SOURCE: Voices of a Grateful Nation

March 09, 2011 16:16 ET

Voices of a Grateful Nation and Soldiers' Angels Postpone World Record Attempt to Break Largest Guitar Ensemble Guinness World Record From March 20th to June 26th

Registration Now Free for Guitar Players Who Want to Participate in Record-Breaking Attempt

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - March 9, 2011) - Voices of a Grateful Nation and Soldiers' Angels, two nonprofit organizations that help U.S. veterans and active duty military personnel, today announced that it has changed the date for Pickin' for the Record, its record-breaking attempt to recapture the Guinness World Record® for Largest Guitar Ensemble. The new date is Sunday, June 26th, and will still be held at the south steps of the Texas State Capitol.

In addition, registration is now free for all guitar players interested in participating in the record-breaking attempt. However, the organizations are encouraging participants to make a $15.00 donation. Participants who donate will receive a T-shirt and dog tag. Individuals who have already registered for the original date of March 20th have the option to request a refund if they are unable to make the new date. More information is available at

"It is regrettable that we have to change the date of Pickin' for the Record," said Charlie Gallagher, co-founder of Voices of a Grateful Nation. "The new date is much better suited for individuals and their families to attend. It also gives our organizations and supporters more time to spread the word around the region and bring all the Pickers together that we need to bring the Guinness World Record back to Texas."

The current record was set in Poland with 6,346 guitarists. Donations from participants will benefit the music therapy programs for U.S veterans and active duty personnel who are suffering from traumatic brain injuries.

About Voices of a Grateful Nation (
Voices of a Grateful Nation is a non-profit organization that helps raise funding for music programs that benefit U.S. veterans and active duty servicemen and women suffering from traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Music programs are offered through Soldiers' Angels in collaboration with the Yamaha Music & Wellness Institute.

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