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Chris Stapleton on Performing for the Troops on the 4th of July in Interview

by Cailey Lindberg   Jul 8, 2016 19:23 PM EDT

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This past 4th of July weekend, Chris Stapleton performed a concert put on by Budweiser for the troops at Fort Bragg in North Carolina. Stapleton served as the headliner for a bill that additionally included Cheap Trick and Natalie Stovall and The Drive. In a new interview, Stapleton described both the experience and what he gained from it.

The Budweiser company further collaborated with Stapleton to present a $1,000,000 donation to the organization Folds Of Honor, which provides educational support to the military families. The money donated was a portion of the nationwide Budweiser sales the weekend before the 4th of July.

In a statement, Budweiser described the idea of recognizing and celebrating those who have served their country and how inspired they have been by their partners at Folds of Honor for providing that support.

When asked how he first got involved with Budweiser, Stapleton said to Billboard, “They called me up and asked me if I wanted to do something for their event they were having on the 4th. It seemed like a wonderful thing to get to do, so that was the long and short of it.”

The crowd at the show reached around 40,000. Stapleton said on the outcome, “I don’t know what it was after the rain, but if somebody says so I guess they’re right. Everybody was there to celebrate the day and enjoy a nice day of family kinds of things. There was a little concourse they had set up; it was really nice.”

Stapleton even got to meet the troops and he talked about that, saying, “We got to meet all kinds. What a great bunch of guys and girls - men and women, I should say for the wrong moniker here. It’s a unique thing to get to do, and certainly a perfect thing to get to do on the 4th.”

In other Stapleton news, the country singer has been making waves in the industry and was even been chosen to open for recently reunited Guns N’ Roses at select stops for their Not In This Lifetime Tour.

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