Arlington, VA. (PRWEB) March 13, 2013
Twitter Pitch: @BrantleyGilbert performs for troops in Middle East & Italy on first @the_USO tour
What: USO tour featuring country music singer/songwriter Brantley Gilbert
When: Spring 2013
Where: Middle East and Italy
Why: Country music artist Brantley Gilbert is taking on a new kind of adventure, his first USO/Armed Forces Entertainment tour. The singer/songwriter is set to extend America’s thanks to troops and military families in the Middle East and Italy. As part of his tour experience, Gilbert is scheduled to perform four USO concerts and participate in several meet and greet sessions. Giving our deployed troops and their families a much-needed break from their daily routines.
In addition to those troops and families he will reach as part of his upcoming USO tour, Gilbert has a special treat planned for military families who attend his two upcoming commercial UK concerts. Military ID holders who attend his March 15th show in Glasgow at Oran Mor, or his March 16th show in Manchester at Club Academy will have the opportunity to participate in an exclusive meet and greet with the country music star.
Entertainment tours are one of the many ways the USO helps to lift the spirits of our troops and military families. In 2013, the USO will host more than 200 events specifically tailored to meet the needs of our wounded, ill and injured troops and their families and caregivers. To find out more about the USO and how you can help, visit us online at http://www.uso.org
Attributed to Brantley Gilbert:
“I’ve always had a huge amount of respect for our troops. Knowing that I will be performing for our servicemen and women and their families is something that really excites me and one of the things I am most looking forward to on my upcoming USO tour.”
About the USO
The USO 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 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 Brantley Gilbert
Brantley Gilbert has already earned a striking set of “notches” on his industry belt, including four #1 singles, impressive album sales of over 1 million and multiple award show nominations from the CMA, ACM, ACA & CMT Music Awards. As the reigning ACM New Male Vocalist of the Year, Gilbert will vie for the title of New Artist of the Year at the April 7 awards. He is currently on his first-ever headlining dates – HELL ON WHEELS TOUR. Just last year he played to over 500,000 fans while on the road with Toby Keith and Eric Church. His sophomore project, the GOLD-certified HALFWAY TO HEAVEN DELUXE, debuted at #2 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart and has since produced two GOLD-certified, #1 hits – “Country Must Be Country Wide” and “You Don’t Know Her Like I Do.” As a celebrated songwriter, he has also penned #1 songs – “My Kinda Party,” “Dirt Road Anthem,” “Country Must Be Country Wide” and “You Don’t Know Her Like I Do.” In 2011, he garnered the prestigious honor of being the only new artist to have a #1 hit at Country radio.