The Medal Of Honor guitar has now traveled half way across the world bringing it's message of thanks, appreciation and love. The MOH guitar was donated to Lucas Hoge, our Wrangler National Patriot cowboy, country singer and Animal Planet host specifically for this tour. Acepro Guitars, owner Brian Crabb was delighted to be able to be a part of something he loves...our troops and a message of thanks! The guitar was hand painted by Jon Stewart, an extremely talented artist who saw Lucas's vision and brought it to a reality. "I had always wanted to paint a guitar with a representation of our military and the song that I wrote (with my wife Laura Lynn and best friend Corey Barker) honoring them.
The guitars first stop was Pueblo, Colorado where Lucas was asked to sing for the Dedication of Home of The Heroes Memorial and Walk of Valor and a special event: Center for American Values Salvatore Giunta Portrait Unveiling. The most recent Medal of Honor recipient Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta, Drew Dix and Pete Lemon were all present and signed the guitar. Lucas took the guitar and began having troops sign it and now the guitar is covered in signatures of our nations finest men and women.
On June 9th, 2011 the guitar will be in Nashville, TN for a special performance.
"This press conference and concert set in downtown Nashville on the opening night of CMA Fanfest is going to bring the Middle East Wrangler Tour and our Troops mission and greatness to hundreds of thousands of Americans " says Robi Powers, founding member of American300, who will be with Lucas on Thursday night " I can't think of a better way to officially close out this years Armed Forces Entertainment Wrangler Tour, then with Lucas singing his song 'Medal of Honor' in the birthplace of country music".
"I have had the great honor and privilege of meeting Kaycee Feilds, Maegan Redley, Annie Bianco-Ellett, Jeff Chadwick and traveling with them and Robi Powers, our fearless leader, through this amazing adventure with Wrangler National Patriot tour. These cowboys and girls, are wonderful and the trip only got better when we got to put our arms around our military and say Thank you! This guitar has seen a lot of things and is now signed by the bravest people I will ever know and now I get to share it with Nashville and the country music fans of CMA Fest", Lucas said.
BB Kings on Broadway will set the stage, lights and sound for a special night with Lucas Hoge, host MC, Robi Powers, and special guests from Wrangler. True Country TV (GOTV Networks) will be on site to film the event.
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