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Lee Ann Womack, Little Big Town join AF Reserve Band for Holiday Notes from Home

Lee Ann Womack, Little Big Town and the vocalists from the Band of the U.S. Air Force Reserve perform the finale during the taping of “Holiday Notes from Home” at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tenn. The hour-long special that will air on the American Forces Network and the Great American Country Network this holiday season. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ken Hackman)

Lee Ann Womack, Little Big Town and the vocalists from the Band of the U.S. Air Force Reserve perform the finale during the taping of “Holiday Notes from Home” at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tenn. The hour-long special that will air on the American Forces Network and the Great American Country Network this holiday season. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ken Hackman)

The Band of the U.S. Air Force Reserve and Air Force Strings perform at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tenn., during the taping of “Holiday Notes from Home.”  The band joined Lee Ann Womack, and Little Big Town to record the hour-long special that will air on the American Forces Network and the Great American Country Network this holiday season. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ken Hackman)

The Band of the U.S. Air Force Reserve and Air Force Strings perform at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tenn., during the taping of “Holiday Notes from Home.” The band joined Lee Ann Womack, and Little Big Town to record the hour-long special that will air on the American Forces Network and the Great American Country Network this holiday season. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ken Hackman)

Little Big Town members Jim Westbrook, Kimberly Schlapma, Karen Fairchild and Philip Sweet sing a holiday favorite during the taping of “Holiday Notes from Home” at the Grand Ole Opry House, Nashville, Tenn. The group joined Lee Ann Womack, the Band of the U.S. Air Force Reserve and the Air Force Strings to record the hour-long special that will air on the American Forces Network and the Great American Country Network this holiday season. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ken Hackman)

Little Big Town members Jim Westbrook, Kimberly Schlapma, Karen Fairchild and Philip Sweet sing a holiday favorite during the taping of “Holiday Notes from Home” at the Grand Ole Opry House, Nashville, Tenn. The group joined Lee Ann Womack, the Band of the U.S. Air Force Reserve and the Air Force Strings to record the hour-long special that will air on the American Forces Network and the Great American Country Network this holiday season. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ken Hackman)

Little Big Town performs during the taping of "Holiday Notes from Home" at the Grand Ole Opry House, Nashville, Tenn. The group joined Lee Ann Womack, the Band of the U.S. Air Force Reserve and the Air Force Strings to record the hour-long special that will air on the American Forces Network and the Great American Country Network this holiday season. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ken Hackman)

Little Big Town performs during the taping of "Holiday Notes from Home" at the Grand Ole Opry House, Nashville, Tenn. The group joined Lee Ann Womack, the Band of the U.S. Air Force Reserve and the Air Force Strings to record the hour-long special that will air on the American Forces Network and the Great American Country Network this holiday season. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ken Hackman)

Grammy winning vocalist Lee Ann Womack performs during the taping of "Holiday Notes from Home" at the Grand Ole Opry House, Nashville, Tenn. Womack joined Little Big Town, the Band of the U.S. Air Force Reserve and the Air Force Strings to record the hour-long special that will air on the American Forces Network and the Great American Country Network this holiday season. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ken Hackman)

Grammy winning vocalist Lee Ann Womack performs during the taping of "Holiday Notes from Home" at the Grand Ole Opry House, Nashville, Tenn. Womack joined Little Big Town, the Band of the U.S. Air Force Reserve and the Air Force Strings to record the hour-long special that will air on the American Forces Network and the Great American Country Network this holiday season. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ken Hackman)

Grammy winning vocalist Lee Ann Womack performs during the taping of "Holiday Notes from Home" at the Grand Ole Opry House, Nashville, Tenn. Womack joined Little Big Town, the Band of the U.S. Air Force Reserve and the Air Force Strings to record the hour-long special that will air on the American Forces Network and the Great American Country Network this holiday season. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ken Hackman)

Grammy winning vocalist Lee Ann Womack performs during the taping of "Holiday Notes from Home" at the Grand Ole Opry House, Nashville, Tenn. Womack joined Little Big Town, the Band of the U.S. Air Force Reserve and the Air Force Strings to record the hour-long special that will air on the American Forces Network and the Great American Country Network this holiday season. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ken Hackman)

Lt. Gen. Charles E. Stenner, Jr., commander Air Force Reserve Command, makes remarks during the taping of "Holiday Notes from Home" at the Grand Ole Opry House, in Nashville, Tenn. The Band of the U.S. Air Force Reserve and the Air Force Strings joined Grammy winning vocalist Lee Ann Womack and Little Big Town to record the hour-long special that will air on the American Forces Network and the Great American Country Network this holiday season. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ken Hackman)

Lt. Gen. Charles E. Stenner, Jr., commander Air Force Reserve Command, makes remarks during the taping of "Holiday Notes from Home" at the Grand Ole Opry House, in Nashville, Tenn. The Band of the U.S. Air Force Reserve and the Air Force Strings joined Grammy winning vocalist Lee Ann Womack and Little Big Town to record the hour-long special that will air on the American Forces Network and the Great American Country Network this holiday season. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ken Hackman)

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. -- Grammy wining vocalist Lee Ann Womack and Little Big Town join the Band of the U.S. Air Force Reserve and Air Force Strings in this year's "Holiday Notes from Home" concert on the American Forces Network and the Great American Country Channel this holiday season.

The hour-long special will air on the Great American Country Channel beginning Dec. 10 at 8:30 p.m. and various other times and dates up to Christmas Day. Check GAC's broadcast schedule at http://www.gactv.com/gac/program_guide/. The program will also be shown on American Forces Network scheduled to broadcast Dec. 25 on Prime Pacific, Prime Freedom and Prime Atlantic. Check the AFN schedule at http://myafn.dodmedia.osd.mil/ScheduleChart.aspx for exact show times.

"This concert is for all of our troops who are continually deployed overseas, all of their families who are left behind, and for the employers who make such a big difference in those families lives," said Lt. Gen. Charles E. Stenner, Jr., Chief of the Air Force Reserve. "If we can give just a little back to all those groups of people, I want to do this each year."

Great American Country's Nan Kelly and recording artist Clay Walker co-host this year's program, pre-recorded Oct. 6 at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tenn.

"It's about family, faith and love, and we just wanted to bring that to our troops all over the world," said Kelly. "It's my privilege to do this and be a small part of the everyday person to say thank you for what you do."

Womack and Little Big Town performed many Christmas favorites with accompaniment by 60 Air Force musicians from the Band of the U.S. Air Force Reserve from Robins Air Force Base, and the Air Force Strings from Washington D.C.

"Holiday Notes from Home" began 15 years ago as a radio show and has expanded in recent years with a larger live audience and television airings.
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