Country music artist and philanthropist, Tracy Lawrence, hosted his 18th annual Mission:Possible Turkey Fry and Benefit Concert in Nashville, TN Nov. 21. The day kicked off at the Nashville Fairgrounds with over 250 volunteers who helped fry over 1,200 turkeys that will be distributed throughout Middle Tennessee, providing over 10k meals to those in need during the Thanksgiving holiday. Building on that momentum, Lawrence was joined by Lee Brice, Priscilla Block and Halfway to Hazard for a packed out benefit concert at Wildhorse Saloon and donated another $250k towards Mission:Possible's long-time partner, Nashville Rescue Mission. The yearly event has now provided more than 86k meals to the homeless across Middle Tennessee and raised over $1M for Nashville Rescue Mission. Take a look at the event here.
“I'm very proud of what Mission:Possible has grown into over the last 18 years,” Lawrence shared. “To see hundreds of volunteers frying turkeys for hours is nothing short of incredible. I want to thank Lee, Priscilla and Halfway to Hazard for being a part of this memorable and giving event.”
The Turkey Fry kicked off bright and early at the Nashville Fairgrounds — the second year at the upgraded location to accommodate the growing event — with Lawrence kicking off the daytime event by dropping the first turkey into the fryer. Lawrence's cause called upon star-studded helping hands including Gary Allan, Chris Young, Jamey Johnson, Ian Munsick, Travis Denning, Phil Vassar, Spencer Crandall, Frank Ray, David Lee Murphy, Trey Lewis, Kasey Tyndall, Noah Thompson and the evening's performers including Halfway to Hazard. The charity event brought in dozens of industry members and the greater Nashville community to lend a hand in the massive undertaking.