For over a quarter century, PBS has inspired viewers with the annual broadcast of the multi award-winning NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT, dedicated to our men and women in uniform, their families at home and all those who have given their lives for our country. Live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, the night of remembrance will honor the over 400,000 valiant men and women who are laid to rest in the hallowed grounds of Arlington National Cemetery; and chronicle the experiences of the millions of American veterans who still suffer from the seen and unseen wounds of war.
Tony Award-winner Joe Mantegna (CRIMINAL MINDS) and Emmy Award-winner Gary Sinise (CRIMINAL MINDS: WITHOUT BORDERS) are set to co-host this poignant and heart-warming event for the 11th year. The acclaimed actors, whose dedication to the show is evident, are also longtime supporters of veterans’ causes and our troops in active service. The all-star line-up includes: distinguished American leader General Colin L. Powell USA (Ret.); world-renowned four-time Grammy Award-winning classical superstar Renée Fleming; iconic music legends The Beach Boys; gifted actress and singer Katharine McPhee (SCORPION); country music star and Grammy-nominated member of the Grand Ole Opry Trace Adkins; Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG Award-winning actress S. Epatha Merkerson (CHICAGO MED, LAW & ORDER); Award-winning actor Esai Morales (MOZART IN THE JUNGLE); plus Tony Award-winning international sensation Alfie Boe, who is currently starring in Finding Neverland on Broadway; in performance with the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of top pops conductor Jack Everly. And marking the end of an era, Trent Harmon, the final winner of AMERICAN IDOL, will open the show with a special performance of the “National Anthem.”
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Life with our four-legged friends is so much fun that it inspired dog owners across the country to write a jingle about it. Yesterday, Country Music star Trace Adkins selected Dewey Longuski of Mason, Mich. as the Grand Prize winner of the Waggin’ Train® Tail Waggin’ Jingle Contest, which asked dog owners to create an original jingle with lyrics describing how they enjoy a “tail waggin’ good time” with their best buddies. As the Grand Prize winner of the national contest, Longuski won the opportunity of a lifetime to perform his jingle in a recording session produced by the Country star.
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Starting in November, fans of BC and Goody's Headache Powders and country music superstar Trace Adkins and racing legend Richard Petty, will have another opportunity to help honor and empower wounded service members as well as children with chronic medical conditions. Utilizing the power of Facebook, fans can go to BC and Goody's Facebook pages to help raise funds for Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) and Victory Junction. For every BC or Goody's page
Adkins, a longtime NASCAR fan, is excited about the chance to join the RPM team and drive Petty\'s number 43 car. Little does Adkins know, Petty has something else in mind for Adkins to drive. Let\'s just say, no pit crew needed.
After a year of friendly feuding during the BC and Goody's Pick A Powder campaign that launched last summer, Trace Adkins and Richard Petty continue their rivalry by releasing 12 new videos on BC Powder's and Goody's Powder's Facebook pages. Fans of Petty and Adkins can see the two men interact in various humorous scenarios.
Later in the year, fans will be able to once again support raising funds for Wounded Warrior Project on behalf of BC and Adkins and Victory Junction Camp on behalf of Goody\\\'s and Petty.
At the Goody\\\\\\\'s Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway in Virginia, the friendly rivalry between racing legend and Goody\\\'s spokesman Richard Petty, and country music superstar and BC Powder spokesman Trace Adkins, got serious for two very good causes. Victory Junction, chosen by Petty, and Adkins\\\\\\\' chosen charity, Wounded Warrior Project, each received a donation of $50K from the powder brand they represent. Last year, BC and Goody\\\\\\\'s launched their joint Pick A Powder Campaign (www.pickapowder.com) to see which powder is the fastest at getting rid of pain. While the rivalry led by their respective spokesmen remains neck and neck, today\\\\\\\'s truce resulted in a total donation of $100,000.
For nearly a week beginning March 11, fans of Goody\'s and BC Powders can help choose a race car paint scheme designed by wounded hero from Wounded Warrior Project, Cory Collins, and Victory Junction camper, Eleanor Bolton, with the assistance of renowned motorsports artist Sam Bass. The designs will be showcased on a race car during pre-race ceremonies on April 3 at the Goody\'s Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway in Virginia.
As part of the Pick A Powder campaign (www.pickapowder.com), country music superstar Trace Adkins and racing legend Richard Petty have a friendly rivalry to see which pain relief powder -- BC or Goody\'s - is toughest on pain. One thing the stars do agree on is giving back to causes near to their heart - Wounded Warrior Project for Adkins and Victory Junction for Petty. Goody\'s and BC are making both philanthropic organizations a pivotal aspect of the Goody\'s Fast Relief 500.
PickAPowder.com, the friendly rivalry campaign between Trace Adkins and Richard Petty, is giving fans a chance to not only fight tough pain but also help children fighting for their lives and injured service members fighting for our country. Fans of BC and Goody\'s powders will notice new packages on the shelves branded with familiar faces and charity logos.The new packaging showcases the support of two charities personally selected by country music superstar Trace Adkins and racing legend and NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty. With each purchase made between January 1 and March 31 of these specially marked boxes of BC or Goody\'s, fans of Richard Petty and Trace Adkins will be helping to give back to the organization affiliated with each man and each brand. To donate to these causes, visit www.victoryjunction.org or woundedwarriorproject.org.
Memphis, TN/Concord, NC -Country music superstar Trace Adkins, and racing legend and NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty just can’t keep out of each other’s worlds. The latest video released as part of BC and Goody’s Pick A Powder campaign shows Richard Petty rocking out on the keyboard while waiting for Trace Adkins’ reaction. Since the campaign started in early 2010, they have been in a friendly rivalry with each other over the air waves, on Facebook, and in videos at PickAPowder.com, all in an effort to get the most fans to join their team and to show who experiences the most pain.
The Pick A Powder Campaign Launches Its Funniest Video Yet – 6-foot-6 Trace Adkins Trying to Get Into Richard Petty’s No. 43 Stock Car
Memphis, TN/Concord, NC – Country music superstar Trace Adkins, and racing legend and NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty are at it again. The humorous rivalry videos where they are shown in each other’s world are now appearing online as part of the Pick A Powder Program. The one launching this week shows 6-foot-6 Trace attempting to get into Richard Petty’s No. 43 stock car. Since the campaign started, they have been going back and forth with each other on Facebook and in videos, all in an effort to get the most fans on their team and to show they experience more pain than the other.
BC Powder and Goody’s Headache Powders, the brands Adkins and Petty represent, are going head-to-head in an online contest. The BC and Goody’s “Pick A Powder” campaign plays off the fierce and generational loyalty users have to either Goody’s or BC. Both Adkins and Petty will try to get their fans around the country to pick their team to support: Team Richard for Goody’s and Team Trace for BC on www.pickapowder.com. The man who gets the most fans to join his team will get to see the other “perform” LIVE at the Goody’s 500 in Martinsville, Va. next spring. The campaign will feature a charity component with a donation being made to the Wounded Warrior Project on behalf of Adkins and BC, and Victory Junction Camp for seriously ill children on behalf of Petty and Goody’s.