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Posted May 19, 2011

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Free Event on Tuesday, May 24 to Feature Performances by
Brandon Heath, Jason Ingram, Kari Jobe, Chris August and a Surprise Guest

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) May 19, 2011 -- Award-winning singer/songwriter Brandon Heath with celebrated songwriter and producer Jason Ingram will reprise their annual ìLove Your Neighborî benefit concert on Tuesday, May 24 at 7:00 PM at Fellowship Bible Church in Brentwood, Tenn. Its fourth year running, this yearís ìLove Your Neighborî concert will benefit victims of last monthís deadly tornadoes in Alabama and feature performances by Heath, Ingram, acclaimed female vocalist Kari Jobe, and Dove Awardsí new artist of the year and male vocalist of the year Chris August, plus the event plans to continue its tradition of a surprise special guest.

Each year, Heath and Ingram tap friends for a great night of music to benefit a need in a surrounding community. In response to the deadly tornadoes and thunderstorms that ripped through the South two weeks ago, this yearís ìLove Your Neighborî proceeds will go toward relief and recovery efforts in Alabama, among the hardest hit by the storms.

ìIt was this time last year that Nashville experienced the devastating effects of flood waters that ravaged our homes, churches and businesses,î says Heath. ìOur neighbors to the south are now in similar turmoil and itís my hope that we can offer them the love and support we experienced from our local community.î

The ìLove Your Neighborî benefit is an annual concert event created by Brandon Heath and Jason Ingram, in partnership with Fellowship Bible Church. In 2008, the event raised $20,000 for Nashville area tornado victims. In 2009, the event slogan to ìSave Davidís Eyesî did just that, with donations covering the total cost of a critical eye surgery to prevent blindness of a local Centennial high school student, who had recently lost his father -- and with that loss, also the familyís health insurance coverage. Enough proceeds were collected to also create a standing fund for a future need within the student body. Last year, the benefit collected more than $61,000 for El Shaddai Church in south Nashville that was severely damaged by flooding.

For the latest updates on ìLove Your Neighbor,î please visit:

About Brandon Heath:
Since the 2006 debut of Donít Get Comfortable, Christian musicís beloved and twice honored GMA Male Vocalist of the Year (2009 and 2010), Brandon Heath, has won an Emmy Award, been nominated for two GRAMMYs, an American Music Award and has garnered multiple GMA Dove Awards and songwriting honors. His award winning songs paired with Heathís signature vocals reflect the Nashville nativeís soaring radio career that includes four No. 1 hits: ìIím Not Who I Was,î ìWait and See,î the 2009 GMA Dove Award winning Song of the Year, ìGive Me Your Eyes,î and the eight-week chart topper, ìYour Love.î

Heath first began writing at age 13 and credits his hometownís legendary hotspot for songwriters, the Bluebird CafÈ, as the place he first experienced music that moved him. Heathís artistry and ability to connect with audiences have compelled countless media outlets across the nation to platform his story and music. Coverage includes Billboard magazine, ìCBS Evening News with Katie Couric,î Relevant magazine and a 2011 feature by the Wall Street Journal.

Other key spotlights include Heathís ìGive Me Your Eyesî (What If We 8/19/2008) which was selected for The Discovery Channelís ìOn The Case With Paula Zahn,î as well as a feature by the Sunday edition of The New York Times as a GRAMMY-nominated newcomer ìthat shouldn't be allowed to slip through the cracks.î

Heathís third album, Leaving Eden (1/18/2011) debuted No. 1 on the Billboard Christian Sales chart and is supported by non-stop direct-support and headlining tours. The hit makerís new single ìThe Light In Meî released to radio on 4/29 and set in motion momentum driving his 40-city ìLeaving Eden Fall Tour,î with special guest, Britt Nicole. For additional information please visit

About Jason Ingram:
Jason Ingram has one of the most diverse and accomplished resumes in Christian music. Born in West Virginia, he spent part of his childhood in Dallas and later moved to Santa Cruz, Calif. Jasonís father, Chip Ingram, is a prominent speaker/author, but the young Ingram knew early on that music would be his vehicle for sharing his passion. In 1999, he relocated to Nashville, Tenn. and his self-titled debut album was released in 2002 on Resonate/INO Records. The following year he became frontman for the critically acclaimed band The Longing.

In the past few years, heís become one of Christian musicís most successful and respected songwriters and producers. Heís produced Tenth Avenue North, Sanctus Real, Meredith Andrews, Mikeschair, Paul Baloche, Brenton Brown, Carlos Whittaker, Jason Gray, and Bebo Norman, among others, and his songwriting credits include, Brandon Heathís ìGive Me Your Eyes,î Hillsongís and One Sonic Societyís ìForever Reign,î Britt Nicoleís ìSet the World on Fire,î Paul Balocheís ìTo The Cross,î Matt Maherís ìAlive Againî and two Tenth Avenue North songs, ìLove is Hereî and ìBy Your Side.î

The latter was named Song of the Year at the 41st Annual GMA Dove Awards and was the No. 3 played Christian song of the decade (2000-2010) according to Billboard Magazine. Ingram also picked up the Producer of the Year Dove Award, was Billboard Magazineís 2009 and 2010 Christian Songwriter of the Year.

Further, Ingram is co-writer of back-to-back GMA Dove Award-winning Songs of the Year (2009ís ìGive Me Your Eyesî by Brandon Heath and 2010ís ìBy Your Sideî recorded by Tenth Avenue North), SESACís Co-writer of The Year for the last two years (for his work on ìGive Me Your Eyesî and ìBy Your Sideî) and recently received his fifth consecutive SESAC Christian Music Award for Songwriter of the Year.

About Kari Jobe:
A worship leader at Gateway Church in Dallas, TX, Kari Jobe released her self-titled debut album through Gateway Create Publishing/Integrity Music in 2009. Produced by Ed Cash, the album contains a collection of worship songs written by Kari as well as co-writes with worship leaders/songwriters Chris Tomlin, Paul Baloche, Mia Fieldes, and Ed Cash. Since the release, Kari has received 2 Dove Awards along with multiple top ten singles, including "Revelation Song" and "You Are For Me". In April of 2011, she signed with EMICMG and is working on her sophomore release.

About Chris August:
Fervent Recordsí Chris August is quickly becoming a favorite in the CCM genre. With an impressive sweep at the 42nd Annual Dove Awards, he earned awards for ìNew Artist of the Yearî and ìMale Vocalist of the Year,î adding him to an elite group of only three artists in the history of the show who have received both awards. He also claimed the nod for ìPop/Contemporary Album of the Yearî for his debut album No Far Away that he co-produced with acclaimed producer Ed Cash. The album delivered Augustís debut single ìStarry Night,î which hit No. 1 on Billboardís Christian/AC chart in September and stayed put for six weeks as well as the hit follow-up single ì7x70,î launching this self-taught pianist, guitarist, and producer as an artist in his own right. Featuring a resonant collection of soulful pop-rock sing-alongs, touching balladry, and heart-on-sleeve lyricism, No Far Away has become the best-selling New Artist project released in 2010. A native of Dallas, TX, August previously toured as the keyboard player and opening act for pop sensation Ashlee Simpson and worked with Ryan Cabrera, Brian McKnight, and Jessica Simpson before shifting his focus to a solo career.

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