Just after fleeing to Memphis before the fury of Hurricane
Katrina, last Friday night New Orleans native Aaron Neville took the stage
in the first celebrity concert on NBC A Benefit for Hurricane Relief.
Performing with Faith Hill, Tim McGraw and Harry Connick Jr.among others.
“They’re trying to wash us away, they’re trying to wash us away.” That
night, Neville sang his rendition of Randy Newman’s heartfelt “Louisiana
1927 ” as America opened their hearts, donating to a city of ruin.
Continuing to help rebuild New Orleans & Mississippi, Neville & EMI Gospel
are donating sixty cents from every Christmas Prayer CD (in stores October
4, 2005) sold to the American Red Cross until December 31, 2006. For more
information about this promotion call the Red Cross at 1-800-797-8022 or
email the American Red Cross at email@example.com. Also, Rhapsody.com has decided to donate all
their profits from the sale of Aaron Neville’s “Amazing Grace” track to
Neville’s participation in the relief effort doesn’t stop there, last night on
BET Neville takes the stage with some of the hottest stars in music, Saving
Our Selves (S.O.S.) a benefit for Hurricane survivors hosted by Steve Harvey
and Queen Latifah airing at 7:30 pm CST. In addition to performing on MTV’s
React Now Music Relief concert airing August 10th at 8 pm CST.
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Other EMI Gospel & distributed label efforts:
* Holy Hip Hop announced last week that they are shipping care
packages to New Orleans survivors and accepting donations. To contribute
please email holyhiphop.com or mail donations to Help New Orleans, P.O. Box
1023 Pine Lake, Georgia, 30072.
* Bishop Eddie Long and New Birth Missionary Baptist Church
are accepting support relief donations items at: New Birth Missionary
Baptist Church P.O.Box Lithonia, Georgia 30058 Att: Relief Fund.
* The Mighty Clouds of Joy are participating in a concert on
October 2nd given by the Mayor of Baton Rouge free for the City along with
Kirk Franklin, Yolanda Adams and Donny McClurkin.
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