Brad Paisley Performs for Troops in Afghanistan

Photo by Pete Souza/The White House

As millions of Americans pause this Memorial Day to remember those lost in combat, Brad Paisley did his part by making a surprise visit to Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan—the United States’ main base in the area—to play for troops yesterday (May 25). To express his thanks for their service, he gave an hour-long acoustic set for nearly 3,000 troops gathered there and called it “the honor of his life.”

Brad initially headed overseas on Saturday (May 24) aboard Air Force One with President Obama and some of his advisers. The trip was unannounced and was kept a surprise until the plane landed. Once there, the President met with commanders and visited wounded troops in the base hospital.

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