Saturday, April 23, 2005

The Troop's Troubador

Charlie Daniels hasn't changed much in a quarter century.

Those of you old enough to remember his hit "In America" know that Charlie has been a singing American patriot for a very long time. He wrote that song in response to the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis. This week, Charlie Daniels took his band (CDB) on an extensive road trip to entertain our active duty military, as reported in this Department of Defense link on April 19:

This week, through the combined efforts of the Tennessee National Guard, United States Army-Europe, Central Command in Southwest Asia, and the nonprofit organization "Stars For Stripes", the CDB took that spirit to Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, Kuwait, Iraq and Germany. The band traveled more than 16,000 miles and performed up to 3 shows per day for American troops deployed in the war on terrorism...

America could use more entertainers like you, Charlie. Thanks to you and the CDB for taking the show to our troops.