Denton, TX— Dallas-based nonprofit Melody of Hope is partnering with The North Texas – Audie Murphy chapter of the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) to host a benefit concert to the Denton area featuring “Heroes Rock!” headlined by Whiskey Myers. The concert is at 8:30 p.m., on Thursday, October 13 at Rockin’ Rodeo, located at 1009 Avenue C in Denton, Texas. Doors open at 7:00 p.m.

“The purpose of ‘Heroes Rock!’ is to drive vibrant young professionals and the millennial market to a cause-based event,” said Charlie Wendell, the executive director and founder of Melody of Hope. “The event will engage and educate concert-goers on AUSA’s mission and provide ways for attendees to get involved with what AUSA is doing in the community.”

While there are many ways AUSA chapters seek to fulfill the national organization’s purpose, the North Texas – Audie Murphy chapter is recognized for its commitment to teaching leadership skills to college level ROTC chapters in our region, a model that current Army commanders are seeking to duplicate in the field, according to Richard Kaniss, the chapter president and retired army colonel of 30 years. The North Texas – Audie Murphy chapter also seeks to benefit wounded veterans in the region and offers support for other North Texas military-focused nonprofits.

“While some millennials see AUSA as an organization for their dads or grandfathers who are retired from the military, the organization offers many opportunities for this audience to network and grow professionally,” said Kaniss. “We hope this show will help our chapter connect with young professionals who want to support the military and can offer fresh perspectives to our organization.”

To purchase tickets or donate to AUSA, visit In addition to the show, an open auction featuring music and sports memorabilia will be featured at the venue.

About AUSA:  The Association of the United States Army (AUSA) is a nonprofit educational organization that supports soldiers and their families. AUSA focuses on programs that raise awareness and funds in support of wounded warriors including PTSD and TBI treatments. They also assist soldiers and veterans in finding employment in the public sector!

About Melody of Hope:  Melody of Hope is a nonprofit that supports other organizations’ causes by raising funds and awareness through musical performing acts. Melody of Hope achieves this by hosting benefit concerts, music festivals and other events in which the proceeds are donated to partnering charities. Through these events, Melody of Hope is able to become an ambassador to these nonprofit organizations and provide artists with a stage to display their talents. For more information, visit

Contact: Charlie Wendell
Tel: 972-977-6064