Artists and Comedians Support Armed Forces

Kix Brooks is on a USO Tour through the Middle East, which will continue through this weekend. Joining him on the run is hit songwriter Bob DiPiero, and stars Lance Armstrong, Lewis Black, Kathleen Madigan and Robin Williams. “We just did our first show, and it went great!” reports Brooks. “This group of folks I’m traveling with are amazing!”

Lining up their own holiday USO Tour are Emily West, Keni Thomas, Buddy Jewell and Alana Grace. The 11-day outing will commence this week, and also includes author/comedian Chondra Pierce, The Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders, and host of NBC’s Poker After Dark Leeann Tweeden.

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Comedian Ron White will also pay tribute to men and women in uniform when his 4th Annual Celebrity Salute To Troops airs on CMT. The show tapes at the Grand Ole Opry House on February 15, and all proceeds of ticket sales goes to the Armed Forces Foundation. Rascal Flatts has signed on to perform, and more performers are expected to be announced soon. Tickets are $46.75 and available at the Opry House Box Office or Ticketmaster outlets.

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