Big & Rich And Gretchen Wilson Surprise Veteran With New Home
September 6, 2011 at 7:12 AM (PT)
The TENNESSEAN is reporting that WARNER MUSIC NASHVILLE duo BIG & RICH’s BIG KENNY ALPHIN kicked off the “Xtreme Muzik Tour” stop THE WOODS AMPHITHEATER AT FONTANEL outside of NASHVILLE on FRIDAY (9/2) by skydiving into the venue. BIG KENNY jumped with SHAUN MEADOWS, a double amputee AFGHANISTAN combat veteran.
BIG & RICH and REDNECK RECORDS artist GRETCHEN WILSON also invited MEADOWS and his family on stage during the show and surprised them with a new home. The home, valued at more than $300,000 and built to meet the veteran’s specific needs, is projected to be finished in six months.
All proceeds from the show helped to fund the home, which is a joint venutre with charity OPERATION FINALLY HOME, GOODALL HOMES and LP BUILDING PRODUCTS.
“This is as good as it gets,” BIG KENNY said. “I couldn’t be more excited than to be standing here thanking this community for making this possible.”
Tickets are now available for the “Xtreme Muzik Tour” with BIG & RICH, WILSON, COWBOY TROY and BRADLEY GASKIN at www.ticketmaster.com.