Tye Tribbett to headline concert for families of Charleston church shooting

110413-shows-sta-Tye-TribbettGrammy Award winning recording artist Tye Tribbett is launching a “Hate Won’t Win” concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 23 at The Medallion Conference Center, 7309 Garners Ferry Road in Columbia, South Carolina, to benefit the Mother Emanuel Hope Fund that helps retire burial debt and other expenses related to the nine people who died in a tragic incident on June 17. The concert will feature some of the biggest names in Christian music such as recording artist Israel Houghton, “Break Every Chain” singer Tasha Cobbs, R&B star Akon’s protégé Mali Music and Columbia, South Carolina, native Travis Greene.

The concert will cap the first day of Tribbett’s second annual “The Chosen Music Mentorship” conference for church worship leaders.

“Gospel is the good news,” Tribbett says in a recent news release of his use of music as a healing tool to create racial harmony in the Carolinas. “By spreading the music we induce hope, and we train new worship leaders so they are equipped with the same intent to go fearlessly where some have lost hope and to boldly declare through this gospel that there is yet hope.”

The Chosen Music Mentorship Program, which runs July 23-25, will feature some of the country’s top gospel practitioners such as producer Donald Lawrence and rising star Jonathan McReynolds to provide spiritual and practical workshops that will improve the lives and ministries of the participants. For more information,
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Tribbett arrived on the national scene in 2004 with Top 10 radio smash hits “No Way” and “Everything.” His frenetic energy and showmanship catapulted him to the top of the gospel field with subsequent radio hits such as “Victory,” “No Other Choice” and “If He Did It Before… Same God.” Four of his five albums have peaked at No. 1 on Billboard Magazine’s Top Gospel Albums sales chart and his latest release “Greater Than” won the artist two Grammy Awards including Gospel Album of the Year.