By Special to the LeaderOctober 20, 2011
FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Country artists Big & Rich will perform a free concert Saturday as part of Tour for the Troops. This concert is free to all DoD identification card holders and their guests.
There is no limit on the number of guests allowed per card holder. This free concert begins at 7 p.m. at Hilton Field and gates open at 5:30 p.m. Special guest Eric Paslay will open. The concert is brought to Fort Jackson by the Air Force Reserve, Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation and Carrabba's Italian Grill.
Big & Rich comprises Kenny Alphin and John Rich, who won Celebrity Apprentice. The two have garnered multiple Grammy, ACM, CMA and CMT Music Award nominations.
Big & Rich's first studio album, "Horse of a Different Color," includes the hit infectious single, "Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy)."
Other hits include, "Comin' to Your City," "8th of November" and "Lost in this Moment." "Comin' to Your City" is in its sixth consecutive year as the theme song for ESPN's College Game Day show.
The group recently released its new high-energy single, "Fake ID," which is the group's first in more than three years. The track is also the featured song in the movie Footloose and on the Footloose soundtrack.
Coolers, pets, professional recording devices, weapons or illegal items are prohibited at the concert.