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Posted April 27, 2012

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Free Concert On May 22 Will Feature Performances by
Brandon Heath, Jason Ingram, Bebo Norman and Christopher Williams

(Nashville, Tenn.) April 27, 2012 ñFive-time GRAMMY AwardÆ nominee Brandon Heath and one of Christian musicís most successful and respected songwriters/producers, Jason Ingram, will host the fifth annual ìLove Your Neighborî concert at 7 PM on Tuesday, May 22 at Fellowship Bible Church in Brentwood, Tenn. Heath and Ingram, accompanied by friends Bebo Norman and Christopher Williams, will be putting on this event to benefit the Young Life Capernaum organization, an outreach for students with physical and mental disabilities.

Heath and Ingram were drawn to help Young Life Capernaum due to its powerful impact on the lives of its community. ìOur young friends in Capernaum have a rare bravery, the kind that transcends disability and the ignorance of others,î says Heath. ìTheyíre inspiring to guys like me. It is the love and commitment of Young Lifeís Capernaum and ultimately Christ that help these unique individuals become known and loved. Itís a very similar story to mine, in that, Young Life helped me come know Christ and loved me in spite of my own imperfections. Thatís why I connect with this ministry and these special friends.î

The Young Life Capernaum organization (translated from the original meaning, ìvillage of comfortî), aids in providing opportunities for students with any physical and mental incapacity. The organization provides the missing link of relationship between society and the challenged community, the programís main initiatives help instill purpose and create opportunities they would never have experienced, while extending authentic compassion and teaching them to find their place as a meaningful disciple for God.

This yearís event, featuring performances by Heath, Ingram, Bebo Norman and Christopher Williams, intends to replicate the level of support that ìLove Your Neighborî events have delivered in recent years. In 2008, $20,000 was raised for Nashville area tornado victims. In 2009, David, a local Centennial High School student, lost his father, his health insurance, and was at risk of losing his vision without access to a necessary eye surgery. ìLove Your Neighborî covered the total cost of the medical attention David needed and his vision was restored. In 2010, more than $61,000 was collected for El Shaddai Church in south Nashville that was severely damaged by flooding. Last yearís gathering raised more than $25,000 for the Lee family who was affected by the devastating tornadoes in Alabama.

ìThese events are so important to me because community is so important to me. Iím grateful for the people who have come out to support their neighbors alongside Jason and me and hope to get to do these for years to come,î notes Heath.

For information on ìLove Your Neighbor,î please visit: or

About Brandon Heath:
Since Brandon Heath debuted on Reunion Records with Donít Get Comfortable (2006), he has become one of Christian musicís most beloved and respected artists and songwriters.

Heath has twice been honored as GMA Male Vocalist of the Year (2009 and 2010), additionally garnering an Emmy Award, five GRAMMY nominations, an American Music Award nomination and multiple GMA Dove Awards and songwriting honors. His award-winning songs paired with his signature vocals reflect a 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, a Nashville native, 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. His 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 Discovery Channelís ìOn The Case With Paula Zahn,î which highlighted ìGive Me Your Eyesî (What If We 8/19/2008), and a feature by The New York Times Sunday edition, touting Heath 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.

For more information on Brandon Heath and Leaving Eden, please visit:, and follow Brandon Heathís Twitter at

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 front man for the critically acclaimed band The Longing.

In the past few years, Ingram has become one of Christian musicís most successful and respected songwriters and producers. Heís produced Tenth Avenue North, Chris Tomlin, Sanctus Real, Meredith Andrews, Mikeschair, Paul Baloche, Brenton Brown, Jason Gray, and Bebo Norman, among others, while being instrumental in the vetting and development of CCM newcomers Lindsay McCaul and Andy Cherry.

A prolific lyricist, Ingramís songwriting credits include, Brandon Heathís ìGive Me Your Eyes,î Hillsong and One Sonic Societyís ìForever Reign,î Sanctus Realís ìLead Me,î Chris Tomlinís ìI Will Follow,î Matt Maherís ìAlive Again,î Chris Tomlinís ìWhite Flag,î and Tenth Avenue North songs, ìYou Are Moreî 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, 2010, 2011 Christian Songwriter of the Year and is a two-time GRAMMY nominee for Best Contemporary Christian Music Song (ìGive Me Your Eyesî and ìYour Loveî).

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 contributing to ìGive Me Your Eyesî and ìBy Your Sideî) and recently received his sixth consecutive SESAC Christian Music Award for Songwriter of the Year.

While Ingramís presence is most immediately felt in the Christian and Worship music arenas, this two-time GRAMMY nominee is also gaining momentum internationally. Most recently his song ìJust One Kiss,î recorded by Nick Carter, climbed into the Top 10 in Japan.

About Bebo Norman:
Normanís 1999ís national debut, Ten Thousand Days, landed Norman on the cover of CCMóa rare honor for a new artist. Myself When I Am Real (2002) earned seven Dove Award nods and charted the defining hit, ìGreat Light of the World.î In 2007, Norman partnered with Seattleís BEC Recordings to release his first Christmas project that garnered another Dove nomination. In 2008, Bebo Norman released another critically acclaimed project (self-titled) receiving such reviews as ìÖfeels like the beginning of a vibrant new chapter in an already distinguished careerî (Billboard). In 2010, Bebo received a Dove Award for ìInspirational Recorded Songî for his song ìThe Only Hopeî from his self-titled project. Released in 2010, Ocean was touted as Beboís ìfinest effort,î one of the ìtop overall album(s) of 2010,î and ìbeckons you into the depths of Godís love.î Ocean also produced another No. 1 INSPO song for Norman with ìI Hope You See Jesus.î Norman resides in Tennessee with his wife and two children.

About Christopher Williams:
Hailing from Nashville, but nothing like your typical Nashville songwriter, Christopher Williams is a songwriter, storyteller, and entertainer - offering songs that are honest and confessional, yet never over bearing; and performances that engage audiences with an appealing mix of intense passion and humor.

With ìlush guitar work, and sweet soaring vocals,î (Boston Phoenix) punctuated by the percussive vulnerability of a single African djembe hand drum and that single voice, Williams continues to be a ìhard-touring singer-songwriter and a master at spreading his personal energy out into a live audience.î (Madison Isthmus) Touring nonstop nationally for the last ten years at a pace of more than 130 shows a year, Williams has built a faithful following of listeners around the country and is a true independent artist, releasing nine records on his own label. He has toured with Grammy Award winning band Jars of Clay, opening for, as well as playing percussion with the band and has also played with songwriter luminaries Arlo Guthrie, Phil Keaggy, David Wilcox, Patty Larkin and Ellis Paul. With the release of his new CD, ëStone Water Wood Lightí Williams departs from his singer songwriter sound to incorporate more elements of swampy soul and blues, with new songs that cover issues ranging from the lack of honesty among leaders and media, to the religious subculture of the South, to his own questioning and desire to be more a socially conscious individual. And all written through new eyes as Williams and his wife of seven years welcomed their first child into this world. ìNo one heard these new songs more than my son,î Williams states, ìhe is fascinated by the guitar and when you find something that calms the baby, you stick with I worked on most of these songs when I was hanging with my newborn.î Being a new father has certainly changed his perspective and now Williams brings even more heart to his smart, honest writing and engaging performances and storytelling. Tracks can be heard at and purchased there or on iTunes -

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