NASHVILLE, TN (March 31, 2015) –Country singer songwriter April Kry is known for her sweet personality and her summertime soothing vocals. Now this Nashville starlet will be known as one of the Top 25 artists to be selected as a 2015 Macy's iHeartRadio Rising Star!
Voting kicks off Tuesday, March 31st and ends Monday, April 26th! Fans can vote at iHeartRadio.com/RisingStar or on Twitter by using #RisingStar and mentioning April Kry.
Fans can also enter to win a VIP Trip for two to the iHeartRadio Music Festival 2015 including tickets for both nights as well as entry to the Festival Village, airfare, accommodations and an exclusive meet-and-greet with the Macy's iHeartRadio Rising Star winner. Fans can win by simply adding #Sweepstakes to any social #RisingStar vote to enter to win the VIP Trip.
Fans love April Kry, because she pours her heart into her music and it resonates with fans. “The reason I love music is that it brings people together. I truly believe that the lyric is the heart of a song, and without substance, you won’t make a lasting impression. It doesn’t matter where you’re from or what language you speak, music is a universal language and if I can touch just one person with a melody or a lyric of mine, I’ve done my job as an artist.”
About April Kry: April may be new on the music scene with songs like "Beauty Queen" and "Character", but she is definitely a superstar! Following the release of her “Music Speaks” EP, April's music has been featured on TV shows such as Love Games on Oxygen and MTV’s The Real World. She also struck up a musical partnership with Javier Colon, who is best known as the winner of The Voice’s first season. April's new song "Fireflies" has an infectious melody paired with fun and youthful lyrics that make you long for first loves and endless summer nights.
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March 31, 2015 - Nashville, TN - After being recognized as one of The Huffington Post Entertainment’s 2015 One’s To Watch and a Spotify Spotlight act, Courtney Cole just released her song “Drunk” on iTunes and the fun and addictive new video premieres today exclusively on Taste of Country HERE.
Written by Cole, along with Catt Gravitt, Gerald OBrien, and Shirazi, “Drunk” is an up-tempo and fun take on how intoxicating love can be. The track can be found on Courtney Cole’s EP, #NoFilter, available on Spotify.
Courtney Cole has come a long way from Mandeville, a small town on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain in Louisiana. Over the last year, the artist/songwriter has built quite the buzz performing from LA to Boston to Bayou Country Fest near her hometown, growing her fan base opening for acts including Chris Young, Thompson Square, Kip Moore, Josh Thompson and many more.
Cole’s head has been spinning since her arrival in Nashville in 2005. Shortly after graduating from Belmont University, she received her first songwriting deal and began writing with Nashville’s biggest hitmakers.
For more information visit her official website.
(Nashville, Tenn. – March 31, 2015) – Jon Wolfe’s new album, Natural Man, is now available for download on iTunes, Amazon and other major digital retailers. The much-anticipated album is the follow-up to Wolfe’s 2013 release, It All Happened in a Honky Tonk, Deluxe Edition.
Natural Man, produced by Wolfe, Lex Lipsitz and Billy Decker and recorded at Nashville’s Westwood Studios and Ronnie’s Place, is a 13-track collection of songs that blend Wolfe’s signature traditional sound, influenced by some of Country music’s greatest legends, including George Strait, Garth Brooks, Clint Black and Dwight Yoakam, with an edgy, modern energy.
Wolfe commented on how he decided on the name for his new album, saying,“Natural Man is the perfect title for this album because it really describes how I feel right now as a person and as an artist. I feel like I’m right where I need to be, doing exactly what I’m supposed to be doing. This album, these songs, this place and time… it all feels natural to me.”
