Over 75,000 Fans Attend 'Week Of The Eagles' Concert
August 17, 2009 at 9:36 AM (PT)
Over 75,000 fans (including U.S troops, family members and veterans) attended the SALUTE TO THE TROOPS concert on FRIDAY (8/14) at FORT CAMPBELL (near the TENNESSEE/KENTUCKY state line).
JOHN RICH, HANK WILLIAMS JR., CARRIE UNDERWOOD and JAKE OWEN were on hand to perform at the event, which was a tribute to the SCREAMING EAGLES of the 101st AIRBORNE DIVISION. The EAGLES recently returned from their service in the MIDDLE EAST.
This was UNDERWOOD's second time to play for the troops; she previously performed while on tour in KUWAIT and IRAQ in 2006. OWEN brought the crowd to a roar as he sang a slight lyric change in his hit, "Startin' With Me" - "...To all my friends out there tonight looking at me, I’ve got to thank ya’ll personally for keeping us free!”
The WEEK OF THE EAGLES continues into this week, with several additional events like a golf tournament, basketball & softball games and an awards ceremony to conclude the week. Click here for more info.