The Big Hoopla is a proud supporter of the Hometown Heroes™ program.
Founded in 2012, The Big Hoopla has supported the Dayton area military community by donating over 125,000 tickets to Airmen/Guardians/civilians and their families at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Veterans, and local students since inception. “These efforts branch out to foster sustainable and continued economic growth in our region,” says Terry Slaybaugh, Volunteer Chair of The Big Hoopla. “A natural partnership between The Big Hoopla and Hometown Heroes™ preserves the commitment our area volunteers and businesses have towards our own hometown military families.”
The Dayton Development Coalition’s Hometown Heroes™ program honors our community’s servicemen and women affiliated with Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and the Air National Guard base in Springfield. The program began in 2003 and has grown with the generosity of local businesses to support thousands of military families in the region. For more information about the program, visit daytonregion.com/military/hometown-heroes.
Country Star Justin Moore Headlined Military Appreciation Night at Rose Music Center
Multi Platinum-selling country artist Justin Moore visited Huber Heights, OH to headline a Military Appreciation Night honoring local Airmen/women with an incredible night of music and celebration on September 16.
Moore’s seventh studio album Stray Dog is available now via The Valory Music Co. Recorded at the historic Castle Recording Studios in Franklin, TN, each song on the eight-track project exemplifies Moore at his most self-assured, tapping into the raw energy of his electrifying live show while delivering heartfelt stories of desire and commitment, heartbreak and regret, joy and celebration.
Stray Dog is ultimately autobiographical. It’s a powerful work of reflection from an artist who’s grown to understand himself on a deeper level than ever before; one who’s willing to engage in the hard work that comes with building not just a career, but a life of meaning and purpose.
Justin Moore’s never been one to follow the pack. A multi-platinum, chart-topping country star who left Nashville behind for the simple pleasures of small-town Arkansas life, Moore’s built his remarkable career playing by his own rules, eschewing trends and spotlight-chasing in favor of an honest, old-school approach to making records and connecting with audiences.
“A long time ago I decided I wasn’t going to play games or pursue things that didn’t make me happy,” Moore reflects. “Perhaps that’s made me a bit of an outsider in this industry, but it’s also what allows me to go to bed each night feeling good about what I’m doing.”
It makes perfect sense, then, that Moore would call his captivating new album Stray Dog. Captured at the historic Castle Recording Studios in Franklin, Tennessee, the collection showcases Moore at his most self-assured, tapping into the raw energy of his electrifying live show as he delivers heartfelt stories of desire and commitment, heartbreak and regret, joy and celebration. The songs are mature and nuanced, rooted in the rewards and challenges that come with embracing adulthood, and the production is similarly refined, drawing on classic country even as it pushes firmly into the 21st century.
Sure, there’s plenty of good times and whiskey to be found on the album, but Stray Dog is ultimately a powerful work of reflection from an artist who’s grown to understand himself on a deeper level than ever before, one who’s willing to engage in the hard work that comes with building not just a career, but a life of meaning and purpose.