Natural Man Track Listing and Songwriters:
1. If You’re Lonely Too (Jimmy Yeary / Ben Hayslip / Wyatt Durrette)
2. That’s What I’m Talkin’ About (Tom Shapiro / Jacob Powell / Michael Carter)
3. Smile on Mine (Dallas Davidson / Ben Hayslip / Rhett Akins)
4. It Just Feels Right (Jon Pardi / Bart Butler / Jeremy Spillman)
5. What Are You Doin’ Right Now (Ashley Gorley / Rodney Clawson / Wade Kirby)
6. Don’t It Feel Good (Deric Ruttan / Jonathan Singleton)
7. She Beats All I’ve Ever Seen (James Dean Hicks / Brett Jones / Jason Allen)
8. Singin’ Thing (Jon Wolfe / Tim Johnson / James Dean Hicks)
9. Natural Man (Brett Jones)
10. Outrun Her Memory (Jayce Hein / Thomas Tillman / Stephen Pasch / Kim Tribble)
11. I’m Doin’ Alright (Jon Wolfe / Billy Crain / Adrienne Follese)
12. Married to Nothin’ (Casey Beathard / Kenneth Wright / Shane Minor)
13. When I Get To Heaven (Pat Alger / Chris Cavanaugh)
Wolfe’s current single, cleverly titled “Smile on Mine,” is at Country radio, and is currently a Top 20 single on the Texas Music Chart and Texas Regional Radio Report. “Smile on Mine” is about the willingness to do whatever it takes to win the heart of a love interest.
Regarding the catchy track’s sound, Wolfe says it “represents this important bridge between traditional country and the more modern melodies we’re hearing on the radio these days.”
A seasoned performer, Wolfe has opened for some of Country’s biggest stars and has played more than 400 live shows over the past four years. He has a busy 2015 tour schedule on the horizon with his Natural Man Album Release Tour. The tour is scheduled to make 22 stops across Texas and into Oklahoma, with notable pit stops in Austin, Helotes and Fort Worth, Texas. For a full list of show dates for the Natural Man Album Release Tour, click here.
For more information on Jon Wolfe, visit his official website at www.JonWolfeCountry.com and follow him on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
AUSTIN, TEXAS - Live Nation, C3 Presents and Circuit of The Americas are proud to announce the return of Willie Nelson's 4th of July Picnic to Austin, Texas. The legendary Willie Nelson plays host to one of America's most celebrated festivals, as the 4th of July Picnic returns to the Austin area for the first time in five years. Joining Willie at this year's party is a cavalcade of his star-studded friends.
The 42nd edition of the picnic takes place at the Circuit of The Americas' Austin360 Amphitheater on Saturday, July 4th. The all-day event on America's birthday features performances from more than 20 artists on two stages including Willie Nelson & Family, Eric Church, Merle Haggard, Kacey Musgraves, Sturgill Simpson, Asleep At The Wheel, Jamey Johnson, Jason Isbell, Leon Russell, Billie Joe Shaver, Ray Wylie Hubbard, David Allan Coe, Chris Stapleton, Johnny Bush, Insects VS Robots, Folk Uke, Amber Digby, Raelyn Nelson Band, Pauline Reese and more.
"The first 4th of July picnic was outside Austin at Dripping Springs, Texas," said Willie Nelson, "I got the idea from Woodstock about how music could bring people from different places together. I had just moved to Austin and had come to realize what a great music center it was and could be. I thought it would be a nice idea to, this year have it back in Austin, but at a more comfortable venue for the fans AND the pickers. The Austin360 Amphitheater at Circuit of The Americas is that place. It's the Formula 1 track with a beautiful Amphitheater in the middle of the circuit. Some of the original artists will be returning: me, Leon Russell, Billy Joe Shaver, David Allan Coe; along with some younger acts we are happy to have on the program like Kacey Musgraves, Sturgill Simpson, Jamey Johnson, Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton, Amber Digby, my son Micah with Insects VS Robots, my daughter Amy with Arlo Guthrie's daughter Cathy and their band Folk Uke, and my daughter Paula. Also on our show this year are my friends Eric Church, Merle Haggard, Asleep At The Wheel, Ray Wylie Hubbard, and Johnny Bush."
