Country Stars Trade Cowboy Boots for Combat Boots
Country artists are saying no to their cowboy boots and yes to army boots to honor and give back to our armed forces through the Boot Campaign. The Boot Campaign is a way for Americans to say thank you to those who serve us, and it encourages people to purchase a pair of army combat boots to wear in support of the troops. Wearing the boots is a way to symbolically walk in the shoes of our military men and women, remembering their service and sacrifice.
Charlie Daniels, one of the many country artists who are taking part in the campaign, says, "I’ve never seen anything quite as unique as the Boot Campaign, and I’ve seen a lot!"
Joe Nichols, Gretchen Wilson, Josh Turner, Randy Houser, Justin Moore, Chuck Wicks, Colt Ford, Randy Rogers Band, Eli Young Band, Joey + Rory, Jack Ingram, George Jones and many more country stars are supporting the effort.
The Boot Campaign was started by five girls from Tyler, Texas who wanted to show their gratitude and appreciation for the American military, and it quickly gained national attention. The initiative was was inspired by Marcys Luttrell, retired US Navy Seal and author of the book ‘Lone Survivor.'
Proceeds from the boot sales are donated to partner charities, including the Lone Survivor Foundation, whose mission is to "welcome home, empower and restore American wounded warriors, their families and surviving families while motivating Hometown USA to pay it forward to local veterans and their families."
Signature boots from the Boot Campaign's collection are available online here.