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Men of Music and Sunday Edition Lend Voices for Special Flood Relief Benefit Concert

Written by Scoops Staff on May 22, 2010 – 8:20 am -

Sunday Edition Also Takes Hands-On Approach to Flood Relief

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Southern Gospel favorites the Men of Music and Sunday Edition took part in a special Nashville Flood Relief benefit concert last weekend. Both groups performed sets as part of the multi-artist event where many of the industry’s brightest names also performed.

Men of Music’s Gregory Colburn said, “It was an honor for Men of the Music to be a part of such a great event. We had a blast performing with so many other great artists. Everyone did a great job, and I know they raised a lot of money to help the flood victims.”

Deon Unthank (of Sunday Edition) said, “It was a real no-brainer to be a part of this event. We are called to be the hands and feet of Jesus – and if we are able to do that by giving up a Friday evening and donating our talents for the Lord, then we’re happy to do it!”

“This flooding hit real close to home, and while our group was very fortunate and didn’t see any damage, we do know people who did lose of a lot of their personal items,” mentioned Unthank.

In addition to the Men of Music and Sunday Edition, several of Southern Gospel’s brightest names appeared at the special Flood Relief benefit concert this past Friday evening, May 14, 2010. The event was designed to help raise funds to aid in relief from the devastating floods that hit Nashville and other Middle Tennessee communities earlier this month.

Other artists that participated in the event included Palmetto State Quartet, Three Bridges, Freedom, Dianne Sherrill, The Sargents, Firm Foundation Quartet, Allen Frizzell, Angelina McKeithen, The Songfellows, Mystery Men Quartet, Jeremy Calloway, and Southern Salvation. Award-winning Country singer Naomi Judd served as the special guest emcee for the program as well.

Sunday Edition’s Amy Marie Unthank and Chris Unthank also took a more hands-on approach to flood relief. The two joined a team that went into the hardest hit areas and helped clear out homes and clean for those who needed assistance.

“The devastation was truly shocking,” mentioned Chris. “We couldn’t believe that we were standing in areas where the water would have been over our heads just the weekend before. These people are hurting and just need the love of Jesus. We hope that we showed them His face through our work.”

Assistance is still needed throughout the Middle Tennessee area. To find out more information on how you can help in flood relief – visit http://nashvillest.com/2010/05/03/so-nashville-is-flooded-how-can-i-help/ with all the latest info.

For more information on the Men of Music – visit http://www.themenofmusic.com . Sunday Edition’s home on the web can be found at http://www.sundayedition.net .


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Karen Peck & New River Participate In A Very Special National Day Of Prayer In Nashville, TN

Written by Scoops Staff on May 11, 2010 – 11:32 am -

Prayer Event Brings Hope and Comfort To Flood Ravaged Middle Tennessee

Nashville, TN  -Daywind recording artist, Karen Peck & New River came to the flood ravaged area of Nashville, TN yesterday to share their vocal talents for the city’s National Day Of Prayer event.  The event was held on the plaza by Bridgestone Arena on Broadway.  It was organized and presented by YMCA of Middle TN and The Operation Andrew Group.

Karen Peck & New River sang, along with other musical guests, Jaci Velasquez, Paris Delane, and Tina Hutchison. The event was planned before the devastating floodwaters roared over Nashville and its surrounding communities last weekend, but the timing brought even deeper meaning to the gathering. Karen Peck & New River shared two of their top songs, both of which were incredibly fitting for that moment. One of those expressed a message of Christian love, caring, and community called “Why Can’t All God’s Children Get Along.” The other offered the assurance that God never leaves us and His timing and grace are always sufficient when life happens, as it has in Nashville over this past week. The title of that song is “Four Days Late.”

The Mayor of Nashville, Karl Dean, attended and spoke briefly at the beginning of the gathering.  Several other pastors were also in attendance to lead in prayer. One of those was Rev. German Castro. Castro, pastor of El Shaddai Christian Church in Brentwood, a predominately Hispanic congregation, had to be rescued from his church on Sunday after 5 feet water surrounded it. He expressed that prayer will help his congregation and Nashville to recover. He shared with those in attendance the importance of prayer in times like these. “No matter what happens, there’s still hope,” he said. “God is still in control.”

The Executive Director of Operation Andrew, Michael Arrington, was a main organizer of the gathering.  He shared, “It was several months ago that we chose the theme, “For Such A Time As This,” for our National Day Of Prayer gathering. We never dreamed that time would be during such a difficult time for our city and the Middle TN community. The heartfelt prayer and incredible music, that led us to worship together, could not have been more fitting for this occasion as we prayed for our nation, our state and our city.”

To learn more about Karen Peck and New River, visit www.karenpeckandnewriver.com.  To learn more about YMCA of Middle TN visit, www.ymcamidtn.org.  For more on The Operation Andrew Group, visit www.operationandrew.org.  For further information regarding the Daywind family of artists, visit www.daywindrecords.com.


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