Country Artists Head To Middle East To Entertain The Troops
December 8, 2008 at 11:38 AM (PT)
TENACITY RECORDS' artists MARK WILLS and KENI THOMAS and BNA RECORDS' CRAIG MORGAN will be going to the MIDDLE EAST to entertain our troops for the holidays, for the fourth consecutive year. The artists will be joined by sports commentator LEEANN TWEEDEN, comedian LEWIS CK, The MIAMI DOLPHINS CHEERLEADERS and the U.S. ARMY BAND 'DOWNRANGE.'
“Of all the shows we do throughout the year, the SMA tour is by far my favorite. You will never find a more appreciative audience,” commented THOMAS. “I take great pride in being asked to perform. As a veteran, I understand what it means to have someone come visit you in a combat zone. For a moment, the soldiers are reminded that the folks back home haven’t forgotten them. For a moment, they can take a break from the seriousness of what we are asking them to do on our behalf. “
The MIDDLE EAST tour is sponsored by the USO and will be called, "2008 Hope and Freedom USO Tour."