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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Tuesday, May 24, 2016) – On Sunday, May 22 country star Jerrod Niemann returned to the states from his first-ever USO Tour with the National Guard. Other celebrities that joined him on the six-day, four-country tour through Europe and the Middle East include actors Robert Patrick and Matthew Lillard, former NBA player Sam Perkins and Top 10 in the world UFC middleweight, Special Forces Sniper, Ranger qualified and Green Beret assigned to the SOD(A) Tim Kennedy. Led by the Chief of National Guard General Frank J. Grass, the tour visited five bases in Kosovo, Kuwait, Afghanistan and Romania.
“I’m so grateful to have traveled overseas on the USO tour with four-star General Frank Grass, his amazing wife, his staff and the other entertainers that wanted to go visit our brave men and women defending our freedom,” shared Niemann. “Playing music and visiting with our troops half a world away is the most amazing thing I’ve ever been able to experience, and hopefully the songs brought them back home for a few minutes. It takes a very special person to be willing to selflessly spend so much time away from their families, and lay everything on the line for their country and fellow Americans. Thank you for all you do for us!”
Shortly before heading overseas, Niemann released new single, “A Little More Love” with close friend and labelmate Lee Brice. Written by Shane McAnally, Ross Copperman, Natalie Hemby and Kristi Neumann, the song will also serve as the lead single on Niemann’s forthcoming album on Curb Records, produced by Niemann with Jimmie Lee Sloas.
About the USO
The USO strengthens America’s military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country, throughout their service to the nation. At hundreds of locations worldwide, we are united in our commitment to connect our service members and their families through countless acts of caring, comfort, and support. The USO is a private, non-profit organization, not a government agency. Our programs, services and entertainment tours 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: AT&T, the BNSF Railway Foundation, Clark Construction Group, LLC, The Coca-Cola Company, FedEx, Johnson & Johnson, Kroger, NFL and Four-Star Partners: Advisors Excel, BIC, ConAgra Foods, GEICO, JCPenney, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft, Procter & Gamble, Starbucks, TKS and the Wawa Foundation. 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.