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These Boots Are Made For…Charity

NASHVILLE, TN (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — One-by-one country music stars are taking off their cowboy boots and replacing them with army boots.

The Boot Campaign was inspired by retired US Navy SEAL and author of the book Lone Survivor, Marcus Luttrell, encourages Americans to purchase a pair of army combat boots to wear in support of our nation’s troops.

Proceeds from the boot sales are donated to partner charities, including Luttrell’s Lone Survivor Foundation.

Participating country music stars include George Jones, Oak Ridge Boys, Jan Howard, Mel Tillis, Lee Greenwood and Charlie Daniels, along with Josh Turner, Phil Vassar, Joe Nichols, Randy Houser, Gretchen Wilson, Little Texas, Joe Diffie, Jamie O’Neal, Heidi Newfield, Justin Moore, Chuck Wicks, Colt Ford, Randy Rogers Band, Eli Young Band, Derek Sholl, Joey + Rory and Jack Ingram.

Also on board are bluegrass artists The Grascals and The Roys, along with Texas' Cross Canadian Ragweed, Robert Earl Keen, Jason Boland, Aaron Watson, Mick and the Motorcars, Reckless Kelly, Wade Bowen, Kevin Fowler, Stoney LaRue, No Justice, Bleu Edmondson, and Granger Smith.

These celebrities along with the founders, the Boot Girls, are helping to spread the organizations motto, “When They Come Back, We Give Back!”

Known as “the Boot Girls,” Ginger, Leigh Ann, Sherri, Heather and Mariae banned together to launch The Boot Campaign giving gratitude and appreciation for the American military.

The Boot Girls ask Americans to put their boots on during the routine of daily life to symbolically walk in the shoes of our military men and women, remembering their service and sacrifice.

The Campaign’s signature boots are available for purchase online with proceeds benefiting organizations like The Lone Survivor Foundation.

— Crystal Lynn Huntoon