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Country, Pop Artists Host Benefit Concert for Needy Families

Country and pop artists will perform at Nashville's Mercy Lounge next Wednesday with the goal of raising funds and awareness for the Global Food Crisis Fund, an initiative of Compassion International. Tickets for the 18-and-over benefit are $10, and all proceeds from the event, which starts at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 2, will go towards assisting children and families in need.
Among the artists expected to appear are Sixpence None the Richer's Leigh Nash, Carter's Chord, Julie Roberts, Bryan White, Blaine Larsen, Rob Blackledge, Mica Roberts, Trailer Choir, Canaan Smith, Charmaine, Natalie Hemby, Alathea and other special guests. Tony Randall and Kris Rochester from the morning radio show 'Tony and Kris in the Morning' will host the event.
Nashville music industry consultant Mike Severson is responsible for organizing the event; he also works with Compassion International in Artist and Radio Relations. “We have taken several of these artists on Compassion trips to see the work being done to rescue children from poverty and give them hope,” said Severson. “Every artist upon return wanted to do something relevant to make a direct impact on the lives of the world’s most vulnerable...that’s what this show is all about.
“Compassion has been involved within the music industry for over 30 years and now is forming partnerships within the Country and pop formats,” Severson continued. “Artists have such a powerful voice and Compassion provides a platform where they can truly make a life changing impact whether it is through our holistic Child Development Program or one of our intervention programs such as the Global Food Crisis Fund.”