Rockie Lynne Pays Musical Homage to Troops
Rockie Lynne spent last week in New York City celebrating Veteran's Day by performing tunes from his new album, 'Songs For Soldiers,' a tribute to the troops who defend our country. The former vet is donating one third of the proceeds from the album to help servicemen. women and their families, through charities such as Tribute to the Troops, the Injured Marines Semper Fi fund, the Disabled Patriot Fund and Operation Support Our Troops.
The CD is an extended version of one Rockie recorded to give away to troops during his overseas tour of U.S. military bases earlier this year, and features eight original tunes penned by the singer, along with six classics including an instrumental track featuring Steve Wariner. For every record purchased from the website, Rockie will send another one to a soldier deployed overseas.
While in New York supporting the CD, Rockie visited 'Fox and Friends,' 'Good Day New York,' 'ABC News,' 'America's Nightly Scoreboard,' 'Better TV,' 'The Laura Ingraham Show' and taped a feature for MLB.com in their New York studios. He will return to the Big Apple next month to appear on 'Good Day NY,' for a special holiday performance dedicated to the troops.
A former military man himself, Rockie served in the 82nd Airborne at Ft. Bragg and is constantly doing things in support of our troops. He was awarded the Medal of Achievement from the Vietnam Veterans of America at its America Leadership Conference earlier this year for his efforts on behalf of our armed forces and in particular, Vietnam Veterans. He is the co-founder of Tribute to the Troops, a volunteer organization that organizes motorcycle rides, benefit concerts and other events to help raise awareness for America's fallen soldiers and their loved ones left behind.
Rockie is also gearing up for 'Home For The Holidays,' a special holiday concert in Minnesota next month, which will include several local artists.