Florida Georgia Line, comprised of Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard, have pledged their commitment to the troops by putting on their own pairs 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 physical and emotional issues facing returning soldiers. 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.”
Kelley says, “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.”
Florida Georgia Line’s debut single “Cruise” is currently No. 39 on MusicRow’s CountryBreakout Chart. Visit www.FloridaGeorgiaLine.com for more artist info.
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Texas rocker Bleu Edmondson is donating proceeds from digital sales of his latest single, “Black and White,” a poignant song about a young man’s struggle to find work and his decision to join the military, to The Boot Campaign.
The tune penned by Edmondson and producer Dwight A. Baker is featured on his current CD, The Future Ain’t What It Used To Be and first appeared on The Boot Campaign’s fundraising compilation CD, When They Come Back.
Edmondson says, “We didn’t start out trying to write a tribute to our men and women in uniform, but I’m sure glad that’s how it turned out.”
Larry Murray, Director of Operations for The Boot Campaign, was delighted to once again team with Edmondson on this song saying, “Bleu’s management contacted us to say he wanted to donate the money from the digital sale of “Black and White” to our organization, and of course, we were thrilled but when they said he also plans to earmark one of his summer concerts as a Boot Campaign fundraiser, we were knocked out by his generosity.”
Visit www.BleuEdmondson.com to support The Boot Campaign by downloading the song, “Black and White.”
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About the AuthorSherod Robertson is President and Owner of MusicRow Enterprises. He oversees all operations and develops strategic initiatives for MusicRow magazine, RowFax, and MusicRow's CountryBreakout chart. Robertson previously served as Director of Finance of Arista Records after beginning his career as Vice President of Finance and CFO at Reunion Records.
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