Kellie Pickler Returns From USO Tour

Kellie Pickler has returned to the U.S. following a seven-day, four-nation USO tour that included appearances at military installations in Afghanistan and Germany and aboard the USS John C. Stennis aircraft carrier. The trip, which included meet-and-greets and visits to hospitals, also included appearances by pitchers Ross Detwiler and Craig Stammen of the Washington Nationals. It marks Pickler’s sixth USO tour. She begins her 2012 tour schedule with a Jan. 25 performance in Biloxi, Miss.