First Tuesday with guest Tom Randles

Tuesday, April 2nd
Creative Workshop Recording Studio
2804 Azalea Place, Nashville, TN 37204

Potluck style lunch at noon
Tom Randles at 1 PM

Please bring a friend and a favorite dish, drink or dessert.
 

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News 4's Tom Randles is a four-time Edward R. Murrow Award-winning anchor. He recently won three of television industry's highest honors. Tom has also received numerous Emmy nominations and awards since joining the WSMV news staff in 2006.
 
Tom is a 30-year veteran broadcaster. His broadcasting career began at WETL-Radio while he was a sophomore in high school in his hometown of South Bend, Indiana. In 1980, two days after graduating from Ball State University with a B.S. degree in Radio and Television, he began working at WNDU-TV in South Bend.
 
In 2013, multi-instrumentalist Tom released Destination Music City, the fourth contemporary jazz CD of his music career. He is currently at work on his fifth album.
 
His hobbies include reading, traveling, photography, writing, fitness training and motorcycles. Tom is also actively involved in various community projects and charities.

In addition to hearing Tom speak, each attendee will receive a CD copy of his latest instrumental album Destination Music City. Tom will autograph the CDs after the meeting.

Don't miss this special meeting!



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"If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us
our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."

~ John 1:9

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As always we thank each and everyone of you for your continued support of GIFT, an organization that helps others including our musical friends in need.

First Tuesday with guest Gordon Mote

Tuesday, March 5th
Creative Workshop Recording Studio
2804 Azalea Place, Nashville, TN 37204

Potluck style lunch at noon
Gordon Mote at 1 PM

Please bring a friend and a favorite dish, drink or dessert.

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Multitalented artist and musician Gordon Mote will be our guest speaker/performer at our first meeting of 2019 on March 5th. A special thanks to Ron Iserman for making this happen.
 
Blind since birth, Gordon Mote’s faith provides the foundation for his life and constantly fuels his creative spirit. When he was just three, Gordon surprised his family on Thanksgiving by sitting down at the piano and miraculously playing “Jesus Loves Me”. Still kids, Gordon and his brother later traveled and sang in churches of all sizes and denominations.
 
As a young man, Gordon became one of the first blind students in the country to be mainstreamed into the public school system and later received a full scholarship to Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Alabama. He later transferred to Nashville’s Belmont University. Two days after graduation, Lee Greenwood asked Gordon to join his band. Since then, he’s toured with Trisha Yearwood, Tanya Tucker, Porter Wagoner, the Gaither Vocal Band, and the long-running Gaither Homecoming Tour. 
 
As a studio musician, Mote’s big break came when Country Music Hall of Fame keyboardist Pig Robbins was unable to make an Alan Jackson session and recommended that Gordon fill in. Since then, he has played for Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, Martina McBride, Bob Seger, Rascal Flatts, Carrie Underwood, Lionel Richie and many others.
 
Gordon has also recorded a string of critically acclaimed solo albums including the Dove Award-nominated If You Could Hear What I See (2004).

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"Sing to the Lord, praise his name;
proclaim his salvation day after day."

~ Psalm 96:2

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As always we thank each and everyone of you for your continued support of GIFT, an organization that helps others including our musical friends in need.

First Tuesday with guest Conrad Fisher

Tuesday, November 6th

Creative Workshop Recording Studio

2804 Azalea Place, Nashville, TN 37204

Potluck style lunch at noon

Guest speaker at 1 PM

Please bring a friend and a favorite dish, drink or dessert.

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Dickey Lee, one of GIFT’s founders and friend to so many of you, first brought our attention to the talented young man, Conrad Fisher who will be our guest this month. Dickey does a great job of befriending and encouraging new talents like Conrad and he will introduce him Tuesday. We look forward to seeing you then!

An energetic old soul who writes and plays music steeped in Americana roots, Conrad Fisher, 24, hails from Eastern Pennsylvania. Raised Mennonite, he grew up listening to Appalachian folk music played by his family on homemade instruments. Soon he was playing guitar and writing songs of his own influenced by the music of John Prine, Bob Mcdill, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, and Jason Isbell. Fisher joined a local band when he was 17 and became the group's leader and manager 3 years later. He continued to perform throughout the Northeast and Canada. In January 2018 he moved to Nashville, Tennessee to pursue a career in songwriting. He works for an undertaker at night to support his music habit during the day.

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"For by grace are you saved through faith and that not of yourselves.

It is the gift of God, not of works, lest any man should boast."

~ Ephesians 2: 8-9

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As always we thank each and everyone of you for your continued support of GIFT, an organization that helps others including our musical friends in need.

First Tuesday with guest Buddy Greene

Tuesday, October 2nd
Creative Workshop Recording Studio
2804 Azalea Place, Nashville, TN 37204

Potluck style lunch at noon
Guest speaker at 1 PM

Please bring a friend and a favorite dish, drink or dessert.

