Monday, November 17, 2014

OSO on Hold

Unfortunately, due to funding and other issues, Operation: Sound Off! has been put on hold.  It is our intention to return to this valuable cause as soon as possible.  We'd still like to hear from those musicians who are serving or who have served in our armed forces.  Thank you for all that you do!

Scotty Huff
Founder/Operation: Sound Off!

Monday, May 30, 2011

Operation: Sound Off! Remembers Our Fallen

As we close another Memorial weekend, full of friends, loved ones, parades and burgers, we are reminded of how wonderful it is to live in the United States of America.  These moments we shared this weekend, and every day of our lives, came at a price many of us can't even conceive.

As hopefully we've done throughout this weekened, and every day, let's pause once more in thanks and rememberance of those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.  Let's earn it!

Thank you to all who serve.  Thank you to the families of those who serve.  A special thanks to those who have lost loved ones in the line of duty.

Here's to the memory of our heroes...

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Still In The Fight Campaign to Salute Our Wounded Heroes with Art & Music

Please support this wonderful cause!

Operation: Sound Off Artist Sal Gonzalez Featured On Trophy Quest and at TBC Retail Annual Convention

OSO artist, Sal Gonzalez, was a featured guest at this years annual TBC Retail convention in Orlando, FL. As one of our many military heroes, Sal was honored by TBC Retail Group CEO, Orland Wolford, and given a special spotlight during the main rally to perform his powerful hit, "Heroes."

Sal's relationship with TBC started only a couple weeks prior to the convention. Through the efforts of Operation: Sound Off!, Sal was featured on The Outdoor Channel show, Trophy Quest, whose title sponsor is Service Central, a division of TBC Retail Group. OSO, with the assistance of Southwest Airlines, flew Sal's father in from Los Angeles, and the father and son team, along with the Trophy Quest crew, TBC CEO, Orland Wolford and Sr. Vice President of Purchasing, Lynn Parker, all spent two days fishing on Dale Hollow Lake, KY. They were hosted by NHRA driver, Johnny Gray. They didn't catch much fish, but what they did walk away with was an amazing show for Trophy Quest and their upcoming "Beyond The Battlefield" show, and they all gained an immense respect for Sal.

After learning Sal's story and hearing his amazing voice, Orland didn't hesitate to invite Sal to perform for the entire TBC Retail family. And that he did! His dynamic and soulful performance touched the lives of everyone in attendance.

Many thanks to everyone in the TBC Retail Group family, to John Wilson, and the entire Team Trophy Quest for their continued support of Sal, Operation: Sound Off!, and all the deserving men and women of the United States Armed Forces.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

An Artists Perspective on Our Wounded Warriors

CWO2 Mike Fay, one of the most renowned war artists and correspondents, and another war artist, Richard Johnson, on behalf of the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, started doing artwork of wounded warriors. Richard did an illustrated piece for Canada's National Post [READ IT HERE] and Mike did a series of three pieces for the New York Times [READ IT HERE]. As a result, the war artists started what they call The Joe Bonham Project.

Please visit these links to experience their touching perspective.

Monday, April 11, 2011

NewsChannel 5 WTVF: Veterans Showcase Talents To Kick Off 'Ride 2 Recovery'


NASHVILLE, Tenn . - It's a chance for veterans to get back to the music they love. A local charity organization kicked off a celebration that let those service men do just that on Friday night.

The Tin Roof on Demonbreun was filled with sounds of acoustic performances from military men and women looking to find a place in the music business.

Operation Sound Off organizes the showcase that highlights those veterans who have used music to overcome combat trauma overseas.

"This is their way to rehabilitate, issues like PTSD and the healing power of music is pretty strong and well documented and many of them have a dream to be musicians for a living and be stars," said Scotty Huff with Operation Sound Off.

The event also coincides with Ride to Recovery's annual Cyclefest. On Saturday morning, dozens of veterans and active military from Fort Campbell will ride along Natchez Trace Parkway.

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Operation: Sound Off! Artists Will Perform To Support The Ride2Recovery Natchez Trace Cyclefest Kickoff

Operation: Sound Off! (OSO) has been sought after to help organize a kick off party for the Ride2Recovery (R2R) Natchez Trace Cyclefest.  Ride2Recovery ( is a military charity which supports Spinning® Recovery Labs and outdoor cycling programs at Military and VA locations around the U.S. to help injured veterans overcome obstacles they face.  This Saturday, April 9th, R2R will be hosting a bicycle ride of the Natchez Trace Parkway for this worthy cause.
Friday evening, April 8th, OSO will host a kick off party for the R2R participants at the Tin Roof in Nashville at 6:30pm.  There will be musical performances by several OSO Artists and friends.  We encourage everyone in the Nashville area to come out to the Tin Roof this Friday, meet some honored veterans, and enjoy the wonderful talent of our service men and women.
See you there!