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Tracy Lawrence Recruits Fellow Country Stars to Aid Nashville’s Hungry and Homeless


In the last three years alone, Tracy Lawrence has raised $120,000 for Nashville Rescue Mission with his annual Mission: Possible Turkey Fry. But for the country music star and nationally syndicated radio personality, that’s only the beginning. For the second year, Lawrence will double down on his 10-year-old Thanksgiving season tradition by hosting a star-studded benefit concert for the Mission, which aids the city’s hungry and homeless.

His second annual Tracy Lawrence Mission: Possible Charity Concert will take place Tuesday, November 2nd at Nashville’s Wildhorse Saloon. It will feature performances from Lawrence and his country-star pals Big & Rich, Jerrod Niemann, Ben Rue and returning guests Halfway to Hazard, all donating their time and talent to the cause. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, October 19th at 11:00 a.m. and can be purchased at Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

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Last year’s sold-out concert raised $63,000 for Nashville Rescue Mission. To accommodate many more fans this year, Lawrence selected the recently renovated Wildhorse Saloon as the show’s new venue.

The Turkey Fry itself is also growing this year. In conjunction with the Association of Gospel Rescue Missions, rescue missions in Dallas, Louisville, Ky. and Asheville, N.C. are duplicating Lawrence’s popular event the week of Thanksgiving to raise awareness and serve their own local homeless communities. This year’s local Turkey Fry will be held November 22 at Nashville Rescue Mission.

Earlier this year the Middle Tennessee Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals honored Lawrence as its Philanthropist of the Year specifically for his work on behalf of Nashville Rescue Mission, recognizing him for making a large and positive contribution to the community. Funds raised by the singer at his annual event have helped provide more than 75,000 meals to those in need, and more than 5,000 turkeys have been fried and donated to the Mission.

The Turkey Fry is only part of Lawrence’s personal mission to help those in need. Last month, his Louisiana Flood Aid concert in Baton Rouge raised more than $15,000 for Samaritan’s Purse, a charity helping victims of recent flooding in the state. The money raised is being used to build and restore homes for families affected by the high waters.

Lawrence’s philanthropic efforts also include a partnership with Exclusive Genetics’ Bucking Bull Games that benefits St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The singer’s bull, named Honky Tonkin’ after his radio show, recently won $6,000, all earmarked for the hospital and will go on to raise more funds for the organization at the finals in Las Vegas October 31-November 4.

“Thanksgiving is such a special time of year for me and my family. A time to share and be thankful for all that God has blessed us with,” said Lawrence. “It’s also a very humbling time, knowing how much suffering and pain is going on in the world. It makes me treasure the opportunity that myself, my friends and my family have to give back to our community through the Nashville Rescue Mission. I will continue to be overwhelmed by the support and love that comes out to volunteer and donate to their fellow man during this week.”



CMA Songwriters Series is Coming to Bristol, VA and New Orleans


Since 2005, the CMA Songwriters Series has spotlighted the amazing talents of the Country Music songwriter community in the United States and abroad. In September, the critically-acclaimed Series expands into two new markets with shows in New Orleans on Sept. 6 and in Bristol, Va., on Sept. 8. Details below.

NEW ORLEANS:  Songwriters Eric Paslay, Victoria Shaw, and Wrabel will perform a special CMA Songwriters Series in the Parish at House of Blues in New Orleans Tuesday, Sept. 6, highlighting the CMA Foundation’s efforts to support music education programs in and around the city.

Paslay will visit with CMA Foundation beneficiary programs, including a local Notes for Notes recording studio and the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, all in support of the CMA Foundation’s $295,000 music education grants to the New Orleans community.

Several local music teachers will attend the CMA Songwriters Series Tuesday as Paslay’s guests. The CMA Award-nominated artist penned his own No. 1 “Friday Night,” as well as chart-toppers for artists including Jake Owen (“Barefoot Blue Jean Night”), Eli Young Band (“Even If It Breaks Your Heart”), and Rascal Flatts (“Rewind”).

Shaw, who is also a member of the CMA Foundation Board of Directors, is an award-winning songwriter and producer who has written for artists including Garth Brooks (“The River,” “She’s Every Woman”) and Eric Church (“Two Pink Lines”). She is a CMA Award-winning producer for Lady Antebellum’s “I Run To You.”

Pop singer/songwriter Wrabel will round out the group. Wrabel has written for artists including Phillip Phillips (“So Easy”), Ellie Goulding (“Devotion”), and Adam Lambert.

The CMA Songwriters Series in the Parish at House of Blues will be held Tuesday, Sept. 6 (8:00 PM/CT) at 225 Decatur Street, New Orleans, La., 70130. Presale tickets are on sale Wednesday, Aug. 24 at Tickets will go on sale to the general public Friday, Aug. 26 (10:00 AM/CT).

BRISTOL, VA. – The CMA Songwriters Series will travel to The Birthplace of Country Music Museum, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, in Bristol, Va., Thursday, Sept. 8 (9:00 PM/ET). The lineup includes Tracy Lawrence along with hit songwriters Barry Dean and Luke Laird.

