NASHVILLE, Tenn. – For the 16th year, country singer Tracy Lawrence got himself into the Thanksgiving spirit by giving back to the Nashville community.
>> PHOTOS: Tracy Lawrence through the years
Lawrence hosted his 16th Annual Mission: Possible Turkey Fry and Benefit Concert for the Nashville Rescue Mission on Tuesday, an event that since 2006 has fried more than 6,400 turkeys to feed some 93,000 meals to Middle Tennessee men, women and children, Sounds Like Nashville reported.
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The benefit also featured artists Dustin Lynch, Michael Ray and Lainey Wilson, WZTV reported.
“Every year I’m floored how people consistently help us outperform the previous year to serve more meals and raise more money for the homeless and hungry,” Lawrence told the TV station after the 2020 event provided meals for roughly 3,000 people in need.
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The 2020 event raised a record-breaking $125,000 in donations, and the program has brought in nearly $1 million for the Nashville Rescue Mission since Lawrence launched it in 2006, WZTV reported.
“Sometimes, all it takes is a spark,” Lawrence told Sounds Like Nashville. “Something small can turn into something big. You just have to have the heart to want to give back to your fellow man.”
Lawrence anticipates the night will raise around $150,000 for the Nashville Rescue Mission, the outlet reported.
Here are some memorable photos of country music singer Tracy Lawrence through the years.
1994: Musician Tracy Lawrence and wife Frances Weatherford attend the 29th annual Academy of Country Music Awards on May 3, 1994, at Universal Amphitheatre in Universal City, California.
1995: Tracy Lawrence and John Michael Montgomery during The 22nd annual American Music Awards at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.
1997: Musician Tracy Lawrence and wife Stacie Drew attend the 32nd annual Academy of Country Music Awards on April 23, 1997, at Universal Amphitheatre in Universal City, California.
2002: Singers Tracy Lawrence, left, Joe Diffie, middle, and Mark Chesnutt pose backstage after the 37th annual Academy of Country Music Awards on May 22, 2002, at the Universal Amphitheatre in Los Angeles.
2004: Musician Tracy Lawrence (right) and his wife, Becca Lawrence, attend the 39th annual Country Music Awards at the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino on May 26, 2004, in Las Vegas.
2005: Musician Tracy Lawrence poses in the press room at the 40th annual Academy Country Music Awards at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on May 17, 2005, in Las Vegas.
2006: Country artists Kenny Chesney (left) and Tracy Lawrence perform during the 41st annual Academy of Country Music Awards All-Star Jam held at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on May 23, 2006, in Las Vegas.
2007: Country musician Kenny Chesney and Tracy Lawrence pose with the Musical Event of the Year award in the press room at the 41st annual CMA Awards at the Sommet Center on November 7, 2007, in Nashville, Tennessee.
2008: Musician Tracy Lawrence arrives at the 43rd annual Academy of Country Music Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 18, 2008, in Las Vegas.
2009: Singer/songwriter Tracy Lawrence is shown backstage at the 17th annual Country Thunder USA music festival on July 15, 2009, in Twin Lakes, Wisconsin.
2010: Singer/Songwriter Tracy Lawrence performs at the 2010 Country Stampede music festival at Tuttle Creek State Park on June 25, 2010, in Manhattan, Kansas.
2013: Tracy Lawrence performs during the 2013 CMA Music Festival on June 6, 2013, in Nashville, Tennessee.
2014: Tracy Lawrence attends the 2014 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 4, 2014, in Nashville, Tennessee.
2015: Tracy Lawrence performs at the WME Party during the IEBA 2015 Conference on October 13, 2015, in Nashville, Tennessee.
2016: Tracy Lawrence performs onstage during All for the Hall at the Bridgestone Arena on April 12, 2016, in Nashville, Tennessee.
2017: Singer/songwriter Tracy Lawrence performs during Country Thunder in Twin Lakes, Wisconsin on July 23, 2017, in Twin Lakes, Wisconsin.
2018: Singer/songwriter Tracy Lawrence performs during Country Thunder Music Festival Arizona on April 6, 2018, in Florence, Arizona.
2019: Becca Lawrences and Tracy Lawrence attend the 54th Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on April 7, 2019, in Las Vegas.
2020: Tracy Lawrence performs during the Concerts in Your Car drive-in concert at Ventura County Fairgrounds and Event Center on August 21, 2020, in Ventura, California.