MARK CHESNUTT RETURNS FROM KOREA
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 14, 2010)--Country music recording artist Mark Chesnutt brought country home to the men and women of the Army, Marines and U.S. Air Force in South Korea last week as part of an official “Stars For Stripes” tour. The tour began Tuesday, April 6, 2010; Mark endured a seven and one-half hour flight from Nashville to Anchorage, Alaska (Elmendorf AFB) via a KC 135 airplane (compliments of MacDill Air National Guard). After a short layover in Anchorage, he flew for more than nine hours to arrive safely at Kunsan AB, Korea. Upon arrival, Mark and his band boarded two Chinook helicopters to fly to Camp Humphreys where he stayed for three nights.
Chesnutt performed his first show at Gateway Park--Camp Casey before a group of nearly 2,000 men and women. The following evening he performed at Camp Humphreys. He closed the tour with a show at Kunsan AB where he performed for the Wolf Pack–the 8th Fighter Wing of U.S. Air Force. In his downtime, Chesnutt visited the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) that separates North and South Korea.
“It was the time of my life; an experience I’ll never forget,” Chesnutt said. “We flew in Black Hawk and Chinook helicopters and even rode in a tank. Although I can say we all had fun and our time there was surreal, the visit really brought a sense of clarity to the reality of the life that these men and women are living. They spend their lives away from family, protecting our country to enable us to spend time with ours. What an unselfish act of sacrifice.”
This overseas tour launches Chesnutt’s summer schedule; Mark is expected to play nearly eighty-plus shows this season.
For more information on Mark Chesnutt, visit www.markchesnutt.com.
Above:Mark Chesnutt poses with flight crew from the Black Hawks
Below:Mark Chesnutt alongside flight crew on the Chinooks