At the 2016 AMC (Academy of Country Music) Party For A Cause Festival, Lee Brice reunited military widow Ginger Ravella with a priceless family heirloom: a 3rd generation, family-owned 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 belonging to her husband, a fallen serviceman.
Last year, Lee performed a benefit concert for Folds of Honor, a non-profit that provides educational scholarships to spouses and children of fallen or disabled veterans. After the performance, Ravella was overcome with emotion and told Lee that his song, ‘I Drive Your Truck’ held a special meaning to her family – it reminded Ginger of her fallen husband, Troy Gilbert, who was forced to sell his cherished truck before his last deployment. Troy’s F-16 fighter jet crashed in Iraq while trying to save U.S. troops.
Lee and his team immediately began searching for the lost truck. After searching the United States for nearly six months, they located, purchased and repaired Gilbert’s truck, all without Ginger knowing.
The truck arrived just in time for Gilbert’s youngest son Greyson to learn to drive on his late father’s truck. Greyson received his driver’s license last week.