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THE NASHVILLE SOUNDS SHINE SPOTLIGHT ON CANDY CHRISTMAS AND THE BRIDGE MINISTRY

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NASHVILLE, Tenn.—The Nashville Sounds will be spotlighting award-winning gospel recording artist and author Candy Christmas and The Bridge Ministry at their upcoming home baseball game at Herschel Greer Stadium Sunday, July 17 versus the Albuquerque Isotopes.  Christmas, along with The Bridge Singers, will perform a pre-game concert beginning at 5:30 pm, prior to the game at 6:35 pm.

The Nashville Sounds are in their 34th season of competition in 2011 as the Triple-A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers and as a member of the 16-team Pacific Coast League. It is the Sounds’ seventh year as a Brewers affiliate.

Attendees of the July 17 game are encouraged to bring new socks to be collected by The Bridge Ministry for Nashville’s homeless community.  Sock donations will be received at the Purity Charity Booth, where Bridge volunteers will be available to answer questions about their work with Nashville’s homeless.

A portion of advance ticket sales will also benefit The Bridge Ministry.  Tickets can be purchased at http://sounds.streamlineticketing.com/web/group.asp.  To designate proceeds for The Bridge, use Group Code:  Bridge; and Password:  Candy.

Hailing from southern gospel’s legendary Hemphill family, Christmas is an acclaimed solo artist who has been featured in 23 Gaither Homecoming videos and has performed at numerous Gaither concert events.  Since 2004, her Bridge Ministry has served countless meals and conducted church services every Tuesday night under the Jefferson Street Bridge in downtown Nashville.  Christmas’ latest recording, On The Other Side, released last year, along with her book, On The Other Side – Life Changing Stories From Under The Bridge.  For further information, visit www.candychristmas.com or www.bridgeministry.org.

Greer Stadium is located at 534 Chestnut Street in Nashville.  For further information on The Nashville Sounds and a complete game schedule, visit www.nashvillesounds.com.