Allan Has Joined Forces with the Boot Campaign to Give Back to Returning Soldiers
TYLER, Texas, May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Military non-profit The Boot Campaign has a new supporter on board! Country superstar Gary Allan has pledged his commitment to the troops by putting on his own pair 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 both physical and emotional issues that returning soldiers face today. 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.”
“As a former member of the Army, this holds a special place in my heart. I’m proud to work with such a fine organization. I’m headlining the Throwdown Tour this year and was glad to see that the Boot Campaign was going to be on the road with us. I think it’s great that a tour of this size is working hand in hand with the Boot Campaign, supporting veterans as they come home from combat…it just feels right.” Gary Allan
With the allure of a modern day outlaw, Gary Allan has won over legions of fans with his signature blend of rugged vocals, rebellious lyrics and raucous live performances. He has sold over 7 million albums and released five platinum and gold albums in a row including two that topped the Billboard Country Albums Chart. Allan has also topped the charts with four #1 hits at country radio and has nearly a dozen Top 10 hits to his credit. He has been described as “dark and dreamy” in Entertainment Weekly, “soulful and rough around the edges” in Playboy and deemed a “maverick” by Rolling Stone. He has sold out venues as a headliner from coast to coast, appeared on Late Show With David Letterman, The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, CBS Early Show and has landed on the covers of Country Weekly, Pollstar and People magazine. While becoming a force on the country music scene, Allan has remained true to his artistic voice each step of the way.
Allan joins the ranks of current Boot Campaign celebrity ambassadors Dolly Parton, The Rock, Texas Governor Ricky Perry, Troy Aikman, Nolan Ryan, Charlie Daniels, George Jones and Gretchen Wilson.
The Boot Campaign
The Boot Campaign is a grassroots military appreciation and veteran awareness campaign started by five women from Texas, known as the Boot Girls. The Boot Girls launched the Boot Campaign in 2009 to spread awareness of the needs of military personnel returning home from combat and express gratitude to current military. Through the sale of military combat boots, the Boot Campaign donates proceeds to a group of partner charities that work with soldiers 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
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