Undisclosed Southwest Asia – Professional rodeo cowgirls and a duet of country singers from Nashville will be heading to undisclosed remote and isolated bases to visit troops this month. The group features Chenae Shiner Vest, a former Miss Rodeo America and professional cowgirl, Air National Guard Technical Sergeant Trisha Shields, a former Miss Rodeo USA, Air National Guard Technical Sergeant Jenna Smeenk, a former Miss Rodeo Florida and professional barrel racer and the Nashville country music duet of Aubree Bullock and Keenie Word who perform under the stage name ‘The Damsels’.
The American Cowgirls Tour will spend time with troops in some of our most remote bases allowing the opportunity to meet these professional rodeo athletes and enjoy boot stomping country music while receiving heartfelt thanks from not only the Cowgirls themselves, but the entire western community.
“We’ve hosted the Wrangler National Patriot Tour for six years through Armed Forces Entertainment on Memorial Day and the feedback is always the same — outstanding,” says Rob Powers, a veteran and founder of American300 who will be joined by decorated Vietnam wounded warrior Billy Aerts, a legendary musician and co-host for the tour, he adds, “there’s something about cowgirls that is pure Americana … no other country has iconic cowgirls and our troops really appreciate meeting them wherever we go.”
Sharing tales from the professional rodeo circuit combined with world class music at night to raise spirits and salute the service and sacrifices that our troops make each and every day — that’s why the American Cowgirls are going to be off their horses for the next several weeks and they wouldn’t have it any other way.
For more in depth information on the Cowgirls visit Armed Forces Entertainment: www.armedforcesentertainment.com/performer/american-cowgirls/
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