Friday, May 21, 2010
Men of Music and Sunday Edition Lend Voices for Special Flood Relief Benefit Concert
Sunday Edition Also Takes Hands-On Approach to Flood Relief
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (May 19, 2010) – Southern Gospel favorites the Men of Music and Sunday Edition took part in a special Nashville Flood Relief benefit concert this past weekend. Both groups performed sets as part of the multi-artist event where many of the industry’s brightest names also performed.
Men of Music’s Gregory Colburn said, “It was an honor for Men of the Music to be a part of such a great event. We had a blast performing with so many other great artists. Everyone did a great job, and I know they raised a lot of money to help the flood victims.”
Deon Unthank (of Sunday Edition) said, “It was a real no-brainer to be a part of this event. We are called to be the hands and feet of Jesus – and if we are able to do that by giving up a Friday evening and donating our talents for the Lord, then we’re happy to do it!”
“This flooding hit real close to home, and while our group was very fortunate and didn’t see any damage, we do know people who did lose of a lot of their personal items,” mentioned Unthank.
In addition to the Men of Music and Sunday Edition, several of Southern Gospel’s brightest names appeared at the special Flood Relief benefit concert this past Friday evening, May 14, 2010. The event was designed to help raise funds to aid in relief from the devastating floods that hit Nashville and other Middle Tennessee communities earlier this month.
Other artists that participated in the event included Palmetto State Quartet, Three Bridges, Freedom, Dianne Sherrill, The Sargents, Firm Foundation Quartet, Allen Frizzell, Angelina McKeithen, The Songfellows, Mystery Men Quartet, Jeremy Calloway, and Southern Salvation. Award-winning Country singer Naomi Judd served as the special guest emcee for the program as well.
Sunday Edition’s Amy Marie Unthank and Chris Unthank also took a more hands-on approach to flood relief. The two joined a team that went into the hardest hit areas and helped clear out homes and clean for those who needed assistance.
“The devastation was truly shocking,” mentioned Chris. “We couldn’t believe that we were standing in areas where the water would have been over our heads just the weekend before. These people are hurting and just need the love of Jesus. We hope that we showed them His face through our work.”
Assistance is still needed throughout the Middle Tennessee area. To find out more information on how you can help in flood relief – visit http://nashvillest.com/2010/05/03/so-nashville-is-flooded-how-can-i-help/ with all the latest info.
For more information on the Men of Music – visit http://www.themenofmusic.com . Sunday Edition’s home on the web can be found at http://www.sundayedition.net .
About the Men of Music
The Men of Music have recently returned full time to the Southern Gospel community after a three-year absence from the road. The group is currently preparing for the release of their first mainline recording since coming off the road.
About Sunday Edition
Sunday Edition was formed back in the early 70’s as an all-male quartet. Now, 30 years later, the group has reformed as the family trio consisting of Deon Unthank, Amy Marie Unthank, and Chris Unthank. The group has a rich sound with a wide variety of influences which range from traditional southern to country and progressive southern to black gospel.