An all-star cast of musicians gathered before a SOLD OUT crowd for “Help Haiti Live” at Nashville’s famed Ryman Auditorium on February 27th, benefitting Compassion International’s Haiti disaster relief fund.
The concert, which featured Alison Krauss and Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas, Big Kenny, Mat Kearney, Jars of Clay, Brandon Heath, NEEDTOBREATHE, Dave Barnes, and Matt Wertz was sponsored by Gaylord Entertainment Company and was streamed live at
GIBSON Guitars generously donated a guitar signed by “Help Haiti Live” performers, which is currently being auctioned online at  Other auction items include:
Photos from the event can be seen below, and FOR MEDIA USE ONLY, high resolution images are downloadable HERE.  (photo credits: © Aaron Crisler / The Judy Nelon Group)
All net proceeds from will go to Compassion International’s Haiti disaster relief fund. All money raised in response to the Haiti earthquake will be used immediately to re-equip Compassion’s local support structure and to provide for the immediate needs of Compassion-assisted children and families.
Compassion has been meeting the physical and spiritual needs of Haitians for more than forty years and will continue to serve them in this time of extreme need. Already Compassion International has supplied more than 15,000 families with clean water, food, blankets, temporary shelter, medical supplies and counseling.  Donations will lay bricks, feed, educate, clothe, heal and rebuild Haiti for many months to come.
Compassion International is the world’s largest Christian child development organization that permanently releases children from poverty. Founded in 1952, Compassion successfully tackles global poverty one child at a time, serving more than 1 million children in 26 of the world’s poorest countries. Recognizing that poverty is more than a lack of money, Compassion works holistically through local churches to address the individual physical, economic, educational and spiritual needs of children, enabling them to thrive, not just survive. Charity Navigator, America’s largest charity evaluator, has awarded Compassion its highest rating “four stars” for eight consecutive years.
“Help Haiti Live” is owned by Compassion International and was produced by Shaun Groves and Synergy Production Group. Synergy Production Group creates and produces live events that connect audiences with brands or causes.  Offering turn-key event solutions, strategic content development, creative design, audio, video and lighting production, talent procurement and complete program management, Synergy Production Group is based in Franklin, TN (
Alison Krauss and Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas recieved a standing ovation as they graced the stage at the Ryman Auditorium.
Dave Barnes, Matt Wertz, Big Kenny and Brandon Heath
From L to R: Dave Barnes, Matt Wertz, Big Kenny and Brandon Heath catch up backstage at the Ryman Auditorium.
Jon Foreman from Switchfoot
Switchfoot frontman Jon Foreman performs an acoustic arrangement for the Nashville crowd.
Jars of Clay
Jars of Clay shows their support for Haiti at this special event held just over a month since the tragic earthquake.
NEEDTOBREATHE entertains the sold out crowd at the historical Ryman Auditorium.
Alison Krauss and Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas
Alison Krauss and Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas perform for Compassion International’s Help Haiti Live Benefit concert on Feb. 27.
Big Kenny
Country Music superstar Big Kenny hosts and closes out the Help Haiti Live concert with a meaningful performance.
Jars of Clay, Jon Foreman of Switchfoot, Matt Wertz, Dave Barnes, Big Kenny and Brandon Heath
From L to R: Members of Jars of Clay with Jon Foreman, Matt Wertz, Dave Barnes, Big Kenny and Brandon Heath
Dave Barnes, Brandon Heath and Matt Wertz performing at the Ryman
Nashville locals Dave Barnes, Brandon Heath and Matt Wertz join together for the cause Help Haiti Live.


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