Nashville News: January


Kathryn E. Darden
Jan 27, 2010



Featuring: Jaci Velasquez, JoDee Messina, Legacy Five, Kirk Franklin, Natalie Grant, Mary Mary, Marvin Sapp, Donnie McClurkin, Andrae Crouch, Miley Cyrus, Sandi Patty, Larnelle Harris, Wayne Watson, Ben Utecht, Paramore, and Taylor Swift

Conduit Mission, a Christian non-profit organization in Franklin, Tennessee, issued a $25 challenge via their followers on Twitter in the early hours following the 7.0 earthquake in Haiti. With the assurance that every penny donated would be used to serve the Haitian people through Restoration Ministries in Jacmel, Haiti, Conduit Mission raised over $76,000 in just two weeks, allowing for over 50,000 pounds of food, water and supplies to be immediately sent to Haiti.

1/26/10 The People's Church in Franklin, TN is the site of yet another exciting benefit concert for Haiti, the Haiti Relief Benefit Concert hosted by Brent Gambrell Ministries on Thursday January 28 at 7 p.m. with Jaci Velasquez, JoDee Messina, Legacy Five and more. Details at: Haiti Relief Benefit Concert with Jaci Velasquez, JoDee Messina, Legacy Five in Franklin January 28

Chris McClarney, the worship pastor at Grace Center church in Franklin, TN, has released Introducing Chris McClarney today, his debut on Kingsway with EMI CMG Distribution. Details at: Introducing Chris McClarney - singer, songwriter, worship pastor releases new album today.

11/23/10 Another benefit concert with gospel music connections for the earthquake victims in Haiti has just been announced at 12th and Porter in Nashville on January 27, featuring Jonny Lang, Marc Broussard, Josh Hoge, Dave Barnes and Tommy Sims with Heidi Rojas, and Matt Ridenour. Sims was also a part of the Concert for Haiti benefit concert at The Factory in Franklin on January 22. Details at: Healing Haiti 1 Song @ a Time: concert for Haiti with Jonny Lang, Marc Broussard, Tommy Sims, more

A group of gospel artists organized by Kirk Franklin, including Natalie Grant, Mary Mary and Marvin Sapp, has gathered in Nashville this evening to record a benefit song for the victims of the devastating earthquake in Haiti. Details at: Gospel artists Kirk Franklin, Natalie Grant, Mary Mary, Marvin Sapp recording benefit song for Haiti

1/15/10 Donnie McClurkin and Andrae Crouch were honored Friday, January 15 at the 11th Annual Trailblazers of Gospel Music Awards Luncheon in Nashville. Details at: Donnie McClurkin and Andrae Crouch honored at BMI Trailblazers of Gospel Luncheon in Nashville

Miley Cyrus made the news and made us smile when she tried to get in the wrong car this week. Details at: Pop princess Miley Cyrus tries to get in wrong car: Miley's Prius puzzlement - with video. More Miley below!

1/10/10 'The Voice' of Gospel music,Sandi Patty is coming to the Grand Ole Opry, and she is bringing Larnelle Harris, Wayne Watson, Ben Utecht and Pastor Jim Lyons with her when she presents 'Sandi Patty and Friends' at the Grand Ole Opry February 5-7, 2010 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville. Details at: Sandi Patty at the Grand Ole Opry with Larnelle Harris, Wayne Watson, Ben Utecht & Pastor Jim Lyons.

The People's Choice Awards winners were announced tonight and it turns out several have a gospel music connection and a Nashville connection including: Miley Cyrus, Paramore, and Taylor Swift.
Details at: People's Choice Awards winners with a gospel connection: Miley Cyrus, Paramore, Taylor Swift, more.

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