Gen. Franks Sings Country for Messina

During a Wednesday (June 11) concert for the military in Tampa, Fla., Jo Dee Messina cajoled Gen. Tommy Franks on stage to sing “America the Beautiful” with her. Instead, he belted out “Convoy” and “Is Anybody Goin’ to San Antone.” After that, he and Messina — along with Franks’ wife and other commanders — harmonized on “America the Beautiful.” Messina said, “It was the most amazing experience. … Unless you were there, it’s nearly impossible to describe the emotions that were shared by everyone in that arena.” The concert also featured Darryl Worley, Charlie Daniels, Chris Cagle and Rebecca Lynn Howard. 06/12/03