To accommodate the 20 artists, this year's 4th of July Picnic will feature two stages: the main Austin360 Amphitheater stage and a second stage located on the Grand Plaza. The Grand Plaza will have picnic tables where fans can eat, drink, celebrate and watch their favorite artists, as well as a shopping area featuring a wide variety of Texas based vendors. This year's picnic will also incorporate a very special fireworks display to commemorate the show and to celebrate America's birthday. SiriusXM will be broadcasting live on Willie's own SiriusXM channel, Willie's Roadhouse.
Tickets are priced at $75 for Reserved Seats, $55 for Tickets in the GA Pit Section in front of the stageand starting at $35 for H-E-B General Admission Lawn. There are also a limited number of special VIP packages available for sale. All tickets will go on sale Friday, April 10th and will be available at ticketmaster.com, circuitoftheamericas.com, all Ticketmaster outlets throughout Texas or can be charged by phone at 1-800-745-3000.
Standard parking lots at Circuit of The Americas open at 10:00 a.m., with premium parking lots opening an hour earlier at 9:00 a.m. and gates to the Austin360 Amphitheater open at 11:00 a.m.Standard Parking is included in the price of the ticket. Premium Parking, Bus Parking, RV Parking, as well as camp sites are also available for purchase at the time tickets are purchased.
For more information on the event please visit www.circuitoftheamericas.com.
TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, APRIL10TH AT10AM
Tickets will be available online at livenation.com, ticketmaster.com,circuitoftheamericas.com, Ticketmaster Outlets throughout Texas or charge-by-phone at (800) 745-3000.
ANTA ROSA, Calif. -- Producers of Country Summer, Northern California's biggest country music festival June 5-7 at Sonoma County Event Center, have announced the Fender Contender Challenge, a worldwide talent competition to open the show on June 5.
In partnership with the world’s leading musical instrument manufacturer, the Fender Contender Challenge is a great opportunity for the fans' favorite country music act to open the show and make it big on the Montgomery Village Stage, Country Summer's main stage.
Is your country music act ready for a big break? The challenge is open to all country music acts over age 18. Submissions, including a recorded performance no longer than 5 minutes in length, must be received no later than March 31, 2015. Visit countrysummer.com for the entry form and guidelines.
The Country Summer judging panel will select the Top 10 qualifiers. From April 2 through April 15, 2015, the public will be invited to vote for their favorite band narrowing the Top 10 to the Final 4. A second round of voting will be from April 16 through April 29, 2015 to select the grand prize winner. The winner will be announced on May 1, 2015.
In addition to recognition as a Country Summer superstar opening the show, the grand prize winner will receive $5,000.
"We encourage aspiring country music acts from around the globe to participate," Country Summer Executive Producer Alan Jacoby, said. "With the help of our fans who will determine the winner, we're looking to discover country music's next big break-out star.”
To date, Country Summer presented by Lithia RAM of Santa Rosa, has announced 13 of 14 entertainers. Country Summer 2015 headliners include Jake Owen on June 5, The Band Perry on June 6 and Brantley Gilbert on June 7.
In addition to the headliners, the June 5 lineup includes Gary Allan, Chris Young and Parmalee; June 6 includes Lee Brice, Jerrod Niemann, Frankie Ballard and The Swon Brothers; and June 7 includes Trace Adkins, Easton Corbin and Cassadee Pope.
Daily tickets start from $69 for general admission, $99 for reserved seats. A limited number of discount three-day packages are available.
To purchase tickets, visit www.countrysummer.com or call 800.514.3849 to order by phone.
Event sponsors include Lithia RAM of Santa Rosa, Bud Light, Montgomery Village, Les Schwab Tire Centers of Sonoma and Mendocino Counties, Leese-Fitch Wines, Jack Daniel's, River Rock Casino, Fender, Creams, the City of Santa Rosa, American AgCredit, Santa Rosa Convention & Visitors Bureau, and Froggy 92.9.
Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) is one of the world’s leading musical instrument manufacturers, marketers and distributors, whose portfolio of brands includes Fender®, Squier®, Gretsch®, Jackson®, EVH® and Charvel®, among others. For more information, visit www.fender.com.
NASHVILLE, TN ( March 27,2015) - This week, the Country Music Association announced that Jim Ed Brown and The Browns will become the newest members of the revered Country Music Hall of Fame in the "Veterans Era Artist" category and the excitement continues to build!! Jim Ed Brown and The Browns (siblings Maxine and Bonnie) will be stopping by the SiriusXM studios to appear on Willie's Roadhouse with Charlie Monk this Sunday, March 29th at 8 pm (ET) and re-air on Tuesday, March 31st at 11 am (ET). In addition, Jim Ed Brown will bring The Browns to the Grand Ole Opry during his appearances this weekend.
"This is all very overwhelming not just for me, but for the Brown family" said Jim Ed Brown. "Receiving this honor with my sisters, Maxine and Bonnie, is something I had dreamed about for years, but never knew if it would happen or not. Fame is fleeting, hit records change every week, award show winners and nominees change every year, but being inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame will be forever!"
CMA created the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1961 to recognize noteworthy individuals for their outstanding contributions to the format with Country Music's highest honor.
NEWARK, NJ –-- EMI Nashville recording artist Eric Church will bring “The Outsiders World Tour” to Prudential Center in NEWARK, NJ on May 2, 2015. Tickets are on sale now at www.ticketmaster.com. Special guest on this show will be The Lone Bellow.
Eric Church will be Prudential Center’s first country act of the new year, following a successful 2014 in the genre that featured shows including George Strait, who set a new high in attendance for the building, welcoming 17,596 fans to the Rock.
After closing out 2014 with country music’s top-selling album, the Platinum-certified and genre-busting The Outsiders, Eric Church storms in to 2015 with four GRAMMY nominations (Best Country Album for The Outsiders, Best Country Song and Best Country Solo Performance for “Give Me Back My Hometown” and Best Country Group/Duo Performance for “Raise ‘Em Up” with Keith Urban) and a new addition to his widely successful Outsiders World Tour 2015.
“Eric Church is our greatest working rock star” proclaimed Stereogum, referring to Church as “…. a down-home everyman whose conversational vocal delivery surges into something huge when it needs to and who comes off as a perfectly genuine human being even when leading the choreographed rigors of an arena show. And holy shit, he has songs.” The Philadelphia Inquirer described “how superior the North Carolina artist is, in style and substance, to other big-name pop-country acts packing sports venues these days,” while The Memphis Commercial Appeal predicted, “at this level, and on the strength of an album as sharp as The Outsiders, Church is arguably both the mainstream country artist of the year and the mainstream rock artist of the year and his show made a case for that blend….” The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette announced “…he's a contender for the new Boss of his genre. That genre is country, but this late bloomer from North Carolina is the kind of Southern rocker who will ‘Pledge Allegiance to the Hag’ (as in Merle Haggard) while also splashing some of Slayer's ‘Raining Blood’ into the intro to ‘I'm Gettin' Stoned.’”
Church’s current album, The Outsiders, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart and the Billboard Country Albums Chart earlier this year, featuring his No. 1 hit “Give Me Back My Hometown” and his current single “Talladega.” The Outsiders is the follow-up to Church’s Platinum-certified album Chief, (named the 2012 Album of the Year by both CMA and ACM, and GRAMMY-nominated for Best Country Album) which featured five Top 20 singles: “Homeboy” (certified Platinum for sales in excess of one million singles); the Top 10 “Like Jesus Does” and the Top 5 “Creepin’” (both certified Gold for sales in excess of 500,000 singles each); and two No. 1 hits “Drink in My Hand” (certified Platinum) and “Springsteen” (certified Double Platinum for sales in excess of two million singles). Church’s 2006 debut album, Sinners Like Me (2006) and his sophomore album Carolina (2009) are both RIAA Gold-certified. Carolina had three hit singles: the Top 10 “Hell on the Heart” as well as Top 20 hit “Smoke A Little Smoke” and Top 10 smash “Love Your Love The Most,” which were both certified Gold. Sinners Like Me spawned three Top 20 singles: “How ‘Bout You,” “Two Pink Lines,” and “Guys Like Me.”
