Neal McCoy and Brooks & Dunn's Kix Brooks are preparing for separate USO tours of the Persian Gulf. During his eight-day visit, Brooks will perform for U.S. troops, sign autographs, pose for pictures and tape an episode of his syndicated radio show. "I'm really excited about going to the Middle East and look forward to telling our troops just how much we appreciate their service," Brooks said. "There's nothing quite like performing for the U.S. armed forces. They are so appreciative, and I'm certain this USO tour will be amazing." McCoy will be embarking on his 13th USO tour. "What I enjoy most is visiting and performing for our troops," says McCoy. "I try to make my music a diversion for them, a place where they can escape, envision their families and visit their friends back home. I'll forever be indebted to the USO for affording me that opportunity."