Danville, CA (Vocus) November 5, 2010
National non-profit, Hear the Music Live will be auctioning off a beautiful one of a kind Gibson J200 Guitar painted by Nashville artist, Mandy Lawson and signed by many of Country music’s finest stars. All proceeds will be used for music programming for foster youth and teens nationwide. The auction will be on eBay November 9-19.
By bidding on the gorgeous guitar, the public and fans of Country’s hottest stars will be enhancing the life experiences of children in foster care and residential orphanages across the country. Hear the Music Live, a 501 (c) (3) national nonprofit agency, was founded in 2009 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. Over 90% of the children that Hear the Music Live sends to concerts have never been to a live concert and the experience is very inspirational for these children. Hear the Music Live has sent over 2500 foster youth and teens to concerts nationwide since being founded by Steven Nornhold in 2009.
The brand new, Gibson J-200 was first hand-painted by Nashville artist, Mandy Lawson. It needs to be told that Mandy’s paintings and guitars have found homes with Grammy award winners, notable rock-n-rollers, Country legends, record labels, magazine owners, performing rights organizations, National print ads, and public and private collectors. To name a few, Mandy has painted guitars for Country artists Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, Rascal Flatts, and George Strait, to name a few. To learn more and view some of Mandy's work, please visit her website.
After Mandy created this incredible masterpiece, Hear the Music Live spent the summer taking it to some of their favorite country artists and had them autograph it for the fundraising auction. These artists signed the guitar (with a permanent marker) with the hope that one of their fans will be the highest bidder and win this incredible collectible. The autographing celebrities are:
Billy Ray Cyrus, Brad Paisley, Chris Young, Cowboy Troy, Danny Gokey, Darryl Worley Faith Hill, Gloriana, Jake Owen, Jimmy Wayne, John Rich, Katie Armiger, Keith Urban, Kellie Pickler, Lady Antebellum, Mark Wills, Miley Cyrus, Pam Tillis, Rascal Flatts, Rodney Atkins, The Judds, Tim McGraw, Toby Keith
The Hear the Music Live Guitar Auction will run from November 9-19, 2010 on eBay.com through their Giving Works Charity Auction Site. 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.
Listen, download and check daily for updates on Hear the Music Live’s website at http://www.hearthemusiclive or join them on facebook.
For more information, 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 at http://www.hearthemusiclive.org