The Grand Ole Opry has set its annual Salute the Troops concert for May 23rd, with Chris Young and Charlie Daniels among the lineup. Honoring the veterans of Operation Desert Storm – the 1990 to 1991 war that drove Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein out of Kuwait – the special installment of the Opry also features Trace Adkins, Terri Clark and Dailey & Vincent, along with the MusiCorps Wounded Warrior Band, a group of injured veterans.
The event gets underway with red carpet arrivals for the servicemen and women, before the Grand Ole Opry raises the curtain at 7:00 p.m./CT. As always, the show is broadcast on 650 AM WSM and online at wsmonline.com
Daniels in particular is a vocal proponent of the U.S. military, with his Volunteer Jam concert benefitting the Journey Home Project, a non-profit organization co-founded by the singer-fiddler as a way to help support the Armed Forces. And both Young and Adkins have embarked on several overseas USO tours.
Adkins recently released his new album, Something's Going On, while Young just unveiled the new single "Losing Sleep."