In honor of October’s Red Ribbon Week, Tennessee’s Governor Bill Lee has declared Oct. 23 a day of recognition for country artist and Broadway performer Gary Morris.
Morris has used his platform to shed light on and uplift underprivileged, vulnerable communities. His recent partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Educational Foundation provides younger generations with the tools and education to help prevent drug use.
Morris recently anchored the organization’s first virtual fundraisers, which raised over $150,000 in donations to promote and support their arts, sports and extracurricular outreach educational campaigns.
“We honor Gary’s career and his work in the drug prevention education fields by marking Oct. 23, the first day of Red Ribbon Week, as Gary Morris Day here in Tennessee. So, for all of your hard work Gary, I present to you the proclamation from the governor and wish you thanks for your work and congratulations on this honor,” says CMA CEO Sarah Trahern.
Morris has earned five No. 1s, 16 Top 10 singles, a CMA and ACM Song of the Year award, a role in the New York production of Broadway’s La Bohéme and Les Misérables, as well as sold-out shows and stadium performances.
“I am both humbled and surprised by this honor from my adopted state of Tennessee. I have seen the ravages of drugs and have always been happy to donate my time to drug awareness and prevention. Thank you so much,” says Morris.
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