SOURCE: Help Hospitalized Veterans

Help Hospitalized Veterans

February 07, 2011 17:47 ET

Country Music Legends Headline Concert Series for Veterans

WINCHESTER, CA--(Marketwire - February 7, 2011) -   Country music stars Lorrie Morgan and Aaron Tippin will help headline the 17 city VA Salute to Veteran Patients, Valentines for Veterans Concert Series slated for February 2011. The Concerts are sponsored by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and national nonprofit organization Help Hospitalized Veterans (HHV), along with local VA medical centers and countless community organizations.

Morgan has 14 top-ten hits and has produced 12 albums, seven of which have gone gold and platinum. Hit songs include "Two People in Love," "Don't Go Changing," "Dear Me," and "What Part of No," to name a few. Tippin has been a favorite of America's fighting forces since Bob Hope's invitation to appear with him when Hope toured the Mideast to entertain the troops of Operation Desert Storm. Tippin continues that tradition by frequently performing for the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. His hits include "You've Got to Stand For Something," "I Wouldn't Have it Any Other Way," and most recently "Where The Stars and Stripes and The Eagles Fly."

The Concert Series is designed to show appreciation to America's veterans, increase community awareness of VA programs and services, encourage citizens to volunteer at their local VA and increase awareness of the issues facing injured veterans and their families. The Salute is celebrated during the week of Valentine's Day, and this year's Concerts will be held in Atlanta, Baltimore, Battle Creek, Birmingham, Chicago, Cleveland (Rock and Roll Hall of Fame), Detroit, Durham, Miami, Montgomery, Muskogee, Poplar Bluff, Prescott, Reno, Shreveport, San Diego and St. Louis. 

Other artists appearing in the lineup include pop oldies icon Gary Lewis and The Playboys, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Dennis Edwards and The Temptations Review, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Little Anthony and The Imperials, The Platters, A Tribute to the Drifters starring Bobby Hendricks, Martha Reeves and The Vandellas, Charlie Thomas Drifters, The Stylistics, The 5th Dimension, Daryle Singletary, the Silver Screen Cowboy Show, Latin heartthrob Jon Secada and American Idol Finalist Matt Giraud. Admission to a Valentines for Veterans Concert is always complimentary and open to the public as Concert organizers believe "the price has already been paid by our veterans' sacrifices."

The concerts are a unique way to provide outreach information to America's veterans regarding the many programs and services offered by VA. For a detailed listing of Concert information as well as HHV's programs and services visit www.hhv.org.

Documents and/or Photos available for this release:

PDF_of_release

To view supporting documents and/or photos, go to www.enr-corp.com/pressroom and enter Release ID: 285793