The audience begins to find the
best places to listen to the Army Concert Tour at Fort McCoy.
The Aug. 28 event was one of the stops the tour made at military
installations. Lynyrd Skynyrd and Brooks & Dunn were the
co-headliners at Fort McCoy.
Leon Eric “Kix” Brooks (left) and
Ronnie Gene Dunn, who form the popular country duo Brooks &
Dunn, perform at Fort McCoy as part of the Army Concert Tour.
Members of Lynyrd Skynyrd entertain
the audience during the Army Concert Tour event at Fort McCoy.
Nearly 7,750 ticket holders had no trouble splitting their musical
allegiance at the Aug. 28 Army Concert Tour event at Fort McCoy.
Brooks & Dunn, a top country act, and Lynyrd Skynyrd, a classic-rock
group, shared top billing for the concert.
Each group brought along a unique sound that has kept its fans
coming back for more. In Lynyrd Skynyrd’s case, the band had
performed its hits at McCoy previously for the 2006 Army Concert
The night started with a slight sprinkling just before the gates to
the concert opened at 6 p.m. After that, the night turned out
perfectly as there was no more rain.
The opening act, Halfway to Hazard, took the stage at 6:30 p.m., 30
minutes before it was originally scheduled to perform, and got the
event off to a rousing start, helping to prep the crowd for what was
to come later.
Everyone appeared to have a good time, according to personnel from
the Fort McCoy Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and
Recreation. Many comments were along the line of Susan Mehne of the
Army Reserve Civilian Personnel Advisory Center at Fort McCoy.
“I really, really enjoyed the concert Friday,” Mehne said. “All
three bands really put on a great performance!”
“I was surprised how much I enjoyed Brooks & Dunn considering I am
not a country fan,” Mehne said. “I heard lots of good comments in
the crowd so I am sure the concert was enjoyed by many.”
Anyone who attended the concert and is interested in providing
feedback is asked to visit the Web site
click on the comments area.
The concert’s sponsors included I. A.M. Strong on a national level.
I. A.M. Strong is a campaign about preventing sexual assault and
harassment in the U.S. Army.
Local sponsors included Miller Brewing Company (Hellman
Distributors, Inc.), Pepsi of La Crosse and Reinhart Food Service.
No federal endorsement is implied.
For more information about Fort McCoy Morale, Welfare and Recreation
(MWR) events, visit the Web site
http://www.mccoymwr.com or call the MWR Event Line at
Photos by Jobi Spolum