Standing Tall co-writer and producer Chris Roberts,
Lindsay Lawler, Alisa Bieck, 
and co-writer Greg Bieck
at the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C.


Washington, D.C. (December 5th, 2012) – Country recording
artist and Highway Angel spokesperson Lindsay Lawler was on hand
Tuesday, December 4th to perform her single Standing Tall – chosen from over 400 submissions as this year’s Capitol Christmas Tree theme song – at the tree’s lighting ceremony on the
Capitol’s West Front Lawn, and again after the ceremony at the
Congressional Reception. This was Lawler’s first performance in
Washington, D.C. – an event made even more special, as it was also her

After Lawler’s performance of Standing Tall, Speaker of the House
John Boehner spoke, but left the honors of pressing the button that lit
the tree to Eagle Scout and Colorado Springs native Ryan Shuster.

“Getting to perform my single Standing Tall on the West Lawn of
the Capitol on live national television – with Speaker of the House John
Boehner, his wife, and distinguished members of Congress in front of me
and the U.S. Capitol behind me – on my birthday during my first trip
ever to Washington D.C. is a moment I’ll never forget, to say the
least,” said Lawler of the experience.

The Capitol tree’s trip from its origins in Meeker, Colorado to its
final destination in Washington D.C. has included a month of whistle
stops in towns along the way, where the public had the opportunity to
view the tree’s ‘Celebrating Our Great Outdoors’ theme. Standing Tall
– co-written by Chris Roberts and Greg Bleck – has been performed by
Lawler at several of these whistle stops, including the House of Blues
in Dallas and Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, as well as during the
harvesting of the tree in Meeker, Colorado. Transportation of the tree
was made possible by the Truckload Carriers Association.

About Lindsay Lawler:
Born and raised in Texas, Lindsay Lawler spent several years performing
in Los Angeles before making her way to Nashville, Tennessee in 2007.
After performing at the 2010 Great American Trucking Show in Dallas,
Texas, she formed a partnership with the Truckload Carriers Association
and has since been named the official spokeswoman of their Highway
Angels program. Her single, Highway Angel, has given her exposure as an
artist and become an anthem for truck drivers everywhere. She also wrote
and recorded Long Haul, a salute to female truck drivers. Lawler
continues to support the truck driving community through her
performances around the country and her radio show, On The Road To
Nashville. For more information on Lindsay Lawler, visit

About the Capitol Christmas Tree:
The Capitol Christmas Tree tradition began with House Speaker John W.
McCormack placing a live tree on the Capitol lawn in 1964. Each year, a
different National Forest is chosen to provide The People’s Tree, which
makes it way to Washington D.C. with the help of the Truckload Carrier’s
Association. For more information about the Capitol Christmas Tree,

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