Nashville, Tenn. (October 10, 2023) – Music Knox Records/BBR Music Group recording artist Tim Montana‘s inaugural American Thread benefit concert, held October 2 at Nashville‘s City Winery, can be stamped as ‘Mission Accomplished.’ The SOLD OUTspecial concert event (and the following day’s clays shoot), benefiting Special Ops Xcursions, a nonprofit that supports U.S. special operations forces and their families, raised over $334,000 for men and women in uniform. Special surprise guest performers were Colbie Caillat, Collective Soul, Darryl Worley, Elvie Shane, Michael Ray and Tyler Farr.
The event also featured guest speaker Sgt. Omar “Crispy” Avila, a war hero and U.S. Army vet. Action sports legend Travis Pastrana and his sidekick, Street Bike Tommy (both ofNitro Circus fame), were also in attendance.
For the past three years, Montana has headed up the American Thread Sporting Clays Shoot in Nashville, drawing celebs who lent their time to help our nation’s military heroes. This year, Montana continued that tradition with the fourth annual Tim Montana & Friends American Thread Sporting Clays Shoot, held the day following the concert at the Nashville Gun Club. After this week’s events – four years since the clays shoot’s inception – Montana has officially raised over 1.1 million dollars for Special Ops Xcursions.
“This year’s event was our biggest yet,” says Montana. “From the artists that volunteered their time and talents, to the sponsors that made this possible, I’m so incredibly proud of what we’re doing for the veteran and active duty military community. Thank you Trevor Pardue, Scott Graves and all of our board members for your tireless work. Breaking a million dollars in just four years is no easy feat and we’re just getting started.”
Montana plans to continue his American Thread events for years to come.
*Photo credit: Patrick Adas
About Tim Montana
For as much as Tim Montana may be known as a wild man (and he certainly is), he really asserts himself as a tried-and-true storyteller. His story has twisted and turned with the unforgiving unpredictability of a Montana winter. He went from a rough youth spent off-the-grid in a trailer powered by a faulty generator to captivating a devout global fanbase, dropping successful independent albums, selling out shows, and earning the endorsement of childhood heroes such as Dave Grohl. At 21-years-old, Tim settled in Music City. He busted his ass and found a way to be heard. He caught the attention of David Letterman who personally booked Montana on The Late Show with David Letterman. Unlocking a creative chemistry with Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top, their collaborations included “This Beard Came Here to Party,” which served as the anthem for the 2013 World Series champion Boston Red Sox and the Nashville Predators during the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs. He co-wrote radio hits for Kid Rock such as “Tennessee Mountain Top” and “Greatest Show On Earth” for 2017’s Sweet Southern Sugar—which bowed in the Top 10 of the Billboard 200. Charlie Sheen espoused his admiration for Tim on social media and wound up directing the music video for “Mostly Stoned.” Following 2021’s Long Shots, Tim he let his grunge flag fly, while still telling the kind of stories fans fell in love with in the first place. Now, he infuses Space Needle-shaking grunge grit with a different kind of frontier poetry, bringing together vivid lyricism, vulnerable melodies, and vicious distortion. He’s formally introducing himself on a series of 2023 singles for Music Knox Records/BBR Music Group/BMG, beginning with “Devil You Know,” currently Top 20 at Active Rock radio.
For more information on Tim Montana, visit timmontana.com.
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