Amy Grant & Michael W Smith Perform at Benefit in Franklin

Michael W. Smith

Notable musicians, including Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith, are coming together to perform and support local singer/songwriter Rick Elias, who has been diagnosed with cancer.

The event is called The Jesus Record Live and the concert features Rick Elias, Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, The Raggamuffin Band – (Rick, Mark Robertson, Jimmy Abegg, and Aaron Smith), and others performing  songs from the original recording. Even the sound engineer, concert producers, graphic artist, select session players and others who contributed to the original Album are donating their time for this significant evening.

The Jesus Record Live is an opportunity for the friends of Rick Elias to gather, raise money for Rick’s medical expenses, and hear the Jesus Record live, in its entirety on Saturday, February 2 at Christ Community Church, 1215 Hillsboro Road, Franklin beginning at 7 p. Tickets are only $25 for purchase online.

If you are not familiar with The Jesus Record, this album was scheduled to be the ninth release by Rich Mullins (1955 – 1997). When Rich met an untimely death, his Foundation, band, and record company determined to move forward with recording the project in Rich’s honor with guest artists who were his friends. The project included two discs; Disc One – the nine rough song demos recorded by Mullins, and Disc Two – the studio version of the same songs, produced by Rick Elias which was released on July 23, 1998. Shortly thereafter, the Raggamuffin Band toured the US featuring the music from The Jesus Record on their Homeless Man Tour.

If you are unable to attend, pconsider clicking here to make a donation.