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Born and raised in Macon, Georgia, Buddy Greene has been performing for audiences since the tender age of ten, but his first big break came when, as a young man, he landed a position in country superstar Jerry Reed’s band. By 1984, Buddy and wife Vicki had moved to Nashville where he was able to more fully develop as a musician, entertainer, and songwriter.

In 1986, Buddy released his first solo recording, a self-titled debut of original gospel music and he began touring the country as a featured performer with gospel greats Bill and Gloria Gaither. Over the last 30+ years, Buddy has performed across America, made numerous trips abroad, and released twenty recording projects.

Buddy’s latest project, Looking Back, provides a strong summary statement of Buddy’s journey as a Christian, songwriter, instrumentalist, and skillful interpreter of songs.

Many of you have seen the video of Buddy in Carnegie Hall performing his standing ovation inducing classical music performance as well as his many appearances on Gaither's Homecoming. Join us as we are blessed by this great man's talents and testimony.

Attendees will receive a copy of Looking Back on CD.


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"Praise ye the Lord. Sing unto the Lord a new song,
and his praise and congregation of saints"

~ Psalm 149:1

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As always we thank each and everyone of you for your continued support of GIFT, an organization that helps others including our musical friends in need.

First Tuesday with Jerry Winfield

First Tuesday with Jerry Winfield


Jerry Winfield is the pastor of Oak Valley Baptist Church in Franklin, Tennessee. Prior to that, he was the pastor of the Forest Hills Baptist Church in Nashville since 1993. He received the bachelor of arts degree from Blue Mountain College in Blue Mountain, Mississippi; the master of divinity degree from Southwestern Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas; and the doctor of ministry degree from Midwestern Seminary in Kansas City, Missouri. He and his wife Jane are the parents of Julie and Jake. Jerry will bless us with a powerful message from God's Word and his teaching will inspire and encourage us! 

GIFT Concert & Picnic 2018

GIFT Picnic with live music
by Dan Shafer and Brooks Forsyth

 

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Tuesday, June 5th at noon
Azalea Park Shelter
next to
Creative Workshop Recording Studio
2804 Azalea Place, Nashville, TN 37204

Please bring a friend and a favorite dish, drink or dessert.

Cool Ice Cream Sandwiches from Oliver's Ice Box!
 

Dan Shafer was in a number of bands growing up, then got into recording jingles, for everything from beverage companies to TV shows, including Transformers. When his son turned 11, the family found out he had Crohn’s Disease and Dan had to get a job that offered insurance, so he became a salesman for a beverage company. Fast forward to 2017 and Dan was selected to perform on season 11 of NBC's The Voice, an opportunity to pick up music where he left off 30 years ago. Blake Shelton picked Shafer as a team member and he advance to the battle rounds. The videos of his performances on The Voice have been viewed several million times on YouTube.

Brooks Forsyth is a musician and songwriter from Boone, North Carolina. Brooks' musical style encompasses a variety of genres, particularly within Americana: folk, country blues, bluegrass and roots rock. His versatile guitar style consists of both flatpicking and fingerpicking. He just recorded an album with Buzz and Parker Cason at Creative Workshop. He's an accomplished guitarist and singer you will enjoy!

 

Thanks for your faithfulness to the Lord and to GIFT!
We will return to First Tuesdays in September.
Have a great summer!


 

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"Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand,
that He may lift you up in due time.
Cast your anxiety on Him because He cares for you."

~ I Peter 5:6-7

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As always we thank each and everyone of you for your continued support of GIFT, an organization that helps others including our musical friends in need.

 

First Tuesday with Hal Hadden

Tuesday, May 1st
Creative Workshop Recording Studio
2804 Azalea Place, Nashville, TN 37204
Potluck style lunch at noon
Guest speaker at 1 PM

Please bring a friend and a favorite dish, drink or dessert.

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Hal Hadden founded Christian Leadership Concepts, Inc. in 1982 with a passion for teaching and mentoring men to deepen their relationship with our Lord and with other believing men. This passion has brought thousands of men to experience CLC, and continues through a book he wrote and published in 2017, Love Jesus. He is an avid bicyclist and NASCAR fan. Hal and his wife Linda have three adult daughters and five grandchildren.


 
Mark your calendars:

GIFT Family Picnic featuring singer/songwriters
Brooks Forsyth and Dan Shafer.

Tuesday, June 5 at noon
Azalea Park Shelter in Berry Hill

 

 
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"Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess for He who promised is faithful."
~ Hebrews 10:23

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As always we thank each and everyone of you for your continued support of GIFT, an organization that helps others including our musical friends in need.
 

GIFT News: Barbara Baker & Dickey Lee

Barbara Baker inducted into SOURCE Hall of Fame


Congratulations to Barbara Baker, faithful member and board member of GIFT on her honor as a 2018 inductee into the SOURCE Hall of Fame. SOURCE is a prestigious music industry organization.

Read more about it HERE.
 

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Dickey Lee to embark on mission trip to India


Prayer is requested for our brother, Dickey Lee, who flies off to india with his daughter Mandy and a group from Forest Hills Baptist Church.

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