Two-time Inspirational Country Music's Duo of the Year (2010, 2009) award winners, The Roys, recently joined Ray Stevens, Danny Gokey, Michael English, Gary Chapman, Karen Peck & New River and others to raise funds for the Somebody Cares For The Southeast cause.
The Telethon event raised money for flood and tornado victims imperiled by the area's recent storms, and 100% of the telethon's proceeds will go to those in need. Viewers will be able to text the word "icare" to 37284 or log onto www.somebodycares.org to donate.
The program aired Sunday night on FamilyNet, and will also broadcast via American Life Networks and other Christian networks such as Daystar in the coming weeks.
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The "Somebody Cares" concept began in Houston in 1981 when a simple business card reading, "Somebody Cares, call 24 hours a day," was distributed by founder Doug Stringerand others as they ministered to the lost on the streets of Houston. From there, Turning Point Ministries International began with Bible studies, evangelism outreaches, and discipleship ministries. Soon, the ministry was taking mission trips, planting churches, and sending out international ministries. In 1994, Somebody Cares Houston was officially formed as the outreach arm of TPMI. The organization has grown since then to encompass outreach efforts across the nation.
The Roys, whose current Rural Rhythm Records CD, LONESOME WHISTLE, entered the Billboard Bluegrass Album Chart at #7, were happy to donate their time to the worthy cause. "The devastation is overwhelming at first glance," says Elaine Roy. "But when you see so many people coming together to lend a hand, it doesn't seem so insurmountable," she adds. "Southerners are pretty resilient," her brother Lee states. "In spite of all this destruction, people have kept their faith alive and continued to help their friends and families. They are a true inspiration." To "give a little back," the siblings brought along their hot-pickin' band and performed two songs ("Give A Ride To The Devil"and "High Road)" from their new disc.
The Roys continue to enjoy the glow of the media spotlight, and recent appearances include several shows on the Fox Television Network, Better TV, ABC-TV's What's The Buzz, Daytime, GAC-TV, Praise The Lord, RFD-TV's Larry's Country Diner, Inside Music Row and Daily Buzz.
Fans can watch The Roys' newest video, "Coal Minin' Man," view a detailed itinerary and enter to win an iPod Nano® (through June 5) at theroysonline.com. Bluegrass lovers can now receive the latest updates on The Roys and all their favorite Bluegrass artists on their mobile devices simply by texting "bluegrass" to 90210.