Dec 19, 2008

Country-music singer and songwriter Kellie Pickler performs for service members during the United Service Organization?s Holiday Tour here Dec. 19. The 2006 American Idol contestant was joined by musicians Kid Rock and Zac Brown, and comedians John Bowman, Kathleen Madigan, Lewis Black and Tichina Arnold. The group is set to tour five military bases throughout the Middle East boosting troops? morale. ?It?s amazing being out here supporting our military,? said Pickler. ?I?m taking a little piece of home out to them.? The performers entertained the crowd all afternoon and into the night. ?It was an awesome show,? said Sgt. Joshua G. Martin, 24, Lincoln, Neb., motor transportation operator, Transportation Company, Combat Logistics Battalion 2, 1st Marine Logistics Group. ?I hope they can come out here and do it again.

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