Bo Bice Rocks Guantanamo Bay to Entertain the Troops
'American Idol' alum (runner-up to Carrie Underwood in season four) and Nashville resident Bo Bice recently performed at the oldest U.S. base overseas, Guantanamo Bay Naval Base. He was invited by Armed Forces Entertainment, who said the southern rocker "extended his appreciation to America's men and women in uniform."
This was Bice’s third overseas goodwill visit to entertain the troops, having previously been to Iraq and Afghanistan. The singer also donated all proceeds from song 'Long Road Back' to people affected by last May’s flooding in Nashville.
Before he left for Guantanamo Bay, he told USA Today, "It is a privilege to perform for the men and women who risk their lives every day for our freedom. Our military and their families make plenty of sacrifices --especially around the holidays. I'm looking forward to the trip so I can shake hands and thank them in person and hopefully put on a great show."
Bice has recorded three studio albums since he was on ‘American Idol,’ and CMT has recently added his tune ‘You Take Yourself With You.'
Last week, he joined Sara Evans and Diamond Rio at Tennessee governor elect Bill Haslam's 2011 'All Together Now' benefit concert in Nashville.