Tracy Lawrence raised an incredible amount of money for a fantastic cause yesterday.
He hosted his 17th annual Mission:Possible Turkey Fry and Benefit Concert in Nashville, where he was joined by over 250 volunteers who helped fry a record-breaking 1,200 turkeys at the Nashville Fairgrounds.
All of those turkeys will be distributed throughout Middle Tennessee, providing 9,600 meals to those in need during the Thanksgiving holiday.
After that, he hosted a sold-out benefit concert at Wildhorse Saloon in the evening, with Gary Allan, Travis Denning, Alexandra Kay and Halfway to Hazard all taking the stage to perform.
In total, they raised an impressive $250,000 to help Mission:Possible’s long-time partner, the Nashville Rescue Mission, in just one day yesterday.
Tracey says it was an incredible day, and he’s just happy they’re able to do something to give back this holiday season:
“Yesterday was an incredible day from start to finish.
To step back and think about how this started as just a few friends and a dozen fryers in a parking lot — to what it is now — is truly incredible.
There are so many people that go into this event and I’m just so grateful we can all come together and support this cause.”
The yearly event has now provided more than 73,000 meals to the homeless across Middle Tennessee and raised over $850,000 in total for the Nashville Rescue Mission.
With this time of year being so busy for all of us, it’s great to see someone like Tracy, along with his wife Becca, stepping up to give back in a huge way and helping out countless Tennessee families so they can have a special holiday this year, too.