This young popular country music star is no rookie to USO Tours. Embarking on her first one in 2007, she kicked off 2011 with her fourth USO Tour. During her tours Kellie has traveled to six countries including Kosovo, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Germany.
In an interview given to the USO Kellie expressed her love for these tours & her gratitude for our troops (but not for spiders). “I love performing with the USO and look forward to them each and every year,” Pickler said. “It has been the most impactful, life-changing thing I’ve been able to do. It’s like taking a piece of home to the brave men and women who serve this country. But those camel spiders scare the crap out of me.”
This year Kellie was joined by long time rocker, Joan Jett, who is no novice to the USO. “I’d say this is a once in a lifetime opportunity but I’ve gone out on more USO tours than I can count,” Jett said. “I never get tired of giving back to the men and women who serve this great nation, and I am just as excited to go out today as I was 29 years ago.”
Thanks ladies for taking the time to give back to our fine men & women who keep us safe to live our lives in peace. I think we have not heard the last of Kellie Pickler & the USO Tours.