Kellie Pickler was left speechless when the parents of a slain Navy Seal presented her with the Operation Troop Aid Chris Kyle Patriot Award. Pickler is the first to ever receive this award and was chosen in recognition of her efforts towards military servicemen and women. She has toured with the USO eight times and frequently travels around the world and the US to perform for troops.
Chris Kyle has been honored with the renaming of the Operation Troop Aid Award and his story is the subject of the movie, “American Sniper.” Although Chris’ parents usually avoid the spotlight, they endured the stage and public attention at the CMA Music Fest to bring honor to their son’s name once again and meet the country stars who have helped support our troops. Chris’ parents gave Pickler the best recognition of the night and she says she is deeply honored to receive this award.
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