Thursday, July 28, 2011

Country Music Powerhouse Montgomery Gentry Honors National Guardsmen, Military Families and Volunteers with USO Concert

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The USO and The National Guard Team-Up for USO 'Home Front' Concert
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ARLINGTON, VA. (July 28, 2011) - Legendary country music duo and USO tour veterans Montgomery Gentry delivered a foot-stomping USO concert at Louisville, Kentucky's KFC Yum! Center, July 26, 2011. The concert coincided with the National Guard's National Volunteer Workshop and Youth Symposium, which began on July 25, and honored troops, military families and volunteers who support them.
Eddie Montgomery (l.) and Troy Gentry (c.) greet Gen. Craig McKinley, Director of the National Guard Bureau taken just before they took the stage last night.

  • Free and open to active-duty National Guard and Reservists, their families, National Volunteer Workshop and Youth Symposium attendees, as well as military ID holders and local area veterans, the 'Home Front' USO concert was a joint effort by the Kentucky National Guard and the USO.
  • More than 8,000 troops, military families and supporters attended the exclusive USO concert.
  • The concert was broadcast LIVE to deployed troops around the world on the Pentagon Channel.

  • The duo performed their new single, "Where I Come From," and gave the military crowd a sneak peak at other cuts from their upcoming album, which will hit stores in October.
  • Avid supporters of troops and their families, Montgomery Gentry have performed more than 20 USO concerts in locations such as, Nevada, South Korea, Okinawa, Iraq, Germany and Kuwait. 
  • The Grammy nominated singer/songwriters have entertained and boosted the morale of more than 32,000 service men and women and their families since 2006. Most recently, in January 2011, the duo visited with and performed for more than 8,000 soldiers, Marines and airmen and their families stationed in Korea and Okinawa.
Attributed to Eddie Montgomery:
"Troy and I both grew up in Kentucky and being able to put on a USO concert here at home is such an honor, and something that we will never forget. We've performed around the world for troops but there is nothing better than coming home and celebrating with our heroes who defend our country. "

Attributed to Troy Gentry:
"Eddie and I have been traveling on USO tours for 5 years and I couldn't be prouder to put on a USO concert here in Kentucky, the place where it all began for us and to say 'thank you' to the men and women who make it all possible, our U.S. armed forces."

Attributed to USO President Sloan Gibson:
"This year the USO celebrates 70 years of service to our troops and their families. It's a milestone that we are proud to celebrate, especially times like these when we are able to partner with the National Guard and friends like Montgomery Gentry to create memorable and lasting moments. We are extremely grateful to them for supporting our mission of lifting the spirits of our U.S. armed forces and their families."

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