Tye Tribbett Holds Benefit Concert After Charleston Shootings

Tye Tribbett

Tye Tribett

Grammy Award-winning gospel singer Tye Tribbett has organized a benefit concert to help two charities established in response to the fatal shooting deaths of nine parishioners at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina.

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Tribbett said in a news release that he will donate a portion of proceeds from Thursday's "Hate Won't Win" concert to the Mother Emanuel Hope Fund and the Low Country Ministries-Reverend Pinckney Fund.

The Rev. Clementa Pinckney was a state senator and pastor of the Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston. He was one of the nine slain at the church during a Bible study on June 17.

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Tribbett said Pinckney's father and stepmother and the parents of victim Tywanza Sanders will attend the concert.

Tribbett has won two Grammys, including one for best gospel album.


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