Tracy Lawrence’s 15th Annual Turkey Fry & Concert Raises $125,000 for Nashville Homeless

Tracy Lawrence’s 15th Annual Turkey Fry & Concert Raises $125,000 for Nashville Homeless

Tracy Lawrence’s 15th annual Mission Possible Turkey Fry and Benefit Concert on Nov. 24 raised more than $125,000 for the Nashville Rescue Mission. This year’s concert at Nashville’s Wildhorse Saloon, which featured Tracy, Chris Young, Tim McGraw, Cole Swindell, John Rich, Mitchell Tenpenny and more, was live-streamed for free, but viewers were encouraged to make donations and bid on items featured in an online auction.

In addition, Tracy and his team of volunteers fried more than 500 turkeys, which provided 3,000 meals to individuals and families in need.

“Every year I’m floored how people consistently help us outperform the previous year to serve more meals and raise more money for the homeless and hungry,” says Tracy. “Honestly, we didn’t expect much this year with the pandemic so to have a record-breaking year in raising more money for people that need it more than ever, I’m just blown away.”

Over the years, Tracy and his team have raised more than $1 million and served approximately 96,000 meals to the homeless and hungry. Proceeds from this year’s event will benefit the Nashville Rescue Mission, which provides support to “the hungry, homeless, and hurting with programs and services that focus on a person’s entire life—physical, mental, spiritual, emotional and social.”

This year’s event marked another special milestone for Tracy. November 24 was declared Tracy Lawrence Day by Governor Bill Lee as a testament to Tracy’s longstanding commitment to helping the homeless community of middle Tennessee and beyond.

photo by Tammie Arroyo,

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Michael Ray Honors His Grandma Penny with a Tattoo

Michael Ray Honors His Grandma Penny with a Tattoo

When you’re getting a permanent addition to you body, you want to make sure it means something, right?

Michael Ray has several tattoos, but each one has a personal connection to his life, “All my tattoos are either family based, religious based, or music based.”

He shares the story of one of his tattoos that honors his late grandmother, “So, my grandma, Penny, she passed away a couple of years ago, and I have a tattoo memory of my grandfather, and I wanted a tattoo for her. Her nickname was Penny, and I got a penny with my Grandmother’s birth year, 1942, on the date, on the inside of my arm.”

If he could change one thing about the tattoo…it would just be WHEN he got it. Turns out Michael got it on a show day, and it being on his arm, well, Michael admits “I started playing guitar that night…for the show, and it hurt like hell.”

But even with that night of pain Michael proudly says “it’s probably my favorite tattoo.”


Photo Credit: Sean Hagwell