To learn more about Eric Church, visit www.ericchurch.com and www.facebook.com/ericchurch, or follow @EricChurch on Twitter.
About Prudential Center
Prudential Center is a world-class sports and entertainment venue located in downtown Newark, New Jersey. Opened in October 2007, the state-of-the-art arena is the home of the National Hockey League’s (NHL) three-time Stanley Cup Champion New Jersey Devils, Seton Hall University’s NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball program, and over 200 concerts, family shows and special events each year. Prudential Center welcomes over two million guests annually and placed third on Venues Today’s 2013 ranking of national facilities and ninth worldwide. For more information about Prudential Center, visit www.PruCenter.com and Facebook, and follow @PruCenter on Twitter.
“She is, in my opinion, a superstar in the making. Move over Miranda and Kacey.
There’s a new girl in town." - Dallas Morning News
Nashville, Tenn. (March 26, 2015) - Liz Longley, the self-titled fourth studio album from singer/songwriter and dual-instrumentalist by the same name is available now on Sugar Hill Records. Released March 17th, the album has already garnered critical acclaim in Huffington Post, American Songwriter and Dallas Morning News, among others.
Of the album, American Songwriter muses “Longley combines elements of blues, country, pop, rock, folk and even R&B with the ease and confidence of an artist who has found her voice. Every track boasts a memorable musical or lyrical hook that feels natural and organic on a terrific album that, while not her debut, sounds like the start of an immensely promising career.”
The new songs on this album grew amidst a period of transition and travel in Longley’s life; crafted while moving between Boston and New York before finally settling in Nashville, the city which has it’s own unique influence on the sound of this release, these numbers pack the punch of pages torn from Longley’s journal.
Longley confides with you as though you’re sitting on the sofa with her in a talk that’s intimate and vulnerable. Huffington Post describes Liz as, “an introspective artist who no longer hangs with the new kids on the writer's block.” The growth in Longley’s songwriting is evident on this new release. She penned all eleven tracks, each connecting with the listener on a personal level, the music perfectly pairing vulnerability with enough mystery to allow listeners to find their own meaning. Sing Out! proclaims, “There are songs here that are just about as good as songwriting gets.”
The album, produced by Gus Berry in Nashville, Tenn, and featuring sequencing and several new mixes from Sugar Hill's Vice President of A&R and GRAMMY award - winning engineer and producer Gary Paczosa (Alison Krauss, Dolly Parton, Sarah Jarosz), is described by Popdose as “a thing of beauty. Her voice, filled with warmth and sultry-ness and her songs, which are lyric-smart and melody-rich immediately hit all the right notes and heights.”
Longley stopped by the CMT studios to record an interview and live version of “Bad Habit,” which premiered on CMT Edge last week. One of Longley’s most intimate and vulnerable confessions, “Bad Habit” strides the valley road of heartbreak, with her vocals taking center stage. Brian Atkinson at CMT Edge says, “Liz Longley‘s new self-titled album explores emotional byways both salty (“Skin and Bones”) and sweet (“Outta My Head”).” The CMT produced video for “Bad Habit” is available here.
Longley also recorded a special set of in-studio videos at Nashville’s Minutia Studios to coincide with the release of the album. The featured performances, directed by Bill Filipiak, include “Outta My Head,” “Memphis,” “Simple Love,” and “Bad Habit.”
