Chris Young, CDB manager join Stars For Stripes board
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
– Chris Young and longtime Charlie Daniels manager David Corlew were named to the Stars For Stripes Board of Directors for one-year terms.
Stars For Stripes is a nonprofit organization that provides celebrity entertainment to internationally deployed American military forces. Since 2003, Stars For Stripes has produced more than 50 tours to Iraq, Afghanistan, Korea and other foreign countries.
Young concluded his first Stars For Stripes tour in 2009. Young visited military bases in Iraq and Germany with fellow Craig Morgan and GAC host Nan Kelley.
"Having the opportunity to travel overseas last year and interact with the men and women serving in Iraq and Germany really had a profound effect on me," said Young. "Stars For Stripes does so much for our troops in the way of providing entertainment, moral support and just bringing them a little taste of home while they're away, so I'm incredibly honored to serve as a board member for an organization that has nothing but the troops' best interests in mind. I'm looking forward to doing whatever I can to support our men and women overseas."
Corlew has made many trips overseas to support the troops, both as Daniels' manager and as owner of his own film company, d. corlew films. In 2009, Corlew made his third trip to Iraq to document Daniels' tour of military bases in the Middle East and was also a participant on Young's Stars For Stripes tour. "I have had the opportunity to work with Judy Seale and Stars For Stripes in many different capacities," said Corlew. "I am honored to be appointed to the Stars For Stripes board, as it will allow me to continue my life journey in supporting the men and women of the armed forces that defend the freedoms of our great country."
The next Stars For Stripes tour, featuring artist Darryl Worley, departs today. The "We've Not Forgotten" tour will feature acoustic and full-band performances by Worley at various military bases in Iraq.
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