Adkins to Perform at National Memorial Day Concert

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• April 23, 2012

Show Dog-Universal’s Trace Adkins has been added to the star-studded lineup of film, television and music stars gathering in Washington, DC for the highly rated National Memorial Day Concert, an American tradition honoring the country’s men and women in uniform. The event will air live on PBS from the West Lawn of the US Capitol Sunday, May 27 from 7-8:30 pm CT.

The program will be co-hosted by Tony Award-winning Joe Mantegna and Emmy Award winner Gary Sinise, both of whom have long been committed to causes related to the US military. Joining them will be Colin Powell, Daughtry, Natalie Cole, Adkins, actress Selma Blair, Oscar winner Ellen Burstyn, Dennis Franz, and tenor Russell Watson, among others.

The National MEmorial Day Concert has consistently been one of the highest-rated programs on PBS in the last decade, recently reaching more than eight million viewers.

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