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Sugarland’s Kristian Bush travels to pay homage to the military

While the rest of us were sitting out in the sun and barbecuing whatever we could find in the freezer, country superstar Kristian Bush was doing what we should have all been doing: thanking our military.

For Bush, that meant playing music over the Memorial Day holiday.

Bush’s first stop was headlining a special Memorial Day concert on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Oahu, Hawaii, on May 25. “I am excited and honored to spend time with and perform for our fine men and women of the Armed Forces, and completely humbled to be playing Pearl Harbor on Memorial Day,” said Bush in a recent press release. “My father was an officer in the Army and my grandfather served in World War II, and I am so proud of their service. I’ll always do whatever I can to support our troops.”

But that was not all.

Soon after his Hawaiian performance, Bush was on his way to team up with Armed Forces Entertainment, MWR, and Stars for Stripes for a special two-week long military tour of U.S. military bases in Japan. His last concert in Japan will be on June 6th, leaving him barely enough time to get back to the states to play at the CMA Music Festival. So far, Bush plans to appear everywhere from Nashville’s Bluebird Café on June 9th to the Grand Ole Opry at the Ryman on June 13.

Tricia Despres is a senior correspondent for Rare Country, based out of Chicago. Join the conversation on Twitter at @RareCountry. We would love to see y’all there.
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