Performances by Scooter Brown Band, Tate Stevens, Gavin DeGraw, Lee Greenwood and More
Top row: Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, Chairman of the Board David Balat, PR Chair Jennifer Hammond, Tate Stevens, Nicole C. Mullen, Lee Greenwood, Scooter Brown, Secretary Karen Roan, board member Hon. Chris Daniel and Chairman Emeritus Meredith Iler
Bottom row: Audit Chair LTC E.A. "Buddy" Grantham, Randy Travis and Vice Chairman of the Board Sunil "Sunny" Sharma
Photo courtesy of Helping A Hero
The event was held at Houston Baptist University on Monday evening. The reception and silent auction was followed by the concert program, featuring performances by special guests and awards; Scooter Brown Band sang songs from their album American Son including the title track, Tate Stevens performed his acclaimed song “Ordinary Angels” among others, Gavin DeGraw performed many of his hits including the fitting “Soldier” and Lee Greenwood wowed the crowd with a rendition of his iconic “God Bless the USA.” SSG Shilo Harris, a retired military veteran, received the Pillar Award. Honorary Co-Chairs of the event were the Honorable and Mrs. Ted Cruz and the Honorable Adrian Garcia.
“Randy Travis has done so much for our troops over the years having done five USO tours and otherwise entertaining and honoring them in a variety of ways. We are thrilled to be able to recognize him for his continued efforts and salute his enormous talents,” said Meredith Iler, Chairman Emeritus of Helping A Hero.
“As a combat veteran, it means the world to me that Helping A Hero is serving veterans who have sacrificed for our freedom. Tonight was a celebration of decades of music, with various genres represented - we were glad to be a part of it,” said Scooter Brown.