Tracy Lawrence hosted his 18th annual “Mission:Possible Turkey Fry and Benefit Concert” in Nashville last week (Nov. 21), frying up over 1,200 turkeys that were distributed throughout Middle Tennessee, providing over 10,000 meals to those in need during the Thanksgiving holiday.
The day kicked off at the Nashville Fairgrounds with over 250 volunteers. Lawrence was joined by Lee Brice, Priscilla Block and Halfway to Hazard for a packed benefit concert that night at the Wildhorse Saloon, and donated another $250,000 towards Mission:Possible’s longtime partner, the Nashville Rescue Mission. The yearly event has now provided more than 86,000 meals to the homeless across Middle Tennessee and raised over one million dollars for Nashville Rescue Mission.
“I’m very proud of what Mission:Possible has grown into over the last 18 years,” Lawrence shares. “To see hundreds of volunteers frying turkeys for hours is nothing short of incredible. I want to thank Lee, Priscilla and Halfway to Hazard for being a part of this memorable and giving event.”
The event kicked off bright and early at the Nashville Fairgrounds—the second year at the upgraded location, with Lawrence kicking off the daytime event by dropping the first turkey into the fryer. Star-studded helping hands joining Lawrence included Gary Allan, Chris Young, Jamey Johnson, Ian Munsick, Travis Denning, Phil Vassar, Spencer Crandall, Frank Ray, David Lee Murphy, Trey Lewis, Kasey Tyndall, Noah Thompson and the evening’s performers. The charity function brought in dozens of industry members and the greater Nashville community to lend a hand in the massive undertaking.