PopMatters premiered the video for “Outta My Head” on street date. “There’s a warmth and vulnerability in the video to Liz Longley’s tune “Outta My Head,” says PopMatters. “This is due mostly to Longley’s openness and honesty in her lyrical pursuits, a thread that runs throughout all of her music but especially Liz Longley. In singing a song of moving on, of finding a way to shed those parts of the past that try their best to cling on, she invites the listener into a space where it’s safe to channel one’s frustrations with the way life can often feel like it’s going backwards despite our best efforts.” The additional videos will be premiered in the coming weeks.
Longley will continue with her string of spring tour dates to promote this release, featuring headlining events in Boston, Nashville, St. Louis, Santa Monica and San Francisco, among many others.
Praise for Liz Longley:
“Longley combines elements of blues, country, pop, rock, folk and even R&B with the ease and confidence of an artist who has found her voice. Every track boasts a memorable musical or lyrical hook that feels natural and organic on a terrific album that, while not her debut, sounds like the start of an immensely promising career.” Hal Horowitz, American Songwriter
“For an introspective artist who no longer hangs with the new kids on the writer's block, Longley seems ready, willing and able to make the most of her lucky break.” Michael Bialis, Huffington Post
“There’s a warmth and vulnerability in the video to Liz Longley’s tune “Outta My Head”...This is due mostly to Longley’s openness and honesty in her lyrical pursuits, a thread that runs throughout all of her music but especially Liz Longley. In singing a song of moving on, of finding a way to shed those parts of the past that try their best to cling on, she invites the listener into a space where it’s safe to channel one’s frustrations with the way life can often feel like it’s going backwards despite our best efforts.” Brice Ezell, PopMatters
“She is, in my opinion, a superstar in the making. Move over Miranda and Kacey. There’s a new girl in town.”Michael Granberry, The Dallas Morning News
1.“Outta My Head”
2.“Skin & Bones”
5.“You’ve Got That Way”
6.“Peace of Mind”
8.“This Is Not The End”
9.“Never Loved Another”
For tour dates and more information visit www.lizlongley.com
NASHVILLE, TN (March 25, 2015) – Unsigned, independent artist Chris Janson was all the buzz Friday morning (3/20) when his dream-big anthem "Buy Me A Boat" sailed high at iTunes landing at #1 on the Country and #7 on the all genre charts. Continuing to make massive waves, the tune shattered digital sales with over 21K sold in only three days, an impressive feat since Janson is virtually unknown outside of Nashville and has no radio promotion staff.
“Buy Me A Boat” received a boost from DJ Bobby Bones who gave it a high-profile endorsement on his nationally syndicatedBobby Bones Show following the release. As Bones told Rolling Stone, “It’s not often that I play completely untested, unsigned artists…We played the same song [“Buy Me A Boat”] twice in a half hour, which is a no-no. It hit Top 15 and I realized this song had real legs…And I’ll be damned it hit Number One and took down Sam Hunt, which has been the Number One song for weeks.”
Janson, a formidable songwriter in his own right (Tim McGraw’s “Truck Yeah”), co-wrote the song with Chris Dubois (who has co-written a stream of #1 hits for Brad Paisley). “Every song I’ve written in the last couple of years, I was always thinking of who’s recording now, or who’s looking for songs, or what I could do to write for somebody else and get another ‘Truck Yeah,’” said Janson toRolling Stone. “I just had to have that one ["Buy Me A Boat"] for me. It’s rare that I love one that much.”
Amidst the song’s heat wave, “Chris Janson” trended in the Top 10 on Twitter amongst superstars including Blake Shelton and Adam Levine. Celebrities and heavy-hitting songwriters also continued the momentum with endorsements on Twitter. Toby Keith exclaimed, “Check out this mofo of a song #BuyMeABoat from @janson_chris” while ABC’s “Nashville” actor Charles Esten tweeted, “A little @mrBobbyBones love for a great @janson_chris song helped put “Buy Me A Boat” to #1.” Additional Twitter support came from Country artist RaeLynn, GRAMMY-Award winning producer and songwriter Luke Laird (Kacey Musgraves, Kenny Chesney) and songwriter Ben Hayslip (Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan).
