Troy Cook Jr. Appears at Rock the Red 2012
Country Artist Shares "Lazy American Dream" at Conservative Event
It was billed as the Conservative alternative to the DNC convention in Charlotte. Rock the Red brought out like-minded speakers, politicians and artists to The Hunter Farm just outside of Charlotte, NC for and afternoon of Conservative presentations and entertainment.
Nashville singer/songwriter, Troy Cook Jr. was invited to share his viral hit, "Lazy American Dream," cleverly written by Don Bradley. The satirical tune is illustrated with a lighthearted music video available on You Tube, (http://bit.ly/N6uerd), and pokes fun at the "what about me" mentality that arguably permeates the US culture.
Just as former President Clinton took the state at the DNC convention, Troy Cook Jr. performed as the opener for controversial and outspoken Maricopa County Sheriff, Joe Arpaio, of Arizona. Known as "America's Toughest Sheriff," Arpaio has continuously made headlines for his tough stances on immigration policy. The sheriff brought the crowd to its feet with a mix of humor, conviction, and political savvy as he shared his views on crime, immigration and the law.
Other presenters included Genevieve Wood, Vice President of the Heritage Foundation; Thom Tillis, North Carolina Speaker of the House, renown teen blogger Madeleine MacAulay; comedian Jim Labriola; South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson, and others.
A familiar face on the Music Row scene, Cook Jr. has been touring as lead guitarist and singer with Grammy award winner David Ball ("Riding With Private Malone," "Thinkin' Problem") since 2009 as one of the Pioneer Playboys.
"I confess," Cook says, "I was raised with traditional values and I believe in taking responsibility for myself. This song made me laugh but also touched something in me about my concern for our country."
"Lazy American Dream" is resonating with conservatives and raising the eyebrows of progressive thinkers, but it's all in good fun. "Lazy American Dream" is now available.
For more information, please visit www.TroyCookJrMusic.com
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