Montgomery Gentry headlines historic USO Homefront Concert!

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In the first ever USO Homefront Concert the Kentucky band Montgomery Gentry will perfom live in person and online for US military troops and their families around the world. (Photo courtesy Montgomery Gentry)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — In an event that will span the globe, Kentucky’s own Montgomery Gentry will perform in a concert for some of its biggest fans — US military Families and the volunteers who support them.

A joint effort between the USO and the Kentucky National Guard, this first-ever “USO Homefront Concert” will be broadcast live from Louisville Kentucky’s KFC YUM! Center on Tuesday, July 26th at 7:00 p.m.  The concert is the capstone event for more than 1,400 attendees at the National Guard’s 2011 National Volunteers’ Workshop and Youth Symposium, also held in Louisville.

“The USO Homefront Concert will have an impact far outside Louisville and the state of Kentucky,” said Maj. Gen. Edward W. Tonini, adjutant general for Kentucky.  “In addition to providing a great performance for the troops and their families at the Yum Center, we’re broadcasting it live online to service members across the globe.”

According to Tonini, the USO Homefront Concert can be viewed live through Pentagon Channel.  The anticipated audience includes 32 million homes in the U.S. and over 378 bases worldwide. The Pentagon will also uplink the program to Armed Forces Network (AFN) for distribution worldwide and even ships at sea.

“This event is not just for the National Guard,” said Tonini.  “It’s for every man and woman around the world wearing a United States military uniform — and especially for their families.”

For more information on the USO Homefront Concert and how to watch Montgomery Gentry’s performance, go  to www.homefrontconcert.com .

USO Homefront Concert Facebook Page

You can also set up a ‘Watch Party’ with your family members by going to the USO Homefront Concert Facebook page, “LIKE” the page and sign up for the Watch Party online kit.

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