Young to embark on the “PIECE OF HOME” tour throughout Iraq and Kuwait April 13-21
Nashville, TN…(April 11, 2011)…GRAMMY® nominated performer Chris Young is preparing to make his second visit to entertain U.S. troops stationed overseas, as part of the Stars For Stripes tour. Young will embark on the “PIECE OF HOME” tour, performing for service members stationed in Iraq and Kuwait, from April 13th through April 21st.
Not only will Young and his full band perform 5 concerts at 5 camps throughout Iraq and Kuwait, he will also offer special acoustic sets at various remote FOBs (Forward Operating Base) for troops who seldom receive celebrity entertainment. Chris is not going empty-handed. He has been collecting iTunes gift cards with the help of his incredible fans and will be distributing them to service members along the way.
This will be Young’s second tour to the area and his first performance in Kuwait. His initial tour was in October 2009, where he traveled with Craig Morgan and two wounded heroes, Staff Sergeant Scott Lilley and Sergeant First Class Joe Bowser. The visit was chronicled by GAC and is a television special titled “Stars for Stripes – Wounded Warriors Return.” In addition to entertaining troops overseas, Young serves as a member of the Board Of Directors for “Stars For Stripes.”
ABOUT CHRIS YOUNG:Recently nominated for his first GRAMMY® Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance with his hit, “Gettin’ You Home,” Young is gearing up to head out on the road with Jason Aldean on his sold out My Kinda Party Tour this summer. With his rich, warm baritone and penchant for writing relatable, slice-of-life songs, Young has emerged as a fan-favorite with three consecutive #1s at radio, and an album approaching GOLD. "Tomorrow," his brand new single from the forthcoming album NEON set to come out this summer, is currently screaming up the country charts. For tour dates and all the latest information on Chris Young, visit www.chrisyoungcountry.com and follow him on Twitter @ChrisYoungMusic.