Jason Aldean and Lee Greenwood surprised Charlie Daniels while he was hosting a special free concert in Nashville Tuesday night to support Lipscomb University’s Yellow Ribbon Enhancement Program as part of the Charlie Daniels’ Scholarship for Heroes event. The pair walked onstage unannounced to offer Charlie their support.
“The motto for the USO is ‘until they all come home,’” Lee Greenwood said. “Last night’s event at Lipscomb addressed the fact that many did not come home. I’m proud to have been a part of this event and congratulate my friend Charlie Daniels for being a leader in our Nashville community.”
The concert also featured performances by Chris Young and The Grascals, as well as Keni Thomas, Bleach and Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Sparky Matejka. Additionally, the night included a presentation with Mary Byers, President of Gold Star Mothers, Inc., an organization of mothers who have lost sons or daughters while in service of their country.
“We have so many heroes whose needs fly below our radar,” Charlie said. “This shouldn’t be happening and this event is helping to make sure it doesn’t.”
Lipscomb University has committed to allocate the necessary funds to allow qualifying veterans to earn a tuition-free undergraduate degree through the Yellow Ribbon Enhancement Program. The university also offers a variety of graduate degrees tuition-free or at a greatly-reduced tuition rate. For more information on Lipscomb University’s Yellow Ribbon Enhancement Program, call 615-966-5176 or visit lipscomb.edu/campuslife/veterans.