Hear The Music Live recently had a Gibson Guitar painted by a famous Nashville artist, Mandy Lawson. Mandy has painted guitars for many of the top country music artists (e.g. Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, Rascal Flatts, George Strait, and others). Several country artists have signed the Hear The Music Live guitar including: Tim McGraw, The Judds, Lady Antebellum, Jake Owen, Rodney Atkins, Gloriana, Miley Cyrus, Billy Ray Cyrus, Faith Hill, Keith Urban, Katie Armiger, Kellie Pickler, Cowboy Troy, Mark Wills, John Rich, Pam Tillis, Chris Young, Toby Keith, Brad Paisley, Jimmy Wayne and many more. Please view the Guitar Auction Video for more details.
The Hear The Music Live guitar will be auctioned on eBay.com during November 9th-19th, 2010. The proceeds will be used to send pre-teens and teens that are currently in residential treatment foster care group homes to see live concert performances throughout the U.S.
Hear The Music Live’s primary focus is to reach out to pre-teens and teens in residential treatment foster care group homes to give them the opportunity to attend a concert in their local area (e.g. 90% of the children that Hear The Music Live sends to concerts have never been to a live concert). These children homes provide quality residential treatment programs for abused and neglected children and adolescents.
Hear The Music Live was founded by Steven Nornhold in the summer of 2009. To date, Hear The Music Live has sent over 2000 pre-teens and teens from residential foster care group homes to see live concerts and meet music performers throughout the U.S. During 2009 and 2010, Hear The Music Live obtained substantial support from country music artists. This support includes:
Providing Meet and Greet opportunities for the foster care pre-teens/teens at their concert events
Enabling VIP ticket buy opportunities so that Hear The Music Live may arrange chaperone and pre-teens/teens group seating arrangements at the concert events
Donation of VIP tickets
Recording of Hear The Music Live’s Theme song (e.g. by Katie Armiger)
Country Radio Public Service Announcement (PSA) have been recorded by Katie Armiger, Jimmy Wayne and Rodney Atkins. You can listen and download the PSAs from Hear The Music Live’s website: