The Band Steele Joins Celebrities To Support The Wounded Warrior Project Courage Awards
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THE WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT® (WWP) COURAGE AWARDS & BENEFIT DINNER®
Bo Steele Performs “God Bless America” As Show Closer
L to R: Bo Steele (The Band Steele) / Dolph Ziggler (WWE Superstar) / Ben Rubino (The Band Steele)
L to R: Bo Steele (The Band Steele) / Michael S. Linnington (Wounded Warrior Project, Chief Executive Officer and Lieutenant General U.S. Army, Retired) / Ben Rubino (The Band Steele)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 21, 2019) — Fire River Records flagship artist, The Band Steele (Bo Steele/Ben Rubino), attended the The Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) Courage Awards & Benefit Dinner® held Thursday evening, May 16, 2019, at Gotham Hall, in New York City, New York. Hosted by Mario Lopez (Extra TV), the annual event honors both wounded warriors and the supporters who help make WWP programs and services possible. Former America's Got Talent contestant, Johnny Manuel, performed the national anthem; Bo Steele (The Band Steele) took the stage to perform an intimate, a capella rendition of Irving Berlin’s patriotic anthem “God Bless America” to close out the event. The special guest appearance is in keeping with The Band Steele’s momentum and rigorous schedule as of late. In support of the pair’s latest single, “Sit Awhile,” (currently available via all major digital retail and streaming outlets) Bo and Ben have performed at military bases across the country including Quantico, Ft. Hood, Ft. Bragg and Ft. Campbell to name a few. The track (released as a dedication to our military) has enjoyed exponential engagement from millions worldwide, peaking at #36 on the MusicRow Country Breakout Chart (March 2019). The corresponding music video, also filmed as a patriotic tribute to our military, premiered on CMT.com and has garnered more than 1M YouTube views to date. Filmed at various locations in Atlanta, Georgia, the video highlights the special appearance of an Army Corporal and Operation IRAQI FREEDOM Veteran (8 Years of Service) who co-stars. The Band Steele was recognized as “Band Of The Month” by USO Ft. Campbell (May 2019) and is scheduled to return to Ft. Hood on July 4 where they will open for platinum-selling pop star Andy Grammar.
ABOUT THE BAND STEELE: The Band Steele is made up of two good-hearted boys who grew up “Swimmin’ In The Sipsey” as a pastime in Winston County Alabama. Longtime friends, Bo Steele/Ben Rubino, formed a rock band as teenagers. The duo’s career catapulted when Bo’s impromptu, a capella performance of “Victory In Jesus” was captured on film; the video went viral wowing fans by the millions and “The Band Steele” became an Internet phenom; the global attention led to a recording contract. The pair’s momentum has been explosive since aligning with its label (Fire River Records-NY/2014). In less than a few short years,
The Band Steele released its debut album, Moon In A Mason Jar (2017), three singles to country radio (“Tan Lines” • “195” • “Sit Awhile”), one single to Christian radio (“Victory In Jesus”) and filmed five music videos. The “195” music video premiered on “Country Fix” (Heartland TV/Aug. 2018), while “Taste Of Country” digitally debuted the video where it peaked as a “Top 3 Fan Favorite.” Country Rebel has supported The Band Steele to showcase multiple music video performances (including “Victory In Jesus,” “The Lineman,” “God Bless The USA” and their rendition of “Strawberry Wine”) stacking combined views upward of 7 Million. The pairs original tune, “Good Times,” is featured in the Lionsgate film "Life On The Line” (John Travolta/Sharon Stone) and Bo makes a cameo appearance performing the song. Bo and Ben are currently in the studio recording their sophomore project anticipated for a late summer 2019 release.
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