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Free country concert set for Sunday at Fort Knox

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By The Staff

By JEFF D’ALESSIO

Landmark News Service

Trisha Yearwood, who has racked up 19 Top 10 country music singles and is a three-time Grammy Award winner, will headline a free concert  this weekend at Fort Knox.

Operation Celebration “A salute to the American family’’ will feature Yearwood on Sunday, Sept. 28, at Godman Army Airfield on post. The free event begins at 6 p.m. with Katie Rae Davis and Gary Nichols serving as opening acts.

Yearwood, who is married to country music superstar Garth Brooks, has had such hits as “She’s in Love With the Boy,” “Perfect Love,” “Georgia Rain” and “How Do I Live” during her career.

The Monticello, Ga., native is a two-time winner of the Country Music Association’s Female Vocalist Award. She was also inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in 1999, and her album “Songbook,” a collection of her hits, has gone quadruple platinum.

The event is free for all Department of Defense affiliates, friends of Fort Knox and guests. There ia a limit of six tickets per person.

Sponsors of the concert are Nolin RECC, The Lusk Group, The Swope Family of Dealerships, Veterans of Foreign Wars, the United States Automobile Association and Budweiser.