“NASHVILLE” Star Clare Bowen Makes Holiday Visit to Tinker Air Force Base and Performs Her First-Ever USO Show

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Actress/singer volunteers with the USO and make a moment-filled trip to Oklahoma.

Star of ABC’s hit show “NASHVILLE” Clare Bowen takes a selfie with a service member during a USO meet & greet at Tinker Air Force Base. Photo by Tinker AFB MWR

“I feel so privileged to volunteer with the USO and to have the opportunity to give back, and say thank you to America’s troops and military families," said Bowen.

Twitter Pitch: @Clarembee makes #USOmoments during @the_USO tour to @Team_Tinker!

Star of ABC’s hit show “NASHVILLE” Clare Bowen took time out this holiday to volunteer with the USO and make a moment-filled trip to Tinker Air Force Base to visit and perform her first-ever USO concert for troops and military families Dec. 13. Following in the footsteps of actor/comedian Rob Riggle and baseball legend Randy Johnson, among other celebrities who helped spread much-needed USO cheer to troops this holiday, Bowen extended her thanks to military families
stationed in the Midwest for their sacrifice. ***USO photo link below***


  • Bowen’s USO concert was attended by hundreds of airmen and their families.
  • The show kicked off at 7:00 p.m. following festive remarks by Colonel Christopher P. Azzano, the 72nd Air Base Wing and Installation Commander. Bowen wrapped up her moment-filled USO visit to Tinker Air Force Base with a USO meet & greet with military fans.
  • Best known for her portrayal of the sweet and talented singer ‘Scarlett O’Connor’ in the ABC’s musical drama “NASHVILLE,” Bowen is an Australian actress and singer. She has performed in several theatre productions, including the rock musical “Spring Awakening,” under the co-artistic direction of Cate Blanchett and Andrew Upton at the Sydney Theatre Company. Bowen has also starred in such films as “Dead Man’s Burden,” “The Combination,” “The Clinic,” and the independent film “Not Suitable for Children,” alongside Ryan Kwanten, among other films.
  • The USO’s “Every Moment Counts” invites Americans to join the USO and Bowen in honoring and creating moments that matter for our nation’s troops and their families this holiday. This event, much like the campaign centers around the countless every day moments – from family dinners and date nights to children’s births and holiday celebrations with loved ones – that our troops and their families selflessly sacrifice due to their commitment and service to our country. To learn more visit USOmoments.org or join the conversation on Facebook or Twitter using #USOMoments.


Attributed to Clare Bowen:
“I feel so privileged to volunteer with the USO and to have the opportunity to give back, and say thank you to America’s troops and military families. Being from Australia, I know what it is like to be far away from your family and friends over the holidays. It really is tough and if I can help ease that feeling in some small way, count me in anytime.”


Tour Photos: http://bit.ly/163GidY

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, troops in transition 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, BNSF Railway, Clark Construction Group, LLC, The Coca-Cola Company, Grand Canyon University, JCPenney, Jeep, Johnson & Johnson, Kroger, Northrop Grumman Corporation and TriWest Healthcare Alliance and Worldwide Strategic Partners: BAE Systems, BIC, The Boeing Company, ConAgra Foods, FedEx, Harris Teeter, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft Corporation, Procter & Gamble, TKS Telepost Kabel-Service Kaiserslautern GmbH & Co. KG and Wawa Inc. We are also supported through the United Way and Combined Federal Campaign (CFC-11381). To join us in this important mission, and to learn more about the USO, please visit uso.org.

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