By Clayton Country Jam
Thousand Island Winery 

Country music legend John Anderson and Independent Artist of the Year Erica Nicole headlining the 6th Annual Clayton Country Jam

Raising money for the USO's 75th Anniversary celebration

 

Last updated 9/12/2016 at 9:23am

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Country music legend John Anderson and Independent Artist of the Year Erica Nicole raising money for the USO's 75th Anniversary celebration.

Alexandria Bay, NY (March 22, 2016) - Country music legend John Anderson and Music Row Country Breakout Independent Artist of the Year Erica Nicole are headlining the 6th Annual Clayton Country Jam (www.claytoncountryjam.com). Thousand Island Winery (www.ThousandIslandsWinery.com) is hosting the three day comedy and country music festival on September 9 -11, 2016. These dates are in conjunction with the 15th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks and will honor, in a unique way, our nation's first responders and service members.


As was done last year, one hour of the 9/11 Tribute concert will be broadcast live on the American Forces Network to an estimated 500,000 troops. The satellite feed is transmitted to 174 territories on U.S. Military installations located on U.S. Bases, U.S. Embassy and U.S. Consulate compounds overseas and more than 140 U.S. Naval Ships at sea operating outside U.S. territorial waters.

In addition, five more hours of the Clayton Country Jam will be streamed online. With the services of Livestream.com and the wizardry of Steve Weed Productions, 100% of all online donations generated from the viewers of the stream will go directly to the USO, a nonprofit dedicated to strengthening America's military by connecting them to their family, home and country, throughout their service.

"Through the magic of the Internet we are able to broadcast world wide, pay tribute to the service members and first responders, and raise money for the USO while watching John Anderson belt out some beautiful songs. Even the darkest of dark clouds have silver linings. On a date marked with tragedy we still can do positive things for so many. Past Clayton Country Jams have raised funds for local charities such as TI Youth Hockey, Clayton Youth Commission, Clayton Food Pantry, and the TI Select Vocal Ensemble. Now we get a chance to give to an organization that serves worldwide. A great thing to do as we remember the tragic events." said "Mac" MacFarlane, founder of the Clayton Country Jam.


Froggy 97, Clayton Country Jam media sponsor since the beginning, will continue its support and encourage other country music radio stations and entertainers to promote the live stream on their individual social media platforms. Froggy is part of the Stephens Media Group. Corporate sponsorship is available for companies wanting to do something special for the Troops and First Responders.

Along with every artist performing at the Clayton Country Jam, Colt Ford and Darryl Worley are the first entertainers to agree to promote the cybercast with their social media. Colt brings the influence and his roster from his record label, Average Joe's Entertainment. Average Joes' Entertainment's artists, Sarah Ross and hit country duo, Trailer Choir, will also perform during Clayton Country Jam. Ross, a former contestant on American Idol, is one of Nashville's newest rising stars. Her music has been embraced by Rolling Stone Country,

SiriusXM, iHeart Radio and CMT Pure. Trailer Choir first appeared on the country music scene with their hit record, "Rockin'The Beer Gut." Fans will recognize "Big Vinny" from the popular television competition, "The Biggest Loser," where he was a featured contestant in 2011. The duo's new single, "Ice Cold Summer," just shipped to radio. Even if Sarah Ross and Trailer Choir were not performing at the Clayton Country Jam, Average Joe's Entertainment would be supportive of this project. "The USO is one of my all-time favorite organizations" said Colt Ford. Darryl Worley was the headliner for the 2015 9/11 Tribute Concert. Darryl Worley's hit "Have You Forgotten", a 9/11 anthem, spent seven weeks at number 1.

Erica Nicole

 

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