The Charlie Daniels Band has returned from a weeklong visit to Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, Kuwait, Iraq and Germany. They traveled more than 16,000 miles and performed up to three shows per day. "I wish that all Americans could spend just one day among the brave men and women who defend this country in Iraq and Afghanistan," said Daniels. "They live in constant danger in dusty, desolate desert camps, wearing body armor in sweltering weather, missing their loved ones. My trip only re-enforced what I already knew -- the American forces are the finest in the world. I can't even articulate my love and admiration for them."