Country Stars Tapped for Fort Hood Celebration

John Michael Montgomery, Tracy Byrd, Billy Ray Cyrus and Jeff Bates are among the stars performing April 22 at Fort Hood, Texas, during a welcome home celebration for the Army’s 4th Infantry Division’s Task Force Iron Horse — the unit that captured Saddam Hussein. The USO is sponsoring the daylong event which is open only to the troops and their families. Entertainer Wayne Newton will host the performances, which will conclude with appearances by Jessica Simpson, Ludacris, Drew Carey, Gary Sinise, Charlie Viracola, No Illusion and the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders. Also on the bill are Lynyrd Skynyrd and MercyMe.