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Granger Smith Announces Concert to Celebrate Completion of 3rd Annual 100-Mile Boot Walk and Honor Local Military
Concert to be Held Thursday, April 11th at Fort Hood Harley Davidson
Austin, TX (March 21, 2013) – Country music artist Granger Smith plans to celebrate the completion of the 3rd Annual 100-Mile Boot Walk in a big way—by treating fans to a free concert! Granger is dedicating this free show to all of America’s brave defenders. Granger Smith’s post-Boot Walk concert will be from 7:00-10:00pm on April 11th at Fort Hood Harley Davidson 875 W Central Texas Expressway Harker Heights, TX. Donations will be welcomed at the door, and every dollar will go back to support troops through the Boot Campaign. Food and Drink will be available for purchase.
Granger Smith releases his anticipated new album, Dirt Road Driveway on April 16, 2013. Those attending Granger’s concert on April 11th at Fort Hood Harley Davidson will have the chance to purchase the new album before it’s released!
This free concert will come on the heels of Granger Smith’s 3rd Annual Boot Walk. On Sunday, April 7th Granger will start his 100-mile journey in Austin, TX. The Boot Walk will end on Thursday, April 11th when Granger reaches the gates of Fort Hood. Boot Walk Route and Schedule will be posted on www.BootWalk.com All funds raised through the Boot Walk will benefit the Boot Campaign, a national 501c3 non-profit dedicated to showing tangible appreciation of our active military, raising awareness of the challenges they face upon return and supporting their transition home.
“It has always been important to me to help raise awareness, morale and patriotism for our freedom fighters. It’s easy to forget we’re still a country at war and we want this year’s campaign to be bigger and better than the last,” says Granger. “To reach more people; to raise more money for Boot Campaign; to remind people to thank a soldier… They volunteer to ensure our way of life.”
Since 2011, Granger has logged more than 200 miles in his BOOTS—his way of paying tribute to all those serving our country in the U.S. Armed Forces. For the 3rd Annual Boot Walk, Granger has set a goal of raising $20,000 in support funds for the Boot Campaign’s five areas of military assistance—Jobs, Housing, Wellness, Family Support and Urgent Assistance.
Regardless of whether you can physically join Granger Smith in your BOOTS, you can get involved by creating a Boot Walk Fundraising Team! Use your team to encourage your family, friends and co-workers to make a donation to motivate Granger on his 100-mile walk.
Create your Boot Walk Fundraising Team and learn how you can walk alongside Granger Smith during the 3rd Annual Boot Walk by visiting www.BootWalk.com
Thank you to Boot Walk 2013 Sponsors: Wild Turkey Bourbon, Ranch Hand, Troop Fuel, and Fort Hood Harley Davidson.
Texas born-and-bred singer/songwriter, Granger Smith, continues to reinvent the face of traditional country music. His consistency in providing powerful, heartfelt, blended hits have made him into a fan and critic favorite over the years. He is set to release his ninth studio album April 16, 2013 and is riding the success of the debut single “We Do It In A Field,” which is another Top 5 staple on the Texas Music Chart. Granger’s passion for our troops has taken him on multiple tours in the Middle East, as well as lead to his founding of the annual 100-Mile Walk, which raises awareness of our soldiers needs as they return home. He boasts seven Top Ten singles on the Texas Music Charts and has been featured in countless media outlets including Billboard’s weekly “Bubbling Under” column, which highlights artists who are making their way towards Billboard chart success. Granger launched a country boy alter-ego, Earl Dibbles Jr., who has found his own success with “The Country Boy Song.” Dibbles is now part of Granger’s tour schedule and boasts more than 3.6 million views on YouTube for his viral videos. Granger and Earl have a captive audience on Facebook and Twitter that exceeds 250,000 followers. For more info on Granger, including his music and upcoming tour dates, please visit www.grangersmith.com and www.earldibblesjr.com.
The Boot Campaign
The Boot Campaign is a national 501c3 patriotic movement that is dedicated to showing tangible appreciation of our active military, raising awareness of the challenges they face upon return and supporting their transition home. Through the sale of its signature military combat boots, general public donations, and corporate sponsorship, the Boot Campaign operates five distinct programs -- Jobs, Housing, Family Support, Urgent Assistance and Wellness-- that are caring for military personnel, past and present, healing from a variety of physical and emotional combat wounds, embodying the campaign motto that, “When They Come Back, We Give Back”.