Beth Nielsen Chapman and Rodney Crowell Headline Concert to Benefit Eden Autism Services Florida
01/20/2012

Acclaimed singers-songwriters Beth Nielsen Chapman and Rodney Crowell headline this spring’s Alive in the World Concert benefiting Eden Autism Services Florida. The concert and auction event is presented by the Trust for the Advancement of Responsible Artists (TARA) and will be held at The Philharmonic Center for the Arts Daniels Pavilion, on Saturday, April 14, beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Online PR News – 20-January-2012 – – Beth Nielsen Chapman and Rodney Crowell Headline Concert to Benefit
Eden Autism Services Florida

(Naples, Fla. – January 16, 2012) Acclaimed singers-songwriters Beth Nielsen Chapman and Rodney Crowell headline this spring’s Alive in the World Concert benefiting Eden Autism Services Florida. The concert and auction event is presented by the Trust for the Advancement of Responsible Artists (TARA) and will be held at The Philharmonic Center for the Arts Daniels Pavilion, on Saturday, April 14, beginning at 6:00 p.m.
Nashville-based Nielsen Chapman has penned numerous hits and written songs for Emmylou Harris, Bette Midler, Elton John, Neil Diamond, Trisha Yearwood, Martina McBride, Bonnie Raitt, Michael McDonald, Faith Hill, Willie Nelson, and Waylon Jennings. Her groundbreaking “Sand & Water”, was written and recorded following the death of her husband from cancer in 1994. “Deeper Still”, released following her successful treatment for breast cancer, was voted "Album of the Year" by BBC2's Terry Wogan. Beth’s music has shown up on numerous television series and movie soundtracks. Mega-hit "This Kiss”, ASCAP'S 1999 Song of the Year, sung by Faith Hill garnered a Grammy nomination.
In 1977, Crowell formed his own group, The Cherry Bombs, and in 1978 released his first album, “Ain’t Living Long Like This.” In 1988 he released “Diamonds and Dirt”, which generated an unprecedented five number-one singles, including “It’s Such a Small World,” with Rosanne Cash, his wife and partner at the time. Crowell’s acclaimed 2001 autobiographical album, “The Houston Kid”, marked his break from the constraints of mainstream record labels. He earned a Grammy in 1989 for the Best Country Song: “After all This Time” and was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2003. After he re-formed The Notorious Cherry Bombs in 2004 with his old pal Vince Gill, the band was nominated for a CMA Top Vocal Group award.
“We’ve brought Beth Nielsen Chapman and Rodney Crowell to Naples for this concert because they are both powerful singers and songwriters,” said Bob Goldman, director and founder of TARA. “You can count on some great songs and fascinating stories.”
TARA was founded as a result of Bob Goldman’s involvement with Eden Autism Services. “Charities like Eden need community awareness,” Goldman said, “and concerts are one way of bringing public attention to those charities.”
The “Alive in the World Concert,” featuring Beth Nielsen Chapman and Rodney Crowell, will be held on Saturday, April 14. The opening act for the concert is the Community School Naples all-star rock band. The event kicks off at 6:00 p.m. with cocktails, victuals and a silent auction. At 8:00 p.m. the CSN Rock Band opens the show, followed by a live auction. Then, Nielsen Chapman and Crowell will take the stage. Tickets for the event are $150 each, and only 200 tickets will be sold. For more information or to purchase tickets call (239) 919-0408 or visit www.gigforgood.org.
About Eden Autism Services Florida
Eden Autism Services Florida was founded in 1996 to address the state’s growing need for specialized services for children and adults with autism and their families. Eden Autism Services' mission is to improve the lives of children and adults with autism and provide support to their families by providing a range of community based services to meet specific needs throughout the lifespan. These services include K-12 schools in Fort Myers and Naples, clinical services, consultations and community training, and adult residential, vocational training and employment services. For more information, about Eden Florida, contact Susan Suarez at 239-992-4680, ext. 5010 or Susan.Suarez@edenautism.org.
About Autism
Autism is a complex neurobiological disorder that inhibits a person's ability to communicate and develop social relationships, and is often accompanied by behavioral challenges. Autism spectrum disorders are diagnosed in one in 110 children in the United States, and one in 70 boys. The prevalence of autism has increased 600 percent in the past two decades. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have called autism a national public health crisis whose cause and cure remain unknown.