Country Music Superstar Scotty McCreery to Perform USO Concert, 7/24
One of today's hottest new country music vocalists and "American Idol" winner Scotty McCreery will put on a free, exclusive USO concert for troops and military families at Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota, July 24, 2013. This will be McCreery's first USO concert.
Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota:
6:30 PM USO Presser
6:55 PM USO Presser Ends
7:30 PM USO Concert
Since winning "American Idol" in 2011, McCreery has released two studio albums. His first album was certified platinum and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 and Top Country Album charts, making him the youngest man in history to open at the top of the all-genre chart with a debut release. McCreery was also named American Country Awards 2011 New Artist of the Year.
In 2012, McCreery set out on the road with fellow USO tour veteran Brad Paisley and opened for Paisley's Virtual Reality Tour. As part of his first USO tour experience, McCreery will spend some time learning about the history and mission of Minot Air Force Base and the men and women who serve there.
Attributed to Scotty McCreery:
"It's because of the men and women who defend this country, and the sacrifices of their families, that we are able to wake up everyday with the freedoms that we often take for granted. I'm grateful to the USO for allowing me the opportunity to say 'thank you' to our troops and their families."
USO entertainment tours are one of the many ways that the USO celebrates the bravery, service and dedication of our men and women in uniform and their families. To find out how you can help visit us online at http://www.uso.org.
About the USO
The USO lifts the spirits of America's troops and their families millions of times each year at hundreds of places worldwide. We provide a touch of home through centers at airports and military bases in the U.S. and abroad, top quality entertainment and innovative programs and services. We also provide critical support to those who need us most, including forward-deployed troops, military families, wounded warriors and families of the fallen. The USO is a private, non-profit organization, not a government agency. Our programs and services are made possible by the American people, support of our corporate partners and the dedication of our volunteers and staff.
In addition to individual donors and corporate sponsors, the USO is supported by President's Circle Partners: American Airlines, AT&T, Clear Channel, The Coca-Cola Company, Grand Canyon University, jcpenney, Jeep, Kangaroo Express, Kroger, Lowe's, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Procter & Gamble and TriWest Healthcare Alliance and Worldwide Strategic Partners: BAE Systems, The Boeing Company, LockheEd Martin, Microsoft Corporation and TKS Telepost Kabel-Service Kaiserslautern GmbH & Co. KG. We are also supported through the United Way and Combined Federal Campaign (CFC-11381). To join us in this patriotic mission, and to learn more about the USO, please visit uso.org.