Tracy Lawrence Charity Concert Line- Up
Multi-platinum selling singer/songwriter, producer and philanthropist Tracy Lawrence (Rocky Comfort Records) has set the date for the Tracy Lawrence Homecoming Concert. The annual event is scheduled to take place Saturday, June 6, 2009 at Foreman Memorial Stadium, in Foreman, Arkansas.
This 15-year old charity event has been close to Tracy’s heart and close to home. Initially organized with the intent to enhance educational opportunities for the children of his hometown and surrounding communities, the mission has grown such that it has raised more than $1,000,000 over the last decade and a half.
This year, in its final year, Lawrence has promised to conclude the affair in style. Joining him on stage will be “Country Rat Pack” members Tracy Byrd and Richie McDonald, as well as RCR label mate, Zona Jones. Other friends in music who have appeared at Tracy’s invitation in the past to support his worthwhile charge include Kenny Chesney, Sammy Kershaw, Aaron Tippin, Mark Chesnut, Joe Diffee, Neal McCoy, Clay Walker, [Three Doors Down, Morris Day & the Tymes, andToneLoc among others.
“We’ve had a great time putting on the Homecoming Concerts and the return, to actually see how our efforts have contributed to the strength and education of a new generation, has been so gratifying,” Lawrence said. “Unfortunately, we’ve run our course with this particular event and the production costs have moved us to seek out other alternatives that will benefit the community in the long run. We’re going to regroup to explore more cost-effective ways to raise funds for the kids.”
Proceeds from the Tracy Lawrence Homecoming Concert will benefit the Tracy Lawrence Foundation (Foreman, Arkansas). Established by Lawrence in 1993, the foundation has raised monies through various fundraising events and performances to improve the quality of life for residents in over 35 communities and assisted and enhanced civic group activities in and around Foreman.
Supporting various charitable organizations and educational facilities over the years, the Tracy Lawrence Foundation has been instrumental in purchasing and assembling equipment for a computer lab at Foreman High School, the construction of an outdoor pavilion for Watersprings Ranch (a home for abused and neglected children dedicated to restoring their childhood), and the endowment of two college funds. Other benefactors include the Alzheimer’s Association, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) and the Foreman Public Library.
“We wanted to be able to do things for the school and for the community that would help the town grow,” Lawrence added. “We’ve achieved and exceeded a number of our goals and plan to continue to raise funds and awareness for important causes that affect us all.”
Raised in Foreman, Tracy moved to Nashville, Tennessee in 1991. Over a 18-year music career, Lawrence has celebrated 17 No. 1 hits, 22 top 10 singles and has sold more than 8 million albums. Tracy successfully launched Rocky Comfort Records in 2006. He received ACM and CMA honors (Vocal Event of The Year) with “Find Out Who Your Friends Are,” the first single released by the independent imprint. Tracy is currently working to promote his second release, an inspirational CD, THE ROCK, scheduled to make its debut in June 2009.
Tracy Lawrence Homecoming Concert Details:
Location: Foreman High School Memorial Stadium • 700 Rocky Comfort St., Foreman, AR
Tickets: Limited Reserved Seating - $25.00 / General Admission - $15.00
Tickets are ON SALE NOW and can be purchased in advance at the following locations:
Bruton’s Western Store, Broken Bow, OK
Corner Pharmacy, Ashdown, AR
Cavander’s Boot City, Texarkana, TX
Tracy Lawrence Fund Office, Foreman, AR
or by calling 870-542-7557
Gates: Open at 5:30PM • Show begins at 7:00PM
For more information about Tracy Lawrence and the Tracy Lawrence Foundation, please visit http://tracylawrence.com.