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Messina streams charity gig

Thursday, December 2, 2010 – Jo Dee Messina's second annual Christmas concert benefiting Nashville's Harvest Hands Community Development Corporation (CDC) will be streamed live on www.jodeemessina.com at 8 p.m. eastern time on Saturday, Dec. 4.

The "Inspirational Evening of Words and Music with Jo Dee Messina" takes place at Brentwood United Methodist Church and will benefit the non-profit, faith-based organization in South Nashville. Fans unable to attend the show - now expanded to two sets and including a youth choir - will now be able to watch live and make donations online.

Tickets for the free show - concert-goers are asked to donate a "love offering" for this cause - are available online via www.jodeemessina.com, www.harvesthandscdc.com and www.bumc.net.

Last year's show sold out 2 concerts with all 3,000 free tickets claimed and raised more than $30,000. This year, Messina will perform one show in the format of her "Music Room Series" tour, where she will take requests, chat with fans and talk of her faith journey.

"I feel so blessed to be able to help folks give to the Harvest Hands," Messina said. "And I'm grateful that Brentwood United Methodist Church is again, this year, facilitating the cause."

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