After the Show Show: Keni Thomas
Singer talks performing for the troops
- Duration 7:14
- Date Dec 21, 2012
Singer talks performing for the troops
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I have that chance resents this but Steve I took cure ugly sweater I think it's only right you can stick me with you this is my ugly sweater -- -- and -- and -- Thomas wants it to -- when he goes on around him.
He didn't -- yeah.
They see you have a great presidency perhaps I can stay in touch thank you and I used like messing.
I'm seeing 11 o'clock and I'll see you next year that's right Steve enjoy your week off and dreary here we get him.
I thought Kenny Thomas joins -- heat is I.
A country singer and you -- -- -- it's with a very special.
The song in the in like program called the bugler.
Is that correct answer and you -- it.
And -- where you wrote it.
-- wrote it visually as Lehman was we live in Afghanistan on this last cup -- ago we came back come and I just felt like what a beautiful country Afghanistan is -- it's a chain that there's a war going on.
And what is.
What if they can just lay it down for minutes aren't listening to each other would be would be pretty amazing that -- unfortunately that's not the way it is swears that there.
That isn't Bob -- I think and it's.
One of the smaller we we've we've branched out of bottom hit a bunch of smaller forward operating basis of mainly that's how you do you get there they've -- a microphone.
Hang out with the troops and -- -- target place on and that's generally how we got there just like that well.
Which you view we take what you musicians and songwriters from Nashville Tennessee and you put him in a helicopter -- all -- to them.
Sure they're looking -- machine guns and uniforms and they don't that they -- in these forward operating bases and.
But we talked about.
It's I would tunnel it's it's not it's more dangerous on the highway no it's not well it's flying into Barbara -- -- helicopter is dangerous yes that you -- -- that place is kind of it's dangerous but it found its.
I feel like we're there for really great reason -- -- god takes care of that one they've never Austin artists yet.
While you know I thought I was just talk Mike garrison niece because I got it doesn't hang out -- that I mean I really do -- brought his name because.
Have you ever met him he is a special person everything that he does that the troops and he does it -- that much but he goes all the time.
-- played in the lieutenant Dan band -- his own band and he goes as you -- to Afghanistan to Iraq.
And he said that debt it's much better he said I wonder if you agree to play for the troops then regular civilians because -- so up.
Amen -- that's who did you'll never find -- more appreciative audience for sure because say.
And when you go it's a big thank you fast do you good thank you for your service I think he also -- for common.
You're right -- -- is a very very kind he's quiet.
-- professional when it comes to his service to the wars and military troops in your service is substantial aside from performing.
You were actually you wore the uniform you were special ops -- tell us what you did.
But it was a member of the -- fifth ranger regiment -- I'm very proud -- that any chance that I did that's hard to be quiet professional in your -- -- a band that.
I've tried very hard to to get that opportunity to tell the story and then and it that I worked with Vicente de grace of god it wasn't for the guys and I left -- -- -- -- and I'm still here or in Mogadishu's remember a black hawk down folks you were there at I was -- -- We would have lost the numbers that we lost nineteen American seven you guys got when -- -- about the 130 in this on the ground.
Who would have lost significantly more people they hadn't been for the people on -- left all right with that.
Particular movie was so graphic and so gruesome where they drag those American.
Rangers -- believe it through the -- your friends are your friends how close to the to the real life was that movie.
I thought they did a really great job with the attention to detail and fact a lot people don't know the folks who flew helicopters in the mean these are some of the same pilots.
-- -- -- It kept the -- away that they shot I haven't talked to Ridley Scott about it he said the chains where he shot the movie was once you realize it.
There was a lot of same guys he just brought -- more cameras and let him do you think.
So now you have a complete different -- But it's just got married.
We just got and it's shining yeah.
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We're having -- a matter and that everybody knows she's -- girl with a little Wrangler bobcat and actually tears for -- that is that is it is like yeah I don't date artist.
And you want her over Arizona yes it is man that's -- great outlining marriage.
About humans that's great a look at and so -- it's -- things that -- have you gotten.
Heard nice Christmas gift.
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It's out of my farm hidden somewhere really -- you mean like buried in it in and that kind of creepy.
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Three days it.
-- at Christmas it.
That's when you go shopping.
C'mon the guy for real and now waiting that your wife -- -- -- I did.
Picked it up yesterday media going to 'cause my wife watches the effort from just like you you you know you can't always go back from the heart.
That's nice yes -- what I've got my wife is actually heart when.
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Well this is the -- -- happy.
That's great so I'm -- headed nothing.
-- -- -- We're going home you're gonna enjoys the first Christmas I've had a moment moments today here is that right televised than ever at the -- -- -- -- -- we went through Thanksgiving said.
I'll that we really nice day as a newlywed.
-- -- -- -- is excited about it I'm I'm looking forward to.
You know for little bit and and I hope that for all the families who have service people that are -- -- serve and I hope they can enjoy their or their safe this is pockets.
Far -- you know and they're taking good care of each other that.
And and I can promise -- I have that your your holidays are.
Our special in -- Everybody that's of their service and we know that that know that we're thinking I can we help you.
We can have people following you think it's kind -- you can do that -- I think Kenny Thomas and some -- come up offs are firing people left it.
FaceBook you have FaceBook and go to iTunes and -- -- that the that some would pledge to -- -- another cleared up on the sites for everybody to have because it's.
That's going to be on the record -- given away which is pretty much what we all do with our music anyway now these days.
And that's -- are okay thanks so much as thank you -- having -- it was great the great piece ensemble and that's -- yeah.
Thanks and I'll -- -- -- Christmas.