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Michael W. Smith will headline Brightstone’s "Music That Touches the Heart"

Michael W. Smith will headline Brightstone’s "Music That Touches the Heart"

Michael W. Smith will headline BrightStone’s 16th Annual “Music That Touches the Heart” benefit, set for Wednesday evening, Feb. 21, 2018, in Liberty Hall at the Factory at Franklin.

The annual BrightStone benefit traditionally features award-winning songwriters, who also will be performing at the benefit this year on behalf of the nonprofit’s developmentally disabled clients.

Smith has been honored with three Grammy Awards, 45 Dove Awards, and American Music Award and has sold more than 15 million albums.

“Our songwriter’s night is highly anticipated by so many in the community,” recounts Randy Elliott, Director of Advancement at BrightStone, “with amazing food, and heartfelt stories from our students and families… “Music that Touches the Heart” promises to be a moving and entertaining evening you’ll never forget!”

This year’s event has a limited number of tickets and tables still available.  A table of 8 in the front row with the full VIP Experience is $6,000.  Tables for eight in other rows with some additional benefits are available at $3,000 and $1,200. Individual seats can be obtained for $150 each.

“Music That Touches the Heart” is a yearly benefit that features outstanding performers in an intimate setting.   Funds raised from the evening support Middle Tennessee adults who live each day with developmental disabilities and their families.

Reservations are available online at, by phone (615-790-4888), and through the mail (P.O. Box 682966, Franklin, TN 37068). Seats and tables can be purchased through February 7th or until space is filled.

All proceeds benefit the adults who attend BrightStone who live each day with intellectual and developmental challenges. BrightStone’s mission is to provide a comprehensive work, social support, and future residential community for adults with special needs, expanding their potential and helping them develop mentally, physically, socially, emotionally, and spiritually. To learn more about BrightStone and their vision, please visit their website at or call 615-790-4888.

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