Country Roads Music Festival
Actor, Musician, Director, Producer
Tom Proctor is a singer-songwriter that after recording his first album at Dark Horse Studios in Nashville he entered the album in Kdub country music award and won songwriter of the year and best single of the year. It was his movie career that led him to a reoccurring role on the television show Nashville. On the show Tom played the role of Wayne the best sound engineer in Nashville. Music industry people onset heard Tom play his music acoustically during a lunch break and they helped him connect the dots and convinced him that he should record an album. Tom had made his living as an actor, always playing the cowboy/biker bad ass the rings very true to the soul of who he is. Always the bad guy and every slave movie, 12 years a slave, Roots. Underground, Birth of a nation. As well as blockbuster hits like guardians of the Galaxy and Bauer the Buster Scruggs. Recently his music came together with his acting roles were a play the country singer that once again with the bad ass protecting his territory in the movie Blue Ridge. He is written songs for other movies that are soon to be released and just wrote and directed his own movie. That also features his music. Determined to not let anything including covid stop him from performing the music he loves. Tom put an advertising wrap on his Toyota four Runner and his trailer. The trailer contains everything Tom means to play a parking lot tailgate party including a stage and his Harley to ride with locals. Every song is a true story from a true American outlaw.
Life’s Worth Living Foundation
Jon Gossett recognized that there were too many people dying by suicide in his hometown. This set him on a course of action. In February 2014, he founded the Life’s Worth Living Foundation, a 501c3 suicide prevention non-profit, to make a difference where he lived. In 2014, Utah was ranked 5th in the Nation for suicide. Tooele County where he resides ranked 4th in the State of Utah. Since that time, Utah has slipped a spot into 6th in the Nation, and Tooele County has dropped to 21st out of 28 Counties. This is a measurable difference.Life’s Worth Living Foundation has a three-fold mission to raise awareness, educate and prevent suicide. The Foundation hosts a successful monthly suicide support group and a monthly veterans support group. They have a LGBTQ+ group that meets monthly called LWLF Unconditional. They provide suicide prevention trainings across the State in Talk Saves Lives, QPR, SafeTALK and Working Minds. Jon had an idea for a walk to raise awareness. The Annual Walk to Wendover is the longest suicide prevention walk in the Nation. It is a 3 day event, across the salt flats. The walk is 100 miles in length. It has doubled in walkers every year since its inception. This walk has been recognized across the Nation, and has been acknowledged by political leaders and advocates like, Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes. Jon set out to tackle another important issue. On Veteran’s Day 2018, Life’s Worth Living Foundation unveiled the first bronze monument in the United States dedicated to connecting our struggling Veteran’s with resources. This $250,000.00 – 18 ft. statue stands proudly in the Tooele Veteran’s Memorial Park. Many dignitaries were in attendance, and Governor Herbert declared the day “Life’s Worth Living Foundation Day” recognizing the growing problem of Veteran Suicide.Jon and the Life’s Worth Living Foundation have been recognized as the 2015 Citizen of the Year, 2016 Community Service Award, 2017 Person of the Year. In addition recognition was given by Select Health and the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints for the work done in prevention.Jon Gossett is a passionate leader, who when he sets his mind to something, he accomplishes it. He will not be satisfied until suicide is no longer an epidemic the world faces. Jon has dedicated his life to the cause, and works tirelessly in the trenches finding solutions. He is available for public speaking engagements.P.O. Box 1147, Tooele, UT 84074 firstname.lastname@example.org (801) 856-7548