“The Birthplace of Country Music Museum honors the shared musical heritage of Country Music songwriting and recording and the roots of the legacy that have led us to the 50th anniversary of the CMA Awards,” said Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer. “It is fitting that the CMA Songwriters Series visit such a revered museum at the beginning of the kick-off season for this year’s historic CMA Awards.”  The Songwriters Series show is part of several days of events in Bristol leading up to a highly anticipated college football rivalry game between the Virginia Tech Hokies and the Tennessee Volunteers.

Lawrence has sold more than 13 million records, earned 18 No. 1 singles, and has been nominated for three CMA Awards, taking home a trophy in 2007 for Musical Event of the Year with “Find Out Who Your Friends Are.” He returns to the studio next month to begin work on a new collaborations record.

Dean was nominated in 2013 for CMA Song of the Year for “Pontoon.” Laird has six CMA Award nominations including three consecutive nods for Song of the Year for penning “Pontoon,” “Give Me Back My Hometown,” and “American Kids.”

The Birthplace of Country Music Museum explores the history, impact and legacy the 1927 Bristol Sessions which included the first recordings by The Carter Family (the First Family of Country Music) and Jimmie Rodgers (the Father of Country Music). Through multiple theater experiences, video and sound, text and artifacts, technology-infused displays—along with a variety of educational programs, music programs, and community events—the exciting story of this music and its far-reaching influence comes alive.

CMA Songwriters Series at The Birthplace of Country Music Museum will be held Thursday, Sept. 8 (9:00 PM/ET). The Birthplace of Country Music Museum is located at 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way, Bristol, Va., 24201. Limited tickets will go on sale Thursday, Aug. 25. The box office can be reached at (423) 573-1927 or visit the events page at to purchase tickets. For more information on the CMA Songwriters Series, visit

The CMA Songwriters Series is in its 12th season kicking off the first show of this year at indigo at The O2 in London during the C2C Festival followed by its debut appearance at SXSW at the Paramount Theatre in Austin, Texas, and a stop in Washington, D.C. at the renowned Library of Congress. Since 2005, the CMA Songwriters Series has presented more than 90 shows in 15 cities including Austin, Belfast, Chicago, Dublin, London, Los Angeles, New York, Paris, and Phoenix.

Keith Urban’s ‘All For The Hall’ Adds Chris Janson and Tracey Lawrence


Keith Urban’s “All For the Hall” benefit concert for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum has added Chris Janson and Tracey Lawrence. They join a virtual who’s who of artists for this year’s show that already includes Urban, Vince Gill, Luke Bryan, Peter Frampton, Florida Georgia Line, Emmylou Harris, Sam Hunt, Jason Isbell, Maddie & Tae and Maren Morris.

Reserved seating for the show, which takes place at The Bridgestone Arena on Tuesday, April 12th, is available at, at the Bridgestone Arena Box Office or by calling 800-745-3000.

Tracy Lawrence Raises $63,000 For Nashville Rescue Mission With Turkey Fry

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Tracy Lawrence and a group of celebrity friends raised more than $63,000 for the Nashville Rescue Mission at the 10th Annual Mission: Possible Turkey Fry in November, continuing the country music star’s personal mission to help those in need.

“Growing up for me, having a good meal commemorating the Thanksgiving holiday meant more than just satisfying your appetite,” Lawrence said. “It signified a time to reflect, count our blessings and share what we’re thankful for, so to have an opportunity to feed those in our area while helping them feel that sense of pride for feeding their families, well there’s no better feeling. Over the years this event has grown, and every year I am even more thankful to those who come together to make this such a success.”

The “Honky Tonkin’ with Tracy Lawrence” national syndicated radio host’s yearly event has provided more than 75,000 meals to those in need in its decade-long history. The event has grown over the years and the 2015 installment, held Nov. 24 at the Nashville Rescue Mission, included Lawrence’s first concert at City Winery with performances by Charlie Daniels, Halfway to Hazard, Lorrie Morgan, Darryl Worley and Brad Arnold of 3 Doors Down.

Members of Nashville’s music and sports communities also attended, including Troy Gentry of Montgomery Gentry, Terri Clark, Lee Greenwood and Jake Clayton, Tennessee Titans Coty Sensabaugh and Brian Arakpo along with the team’s cheerleaders, and the Nashville Predators mascot Gnash.

Lawrence returned to the Mission last week to present Martin Ollenberger with a left-handed guitar from Taylor Guitars. Ollenberger, who lost his job and fell into homelessness because of health difficulties, is the face of the NRM this holiday season, starring in a commercial for the mission. Learn more about his story and the mission here.

Lawrence also auctioned off one of his guitars signed by the artist, Daniels, Vince Gill, Halfway to Hazard, Randy Houser, Morgan, Brad Paisley, Kellie Pickler and Chris Young, earning $10,000.

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