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TCA brings nation’s Christmas tree to Music City Nov. 19

Former U.S. Sen. Ben “Nighthorse” Campbell, the driver of the truck hauling the tree, and Chris Burruss, president of the Truckload Carriers Association, which is sponsoring the tree’s visit to Music City, will be speaking, along with a performance by country artist Lindsay Lawler, whose song, “Standing Tall,” is the tree’s official theme for 2012.

The Trucker News Services

11/16/2012

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Music and Christmas, what could be better?

Residents of Nashville, Tenn., Monday, Nov. 19 will get to view the U.S. Capitol Christmas tree, a 73-foot Engelmann spruce, as part of a “Whistlestop” tour as the tree travels 3,000 across the U.S. on its way to Washington for official lighting ceremonies there next month.

Former U.S. Sen. Ben “Nighthorse” Campbell, the driver of the truck hauling the tree, and Chris Burruss, president of the Truckload Carriers Association, which is sponsoring the tree’s visit to Music City, will be speaking, along with a performance by country artist Lindsay Lawler, whose song, “Standing Tall,” is the tree’s official theme for 2012.

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Other activities during the event will include ornament decorating and photo opportunities with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Participants can send holiday wishes to the nation by signing banners that will accompany the tree to its official lighting ceremony on December 4, in D.C.

Hours of the event are from 4 to 8 p.m. in the atrium of the Bridgestone Arena on Broadway between 5th and 6th Streets, with the tree theme song performance taking place at 5 p.m.

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