Singer/songwriter and Nashville native Brandon Heath has organized a benefit show to help aid his neighbors in Macon County, and the city of Lafayette, Tenn., devastated by the deadly tornado on February 5. The storms left 14 people dead and 150 homes and businesses destroyed. The free concert is scheduled for Sunday, March 2 at 7pm Central at Fellowship Bible Church in Brentwood, Tenn., and will feature songwriters-in-the-round with fellow artists Bebo Norman and Christy Nockels, formerly part of husband/wife duo ï¿½Watermark,ï¿½ with songwriter/producer Jason Ingram. A donation will be collected at the show and all of the funds will go directly to the Macon County victims. Heath was inspired to plan the benefit after personally visiting Lafayette this week to help in the clean-up efforts. For more, visit www.brandonheath.net.
2/14/8 Brad About Smitty: The Nominees were announced for the 39th Annual GMA Dove Awards at a press conference today at Lowes Vanderbilt Plaza in Nashville, hosted by Dove and GRAMMY winner Michael W. Smith (who received three Dove nominations of his own) and Elle Duncan, host of Gospel Music Channelï¿½s weekly ï¿½Kitchen Sink.ï¿½
2/6/8 The Christian Festival Association announced plans for its 2008 National Talent Search today. The organization is partnering with Provident Label Group, which will provide a development deal for the winner of the nationwide search for the next wave of Christian music artists. Regional competitions will take place at 12 CFA-affiliated festivals this summer, and a regional winner will be determined at each festival. Those 12 winners will be invited to Nashville in September to participate in the national finals.
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