Crye-Leike Columbia to Hold Gospel Music Revue Oct. 29th as United Way Benefit for Hurricane Victims

Columbia, Tenn. –  Sounds of gospel music will fill the air around the Rippavilla Plantation Amphitheatre in Spring Hill on Sat., October 29, 2005 when Crye-Leike, Realtors’ Columbia branch office brings some of the top names in the gospel music business to the area as a United Way fundraiser.

Crye-Leike’s “Gospel Music Revue” will benefit local partner United Way agencies that are assisting hurricane victims in Middle Tennessee.

Nationally renowned, Emmy and Dove Award Winner David Phelps leads the talent list, which also includes Katie Giguere; Tan? Miller; and the father-daughter duo Diane and Anthony Carter; Trinity Church’s Flames of Fire Dance Troupe, as well as other special guest performances.

It’s Crye-Leike’s first fund-raising concert, says event co-chairman Ron Keiser, a Crye-Leike sales associate affiliated with Crye-Leike’s Columbia branch office.

“We are thrilled to have such a phenomenal group of performers committed to United Way and helping the hurricane victims,” says Keiser.  “We are hopeful that area churches and Sunday School groups will want to make this Gospel Music Revue a group outing.”

“Gospel Music Revue is planned as a family event, with lots of good food and fellowship,” says co-chair Brent Battershell, also a Crye-Leike Columbia sales associate.  “Bring you lawn chairs and blankets, grab a burger or some pizza and a soft drink at the concession booths and sit back, relax and enjoy a top-notch production.”  The show begins at 6 p.m. Gates open at 5 p.m.

“This is such a worthy cause,” Battershell continued.  “Our office has had several families walk through the doors at Crye-Leike, Realtors wanting to find help and a place to live.  Most of them have a few items of clothing in the car and nothing else.  They literally have lost all their belongings.

United Way, an annual beneficiary of Crye-Leike, has everything in place to help. So, with the funds raised at this concert, United Way agencies will be able to aide families immediately,” he added.

Rippavilla Plantation Amphitheatre is located at 5700 Main Street in Spring Hill, across from the Saturn plant on Highway 31. Ample free parking available.

Admission tickets for the Gospel Music Revue are $20 each and can be purchased online at by going to “get tickets”, then browse by category and go to “fundraisers” and then “Gospel Music Review, or secure tickets from Crye-Leike, Realtors in Columbia located at 1118 Nashville Highway, 931/540-8400.  Children 10 and under will be admitted free.

Each year, Crye-Leike, Realtors’ Columbia branch office sponsors a series of “Help Us Help Others” community service projects, including one to raise monies for worthy causes.  In the past, Crye-Leike projects have benefited area cancer victims, military troops, King’s Daughters, Hospice, United Way, and Red Cross, to name a few.         Crye-Leike (, a full service real estate company for 28 years, is the nation’s 10th largest real estate company and the largest serving Tennessee and the Mid-South as well as the second largest in Arkansas. Crye-Leike of Nashville, Inc. has 22 branch offices and one franchise office in nine counties throughout Middle Tennessee in Davidson, Maury, Montgomery, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson and Wilson counties, including Warren County in Kentucky.