There’s no doubt that us Country music fans and artists love to celebrate our troops. Whether we're singing along to our favorite patriotic song in a sold out arena, donating to one of the many Military charities supported by the Country community or simply thanking the soldier next to us at a show for serving, Country music knows how to glorify our soldiers.
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In honor of 4th of July weekend and celebrating our freedom with BBQ, fireworks and of course, Country music, we think it’s only appropriate to share 10 priceless moments that Country music showed up for our troops and their families, since they consistently show up and sacrifice to protect our freedom! From stories of fun surprises to providing hope after heartbreak, these ten moments will send you into the weekend feeling gratitude, respect, and darn proud to be a part of the Country music community.
Brad Paisley helped a deployed soldier, Austin, surprise his wife, Amanda, with an unexpected Zoom call including Paisley. After Amanda recovered from her initial shock answering the call, Brad spent quality time chatting with the couple, who recently celebrated their 7th wedding anniversary and have a dog named Paisley!
Terri Clark was the life of the party when she showed up to surprise a U.S. veteran, CJ, at a retirement party. Clark delivered the surprise of a lifetime as she crashed CJ’s karaoke session singing Clark’s “I Wanna Do It All.” Priceless!
Toby Keith made a dream come true for Military spouse by welcoming her to the stage to help him sing “American Soldier.” Little did she know, there was more to Toby’s plan. After finishing the song, Keith turned to grab his next guitar from his “guitar tech,” who happened to be the spouse’s husband who surprised her on stage with his return from deployment.
Thomas Rhett honored Military mother’s with the surprise of a lifetime when he presented them with a surprise homecoming of their active-duty soldiers just in time for mother’s day. Rhett pulled off the surprise with some help from Crown Royal in honor of their Purple Bag Project.
Lauren Alaina gifted hundreds of military members and supporters with a stunning performance at the Grand Ole Opry for its annual Salute The Troops night. In addition to her powerful performance, Lauren honored her father, a veteran of the U.S. Army, by welcoming him and her brother to the stage to sing with her.