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GRANGER SMITH WALKS THE 100-MILE LINE
Granger Smith is lacing up once again for the fourth annual Boot Walk, May 4-8, 2014. The Country Music artist and proud patriot 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.
“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 four, it has turned into a very passionate fundraiser to me,” said Smith. “I firmly believe that my career as a musician is enabled by the brave men and 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.”
Members of the public can join Granger by raising funds for his efforts, joining him locally on the walk or by hosting a “shadow walk” in their hometown. Visit BootWalk.com to learn how.
“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 will celebrate completion of the walk with friends William Clark Green, Josh Grider, Brian Keane, and Cody Bryan in concert Thursday, May 8, at Fort Hood Harley Davidson, 875 W. Central Texas Expressway, in Harker Heights, Texas. 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.
Tickets go on sale March 21st on BootWalk.com. Prices are $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Admission is free with a military ID.
See highlights of the 2013 Boot Walk here: