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May 23

Thomas Rhett Gains Greater Appreciation for Military from Toby Keith

Thomas Rhett

Thomas Rhett photo by Justin Nolan Key, courtesy of The Valory Music Co.

Thomas Rhett has always had respect and appreciation for our military but it wasn’t until he hit the road with Toby Keith last year that he had the chance to play shows for military people and retired vets. Toby helped reinforce Thomas’ desire to make one of his dreams come true.

“It’s always been a dream of mine to do a USO tour,” he said. “I know that Toby’s done countless USO tours. I know a bunch of my buddies have done them. It is definitely something that will be in my plans for the future.”

See photos from Toby Keith’s latest USO tour >>

For Thomas, being able to play USO shows would be a small way to give back to our military and thank them for what they do. He also tries not to take the freedoms he enjoys for granted.

“When talking about our troops, it’s just one of those things where you’re very, very thankful for what they do for you,” he said. “Most of the time we take for granted living in a free country and we don’t stop and think about who is actually protecting our freedom. Because a lot of them technically aren’t in our country; they’re in other countries fighting for us so that other countries aren’t fighting against us.”

Thomas just released his new single, “It Goes Like This,” to radio.

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Posted at 11:01 am, May 23, 2013 | Permalink

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