Just weeks away from the official release date of his latest musical works, multi-platinum recording artist Tracy Lawrence (Rocky Comfort Records) announces a Military World Premiere event of THE ROCK. In an exclusive pre-celebration, Lawrence will participate in a special two-day event to deliver his new CD personally to our brothers and sisters of the military at Norfolk Naval Station and Fort Bragg.
Tracy will visit some of the more than 100,000 Navy and Marine personnel of the Norfolk Naval Station in Norfolk, VA on Sunday, May 31 and will wrap-up the excursion at Fort Bragg in North Carolina the following day (Monday, June 1, 2009).
In commemoration of his anticipated CD release (THE ROCK) and in recognition and honor of all U.S. men and women in uniform, the CD will be made available on these bases for all military personnel to purchase ten days prior to the retail sale date. While visiting Norfolk Naval Station and Fort Bragg, Tracy will visit with the troops individually as part of pre-scheduled meet and greets and CD signings.
“I’ve been told by a number of listeners that THE ROCK has really touched them in some way,” Lawrence said. “I cannot imagine the emotions and turmoil our service men and women endure on a daily basis and to bring an emotional or moving message ‘home’ to them is the least I can do as a memento of my heartfelt appreciation for taking care of me and my family and our entire country.”
The Norfolk Naval Station is one of the largest Navy installations in the world. Officials are expecting more than 5,000 Navy and Marine personnel to attend Sunday’s affairs. Tracy will begin the Military World Premiere event with a formal introduction aboard the historic Harry S. Truman CVN-75 aircraft carrier (http://www.truman.navy.mil ), followed by breakfast with officers and crew, a VIP tour of the ship, and a meet & greet/CD signing. The day’s three-pronged agenda also includes travel to the Oceana Mall where Tracy will conduct a second meet & greet with Eurpac staff and base officers, succeeded by a scheduled CD signing at Oceana Base Exchange. Tracy will close the day to host a final meet & greet with the F-18 flight squadron (http://www.vf31.navy.mil ) where he may actually have the opportunity to experience firsthand what it’s like to fly an F-18 in the flight simulator.
Fort Bragg, also known as the “Home of the Airborne and Special Operations Forces,” is a state-of-the-art United States Army training facility.
On Monday morning, Tracy will visit the Womack Hospital where he will actively participate in a guided tour to visit injured soldiers followed by a visit to the Wounded Soldier Support Center. He will enjoy lunch with Army personnel and conduct interviews with various media outlets (including WKML--the sponsoring radio station--and the Fort Bragg Advocate-News.) Tracy will conclude his Fort Bragg visit with a meet & greet and CD signing at the North PX.
An absolute supporter of our U.S. military, Tracy has frequented a number of military facilities including Fort Hood in Killeen, TX, the San Diego Naval Station (USS Bonhomme Richard), Lackland AFB (Brooks Army Medical Center) in San Antonio and Fort Campbell in Clarksville, TN to name a few.
Lawrence’s inspirational country music CD, THE ROCK, is the third project imprinted under his independently owned label (Rocky Comfort Records) and is scheduled for a June 9, 2009 release. The 10-song CD features songs crafted by Dave Berg, Craig Morgan, Brett James, Sam Tate and Annie Tate, among others, and was co-produced by Lawrence and Julian King.
For more information on Tracy Lawrence visit www.tracylawrence.com.