Award-winning singer/songwriter, Brandon Heath, assembled friends Jason Ingram, Bebo Norman, Gabe Scott and Christopher Williams for the fifth annual “Love Your Neighbor” benefit concert last night; an event Heath started with renowned producer and songwriter Ingram in May 2008. The show was held at Fellowship Bible Church in Brentwood, Tenn. and raised more than $14,000 for Young Life Capernaum, an outreach for students with physical and mental disabilities.
In attendance were more than 75 local Young Life Capernaum students including Katie Harbison, who joined Heath and friends on stage to share YLC’s impact on her life and perform a song from a worship CD she recorded, whose sales will directly cover Capernaum camp fees for one of her friends. Harbison’s performance generated a much deserved standing ovation.
To date, the five “Love Your Neighbor” events have raised more than $140,000 benefitting community needs. Heath and Ingram have promised a “sixth annual” event to take place next spring. For details on next year’s event, when it’s announced, follow the event’s twitter @luvyourneighbor and Facebook page www.facebook.com/LoveYourNeighbor. To find out more about, or to donate to Young Life Capernaum, please visit: www.Younglife.org/Capernaum
About Brandon Heath
Since Brandon Heath’s debut on Reunion Records with Don’t Get Comfortable (2006), he has become one of Christian music’s 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: “I’m Not Who I Was,” “Wait and See,” the 2009 GMA Dove Award-winning Song of the Year, “Give Me Your Eyes,” and the eight-week chart topper, “Your Love.”
Heath, a Nashville native, first began writing at age 13 and credits his hometown’s legendary hotspot for songwriters, the Bluebird Café, 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, “CBS Evening News with Katie Couric,” Relevant magazine and a 2011 feature by the Wall Street Journal.
Other key spotlights include Discovery Channel’s “On The Case With Paula Zahn,” which highlighted “Give Me Your Eyes” (What If We 8/19/2008), and a feature by The New York Times Sunday edition, touting Heath as a GRAMMY-nominated newcomer “that shouldn’t be allowed to slip through the racks.”
Heath’s 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.