By Brian Ives
Next week on Veteran’s Day, a number of county stars will hit the Chicago Theatre for CBS Radio’s first ever “Stars and Strings.” Dierks Bentley, Gary Allan, Hunter Hayes, Jake Owen, Justin Moore, Kip Moore, Lee Brice, Little Big Town and The Band Perry are among the artists on the bill; the show will see all of the artists perform solo and in various combinations
Radio.com recently spoke with Kip Moore about the show, and why it is important to support our veterans.
“I like to think that I’m a fairly tough guy,” he says. “But I can’t fathom being in battle, in war, and facing that on a daily basis and what that does to you mentally. I’ve always had such a heart for people who are fighting for our country and I hate it when we don’t rally around those guys. We have such a freedom here, and we’re so protected, and it’s all because of those guys and girls. I’ve never been in battle, I’ve never fought for our country, but I’ve always understood what a big deal it is.”
“I can’t imagine what it does to you mentally. And then you come back to a normal life, and having to adapt and cope. I can’t wrap my head around those things. I think it’s huge for us to embrace them when they come back, and show them how much we love them and how much we appreciate them and get involved with finding them jobs and homes. I just think we should be doing whatever we can for them when they come back.”
Get more info about the Stars and Strings concert here.