Wynonna, Vince Gill + More to ‘Come Together’ for Haiti
Wynonna, Vince Gill, the Oak Ridge Boys, Restless Heart and Lee Greenwood are among the acts uniting to assist the country of Haiti, ravaged after the devastating January 12 earthquake. Writing and recording a song, 'Come Together Now,' organizer Michael W. Smith enlisted dozens of his celebrity friends, as well as a 250-voice children's choir from a local elementary school, to sing on the project.
"I think Haiti has been one reason for a lot of us to come together and count our blessings and know that every day is a gift," Michael tells Nashville's Tennessean newspaper. "When something like this happens, I think it can rock you to your core, and you start to see the brevity of life and you start to think, 'What the heck am I doing with my life?' You start to be more proactive about reaching out to somebody who needs a hand -- just little things. You don't have to cross the Atlantic to be a missionary."
Also participating in the recording are Amy Grant, Chris Sligh, tobyMac, Steven Curtis Chapman, Point of Grace, John Ford Coley and Melinda Doolittle. The single is the first track from the upcoming album called 'Healing4Haiti,' which will be released March 2. All proceeds will go towards Haitian relief efforts via the American Red Cross and Samaritan's Purse. Click here for more information on the project.