Avid readers of the Our Country blog may recall our 2010 Memorial Day and Veteran's Day shoutouts to the Zac Brown Band's dedication to appreciating our armed forces. The ZBB, in conjunction with Ram Trucks, created an innovative initiative last year called "Letters For Lyrics," encouraging music fans to write letters to U.S. soldiers stationed overseas. The concept's simple--write a letter, submit online or at a ZBB show, and receive a CD from the band in return.
The ZBB is still working hard to generate letters for our brave men and women serving far from home, and their goal is to get even more written in 2011. So they've decided to raise fan incentive even higher. Now, fans who write a letter and submit it via the ZBB's site or Ram Trucks' site will be entered into a contest to win a fantastic prize--a VIP concert experience at the band's April 16 show in Arlington, Texas.
The lucky winner, who will be selected at random, will get to treat three buddies to a three-day, two-night trip on the band--including airfare, hotel, and a ride to and from the Arlington gig.
Hey, sounds like a pretty good payoff for doing something nice that makes you feel good, anyway...right? So what are you waiting for? Fans can enter the contest up to March 23. As Zac Brown himself says: "Get to writing!"
Click HERE or HERE to write a letter to a soldier and get your chance to win. You may write as many letters as you'd like, but only one per person/per day will be counted toward the contest. Love, peace, chicken grease...oh, and good luck!
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