Country star performs for troops, Families at USO show

Story and photo by Melissa Buckley
 GUIDON staff

 “U.S.A., U.S.A., U.S.A.” — cheered an  excited crowd of more than 2,000 people at the Rodney Atkins concert April 9 in Nutter Field House.

 So many fans turned out that some of them couldn’t come inside, so they enjoyed the music from outdoors.

 “I’ve played at a lot of places and this is at the top of the list,” said Rodney Atkins, country music artist. “Fort Leonard Wood is awesome. It feels like coming home here. We’ve been treated with such hospitality. I feel a beautiful sense of community here.”

 Atkins said it makes him feel proud to look out into the audience and see the troops singing his songs and chanting, U.S.A back at him.

 “I love these men and women and their Families. It’s their show,” Atkins said. “I’m…     Read More...