Dozens of Veterans and Their Caregivers to be Honored This Weekend in Las Vegas at “Salute the Troops” Events, and With Multi-Platinum Recording Artists Florida Georgia Line and Toby Keith at Separate Events
LAS VEGAS, Nov. 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Dozens of Veterans and their Caregivers will be honored at events around Las Vegas this weekend, including concerts with Florida Georgia Line and Toby Keith. The Independence Fund will be presenting three catastrophically wounded Veterans all-terrain tracked wheelchairs onstage at Toby Keith and Florida Georgia Line concerts during Veterans Day weekend. Participants will also join Fox News’ Pete Hegseth during the weekend.
Petty Officer Second Class Intelligence Specialist Isaac Malone will be awarded an all-terrain tracked wheelchair on Saturday, November 9 during the Florida Georgia Line Concert at the Zappos Theater in Las Vegas. Sergeant First Class Marc Owens will be awarded one on Tuesday, November 12 during the Florida Georgia Line Concert at the Zappos Theater in Las Vegas. Sergeant Matt White will be awarded one on Saturday, November 9 during the Toby Keith Concert at the Laughlin Event Center in Laughlin, NV.
The relationship between the Veteran nonprofit and Florida Georgia Line began in 2016 and with Toby Keith began in the summer of 2019 when gifts of these life-changing devices took place on stage.
“We are so excited to treat these incredible Veterans and their Caregivers to an amazing weekend in Las Vegas. One weekend is never enough time to thank these brave heroes for their efforts, but we know that their sacrifices should be celebrated on Veterans Day and beyond,” says Sarah Verardo, CEO of The Independence Fund. ” We are beyond grateful for the support Toby Keith and Florida Georgia Line have shown our organization and more specifically heroes like Matt, Isaac and Marc. Veterans Day is an exciting day to highlight our organization, so we are grateful to thank those that fought for us.”
About Toby Keith
Toby Keith Coval is an American country singer, songwriter, actor and record producer. Keith released his first four studio albums before leaving Mercury in 1998. These albums all earned Gold or higher certification, and produced several Top Ten singles, including his debut “Should’ve Been a Cowboy”, which topped the country charts and was the most-played country song of the 1990s. The song has received three million spins since its release.
Signed to DreamWorks Records Nashville in 1998, Keith released his breakthrough single “How Do You Like Me Now?” in late 1999. This song, the title track to his 1999 album of the same name, was the number one country song of 2000, and one of several chart-toppers during his tenure on DreamWorks Nashville. His next three albums produced three more number ones each, and all of the albums were certified 4x Platinum. A second Greatest Hits package followed in 2004, and after that, he released Honkytonk University.
When DreamWorks closed in 2005, Keith founded the label Show Dog Nashville, which merged with Universal South Records to become Show Dog-Universal Music in December 2009. He has released ten studio albums through Show Dog/Show Dog-Universal, as well as the compilation 35 Biggest Hits in 2008. Keith also made his acting debut in 2006, starring in the film. Broken Bridges, and co-starred with comedian Rodney Carrington in the 2008 film Beer for My Horses, inspired by his song of the same name.
Keith has released 19 studio albums, two Christmas albums, and five compilation albums; a total worldwide sales of over 40 million albums. He has charted 61 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, including 20 number one hits and 21 additional top 10 hits. His longest-lasting number one hits are “Beer for My Horses” (a 2003 duet with Willie Nelson) and “As Good as I Once Was” (2005), at six weeks each.
About Florida Georgia Line
Amassing the best-selling digital Country single of all time (SoundScan) with 11X-PLATINUM breakout “Cruise,” GRAMMY-nominated duo Florida Georgia Line have been making history since 2012. As the first Country act to achieve RIAA’s DIAMOND certification (10 million copies sold) and holding the longest reign on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart (50 straight weeks) with 5X PLATINUM, #1 “Meant to Be” with Bebe Rexha, the global superstars have topped 8.9 billion streams, exceeded 33.6 million track downloads, and sold more than 4.6 million albums worldwide. FGL’s fourth studio album CAN’T SAY I AIN’T COUNTRY (BMLG Records) features their chart-rising single “Talk You Out of It” and PLATINUM, #1 “Simple” (16th #1 overall as artists). Playing to millions of fans spanning massive arena and stadium headline tours, they’re currently on the CAN’T SAY I AIN’T COUNTRY TOUR and will reprise FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE LIVE FROM LAS VEGAS due to popular demand, with FGL Fest also upcoming. Honored by the AMAs, CMA Awards, Billboard Music Awards, CMT Music Awards, and ACM Awards, their creative empire also includes thriving business initiatives: Old Camp Peach Pecan Whiskey, FGL HOUSE, meet + greet, Tree Vibez Music, and Tribe Kelley.
About The Independence Fund
Established in 2007, The Independence Fund is a national Veterans Service Organization dedicated to meeting the unmet needs of catastrophically wounded Veterans, Caregivers, and their families through a variety of programs. To learn more, visit www.independencefund.org.
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