Boot Campaign Announces 3rd Annual Boot Walk with Granger Smith
APRIL 7-11, 2013
Austin, TX (February 11, 2013) — For the third straight year, country music artist Granger Smith is walking 100 miles in his BOOTS! 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.
On April 7, 2013 Granger Smith will start his 100-mile journey in Austin, TX, which culminates in a concert on Thursday, April 11, 2013 at Fort Hood.
“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 200 miles in his BOOTS—his way of paying tribute to all those serving our country in the U.S. Armed Forces. Through the 2nd Annual Boot Walk in 2012, Granger Smith raised more than $15,000 in support funds for the Boot Campaign’s five initiatives—Jobs, Housing, Wellness, Family Support and Urgent Assistance. For the 3rd Annual Boot Walk, Granger has set a goal of raising $20,000 for the Boot Campaign.
Regardless of whether you can physically join Granger Smith in your BOOTS, you can still get involved and create 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
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 this April 2013 and is riding the success of the debut single “We Do It In A Field”, which is another Top 10 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. The 2013 Boot Walk will take place April 7-11 and serve as a kick-off event for the new album and tour. 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”.
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