Lee Greenwood, Alabama & More to Perform On 'Deep From The Heart: The One America Appeal'

By: Oct. 05, 2017
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The George H. W. Bush Presidential Library Foundation today announced a hurricane relief concert at Texas A&M's Reed Arena the evening of October 21st featuring former Presidents Obama, Bush 43, Clinton, Bush 41 and Carter joined by top music performers. All ticket sales and other proceeds from the "Deep From the Heart: The One America Appeal" concert will go to the special hurricane recovery effort launched last month by the five living former U.S. presidents.

Together with all five living former presidents, the show at Reed Arena will feature America's Patriot and Grammy winner LEE GREENWOOD as emcee and performer, Grammy winners and producers of 43 #1 hits, ALABAMA, Texas music legend THE GATLIN BROTHERS, four-time Grammy winner LYLE LOVETT, Texas great ROBERT EARL KEEN, legendary Grammy-award winning, Rock & Roll Hall of Famer 'Soul Man' SAM MOORE, gospel legend YOLANDA ADAMS, season three winner of NBC's "The Voice," CASSADEE POPE, and rising country artist STEPHANIE QUAYLE, who Rolling Stone Country called one of the "Ten New Country Music Artists You Need to Know."

Tickets for the "Deep From the Heart" concert are now on sale atbush41.org/deep-from-the-heart.
The One America Appeal was launched September 7th when all five living former presidents aired a joint PSA on the NFL's regular season opening broadcast and launched a website accepting tax-deductible donations at OneAmericaAppeal.org.
Originally, the former presidents were inspired to come together in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, which unleashed devastating flooding that threatened hundreds of thousands of Texans - and spurred thousands of first responders and neighbors into action. The effort has since expanded twice to include recovery efforts in Florida from Hurricane Irma, and in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands from Hurricane Maria.
A special restricted account has been established through the George H. W. Bush Presidential Library Foundation to collect and distribute donations to every dollar given goes to assist hurricane victims. Donations will be distributed to:
  • Houston Harvey Relief Fund, focusing on the greater Houston region
  • Rebuild Texas Fund, assisting hurricane-ravaged communities across the state
  • Florida Disaster Fund
  • Juntos y Unidos Por Puerto Rico, launched by First Lady Beatriz Rossello and a private sector coalition
  • The Fund for the Virgin Islands
"Thanks to our very generous underwriters, we can once again state that every dollar we raise through ticket sales for our 'Deep From the Heart' show will go to our designated hurricane recovery funds," said David Jones, CEO of the George H. W. Bush Presidential Library Foundation. "So grab your friends and join us at Reed Arena onOctober 21st for what promises to be a truly unforgettable night - that also helps a lot of Americans."

ABOUT LEE GREENWOOD: Throughout his expansive career, international country music icon Lee Greenwood has earned multiple CMA and ACM Awards, a Grammy Award for Top Male Vocal Performance on "I.O.U," in 1985, and a multitude of other prestigious award nominations. His discography includes twenty-two studio albums, seven compilation albums, seven No. 1 hits and thirty-eight singles including songs like "It Turns Me Inside Out," "Ring On Her Finger Time on Her Hand," "She's Lyin," "I don't Mind the Thorns if You're the Rose," "Dixie Road," "Somebody's Gonna Love You," "Going Going Gone," "You Got A Good Love Comin," among others. His stand-out hit "God Bless the U.S.A." has been in the top five on the country singles charts three times (1991, 2001 and 2003), giving it the distinction of being the only song in any genre of music to achieve that feat. It was also No. 1 on the pop charts after 9/11. Known for his stand-out patriotism and support of the U.S. Military, Greenwood has been honored with the Congressional Medal of Honor Society's National Patriot's Award, and entertained troops on more than 30 USO Tours. His latest book release is a children's book called "Proud To Be An American," which is currently available in stores, on Amazon and LeeGreenwood.com.

ABOUT SAM MOORE: Sam Moore catapulted to international fame as the lead voice of the 1960s powerhouse duo "Sam & Dave," a musical collaboration with long-time partner and fellow Georgia native Dave Prater. The duo recorded and performed together for 20 years, but it was the 1967's hit "Soul Man," that found them lasting fame, defined a genre, and altered the course of music history. Their signature sound influenced a diverse array of musical talents, including Al Green, Michael Jackson, Lionel Richie, Tom Petty, Phil Collins, Elvis Costello, Billy Joel and so many others. Sam & Dave's music and personas inspired the film The Blues Brothers, and other hits like "Hold On I'm Coming" have appeared on the soundtracks of more than a dozen films. After a storied career with Prater, Moore has spent the past 35 years enjoying a long solo career, recording with some of the biggest names in numerous genres of music, including Conway Twitty, with whom he recorded the hit song "Rainy Night in Georgia." In 1992, Moore was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, capping a career that includes a Grammy, and honors from the Vocal Music Hall of Fame, the Grammy Hall of Fame, and the Rhythm and Blues Foundation. Moore was the recipient of the first ever MOBO Living Legends Honor, and he received the NARAS Hero Award in 2003 and an AFTRA AMEE Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010. Moore, who turns 82 onOctober 12, continues to record and perform to critical acclaim as a solo artist. He is celebrating the 50th anniversary of his Grammy award-winning song "Soul Man" this year and recently accepted a position as Artist in Residence at Florida International University as part of the College of Arts, Sciences & Education Humanities Project.



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