NASHVILLE, Tenn.â€”GRAMMYÂ® Award-nominated StowTown recording artist The Collingsworth Family recently partnered with evangelical Christian humanitarian aid organization Samaritanâ€™s Purse forÂ “Sunday NightÂ WorshipÂ Around The Piano,” aÂ Facebook LIVEÂ concertÂ from the familyâ€™s Mt. Orab, Ohio, home. More than 513,000 people have viewed the event to date, which The Collingsworth Family created to help Samaritanâ€™s Purse raise funds for their work in the United States and around the worldÂ fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.
The livestream featured the award-winning family ensembleâ€™s signature harmonies and includedÂ classic hymns and songs of faith; their timely new single, â€œJoy Has Not Been Cancelled,â€ penned by Kim and inspired by a recent devotional from Lysa TerKeurst; and a reading of Psalm 33.Â
â€œSamaritanâ€™s Purse is grateful for the support and generosity from The Collingsworth Family,â€ said Franklin Graham, president of Samaritanâ€™s Purse. â€œAs the world is facing this coronavirus pandemic, they are not only encouraging and blessing people with their music, but they are also using their talents to be a part of helping others. We are thankful for this tremendous gift, which is supporting our work in running Emergency Field Hospitals in New York City and Cremona, Italy, the two hardest hit areas.â€
â€œEver since we were invited to do Christmas concerts with Cliff Barrows in 2014, we have returned every year to perform at The Cove, a ministry of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association,â€ Phil Colllingsworth said. â€œSo we just knew that Franklin Grahamâ€™s Samaritanâ€™s Purse was the right partner for this event. We are in such a crisis right now; when we were choosing the songs to share, Samaritanâ€™s Purse had trucks on the way to New York City to set up field hospitals.â€
â€œWhen we first realized we were going to need to stop traveling and stay home because of the pandemic, we asked God what He would have for us to do,â€ added Kim Collingsworth. â€œWe decided we wanted to do something to encourage our friends and listeners as we all struggle with challenges during this season. We also wanted to open our hands, and bless those who are on the frontlines of this crisis. Sharing this evening with folks around the world was a reminder to us that God is doing some unexpectedÂ things in the midst ofÂ unimaginableÂ hardship and uncertainty.â€
The Collingsworth Familyâ€™s â€œSunday Night Worship Around The Pianoâ€ can be viewedÂ here, and donations can still be made to assist with Samaritanâ€™s Purse COVID-19 relief efforts. One hundredÂ percent of every donation will go towards helping those impacted by the pandemic.
About The Collingsworth Family
With a GRAMMYÂ® Award-nomination, aÂ GMA Dove AwardÂ and multiple Singing News Fan Awards to their credit,Â StowTown recording artistÂ The Collingsworth Family isÂ among Gospel Musicâ€™s most beloved family groups.Â Multi-faceted musicians whoseÂ sole purpose is offeringÂ their talent back toÂ GodÂ as a sacrifice of praise, the family is comprised of Phil & Kim Collingsworth and theirÂ children,Â Brooklyn (Blair), Courtney (Metz), Phillip and Olivia. In addition to their signature harmonies,Â severalÂ family members areÂ acclaimedÂ instrumentalists in their own right: Kim onÂ piano;Â Brooklyn and Courtney on violin;Â and PhilÂ Sr. on trumpet. The Collingsworth Family hasÂ performed at The White House; the Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove;Â and atÂ multiple Gaither Homecoming events around the country. Â
About StowTown Records
StowTown Records was founded in 2011 by Ernie Haase and Wayne Haun and welcomed partners Landon Beene and Nate Goble in 2014. A powerhouse independent Gospel music label, StowTown is home to renowned pop/Inspirational artists Charles Billingsley, Canaâ€™s Voice, TaRanda Greene andÂ Jody McBrayer, as well asÂ acclaimed comedian Tim Lovelace, andÂ some of Southern Gospelâ€™s biggest names, includingÂ Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, Doug Anderson, The Browns, Tiffany Coburn, The Collingsworth Family, The Erwins, The Guardians, Trey Ivey, The Little Roy & Lizzy Show, Devin McGlamery, The Perrys, Rambo McGuire, Southern Raised, The Steeles, The Taylors and Triumphant. Distributed worldwide via Provident/Sony Distribution, StowTown Records artists have garnered multiple GMA Dove Awards and chart-topping releases.Â Â
For further information on The Collingsworth Family, visitÂ thecollingsworthfamily.comÂ orÂ stowtownrecords.com. Follow the family onÂ Facebook,Â Instagram,Â Twitter,Â YouTubeÂ andÂ Bandsintown. For information on Samaritanâ€™s Purse, visitÂ samaritanspurse.org. Â