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Country Western Music Artist Scott Haggard to Join Forces with Las Vegas Non-Profits Horses4Heroes and Rockin' for the Warriors
Published on Thu, Jan 10, 2013 (2:28 p.m.)Country Western Music Artist Scott Haggard to Join Forces with Las Vegas Non-Profits Horses4Heroes and Rockin' for the Warriors
Scott has deep ties to the military and country music
Horses4Heroes, one of the most successful equestrian support groups for the military, and Rockin' for the Warriors, which is hosting and promoting special events to raise funds to provide charitable and educational support to U.S. troops and veterans, has named country singer and
recording artist Scott Haggard as the national spokesperson for the two Las Vegas-based non-profits, it was recently announced.
Scott's first appearance in support of Horses4Heroes and Rockin’ for the Warriors will be in Las Vegas on Jan. 3, during a fund- raiser at the
Fremont Street Experience. Funds raised will benefit Operation Free Ride, a national initiative to introduce veterans and their families to the
benefits of horses and horseback riding. Since the launch of Operation Free Ride on May 19, more than 3,000 have registered for their " free
ride" via www.operationfreeride.com. Horses4Heroes' Operation Free Ride is the largest collaboration of equestrian organizations and breed
associations, uniting in support of the nation's troops, veterans, and families.
"Scott is a huge supporter for causes that help our veterans, service personnel, troops and their families," said John Grip, president and founder
of Rockin' for the Warriors. "We are very pleased that Scott and his wife, Vicki, have joined our team . As the step-son of an Air Force navigator
and Vietnam veteran and the son of a country musk legend, Scott is the perfect artist to help educate and spread the word about what is needed
for our heroes and their families."
Alabama native Scott Haggard, 44, is building a reputation as one of the greatest voices in country music with a haunting resemblance to his father, the ultimate stylist, Merle Haggard. Both share the same raw, forlorn quality
that is essential to the interpretation of traditional country themes, conveying the deepest emotion of every lyric. His life and his career are tightly woven into the fabric of country music history and lore. He is both legacy and legend with an unmistakable voice and a captivating style.
In May of 2008, he won the Horizon Award from the Mobile Alabama Country Music Association. This vote of confidence earned Scott some important show dates and guest appearances. To date, Scott has headlined with the likes of Mark Wills, Jeff Bates, Charlie McCoy, and many other notables in country music. He has also performed at Robert's Western World, Music City Bar and Grill, and The Nashville Palace in Nashville Tennessee.
Scott emerged from the significant shadow of his father to create his own artistic identity. He wrote and recorded his own composition "Living In The Shadow Of Merle," which was released on his debut CO, recorded in
Nashville earlier this year. Scott is currently residing in Las Vegas while working on his new CD, " Back to Basics," scheduled to be released in 2013.
Founded in 2006, Las Vegas-based Horses4Heroes, inc. is a non-profit organization that is making horseback riding affordable for and accessible to, the heroes and their families in communities from coast to coast. Participants learn valuable leadership and teamwork skills, make new friends, and develop a lifelong love of horses.
About Rockin' for the Warriors
Rockin for the Warriors, Inc. is a non-profit that hosts and promotes special events to raise funds to provide charitable and educational support for US troops and veterans. Since its establishment, Rockin' for the Warriors is hosting weekly Battle of the Bands events through which local artists can display their talent in club venues and at upcoming concert events.
For more information, contact Horses4Heroes at 702.645.8446 or visit horses4heroes.org or rockinforthewarriors.com
For additional information regarding Scott Haggard contact :
Rhonda Whitlow, CountryGirl Productions