Tracy Lawrence received two special honors from his community on Tuesday (9/25) evening at the Wilson County Humanitarian Award Gala for his philanthropy and charitable efforts. Community leaders showed their appreciation to a sold out crowd during the gala event, hosted by Storme Warren, by honoring Lawrence with the first ever Wilson County Humanitarian Award and proclaiming September 25th as Tracy Lawrence Day. “I feel very blessed to be the first to receive the Humanitarian Award,” said Lawrence. “I hope this will inspire others to the take time, give back and realize that we all can make a difference in the community.”
Special guests told the story of how Lawrence has helped make a difference in the community through his efforts with charities such as New Leash On Life, Golf & Concert For A Cure, Music with a Mission, and the annual Mission Possible Turkey Fry. Casey Beathard, the songwriter of Lawrence’s song, “Find Out Who Your Friends Are,” shared his thanks to the entertainer and performed for the audience. In addition, the event served as a benefit for New Leash On Life, an organization dedicated to providing care and improving the welfare of stray and abused animals in need.
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At the first annual Colt Ford & Friends Celebrity Golf Classic benefiting St. Jude, Jake Owen, Darius Rucker, Justin Moore, John Anderson, John Michael Montgomery and Ken Block (Sister Hazel) surprised Colt Ford during his performance with a No.1 plaque commemorating his fourth studio release, Declaration of Independence. The album, released August 7, marked a career-high debut for Ford.
Others in attendance but not pictured at the inaugural event, were PGA stars Stewart Cink and Boo Weekley, NFL alumni Corey Miller, Atlanta Falcons placekicker Matt Bryant, NASCAR Driver David Ragan, and many others.
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