Tuesday morning (Nov. 23), Tracy Lawrence braved the chilly temperatures in Nashville to once again host his annual “Mission Possible” turkey fry, where 500 birds were cooked and over $63,000 was raised for the Nashville Rescue Mission to feed the hungry this Thanksgiving. Tracy started the turkey fry 10 years ago, always bringing along some of his famous pals to lend helping hands for a great cause.
Since it was a big anniversary to celebrate for Tracy, he decided to add to the turkey-frying festivities by throwing a special concert later that evening at Nashville’s City Winery. Special guests included Charlie Daniels, Lorrie Morgan, Darryl Worley, Halfway to Hazard and Brad Arnold from 3 Doors Down. The night also included a silent auction to continue to raise funds for the cause. High-dollar auction items included a signed jersey from Pekka Rinne of the NHL’s Nashville Predators and a guitar signed by all the artists performing that night, as well as by Vince Gill, Brad Paisley, Kellie Pickler and Randy Houser.
Between the performances, a special plaque presentation was made in memory of the late Rob Bironas. The former Tennessee Titans kicker, who died in 2014, was a constant presence at the annual turkey fry over the years.
Now that Tracy has closed the books on his 2015 turkey fry, he can look ahead to what 2016 will bring, including a new studio album.