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Nashville Musicians Come Together To Help Haiti


By Chris Cannon

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - More than 50 musicians got together Wednesday night at a recording studio on Nashville's Music Row to sing "Come Together Now," a song that will help raise money for Haitian relief efforts. 

"What I am seeing out here, I'm pretty blown away," said Christian artist Michael W. Smith after looking out into the recording studio. 

Smith wrote "Come Together Now" soon after seeing the devastation caused by a major earthquake in Haiti. 

Within twelve days Smith had rounded up enough of his friends to record the song. 

The artists who answered the call came from all genres of music and are all stars in their own right. 

"What I love is that everyone left their egos at the door. People came here with a mission, to help Haiti, to bring aide to the Haitian people," said Christian artist Michael Tait. 

"To be here for Michael, I would do anything for Michael W.," said country superstar Wynonna Judd. 

Wynonna stood front and center as the choir recorded the chorus for "Come Together Now." 

"To know that all these voices have come together for one moment is pretty exciting," added Judd. 

The legendary group, The Oak Ridge Boys, were also on the risers at Ocean Way Studios. The group's members were on vacation when they got the call to join the ensemble. 

"We all got back in, we all got on the bus and piled in and headed to Nashville. We've all had that sad, hurt feeling on the inside. I just can't imagine those little kids not having a home to go to," said Oak Ridge member Duane Allen. 

Michael W. Smith hopes to have "Come Together Now" ready for download in a couple of weeks.

The money raised will go to the American Red Cross and Samaritan's Purse. 


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