[caption id=“attachment_745” align=“aligncenter” width=“500” caption=“Country music star Kellie Pickler reunites with Jamey Johnson (far right) and Randy Houser (far left), and kicks off 2010 with USO entertainment tour to Persian Gulf. Seen here, the trio visits and performs for service members stationed at FOB Bucca Jan. 14, 2010. (USO PHOTO BY DAVE GATLEY)”][/caption]

[caption id=“attachment_749” align=“aligncenter” width=“500” caption=“Troops line up for autographs and photos following a USO concert at COS Kalsu Jan. 16, 2010. (USO Photo by DAVE GATLEY)”][/caption]

[caption id=“attachment_748” align=“aligncenter” width=“500” caption=“Country music newcomer Randy Houser performs a song for troops stationed at Continuing Site Camp Scania Jan. 16, 2010. Catapulting into country music stardom following the release of debut album and emotional ballad “Anything Goes,” Houser is quickly winning over audiences with his believability and riveting vocal prowess. (USO PHOTO BY DAVE GATLEY)”][/caption]

[caption id=“attachment_746” align=“aligncenter” width=“500” caption=“Country music singer Kellie Pickler encourages troops stationed at FOB Bucca to join her in singing one of her songs, which soldiers Jenna Stenger, 24, and and Gina Velasquez, 30, cheerfully accept Jan. 14, 2010. (USO PHOTO BY DAVE GATLEY)”][/caption]

[caption id=“attachment_747” align=“aligncenter” width=“500” caption=“At Continuing Site Camp (CSC) Scania, soldiers gather around as country music singers Kellie Pickler, Jamey Johnson and Randy Houser perform a private USO concert Jan. 16, 2010. In the Persian Gulf to extend their thanks, the trio is visiting numerous combat outposts and performing a series of shows exclusively for U.S. troops. (USO Photo by DAVE GATLEY)”][/caption]

[caption id=“attachment_744” align=“aligncenter” width=“500” caption=“Troops hold up a sign reading "We Love You - 354th MP Company” during a USO performance in the Persian Gulf Jan. 14, 2010. The concert featured country music star Kellie Pickler, singer/songwriter Jamey Johnson and country music newcomer Randy Houser. (USO Photo by DAVE GATLEY)“][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_742” align=“aligncenter” width=“500” caption=“Singer/songwriter Jamey Johnson sings a song for troops stationed at FOB Basra Operations Center Jan. 14, 2010. A former U.S. Marine, who served eight years of military service, Johnson is known for his songwriting skills and has worked with some of the best in the business including Trace Adkins, George Strait, Lee Ann Womack, Willie Nelson and the Oak Ridge Boys. (USO PHOTO BY DAVE GATLEY)”][/caption]

[caption id=“attachment_741” align=“aligncenter” width=“500” caption=“Singer/songwriter Jamey Johnson (3rd from L) talks with Army and Navy River Patrol Boat operators during a break before a USO concert at FOB Basra Operations Center Jan. 14, 2010. In the region with pals Kellie Pickler and Randy Houser, this is Johnson’s first USO tour. (USO PHOTO BY DAVE GATLEY)”][/caption]

[caption id=“attachment_743” align=“aligncenter” width=“500” caption=“Kellie Pickler and the tour group arrive by a CH-47 helicopter at FOB Bucca to perform another USO concert Jan. 14, 2010. A former “American Idol” contestant, Pickler released her self-titled sophomore album in 2008. (USO PHOTO BY DAVE GATLEY)”][/caption]