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Jo Dee Messina - SECOND ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CONCERT IN NASHVILLE

ALL PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT HARVEST HANDS COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

LAST YEAR’S PERFORMANCE RAISED OVER $30,000 FOR HARVEST HANDS CDC

]November 18th, 2010 - Multi-platinum country singer-songwriter JO DEE MESSINA has just announced she will perform her second annual Christmas concert benefiting Harvest Hands Community Development Corporation (CDC), a non-profit, faith-based organization in South Nashville. Harvest Hands CDC exists to be a catalyst of holistic community development focusing on healthy living, education, spiritual formation and economic development. The “Inspirational Evening of Words and Music with JO DEE MESSINA” will take place Saturday, December 4 at Brentwood United Methodist Church.

Tickets for the free show--concert-goers are asked to donate a “love offering” for this incredible cause--will be available online via www.jodeemessina.com, www.harvesthandscdc.com and www.bumc.net. Last year, JO DEE’s event “sold out” two concerts with all 3000 free tickets claimed and raised over $30,000. This year, JO DEE will perform one show at 7:00PM in the format of her “Music Room Series” tour, where she will take requests, chat with fans and talk of her faith journey. The Brentwood United Methodist Church will open a “Holiday Gift Shop” at 6:00PM where Harvest Hands Community products such as Humphreys Street Coffee™ and WOW! Soap™ benefiting Harvest Hands will be sold.

“I feel so blessed to be able to help folks give to the Harvest Hands,” says JO DEE. “And I’m grateful that Brentwood United Methodist Church is again, this year, facilitating the cause.”

In an interview with Tonic.com in conjunction with last year’s event, JO DEE said: "This is not something where they go in from 9 to 5 and then go back to their house in the hills. He (Reverend Brian Hicks) and his wife live there, in the inner city. They went into this community and said, 'What do you need from us?’ The first thing they did was go in and knock down a crack house. The church bought it, went in, knocked it down and made a playground out of it. This is not people throwing money at a problem; they're living in the midst of it and helping with their time and their love and understanding." To read the whole interview, go here: http://www.tonic.com/article/country-star-jo-dee-messina-concert-for-har....

For more information, check out JO DEE online:
http://www.jodeemessina.com
http://www.myspace.com/jodeemessina
http://www.facebook.com/jodeemessina
http://twitter.com/jodeemessina

Jo Dee Messina's Christmas album "A Joyful Noise" is available now at iTunes. CLICK HERE