Good Morning America reports that Country music duo, Florida Georgia Line, plan to headline a virtual USO tour. Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley form the popular cross-over Country music duo.
What is the USO?
USO is the United Services Organizations. The USO was established in 1941. The mission of the USO is to “strengthen America’s military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country, throughout their service to the nation.” Actors, comedians, and musicians routinely partner with the USO to give back to the men and women in the armed services.
Florida Georgia Line regularly supports the USO
In 2018, Florida Georgia Line was a part of the World’s Biggest USO Tour. At the time, the event was filmed at The Anthem in Washington, D.C. Florida Georgia Line joined forces with The Chainsmokers and JoJo.
Notably, the online USO series, Military Virtual Programming, resumes August 1st. Also, the first episode aired on July 4th. At this time, the goal of this programming is to “bring entertaining and uplifting content to the military during the COVID-19 pandemic.”
“So much love for our @theUSO fam. We had such a blast at @TheAnthemDC back in 2018 and are excited that the show is streaming this Saturday as part of their MVP Summer Series,” shares the duo on Instagram.
How else have they helped during the coronavirus pandemic?
Unfortunately, due to the coronavirus pandemic, Hubbard and Kelley had to close their restaurant FGL. FGL is located in Nashville, Tennessee. Heartwarmingly, Florida Georgia Line takes its staff into account, reports Good Morning America.
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@fglhouse would be nothing without our amazing staff. We know it takes a village, and we’re so thankful for all 117 of you and we hope this helps out while the bar and restaurant is closed. We’ve been blessed by y’all and we are excited to follow @dierksbentley lead here and #giveback. With much love and gratitude – bk and T
The restaurant employs 117 staff members. Graciously, Florida Georgia Line gave $1,000 to each of their staff members. The inspiration came from fellow Country music great, Dierks Bentley. “We wanted do a quick shout-out to Dierks Bentley,” Hubbard says in the video announcement. “Quite honestly you inspired us, man, and we are going to follow suit.”
Of note, this video is in response to the news that Dierks Bentley gave bonuses to his 90 hourly employees at his bar, Whiskey Row, in Nashville. Bentley urged “all bar owners on Lower Broadway to take care of their bartenders, bar backs, waitresses, security, dishwashers etc the best they can.” In the same Instagram post, Bentley calls Lower Broadway “the heart of Nashville.” He wraps the post up, “Let’s make sure we help the folks that help make the music happen.”
Adding on to what Hubbard says Kelley states, “We are so grateful for everybody that helps make our restaurant run, every single person, barbacks waiters, waitresses, bartenders.”
With everyone going through such unique times, it is great to see Country music favorites like Florida Georgia Line and Dierks Bentley doing their best to help others. Stay tuned to Country Music Alley for all your Country music news.
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