Speaker encourages students to “live fearless” at Live Original event

Last year, the 20 year old Duck Dynasty star Sadie Robertson organized a 16 city tour throughout the United States encouraging students “to live uniquely and to be the person God made you to be.” On October 19, Robertson’s “Live Original Tour” kicked off for its second year, and on October 22, it made its fourth stop at First Baptist Church in Madison.

Despite the dreary, rainy weather and a 7 PM start, middle school and high school students gathered at the doors of the church as early as 5:45 PM in order to grab the best seats in the sanctuary when the doors opened.

The event featured Robertson’s brother John Luke as well as Christian rapper Steven Malcolm, American Idol alum Hollyn, Jesus Culture’s Chris McClarney, and the “man band” Anthem Lights.

Seniors left to right: Beth Ann Young, Mary Margaret Mitchell, Lawson Yelverton, Isabelle McLeod, and Miriam Box.

Throughout the night, Robertson elaborated on three points–believing, belonging, and becoming–while other speakers as well as the artists listed above kept students engaged. Ninth grader from Prep, Ashley Runnels, was chosen from the crowd to take the stage with Anthem Lights, joining them in singing “Just the Way You Are” by Bruno Mars. She stated, “I loved going on stage and singing with Anthem Lights. It was so exciting and a little scary! It was an amazing time worshipping with everyone.”