Every year, VH1 puts together its annual “Divas” special where the year’s biggest female names in the music industry unite for an evening of stunning entertainment. For the 2010 “Divas” special, set to air on DISH Network this Sunday, December 5, at 9:00 PM ET/PT, the USO joined forces with America’s loveliest ladies and the TV network that started it all to have the show surround America’s bravest men and women by paying tribute to the nation’s troops. VH1’s “Divas Salute the Troops” is perfectly timed just before the holidays where many of the men and women in our armed forced are spending the holidays serving our country and away from their homes and loved ones.
Comedian Kathy Griffin will host this year’s “Divas Salute the Troops” which will be held at the Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar in San Diego and broadcast to the thousands of men and women abroad. The band Paramore will actually be at an undisclosed location in Afghanistan where they will perform live in front of our military to help boost morale and pay tribute to the hard work they go through every day to serve our country. Other “Divas” we can expect to see performing for the troops at Miramar, San Diego includes pop sensation Katy Perry, rap artist Nicki Minaj, R&B singer/songwriter Keri Hilson, award winning country duo Sugarland and female lead rock bands Grace Potter & the Nocturnals and Ann & Nancy Wilson of Heart.
In a recent press release, Sloan Gibson, USO President had this to say about joining forces with VH1 to honor America’s soldiers: “The USO is thrilled to be partnering with VH1 and honored to be a part of delivering such an uplifting event to our nation’s troops.” Gibson continued with the uplifting impact this year’s show will have on the troops: “The holidays are especially tough for our men and women in uniform and their families, and having the opportunity to touch so many troops stationed around the world at a time of year that matters most lets them know that America still cares about their welfare. There is no better time to celebrate our armed forces and support their efforts than now.”
This is definitely an event you don’t want to miss, if you love music and wish to support our troops you can catch this year’s “The USO Presents ‘VH1 Divas Salute the Troops'” on DISH Network at 9:00 PM ET/PT. IF you’ll be out and about, be sure to set your DVR with your DISH Remote Access app on your iPhone or use your iPad, smart phone or laptop to stream the show live. To learn more about DISH Network deals and our latest specials including the exclusive HD Platinum Package where you can view all of the latest movies in time for the holidays with the new addition of Starz Entertainment MoviePlex, visit DISH Systems – authorized DISH Network retailer, or call 866-989-3474. For more satellite TV news and updates on programming follow us on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.