Jun 11thMy Country Space
Country Music’s Up and Coming Duo Florida Georgia Line Lace Up Their Boots In Support Of Our Troops
Florida Georgia Line Has Joined Forces With The Boot Campaign To Give Back To Returning Soldiers
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - (June 11, 2012) – Florida Georgia Line is proud to support the Military non-profit The Boot Campaign. The up and coming country rock duo’s Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard have pledged their commitment to the troops by putting on their own pair of Boot Campaign military issue combat boots and “taking a walk in a soldier’s shoes.”
Supporters of The Boot Campaign purchase boots with all proceeds going to partner military charities that help with a variety of both physical and emotional issues that returning soldiers face today. The Boot Campaign wants Americans to put the boots on to “symbolically walk in the shoes of our military men and women to remember their service and sacrifice.”
“Anything that we can do to help our soldiers past, present and future and their families, we are thankful to be a part of. This cause really hits close to home; my uncle and cousin both served overseas and my grandfather was awarded two purple hearts during his active duty. We are proud to be a part of The Boot Campaign and thrilled to have them on the road with us for the Country Throwdown Tour. We hope to see all the country fans at the show put their boots on and join us in supporting our veterans as they return home,” shares Florida Georgia Line’s Brian Kelley.
Florida Georgia Line is breaking through the country music charts with their debut hit single “Cruise.” Already a fan-favorite live and selling nearly 30,000 copies in just eight weeks, “Cruise” is from their new EP It’z Just What We Do. Produced by Joey Moi, the EP debuted at No. 35 on Billboard’s Country Albums Chart. The duo - comprised of Tyler Hubbard from Monroe, Georgia and Brian Kelley from Ormond Beach, Florida – have opened for artists like Jake Owen, Brantley Gilbert and Colt Ford, and secured a coveted spot on the 2012 Country Throwdown Tour. Florida Georgia Line has combined electrifying, hard-driving rock with honest, expressive lyrics into one of the most exciting sounds in all of country music. They’ve come a long way since their days as students at Nashville’s Belmont University, where they played local clubs and wrote songs between classes.
Florida Georgia Line joins the ranks of current Boot Campaign celebrity ambassadors Dolly Parton, The Rock, FX's Cast of Sons Of Anarchy, Troy Aikman, Brantley Gilbert, Eli Young Band, George Jones and Gary Allan.
For more information on Florida Georgia Line and tour dates, visitwww.FloridaGeorgiaLine.com
The Boot Campaign
The Boot Campaign is a grassroots military appreciation and veteran awareness campaign started by five women from Texas, known as the Boot Girls. The Boot Girls launched the Boot Campaign in 2009 to spread awareness of the needs of military personnel returning home from combat and express gratitude to current military. Through the sale of military combat boots, the Boot Campaign donates proceeds to a group of partner charities that work with soldiers healing from a variety of physical and emotional combat wounds, embodying the campaign motto that, “When They Come Back, We Give Back”.www.BootCampaign.com
Feb 21stMy Country Space
GRETCHEN WILSON KICKED OFF HER COWBOY BOOTS AND SLIPPED INTO A PAIR OF COMBAT BOOTS FOR THE BOOT CAMPAIGN
Gretchen WilsonNashville, Tenn. — Award-winning country music darling, Gretchen Wilson, kicked off her cowboy boots and slipped into a pair of combat boots to show her gratitude for our armed forces. It’s all part of the Boot Campaign’s ‘get YOUR boots on’ mission. By posing in her combat boots, Wilson is saying ‘thank you’ for the hard work and sacrifices made by the men and women in the U.S. Military. Wilson joins a growing chorus of celebrities, professional athletes, politicians, business leaders and Americans who are getting THEIR boots on for our troops.
“This is such a simple and really effective campaign to bring attention to men and women who serve our country all over the world to protect our freedom, and I am very proud to be a part of it,” says Gretchen Wilson.
Gretchen Wilsonexploded onto the country music scene in 2004 with her smash hit “Redneck Woman” and has since scored three #1 albums. The critically-acclaimed singer/songwriter has won virtually every award for which she’s been nominated, including trophies from the Grammys, ACM, CMA, AMA and more. Her first book, the autobiographical “Redneck Woman: Stories from My Life,” landed her on the prestigious New York Times Best Seller List. Her newest album, I Got Your Country Right Here, is currently in stores, and her “I’d Love To Be Your Last” single is hitting radio now. She is nominated for two Grammy Awards this year. www.GretchenWilson.com
THE BOOT CAMPAIGN
The Boot Campaign is a grassroots initiative started by five women from Texas known as the Boot Girls. The Boot Campaign provides an easy and tangible way for Americans to show support for our troops (both past and present) that’s practical and directly benefits our military who are returning home from active duty. Proceeds from boot sales are donated to partner charities, including the Lone Survivor Foundation, which assist returning veterans dealing with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and varying degrees of physical injuries.
What better way to say thank you to our returning troops than by sporting a pair of boots just like theirs? So join thousands of fellow Americans and get YOUR boots ON! In return you get a personal thank-you card for your donation in the form of boots that you can proudly wear any day of the week and for every occasion!
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