JOIN US ON FRIDAY, SEPT. 11, 2020
AT MTSU’S MURPHY CENTER
FOR A SPECIAL MUSICAL TRIBUTE
TO HONOR TROOPS, VETERANS AND FIRST RESPONDERS
Country music entertainer Rodney Atkins, known for his heart for the military, recently announced he would hold a benefit concert at Middle Tennessee State University’s Murphy Center on Sept. 11, 2020, to honor active-duty troops, veterans and first responders.
Atkins made the announcement at a campus ceremony that remembered those lost in the 2001 terror attacks in New York, Pennsylvania and the Pentagon. The ceremony was sponsored by MTSU’s Charlie and Hazel Daniels Veterans and Military Family Center and hosted by retired Army Lt. Gen. Keith Huber, the university’s senior advisor for veterans and leadership initiatives.
“I would like to do more than just say thanks (for inviting me here today),” Atkins said. “I have asked the general (Huber) if he would allow me to contribute my time, as an artist, to hold a benefit concert right here at MTSU in Murphy Center, to raise money to support both the Daniels Center and Operation Song, a nonprofit group that helps veterans express their feelings and emotions through songwriting.
“We will hold this concert one year from today and it will be a tribute to our active-duty troops, our veterans, our first responders serving in our cities and states,” he added. “And I will be asking some of my friends to join me on stage and contribute their time and music to the cause.”
Grammy-winning country legend Randy Travis has already signed up to join Atkins for the concert! More artists will be announced shortly for the event, which Atkins hopes will be similar to the signature Volunteer Jam concerts that Daniels has done for years.
“It’s an honor to come and be a part of something, working with a great man like Gen. Huber. You want to have hit songs in your career, but the reason you want hits is so you can be a part of amazing things like this. It’s just a blessing to be a part of it.”
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