One of the pioneers of contemporary Christian music and the best-selling gospel music artist of all time, Amy Grant joined singer/songwriter Brandon Heath, 2010 Dove Award-winning “Producer of the Year” Jason Ingram, and Christian artists TobyMac, Mike Donehey of Tenth Avenue North, and Britt Nicole at the third annual ‘Love Your Neighbor Concert’ on Tuesday evening, May 18. The standing-room only event raised $61,857 for Nashville flood victims. The free concert was held at Fellowship Bible Church in Brentwood where donations were accepted to help Nashville area flood victims. (Examiner)
Love Your Neighbor Concert Proceeds Benefit El Shaddai Christian Church
The annual Love Your Neighbor event focuses each year on a special need in the Nashville community and includes some of gospel music’s biggest names to raise funds and gather volunteers for that year’s cause. After the tragic Nashville flood that devastated Music City on May 1 and 2, this year’s “Love Your Neighbor” proceeds will go towards the rebuilding efforts of El Shaddai Christian Church, a small Hispanic church in South Nashville. On Sunday, May 2, the catastrophic flooding brought six feet of water rushing inside the El Shaddai church building. Pastor German Castro had to be rescued by boat. You can see Castro’s water rescue on WSMV Fox17.
Concert Performances by Brandon Heath, Jason Ingram, TobyMac, Mike Donehey, Britt Nicole & Amy Grant
Some of gospel music’s biggest names performed at this year’s benefit concert including TobyMac, Mike Donehey of Tenth Avenue North, Britt Nicole, Heath and Ingram, and special surprise guest, Amy Grant. Most of the artists involved in the charity event, including Amy Grant, reside in or near Nashville.
Brandon Heath Comments on Love Your Neighbor Event
Brandon Heath said about the Love Your Neighbor concert, “Jason and I immediately connected with El Shaddai because we are called to action by God’s Word when He says in Galations 6:10, ‘let us do good to all people, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.'”
Heath commented, “More than a benefit, it felt like a big family piled into the living room to share songs, stories, and all that we have. I’m immensely grateful for the generosity of Nashville, and those watching online. Above all, God was glorified and our neighbors were loved.”
About Amy Grant
Amy Grant has sold more than 30 million albums and won six GRAMMY® Awards in multiple categories, and had six #1 hits, including “Baby, Baby,” and “Every Heartbeat.” She is one of only two Christian artists to be awarded a star on the legendary Walk of Fame in Hollywood.
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Brandon Heath and Jason Ingram host ‘Love Your Neighbor Concert’ to benefit Nashville flood victims (click here)
‘The Flood of the Century’ – the Nashville Flood of 2010 Devastates Bellevue, Tennessee (click here)
‘The Flood of the Century’ – the Nashville Flood of 2010 Slideshow (click here)
Dove Award winners announced in Nashville: Francesca Battistelli, Casting Crowns, Brandon HeathMusic 101: Who is Brandon Heath? (click here)
Music 101: Who is Amy Grant? (click here)