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Country Music Artist Granger Smith Sets Out on Fourth 100-Mile Walk to Honor U.S. Armed Forces

posted Mar 17, 2014, 7:31 AM by Vu Nguyen
Country music artist and proud patriot Granger Smith is lacing up his BOOTS once again for the fourth annual Boot Walk, May 4-8, 2014. Granger will begin the 100-mile trek in Austin, Texas and will spend five days wearing out those combat boots all the way to Fort Hood. Granger will celebrate the completion of the walk with friends William Clark Green, Josh Grider, Brian Keane, and Cody Bryan in concert Thursday, May 8th at Fort Hood Harley Davidson in Harker Heights, TX.  More artists will be announced soon. Proceeds raised from the Boot Walk and concert benefit the Boot Campaign, a national 501c3 non-profit dedicated to promoting patriotism, raising awareness, and providing assistance to military families.

“Boot Walk started as a crazy extension of my entertainment tours in Iraq as a way to say thank you to our armed forces.  Now at year 4, it has turned into a very passionate fundraiser to me,” said Granger Smith. “I firmly believe that my career as a musician is enabled by the brave men & women that ensure our freedom.  There's not a month in the year now that I'm not wearing combat boots and thinking about the next 100 miles.”

Granger is inviting friends to join him on this walk of gratitude: whether it’s by raising funds for his efforts, joining him locally on the walk or by hosting a “shadow walk” in your hometown.  Visit BootWalk.com to learn how you can support Granger and to see all the “free stuff” you can earn while supporting Granger and Boot Campaign.

“This year, we have had added new components to Boot Walk in an effort to allow Granger’s fans to join him and show their support,” said Deanna Kenisell, Co-Special Events Coordinator for Boot Campaign.  “We are excited to have more people join in the Boot Walk experience with Granger and make a bigger impact on our desire to awaken the patriot in us all and give back to our troops when they come back.”

Granger and friends will be in concert on May 8th at Fort Hood Harley Davidson located at 875 W Central Texas Expressway, Harker Heights, TX.  Tickets go on sale March 21st on http://BootWalk.com.

Concert tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door.  Admission is free with a Military ID.  Visit BootWalk.com to purchase tickets and to find the most up to date event information including sponsorship and volunteer opportunities.

ABOUT THE CHARITY
The Boot Campaign is a national 501c3 nonprofit 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.  The Boot Campaign cultivates awareness, promotes patriotism, and provides assistance to military, past and present, and their families.  Through the sale of its signature military combat boots, general public donations, and corporate sponsorship, the Boot Campaign operates six distinct initiatives -- Jobs, Housing, Wellness, Urgent Assistance, Education and Family Support-- 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”.  www.BootCampaign.com  
ABOUT GRANGER
Country 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 released his ninth studio album, "Dirt Road Driveway," on April 16th, which impressively debuted at #1 on the iTunes Country chart.  The album is currently the best selling independent country album in digital sales and has been named one of iTunes’ “Best Albums of the 2000’s.”  Granger launched a country boy alter-ego,  Earl Dibbles Jr., who has found his own success with “ The Country Boy Song” and more recently, "County Boy Love." Dibbles is now part of Granger’s tour schedule, which includes over 200 dates nationwide. Earl and Granger together boast more than 18.6 million views on YouTube and have a captive audience on social media that exceeds 1.5 million followers.  For more information visit www.grangersmith.com.
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