NASHVILLE, TN (May 23, 2013) - Country stars, Montgomery Gentry, in response to the recent tragedies that have unfolded in the United States, want to help inspire hope and positivity in America by celebrating and recognizing the many heroes of our great nation. Eddie and Troy, long-time supporters of our military, first-responders, leaders, teachers, and unspoken everyday champions, are giving their fans a chance to submit stories and nominate their personal hero. Select stories will be featured on MontgomeryGentry.com and American Heroes will be chosen to receive concert tickets, meet & greet passes and to mingle with Montgomery Gentry at each of their concert stops this summer.
“We got an email from our fan club, “The Underground,” recently,” stated Troy Gentry. “All he wanted was to take his son to one of our shows because of how much he had helped his family through some difficult times. He kept calling him his hero. And then Boston happened, and Texas and now Oklahoma and we keep seeing these people stepping up to help and we think those people need to be celebrated.”
“We’ve toured so much throughout our career and have been blessed to be able to meet so many great people and fans out there,” added Eddie Montgomery. “Celebrating American Heroes is the least we can do to give back.”
To nominate your hero, simply submit a letter explaining why your hero should be recognized and post your entry via MontgomeryGentry.com/heroes and help Montgomery Gentry celebrate your American Heroes!
Last Updated on Friday, 24 May 2013 14:25
WHAT: Florida National Guard Foundation and Keystone Heights Airport announce a new date for the “Salute to Florida’s Heroes”, a Benefit Concert featuring award winning Montgomery Gentry to salute our State’s Military, Veterans and Wounded Heroes.
WHEN: November 9, 2013 Gates open at 11:30 a.m.
WHERE; Keystone Heights Airport, 1700 Airport Road, Starke, Florida 32091
Because of a scheduling conflict with the Keystone Heights Airport, the concert originally scheduled for April 27th, will now take place on Saturday, November 9th and will now be part of Veterans Day Weekend celebrations. The Salute to Florida’s Heroes Veterans Day Weekend will recognize all those that wear the uniform protecting this great country, Veterans and our Wounded Heroes. The concert will feature Grammy nominated, Grand Ole Opry Members, Montgomery Gentry. Entertainment will begin at 11:30 a.m on Saturday, November 9th. Proceeds from the concert will help benefit Florida National Guard Foundation, helping those effected by sequestration; Florida Youth ChalleNGe and Starbase helping youth in school. Those attending should bring a lawn chair or blanket. Tickets are available for sale at www.etix.com. Any tickets previously purchased will be honored or can be refunded at the point of purchase.
The event is sponsored by the Florida National Guard Foundation and the Keystone Heights Airport.
Last Updated on Friday, 24 May 2013 15:32