based, country-laced melodies. The brother-sisters act of Madison Cain Johnson, Taylor Cain Matz and Logan Cain has a pair of No. 1 singles at Christian radio, "Rise Up (Lazarus)" and "Yes He Can."
The Live and in Color Tour kicked off March 2. With 30 dates, it marks CAIN's first headlining tour. The band is asking fans to wear a color matching its tour outfits. In Sunday's show, the color of choice is red.
"We have a lot of dates. It's just funny to be in the world we are now," Logan Cain said, referring to the ending of the COVID-19 pandemic. "I'm thankful for any dates, especially a bunch."
Sunday's show will be CAIN's fourth in four days.
"I'm a little biased because it's mine, but we are having a wonderful time," Logan Cain said.
CAIN has blocked off nearly three hours for Sunday's show. The band performed at Crossroads last April as the opening act for Matthew West.
"If you've ever been to a concert, you're pretty used to the program: opening act, middle act, headliner," Cain said. "We're trying to do something completely new for our tour. We want people to get to know who we are, and that includes humor, fun and entertainment, as well as ministry, worship and a chance to encounter the presence of God."
Logan Cain, who called the News Journal from the road, elaborated.
CAIN's performance to include songs, worship
"I just want everyone in the room to feel a part of what's going on on stage," he said. "We've made some space where we don't know what's going to happen."
CAIN played its first show in 2012, doing three songs in its native Birmingham, Alabama.
They were home schooled until high school. Their musical career got an early start when at just 4 years of age, Taylor wrote her first song, a Christmas song which also included Madison and Logan on vocal harmonies.
Together, the siblings all attended Troy University in Alabama. In 2012, the trio entered a contest to open for singer-songwriter Dave Barnes. After winning the contest, they quit their jobs and eventually moved to Nashville, where they are based today.
"Before we were my dad's worship band," Cain said. "My dad was not a Christian until after college. I was raised by a pastor who was raised on rock and roll."
Because of his dad, Cain said he has been influenced by the Eagles and Fleetwood Mac.
"In 2017, we almost called it quits," Cain said. "Our career caused us to miss a lot of church. "
CAIN was playing country music because the siblings' grandfather had connections in the field, but it wasn't the kind of music they wanted to sing.
Despite the early struggles, success was heading their way.
'Rise up (Lazarus) was No. 1 single on Billboard
In early 2020, Cain signed with Provident Label Group and released its first EP. In a short time, it notched more than 2.5 million streams and landed a single on the Christian radio charts.
"Rise Up (Lazarus)" reached No. 1 on Billboard's airplay chart.
CAIN was nominated for the We Love Christian Music Awards’ Best New Artist of the Year in 2021 and won the K-Love 2021 Fan Award for Breakout Single for "Rise Up (Lazarus)".
"Even if it's never any bigger than it is now," Cain said of the band's career, "I'm honestly thrilled."
As of the writing of this story, tickets for Sunday's concert were limited. Call Crossroads Church at 419-529-0750 for more information. Hours are 8 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday.
This article originally appeared on Mansfield News Journal: Christian band CAIN to perform concert at Crossroads Church