It’s Christmas,and our country music entertainers have been working hard all year. I know they’re looking forward to spending a little time at home. I think is so wonderful that before they had home for that much-needed break, some of them head off to Iraq, Afghanistan, or wherever our military needs them, to entertain for the men and women serving our country.
Kellie PIckler just returned from her second USO tour. And luckily for us, she put it up on her MySpace page. The internet has certainly changed the way fans can get information from their favorite artists. MySpace, as well as their home pages, gives us so much information about where they’re going, when their next CD is coming out, and even lets us hear some of their music.
And, Kellie is one of the ones who has this blogging thing figured out. She often has messages up there for us to read about where she’s been how the experience was for her. Since she was good enough to do that – I’ll just let Kellie tell you about her trip to Afghanistan and Iraq.
I am more tired than I have ever been in my life and I don’t mind it at all. I just got back from my second USO tour. Once again, the most incredible thing I have ever done in my life.
I don’t think I have ever flown this much in my life. Monday we flew to Washington where we joined Admiral Mike Mullen (chairman of the joint chief of staff) to board our flight on a C-32 to Germany. That is where we kicked off our first show. I still can’t believe that in a matter of 6 days we flew to Germany, Afghanistan, Iraq, Kosovo, and England. The shows did not start until we landed on Tuesday and if I remember correctly we did 9 shows in 5 days!!!! I guess I am still on auto pilot, not sure why I am even up right now as I just got in from England late last night. lol. I don’t think this trip has really sunk in yet so it might take me a while to absorb everything….I’m kinda drawing blanks right now. I do however remember two things….seeing the faces of over 20,000 military men and women (that is forever imprinted in my mind) and….the horrific endless sight of porter potties (that too is forever imprinted in my mind).
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU to the men and women serving our country. I will never take what you do for granted.
God Bless You and God Bless the USA!
We’ll close with this clip of Kellie on the Ellen Degeneres Show. I had the pleasure of seeing this young lady in concert this past September,and she put on a great show. I’m hoping to see her again sometime soon.
That’s all for now. I’ll get more up as soon as I can- sometimes once a day, sometimes two or three times a day,sometimes I might even miss a day – but I keep coming back! Write when you can.