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Country Music Icon, Tracy Lawerence to Perform at Benefit Concert for West Virginia Public Theatre

With eighteen number one hits and over thirteen million albums sold, "Paint Me A Birmingham" singer and one of country music's most beloved male vocalists, will take the stage Sunday night, May 5th at the Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre located in the Creative Arts center on West Virginia University's campus in an effort to benefit the West Virginia Public Theatre. Along with Flip Anderson, Katy Blake and Peter Davenport, Lawerence is a co-creator in STORMING HEAVEN: THE MUSICAL, based on Giardina's W.D. Weatherford award-winning novel, Storming Heaven.

In a recent interview, director Jerry McGonigle spoke about the project and stated, "Working on a new play with such a powerful connection to West Virginia and to work on it with such a talented songwriter as Tracy Lawrence is an honor."

From providing assistance in the development of the musical story line, to writing songs specifically for the project, Texas born star, Tracy Lawerence played a large role in bringing this vision to life. And as someone who is already heavily involved in philanthropy work, including his Nashville-based charity project MISSION:POSSIBLE Turkey Fry, which has raised a half million dollars in an effort to support the homeless community in Middle Tennessee, this musical production was something Lawerence felt passionate about.

"The arts are very important for everyone and I'm especially excited to help bring awareness to the West Virginia Public Theatre," says Lawerence.

With the purchase of a VIP ticket, a special reception will take place for attendees from 5:30-6:30pm consisting of free drinks, hors d'oeuvres, and a meet and greet with Tracy the evening of May 5th.

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