As the song continues its stronghold in the Top 10 on iTunes, Janson has a full schedule of dates where “Buy Me A Boat” is sure to be anticipated and echoed by the crowds including April 3rd and 4th at the Grand Ole Opry, followed by Country Thunder (Florence, AZ) on April 11th and Stagecoach (Indio, CA) on April 26th.
With undeniable charisma, Janson brings a blue-collar, working-class, boot-stomping hillbilly redneck attitude to bear on every live performance, earning him opening slots for Florida Georgia Line, music legends Merle Haggard and Hank Williams Jr., as well as over 60 appearances at the Grand Ole Opry. The talented songwriter began writing at just 18 with an impressive group of musicians from the likes of Guns N’ Roses to the esteemed Larry Gatlin and co-wrote Tim McGraw’s highest chart debut of his career, “Truck Yeah.” The Perryville, Missouri native first broke onto the music scene when he landed a year long, four show a day gig at Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge on Nashville’s Lower Broadway. Janson is currently focusing on a heavy summer touring season and writing songs for his debut album.
For more information and tour dates visit: www.chrisjanson.com.
Nashville, TN (March 24, 2015)-Seasoned entertainer on the touring circuit, familiar dweller on the Texas Music Chart and reaper of acclaim on his latest EP “LOVE IN PRINCIPLE,” Nick Verzosa is a very familiar constituent in the grassroots agenda. So, it is with great honor that he announces his partnership with the Boot Campaign this year, a grassroots initiative started in 2009 by five women from Texas known as the Original Boot Girls. Nick Verzosa proudly sports his combat boots in his official Boot Campaign photo, a highly recognized photo op known as the “Boot Shoot.” In an effort to help spread awareness of military issues, Nick Verzosa will engage in a slew of fundraising opportunities and events in 2015 to benefit this unique organization, including their 1st Annual “Kicking For Defenses” kickball tournament this fall in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. Keep tabs on his website for event information and tour dates at www.nickverzosa.com. Nick will also join the BC at the "Redneck Triathlon" on June 6th, the only triathlon in the US that requires no physical prowess what so ever! Nick will be entertaining all the “Rednecks” with live performances and will also engage in many of the day’s activities. Each team will be pared with local Veteran, and will offer them the opportunity to interact with many local residents wanting to show our appreciation for them, and build lasting relationships with our home town heroes! www.rednecktriathlon.org
“I’m honored to be involved with a great organization like the Boot Campaign. The sacrifices our servicemen and women make to defend our country have earned them our highest respect and appreciation. The Boot Campaign does a great deed in helping us make sure they and their families are taken care of after they come home.”
The Boot Campaign is a national 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to promoting patriotism for America and our military community; raising awareness of the unique challenges service members face during and post-service; and providing assistance to military personnel, past and present, and their families. Retail sales of combat boots, apparel and mission-focused merchandise, general public donations and corporate sponsorships fund programs that support military families. These efforts extend to all generations of military personnel who endure significant physical, emotional and circumstantial hardships resulting from their service and sacrifice.
The Boot Campaign is comprised of a strong and growing network of dedicated individuals and groups who volunteer countless hours of their time to ensure that the greatest impact is made in our military communities nationwide. With national coverage on The View, Fox & Friends and Glenn Beck, the network has grown to include a slew of the “star-studded” including Dallas Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman, Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak, the Detroit Red Wings, the Jacksonville Jaguars, NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne, Texas Governor Rick Perry, James Carville (The Ragin’ Cajun), Dolly Parton, Gary Allen, George Jones, Kix Brooks, Randy Rogers Band, Reckless Kelly, Craig Morgan, Granger Smith, Gretchen Wilson and Charlie Daniels. Log on to their website and find out how you can get involved! www.bootcampaign.com
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