Kid Rock is a hard-working rock star who champions the men and woman of the U.S. military. Last week in Nashville, Tenn., he receive an award to honor his efforts.
Operation Troop Aid (OTA), a nonprofit organization which supports U.S. Troops, presented the multi-platinum selling humanitarian with the 2014 Operation Troop Aid "Patriot Award."
Presented annually by OTA to celebrities who support the men and women serving in the American Armed Forces, the rock star was awarded the Eagle Trophy for his countless endeavors to support troops overseas and at local hospitals and for supporting numerous military charities. Kid Rock has performed at various military bases and continues to meet military personnel at every concert appearance.
"Kid Rock is one of the most giving entertainers I have ever met," says OTA founder and executive director Mark Woods. "He really gets it... Last year, Kid Rock challenged his fans to help raise money to send care packages to the troops. In one short month, we were able to ship over 500 care packages just in time for the holidays. His art, legacy of family and Spirit of Patriotism is exactly why this award exists."
Kid Rock joins past Patriot Award recipients Hank Williams Jr., Toby Keith, Darryl Worley, Aaron Tippin, Gary Sinise, Charlie Daniels, Mark Wills and KISS.
Founded in 2004 by 21-year military veteran Woods, OTA provides entertainment initiatives and care packages for U.S. Service Members with revenue generated through professional concert promotions and public financial generosity. OTA is a nonprofit corporation striving to make a positive difference and inspire the Armed Forces by letting them know Americans stand with them.