Arlington, VA (PRWEB) December 24, 2013
Twitter Pitch: @KelliePickler brings #USOmoments to life on @the_USO holiday tour to Middle East!
Country music singer/songwriter Kellie Pickler is back at it again - this time celebrating the holidays alongside troops and bringing the USO’s “Every Moment Counts” campaign to life as part of her seventh USO/Armed Forces Entertainment tour. On a mission to share, give and take a moment to thank service members for their sacrifice as well as encourage the nation to support the USO’s national, year-round initiative, Pickler is visiting troops stationed in two countries in just nine days.
Attributed to Kellie Pickler:
“This tour has been incredible so far and I’m honored to be back in the Middle East, visiting and performing for troops, and bringing some much-needed cheer to all of those who are away from their loved ones this holiday. I’ve been looking forward to this trip since I returned home from my last USO tour. It’s been great to be a part of the USO’s Every Moment Counts campaign for this tour.”
USO Tour Photos: uso.box.com/Pickler2013
USO Fact Sheet: http://bit.ly/yaebvo
About the USO
The USO lifts the spirits of America¹s 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, 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.
About Kellie Pickler
Kellie Pickler grew up immersed in country music in the small town of Albemarle, North Carolina with the words of Tammy Wynette, Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, and Dolly Parton shaping her musical footing. At the age of 19, she gained fame as a contestant on the fifth season of “American Idol.” In 2006, she signed with 19 Recordings/BNA Records and released her debut album, Small Town Girl, which has gone on to sell more than 900,000 copies worldwide and produce three hit singles: “Red High Heels,” “I Wonder,” and “Things That Never Cross a Man’s Mind.” She followed that in 2008 with her self-titled sophomore record, featuring country radio hits “Don’t You Know You’re Beautiful,” “Best Days of Your Life” (co-written with Taylor Swift and her first Top 10), and “Didn’t You Know How Much I Loved You.” Having established herself as not only a powerful vocalist but also a songwriter, Pickler released her third studio album, 100 Proof, in 2011 to huge critical acclaim. The album was named the No. 1 Country Album of The Year by Rolling Stone and was listed on “Best of 2012” lists by Washington Post, Rhapsody, AOL’s The Boot and more. In spring of 2013, Pickler partnered with dance coach Derek Hough and won the Mirror Ball Trophy on “Dancing with the Stars.” In November 2013, Pickler released her new album, The Woman I Am, on her new label home, Black River Entertainment. The album, which has received strong critical acclaim, contains her current hit single “Little Bit Gypsy” as well as her first single, “Someone Somewhere Tonight.” The video of that song (featuring Pickler and Hough) was nominated for an American Country Award for Music Video of the Year: Female. Pickler is also an avid supporter of the U.S. military, preparing to embark on her seventh USO Tour. For more information, please visit http://www.kelliepickler.com.