The second annual Concert in the Country benefiting Boots For Troops is set for November 4th, 2017. Last year nearly 1,000 people showed up for the inaugural event. The charity focused the fundraising on helping service members get home for Christmas in 2016. The concert helped purchase flights for service members to return home to their hometowns for Christmas. This year they will continue to do that, but also allocate some funds for Boots For Troops military Harvey relief fund, which is helping military families recover from hurricane Harvey. Additionally, they are inviting Green Zone Housing, a local charity out of Montgomery county that is working to house displaced/homeless veterans to be a part of the fundraising.

Last year, as a first-year event Boots For Troops Founder Jimmy Rogers expressed the difficulty of finding sponsors to get behind a new event. “It’s always hard putting on a first-year event of this magnitude, sponsors want to see that the event is well done, and worth putting their name on, I think the sponsors who took a chance on us last year were impressed and we were able to retain most them. This year the Concert in the Country committee worked hard to double the amount of sponsor money given the year before. The committee started off with a bang when Keating Nissan/Honda out of Conroe joined on as the title sponsor for $10,000. T.J. Kendall the GM of Keating did not hesitate. He has been a great partner and Boots For Troops and Green Zone Housing are extremely proud to represent Keating this year. You talk about a community coming together to really help this event happen, that is exactly what has happened this year. Here is a list of elite business leaders in the surrounding communities who have stepped up and sponsored to make this year’s Concert in the Country possible:

Keating Nissan/Honda
Halford Busby Construction Consulting
Boot Barn
Rotork Controls, Inc.
Pinnacle Control Group
United Rentals
Tomball Ford/Dodge
Magnolia Tow
Tomball Ready Mix
Rathman Family
Spring Creek Feed
Duquesne Beer

Deitra Roberston Real Estate
Arise Equipment
Turf- Co Landscape Management
Whiskey River Houston
Tomball Napa
Generator Supercenter
Woodforest Roofing
Nancy Hamilton
Adams Pest Control
G&C Hydraulics
K-Star Country

“I’m just so proud and honored to have such a great group of sponsors, these businesses are leaders in the community, and they love our military”, stated Jimmy Rogers.  Sponsors are the funding behind a large event like this. The money these sponsors donate go towards paying event expenses so more money can be raised for the charities. The Concert in the Country committee is proud to announce that because of the sponsor money raised, 100% of ticket sales will go to the charities. There are no for-profit investors in this concert. It is all about the charities.

A concert event like this takes a lot of work, and Boots For Troops would like to recognize the awesome people working behind the scenes on the committee. Founder Jimmy Rogers a military veteran himself sets a very high expectation for the committee, and they are tasked with things such as helping secure sponsors, in-kind donations such as light towers, barricades and more. He also asks them to be active on social media, sell tickets, and most importantly be passionate about the event and share your passion and ideas with the committee and others. Here is the list of 2017 Concert in the Country committee members.

Jimmy Rogers
Claire Jackson
Beau Sullivan
Gina Wilson
Max Baronaske
Shane George
Calub Carriker
Chris Pivonka
Mark Baker

Lindsey Rogers
Cara Johnson
Mark Cook
Samantha Allen
Ben Lechler
Chris George
Tammie Reynolds
Tina Maddox
Daniel Klinger

As mentioned above, 100% of the ticket sales this year will go to Boots For Troops and Green Zone Housing, so it is now up to the public to buy your ticket. The concert is headlined by Mark Wills who won an Academy of Country Music Award. He is most famously known for his songs “19 something” and “I do (cherish you)”. Support acts include Jake Worthington from The Voice, Mike Donnell and a very special surprise guest to be released in the next few days. Boots For Troops is asking for your help. The best way to help is purchase your ticket and enjoy some great country music. There will also be Food trucks and games for kids. We hope to see everyone at the 2017 Concert in the Country.