Posted: Dec 19, 2012
The country star has been traveling overseas on USO Tours since 2007, but she says there’s a special value in visiting during this time of the year.
“[During] the holidays — Thanksgiving has already passed — everyone wants to be home with their families and loved ones,” Kellie tells the American Forces Press Service. “Then, Christmas is right around the corner. It’s a hard time for all of you.”
Kellie is among the celebrities taking part in Gen. Martin E. Dempsey’s annual USO holiday tour.
She joined Gen. Dempsey in serenading the troops with “White Christmas,” tweeting “Honored to have been a part of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (@Martin_Dempsey) Holiday tour!!”
Related: Blake Shelton has yet to make a trip overseas to perform for the troops, but he may want to reconsider. In a survey conducted by MilitarySingles.com to see who single troops want to perform for them during the holidays, Blake Shelton was the most requested, beating out Psy, Chris Brown, Beyonce and even Taylor Swift.