High Intensity Performers Focusing Energy on Ending Child Poverty
High energy country super group Sawyer Brown hopes to bring Compassion to their fans. The group is joining forces with world-renowned child advocacy organization, Compassion International, to fight global child poverty.
“I always want to be a good steward of the many blessings God has given me,” explains Mark Miller, lead singer for Sawyer Brown. “Being involved with Compassion International will give me the opportunity to give back.”
Sawyer Brown hopes to inspire its fans to sponsor children through Compassion International. The Group will also travel into the field with Compassion in early 2012, to see first-hand, the work they are a part of with Compassion International.
Sawyer Brown first rose to fame in 1983, after winning the national TV talent competition, Star Search. The group has since recorded 20 studio albums and charted more than 50 songs, including the number one hits, "Step that Step", "Some Girls Do", and "Thank God for You".
The group has also won an assortment of awards including 1985’s Horizon Award from the Country Music Association, 1997’s Vocal Group of the Year from the Academy of Country Music, and five Vocal Band of the Year trophies from the TNN/Music City News Country Awards.
Sawyer Brown is the latest country act to embrace Compassion International since it reached out to Country music earlier this year. Other acts include television icon and Hee Haw star Lulu Roman, 90’s hit maker John Berry, Marty Raybon, former lead singer of super group Shenandoah, Nashville Star winner Buddy Jewell, singer Jeff Bates, up-and-coming all girl group The Lunabelles, and bluegrass duo The Roys. The Roys actually have Compassion International signage on their tour bus.
“They guys of Sawyer Brown are known for their big hearts, throughout the country music industry and around the world,” says Zane King, Artist Relations Regional Director for Compassion International. “What a privilege to have them as part of our Compassion team.”
“Sawyer Brown has always been known for its ability to energize an audience,” says Todd Stewart, also of Compassion International. “If anybody can motivate people to help eradicate world poverty, Sawyer Brown can.”
ABOUT COMPASSION INTERNATIONAL
Compassion International is the world’s largest Christian child development organization that permanently releases children from poverty. Founded in 1952, Compassion successfully tackles global poverty one child at a time, serving more than 1.2 million children in 26 of the world’s poorest countries. Recognizing that poverty is more than a lack of money, Compassion works through local churches to holistically address the individual physical, economic, educational and spiritual needs of children – enabling them to thrive, not just survive. Compassion has been awarded ten consecutive, four-star ratings by Charity Navigator, America’s largest charity evaluator.