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Web site is musicians' tribute to Billy Graham

Posted: Friday, August 10, 2001

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Singers and songwriters have joined others in the entertainment industry to launch a Web site tribute to Billy Graham.

The site, ''Thank You Billy Graham,'' was created last month. It grew from an effort by actor and singer Pat Boone to honor the aging evangelist as he handed leadership of his ministry to his son, Franklin Graham.

Boone and David Pack, a producer and writer from the band Ambrosia, co-wrote a song called ''Thank You Billy Graham,'' which was recorded by country singer Billy Dean last year.

The Web site, which includes videos of singers Faith Hill and Bono, expands the tribute, asking supporters to send an e-mail to the 82-year-old Graham thanking him for his work.

The entertainers now plan to release a CD and video, and organize related events, then donate the proceeds to the international relief organizations Samaritan's Purse, run by Franklin Graham, and Mercy Corps.

The CD is scheduled to be released in September.

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On the Web: Thank You Billy Graham site: http://www.christianity.com/thankyoubillygraham



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