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County music superstar, 2009 USO Gala performer, and recipient of the 2007 USO Merit Award and the Wounded Warrior Project’s 2010 Talkhouse Award…is there anything Trace Adkins can’t do? Adkins recently announced his third USO/Armed Forces Entertainment tour to the Middle East. Since 2002, Trace he’s performed for over 7,800 troops in the region.
Adkins has long been a supporter of the troops, as he explained to TheBoot.com in 2008 before his last USO trip: “I’m really humbled by the opportunity to spend more time with our nation’s finest,” the singer says proudly. “This is such an honor for me to be able to visit with our military and tell them how much we truly appreciate all the sacrifices they make for our country and our freedom.”
On CNN’s Morning Express with Robin Meade, Adkins gave a shout-out to the troops from backstage at the grand re-opening of the Opry House in Nashville. You can view that below, along with his appearance last week on the Jimmy Fallon show. Fast forward to the 36 minute mark to see his performance!
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