July 31, 2012 – Nashville, TN– Chris Young, through the help of Stars For Stripes and the Minot Exchange, had an opportunity to reunite with Wounded Warrior Scott Lilley and spend some time with Airmen and their families at Minot Air Force Base for a CD signing last week. The special event took place prior to Young’s high-octane show at the North Dakota State Fair later that evening.
Lilley, a former member of Minot Air Force Base 5th Security Forces, was seriously wounded in Iraq in the spring of 2007. He accompanied Young on a tour to entertain the troops in 2009 for Great American Country’s TV Special “Stars For Stripes: Wounded Warriors Return.”
“It was awesome to see Scott again and always great to be around the brave men and women who serve our country,” says Young.
Chris Young proudly serves as a board member of Stars For Stripes, a non-profit organization that provides entertainment to deployed U.S. military forces in remote areas.
2012 continues to be a banner year for RCA Recording Artist Chris Young. In addition to burning up the road with Miranda Lambert and her “On Fire” tour, Young recently landed his fifth consecutive #1 single and posted two RIAA certified Gold singles. His newest single, the title track to his recently released album NEON, is currently climbing the charts at country radio.
ABOUT CHRIS YOUNG: 2012 has started off with a bang, as ACM Male Vocalist nominee Chris Young continues to notch more career accolades. The year began with a sold-out headlining show, a performance on the popular syndicated daytime program The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the kick-off of the “On Fire” tour with Miranda Lambert, ACM nominations for Male Vocalist and Single of the Year and most recently, his fifth consecutive #1 for “You.” The list continues to expand with three RIAA GOLD certified singles and a GOLD album for his sophomore release, The Man I Want To Be. The prior year saw nominations for CMA New Artist of the Year along with his first Grammy nod. He won Breakthrough Artist of the Year and Single of the Year at the 2011 American Country Awards and has made seven national TV appearances since the release of his third record, NEON, on July 12, 2011. With his rich, warm baritone and penchant for writing relatable, slice-of-life songs, Young has emerged as a favorite of fans and critics alike. For tour dates and all the latest information on Chris Young, visit www.chrisyoungcountry.com and follow him on Twitter @ChrisYoungMusic.
Photo: Scott Lilley and his family reunite with Chris Young
Photo credit: U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Kristoffer