Contest: Montgomery Gentry Tickets!

Hey guys, completely random happenstance here. I’ve got two pairs of tickets to give away to the Thursday, October 22 MONTGOMERY GENTRY SHOW!! (UPDATE: AND NOW THEY’RE GONE)

It’s a private show at the Tabernacle in Atlanta featuring the Lost Trailers. Email athensmusicjunkie@gmail.com with the subject line MG SHOW. First two emails win.

Now you’re probably wondering why in the world we’re doing this. No visible Athens connection… Short answer: we love our troops. See, MG is kicking off a USO project with Vault energy drink called “Honoring the Uniform: Calling for Support.” No matter which side of the war debate you fall on, we still have troops overseas and they still risk their lives everyday.

Here’s the premise. We all like to get mail right? So do the troops. You can find pre-addressed postcards online at DrinkVault.com and write a message of support or encouragement to the men and women in uniform. Yeah, we’re not Stephen Colbert or Bob Hope but sometimes hearing from a random stranger can make your day.

The program revamps an older service originally used by the Department of Defense that allowed people to send mail addressed to any service member. With security concerns being what they are, the program stopped in 2003 after 17 years.

I’ve never had anyone close to me in the military so I can’t imagine what it must be like missing birthdays, holidays, and all the days in between. I’ll be sending an AMJ Christmas card this year, complete with random Athens doodles of Pete Buck hunting for Rudolph, Mills on his sled ride to hell, etc. It’s an interesting program so even if you don’t care for country music, I’d recommend looking into it a bit.

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