Nashville, TN (Jan. 5, 2012 ) As Albert E. Brumley’s I’ll Fly Away celebrates its 80th anniversary, the beloved songwriter’s mission lives on through the non-profit I’ll Fly Away Foundation. Third generation, Chairman and Founder, Betsy Brumley, daughter of Southern Gospel Music Hall of Famer, Bob Brumley, carrries the torch that will pass the family tradition on to future generations. The foundation educates aspiring artists with scholarships and mentoring opportunities and cultivates the musicial abilities of participants that strives to preserve the Albert E. Brumley mission.
I’ll Fly Away crosses cultural, age, and genre boundaries and continues to warm hearts and uplift spirits across the globe. The most recorded song in history deserves birthday recognition, and two concerts in 2012 will draw fans and friends together for powerful performances by some of the most beloved Gospel and Country recording artists. The concerts will benefit the foundation and will allow continuation and preservation of this unique and inspiring art form. Donations will fund demonstration tours in schools and facilitate the education of youngsters through foundation music scholarships, encouragement and support. With patron support, this powerful American heritage will continue to grow and Albert E. Brumley’s dream will be realized.
Two concert fundraisers are on the horizon during 2012. The March 24, concert in Neosho, Missouri will feature the famous Chuck Wagon Gang. The second concert will feature Country Music’s sensational Oak Ridge Boys; Bluegrass powerhouse, Dailey & Vincent; and Southern Gospel’s famous, Blackwood Brothers Quartet.
For those who wish to contribute to the 80-year old Brumley traditon and be a part of Southern Gospel music history in the making by becoming a patron of the I’ll Fly Away Foundation, contact: Board Chairman, Betsy Brumley, PO Box 3304, Bella Vista, AR 72715, firstname.lastname@example.org. 479-696-9876