LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - While Americans celebrated Veterans Day on Friday, a nationally known country music star personally thanked a handful of local military members in Kentucky.
Brantley Gilbert met dozens of servicemen and servicewomen from Fort Knox and Air Guard at iHeart Studios on Radio Drive.
He performed five songs from his upcoming album and shared personal stories about his family and freedom, as a way to thank the military members for their service.
"These men and women sacrifice parts of their lives, and sometimes their lives, for our freedom -- for the freedom to protest, freedom to vote," Gilbert said. "So I think it is definitely important to spend time with them and thank them if you see them in the street. If you see a man or woman who is in the service, say thank you for their service. They do give up a lot to give us the right to do the things we need to do, to make sure our voice is heard."
Gilbert's newest album, with 26 brand new songs, will be released in late January.