Switchfoot’s Jon Foreman has

announced he will join the all-star cast of musicians gathering for
“Help Haiti Live,” in Nashville on February 27th, 2010 to benefit Compassion International’s Haiti disaster relief fund. The concert is sponsored by Gaylord Entertainment Company and will be
streamed live at HelpHaitiLive.com.

With extraordinary need still existing in the devastated country,
Alison Krauss and Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas,
Big Kenny, Mat Kearney, Jars of Clay, Jon Foreman, Brandon
Heath, NEEDTOBREATHE, Dave Barnes, and Matt Wertz
will participate in a concert at Nashville’s famed and Gaylord-
owned Ryman Auditorium. Produced to inspire live concert and
on-line audiences to financially support the relief work of
Compassion International in Haiti, all talent and production fees
have been donated, along with streaming services (Livestream.com),
allowing proceeds to go toward Compassion’s disaster relief fund
(more details below).  Gibson Guitars has donated a guitar to be
signed by the evening’s performers and auctioned off, with bids
starting today at HelpHaitiLive.com/auction. For artist and venue
information please click here.

Tickets range in price from $25-75 and can be purchased at
Ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster locations, as well as through
The Ryman box office: 800-745-3000 or ryman.com.

Event details include:

Nashville/Ryman Auditorium, 7:30pm cst:
Host: Big Kenny (plus performance)
Alison Krauss and Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas
Jars of Clay
Mat Kearney
Jon Foreman
Brandon Heath
All net proceeds from HelpHaitiLive.com 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 will be 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 (www.synergyprg.com).

Gaylord Entertainment Company has taken an active and immediate
role in supporting earthquake recovery efforts in Haiti. In addition
to its involvement in the Help Haiti Live concert event, Gaylord is
providing direct aid to family members of employees who live in
Haiti through its STAR Assistance Program. The company also
provided financial support to the American Red Cross’s relief efforts
and is currently working with Harvest Time International in Florida
as well as the Salvation Army to transport thousands of pounds of
food, clothing, and household goods donated by its STARS
(employees) to the hardest-hit areas of the island nation.


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