Several Hundred Thousand Spectators, Including Veterans and Their Families, Lined Streets For Nation’s Largest Memorial Day Event
WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 31, 2016) – In case you missed it, platinum-selling country music hit-maker John Michael Montgomery paid tribute to our nation’s veterans during the American Veterans Center’s National Memorial Day Parade on Monday on Constitution Avenue in Washington, D.C. with a heartfelt LIVE performance of his poignant and patriotic ballad, “Letters From Home.”
Before a packed crowd of thousands of wounded and non-wounded veterans, their families, current members of the armed forces and U.S. Pentagon officials, Montgomery delivered a moving acoustic performance of “Letters From Home,” which is hailed as one of the most powerful tributes to the connection between soldiers and their families ever recorded. The song is the title track of his ninth studio album, and reached No. 2 on the Country Billboard charts in 2004.
“I wouldn’t pass up the opportunity to perform at an event like this,” said Montgomery. “Any time I can come out and show support for our nation’s heroes, I feel like it’s time well spent. There’s no more important job in existence. I’m remembering them this Memorial Day, and every day.”
The LIVE performance aired nationally on REELZ Channel and Armed Forces Radio Network.
More than 1,000 active duty military personnel participated in the monumental event, including wounded veterans from the War on Terror who have received specially adapted homes from non-profit organization, Helping A Hero.
For more information on John Michael Montgomery, please visit www.johnmichael.com.
About John Michael Montgomery
Born into a family of musicians in Central Kentucky, John Michael shot to stardom with his 1992 double platinum hit album Life’s A Dance. The romantic balladeer has won over the hearts of millions with his chart-topping songs “I Swear,” “Be My Baby Tonight," "Sold (The Grundy County Auction Incident)," "I Love The Way You Love Me," “If You’ve Got Love,” and the moving tribute to veterans and the members of the armed forces, "Letters From Home." More than a “tug at the heart stings” hit-maker, through his down-to-earth demeanor and refusal to take himself too seriously, John Michael has created a fan base that has supported him throughout it all — from career highs to trials and tribulations. Over the years, Montgomery has managed to create a storied career, charting 18 Top 10 hits and 15 No. 1s, celebrating two Billboard "Country Songs Of The Year," and achieving over 18 million albums sold. Along the way he has won four ACM awards, two CMA awards, one AMA award and garnered three GRAMMY Award nominations, placing him among the most successful country acts in history. For more information, please visit www.johnmichael.com.