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FORT HOOD, Texas — Multi-platinum country star and nine-time USO tour veteran Trace Adkins teamed up with country music newcomer Casey James perform for the Fort Hood community at a free concert on Nov. 1, 2014.
“It’s hard to explain what the feeling is like when you perform for the military audiences but, I’ve tried to tell people before that after you get off the stage you feel a little guilty because you feel like they gave you more than you gave them,” Adkins said. “It’s something that I’ve learned to deal with over the years but it’s never really gone away. It always feels like that.”
The concert, sponsored by the USO, Fort Hood MWR and Pentagon Federal Credit Union (PenFed), featured nearly three hours of star-studded entertainment at Fort Hood Stadium. PenFed donated $100,000 to the USO to help fund the costs of the concert.
“Since 2002, Fort Hood has deployed over 630,000 men and women to go into harm’s way to protect our nation,” said James Schenck, president and CEO of Pentagon Federal Credit Union. “This was PenFed’s way of saying thank you to the service members who served and the families who support them and to the extended community.”