Country Music Stars Show up and Sign on to Support Hear the Music Live and Foster Youth and Teens Nationwide

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Country music stars such as: Tim McGraw, The Judds, Lady Antebellum, Jake Owen, Rodney Atkins, Gloriana, Miley Cyrus, Billy Ray Cyrus, Faith Hill, Keith Urban, Katie Armiger, Kellie Pickler, Cowboy Troy, Mark Wills, John Rich, Pam Tillis, Chris Young, Toby Keith, Brad Paisley, Jimmy Wayne are signing a Gibson J200 guitar painted by Nashville artist, Mandy Lawson that will be auctioned off November 9-19th. All proceeds go to providing live music to foster youth and teens nationwide.

Gibson J200 Guitar Auction to Benefit Foster Teens and Hear the Music Live

As you probably know our kids in foster care normally do not attend this sort of thing and it is a big boost to their self-esteem to get to do so. In fact, they suffer from what I call a

Hear The Music Live recently had a Gibson Guitar painted by famous Nashville artist, Mandy Lawson. Mandy has painted guitars for many of the top country music artists (e.g. Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, Rascal Flatts, George Strait, and others). Several country artists have signed the Hear The Music Live guitar including: Tim McGraw, The Judds, Lady Antebellum, Jake Owen, Rodney Atkins, Gloriana, Miley Cyrus, Billy Ray Cyrus, Faith Hill, Keith Urban, Katie Armiger, Kellie Pickler, Cowboy Troy, Mark Wills, John Rich, Pam Tillis, Chris Young, Brad Paisley, Jimmy Wayne and many more. Please visit Hear the Music Live to see pictures and video of your favorite stars showing their support for live music experiences for foster youth and teens!

The Hear the Music Live guitar will be auctioned on eBay.com during November 9th-19th, 2010. The proceeds will be used to send pre-teens and teens that are currently in residential treatment foster care group homes to see live concert performances throughout the U.S. Concert tickets and Meet and Greets with recording artists will also be auctioned. Please sign-up and invite others to bid at the Guitar Auction and show your support for live music experiences for foster youth and teens!

Hear The Music Live’s primary focus is to reach out to pre-teens and teens in residential treatment foster care group homes to give them the opportunity to attend a concert in their local area (e.g. 90% of the children that Hear the Music Live sends to concerts have never been to a live concert). These children homes provide quality residential treatment programs for abused and neglected children and adolescents.

Here's what one caseworker said after Hear the Music Live donated tickets for foster youth to attend a live concert in Portland, OR:

“As you probably know our kids in foster care normally do not attend this sort of thing and it is a big boost to their self-esteem to get to do so. In fact, they suffer from what I call a "poverty of experience" and being able to attend a concert of this magnitude greatly adds to their bank of experience.-Caseworker, Portland, OR"

Hear The Music Live was founded by Steven Nornhold in the summer of 2009. To date, Hear the Music Live has sent over 2000 pre-teens and teens from residential foster care group homes to see live concerts and meet music performers throughout the U.S.

During 2009 and 2010, Hear the Music Live obtained substantial support from country music artists such as:
Providing Meet and Greet opportunities for the foster care pre-teens/teens at their concert events
Enabling VIP ticket buy opportunities so that Hear the Music Live may arrange chaperone and pre-teens/teens group seating arrangements at the concert events
Donation of VIP tickets
Recording of Hear the Music Live’s theme song (e.g. by Katie Armiger)
Country Radio Public Service Announcement (PSA) have been recorded by Katie Armiger, Jimmy Wayne and Rodney Atkins.
Listen, download and check often for updates on artist PSA recordings at http://www.hearthemusiclive.org.

"We have been very, very fortunate to have received so much support from Country Artists and their management companies ! - Steven Nornhold (Founder of Hear The Music Live)"

Please contact Steven Nornhold @ steven_nornhold(at)hearthemusiclive(dot)org or Aimee White @ aimee_white(at)hearthemusiclive(dot)org and visit Hear the Music Live on facebook for information regarding Hear The Music Live.

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