Alabama-based country rock singer/songwriter Donica Knight performed for 350+ VIP guests at the Chris Kyle American Sniper Shootout, held in Mason, Texas on December 5th, 2015. In attendance, were Taya Kyle (Chris Kyle’s widow), country superstar, Zac Brown, NRA World Champion, Bruce Piatt, and many military heroes, among others. The event also featured performances from Easton Corbin, Asleep at the Wheel, and Scooter Brown Band. The highly successful event raised $1 million for the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation.
Donica Knight sang the National Anthem to kick off the shooting competition between Taya Kyle and Bruce Piatt. Ms. Kyle won the competition, using a Tracking Point advanced technology gun, while Mr. Piatt used a standard military sniper rifle. The event ended with Donica perfoming at the private VIP dinner and charity auction.
“Taya Kyle has this indescribable presence,” said Donica Knight. “She is a woman, who was faced with tragedy, and chose to actively inspire others to make our world better. I have never seen a person with such high character, courage, honesty, wisdom and power of speech. It was a true honor to be invited to perform for the American Sniper Shootout and to be surrounded by such amazing people.”
The aim of the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation is to provide meaningful, interactive experiences to service members, first responders and their families, aimed at enriching their family relationships. For more information, visit http://www.chriskylefrogfoundation.org.
Donica Knight is an acclaimed singer, songwriter and entertainer hailing from Montgomery, Alabama. Donica’s unique blend of Southern rock, country, blues and old East Memphis music has led to a rigorous touring schedule in the Southeast, performing more than 350 dates, opening for both country and rock superstars, as diverse as Lynyrd Skynyrd, Styx, Hank Williams Jr., Kid Rock, Luke Bryan, Jake Owen, Kenny Rogers, Scotty McCreery, Jamey Johnson, Little River Band, Skid Row, Kellie Pickler, Blackberry Smoke, Joe Nichols, REO Speedwagon, The Band Perry, Chris Young, 3 Doors Down and many others. A self-proclaimed tomboy and sports fan, Donica wrote and recorded “Great To Be,” which was regularly played at her beloved Auburn Tigers’ football games. She has also written and recorded duets with country legend, Ronnie Milsap. Donica’s music can be heard in several television and radio commercials, and on the award-winning soundtrack for the film Halloween Party. She also has two co-writes in the upcoming Tracy Lawrence film, Alabama Dirt. Donica has worked in the studio with Platinum selling and Grammy nominated producers, Mickey Jack Cones, Blake Mevis, and Rob Galbraith. Her most recent collaboration is with producer/guitarist and multi-platinum songwriter, Jim Huff (Joe Bonamassa, Holly Brook aka Skylar Grey and 2015 Grammy nominee Dave Yaden). Recorded in Los Angeles, the self-penned Can’t Buy a Southern Girl EP features the scorching lead single and #1 Yallwire.com video, “Love Ain’t a Prize.” For more information, visit www.donicaknight.com.