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Country singer Trace Adkins is planning to visit and perform for U.S. troops stationed in the Persian Gulf.

The 46-year-old – who was awarded with the United Service Organization's Service Medal in 2007 – will perform for troops as part of a tour sponsored by the Armed Forces Entertainment, which marks his first trip back to the Persian Gulf since 2002.

“I’m really humbled by the opportunity to spend more time with our nation’s finest,” said the singer, who has charted more than 25 hit songs on Billboard’s country music charts and released seven studio albums. “This is such an honor for me to be able to visit with our military and tell them how much we truly appreciate all the sacrifices they make for our country and our freedom.”

During his week-long trip, Adkins will perform for troops, visit remote forward operating bases, sign autographs and pose for pictures. He will also share personal accounts of how he started out in the music industry, talk one-on-one with troops and extend his heartfelt gratitude to those currently serving overseas in support of operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring.

To learn about other artists touring for the USO, visit their current schedule.

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