Multi-Platinum Recording Artist Trace Adkins to Perform Four Private Shows for Troops and their Families on USO Holiday Tour to Japan

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Taking a break from hosting GAC's “Great American Hero” and filming NBC’s first-ever “All-Star Celebrity Apprentice,” country music star Trace Adkins has flown to Japan and embarked on his seventh USO tour. In the region to spread holiday tidings, the USO entertainment veteran will visit with our nation's armed forces, tour multiple military posts and perform four full band USO concerts just for troops and their families.

“There is nothing more important to me than family, they are what matters most in my life," said Adkins. "That’s why I always look forward to doing these USO tours - in many ways, this organization has become family to me.....

Taking a break from hosting GAC's “Great American Hero” and filming NBC’s first-ever “All-Star Celebrity Apprentice,” country music star Trace Adkins has flown to Japan and embarked on his seventh USO tour. In the region to spread holiday tidings, the USO entertainment veteran will visit with our nation's armed forces, tour multiple military posts and perform four full band USO concerts just for troops and their families.

What: USO tour featuring country music star Trace Adkins

When: November 26-December 2, 2012

Where: Japan

Why: USO tour veteran Trace Adkins to fly more than 17 hours from Nashville to the island of Japan to volunteer his time and lend his trademark voice to what will be his seventh USO/Armed Forces Entertainment tour in eleven years. Slated to arrive in the Pacific on November 26 and spend six days visiting and uplifting troops and their families, the country music crooner will extend his thanks to service heroes; tour multiple military posts including, an air traffic control tower, fire stations and a working dog unit; as well as perform four full band USO concerts. Among the bases he will visit are Yokota Air Base, Misawa Air Base, Camp Hansen and Kadena Air Base.

Adkins’ commitment to our country and the people who defend it have made him and the USO loyal friends and partners. Among the first group of USO entertainers to travel to the Middle East, Adkins has lifted the spirits of more than 29,000 troops and participated in six USO tours over the last eleven years.

Taking a break from hosting “Great American Hero” on Great American Country and filming NBC’s first-ever “All-Star Celebrity Apprentice,” Adkins will help kick off the holiday season by performing in the 86th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade® on Nov. 22 at 9 a.m. EST and on NBC’s 15th Annual “Christmas in Rockefeller Center” Special on Nov. 28 (8-9 p.m. EST).

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“There is nothing more important to me than family, they are what matters most in my life. That’s why I always look forward to doing these USO tours - in many ways, this organization has become family to me. Of course, we can never forget who we’re doing this for, the brave individuals in uniform and those who support them around the world.”

Note: When getting into the holiday spirit this season, remember our deployed servicemen and women, wounded troops and military families. Visit usowishbook.org and recognize a special occasion while directly benefiting troops and their families.

About the USO
The USO (United Service Organizations) 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 their families and the families of the fallen.

The USO is a private, nonprofit organization, not a government agency. All of 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, jcpenney, 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.

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