Nashville News: January 2007

A concert benefiting the legal defense of Eric Volz, the 27-year old American being unjustly held in a Nicaraguan prison on murder charges, will take place on Wednesday, January 24 at 7:30pm at Belmont University’s Massey Auditorium. The benefit features some of music’s most eclectic artists and songwriters, including Chely Wright, Phil Keaggy, Ashley Cleveland, Butterfly Boucher, Leigh Nash (Sixpence None the Richer), Jeremy Lister with Katie Herzig, Kate York, Charlie Peacock, Sam Ashworth, Phil Madeira, Lalo Davila (and his Steel Drum Band) and Diana Beach, showcasing eclectic genres reaching from Nashville to Los Angeles. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased Belmont Box Office in the Curb Event Center at the door of Massey Performing Arts Center and area TicketMaster outlets. All proceeds will be used for the legal fees of Eric Volz.
1/5/7 Crossway and the McRaes are scheduled to tape a television special and video on Tuesday, January 16th at the Gibson
Cafe located in Opry Mills beginning at 7:30 pm (cst). The event will be hosted byJason Crabb. Audience members will be treated to over two hours of toe-tapping, heart stirring selections from these two young and
exciting groups in Gospel music. Crossway will showcase cuts from their brand new album “A Beautiful Thing,” while the McRaes will share their
brand new trio on chart-topping favorites. For more information on the Gibson Cafe and
for directions, call (615) 259-1160.

1/3/7 Amy Grant and husband Vince Gill performed in Nashville tonight at the Blue Bird Cafe in Green Hills. The intimate musical event in the 100-seat venue was a benefit concert to support Alive Hospice.

The Southern Gospel Music Guild (SGMG) announced Wednesday performers and presenters for the Third Annual Harmony Honors. Those scheduled to appear include Kim and Dean Hopper, Karen Peck & New River, John Styll, Isaacs, Dottie Rambo, McGruders, LaBreeska Hemphill, Clarke Beasley, Crabb Family, Zane King, Three Bridges, Joy Fletcher, Taranda Greene, Les Butler, Mike Bowling Group, Gene Higgins, Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, Lu Ann Burger, Perrys, Aaron Wilburn, Booth Brothers, Jimmy Fortune, McRaes, T. Graham Brown, Lynda Randle, Joyce Martin Sanders, Ricky Atkinson and Compassion and Hope’s Call. The show will take place on Tuesday, January 9, 2007 at 8:00 pm (cst) in Dickson, Tenn at the Renaissance Center.
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1/1/7 The 38th Annual GMA Dove Awards ( will be presented on Wednesday, April 25, 2007 (8:00-10:00 p.m. CST) at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tenn., hosted by Dove-winning artists Natalie Grant, Brian Littrell and Donnie McClurkin and broadcast in national syndication during the month of May.
The original Nashville Star Search – Trowbridge Symposium enters its new season at Gaylord Entertainment Center. Scheduled for July 20 – 23 2007, the event is Nashville’s oldest career workshop and artist showcase event for all styles of music. Songwriters, singers, and bands compete for prizes and are judged by industry representatives from record labels, publishing companies, and talent agencies. Prizes include recording sessions on Music Row, a publishing contract, and a music video with TV exposure. Visit for details.


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