By Tim Saunders on
Country singer Trace Adkins is planning a special performance in honor of wounded U.S. troops at the upcoming Academy of Country Music Awards show in April.
The singer will perform “Til the Last Shot’s Fired” with the West Point Glee Club in support of the Wounded Warrior Project on April 5 in recognition of the Academy’s re-branded charitable fund, ACM Lifting Lives.
“It’s a privilege to perform this song with such a distinguished choir for the great servicemen and women in whose honor it was written,” said Adkins. “We should always let our military know how much we appreciate them putting their lives on the line for us every day.”
The song also appears on Adkins’ newest album, X, and profits from digital downloads of the song on iTunes will benefit the WWP.
“The WWP provides an incredible service to those wounded in combat, so it’s an honor to donate proceeds of the performance downloads to support this important and worthy charity,” he said.
The ACMs will be held in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 5 at 8 p.m. and broadcast live eastern/delayed Pacific on CBS.
“The Academy of Country Music has changed the name of its charity to encompass all existing charitable giving and not just the charitable fund, which is our grant-giving program,” said Dennis Lord, chairman of the board for Lifting Lives. “We also wanted a name that explains our focus, namely, lifting people up through the power of music. Lifting Lives is a powerful, alliterative way of communicating our mission, and it speaks of our audacious plans for the future.”
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