Chris Young to headline Elizabeth Dole Foundation’s Heroes & History Makers


The Elizabeth Dole Foundation announced today that multi-platinum, global entertainer Chris Young will perform as the musical headline act for the Foundation’s Heroes & History Makers event on October 19, at The Anthem in Washington, DC and streamed live.

Chris Young to headline Elizabeth Dole Foundation's Heroes & History Makers

Joining Hidden Heroes Campaign Chair Tom Hanks and TODAY co-anchor and Hidden Heroes Ambassador Savannah Guthrie, Young is a part of night honoring the more than 5.5 million Americans caring for a wounded, ill, or injured service member or veteran at home. The event will also celebrate the milestone of the organization’s tenth anniversary.

Chris Young has become a pillar in the country genre. Since signing his record deal with RCA Nashville at the age of 20, he has amassed over five billion career streams and 13 number one hits, eleven as a songwriter. Named “one of his era’s finest traditionalists” by the Associated Press, Chris is an international ambassador for country music, performing to capacity crowds around the world. With a hit-packed set that highlights his twelve chart-toppers—including back-to-back No. 1s “Losing Sleep,” “Sober Saturday Night,” “Think Of You,” and “I’m Comin’ Over”—the Grammy and ACM nominated vocalist’s most recent headlining tour played to over 400,000 fans in 3 countries.

“We are thrilled for Chris Young to be joining us in Washington, D.C. to honor our nation’s hidden heroes and our Foundation’s tenth anniversary,” said Steve Schwab, CEO of the Elizabeth Dole Foundation. “As a proud member of a military family, with his sister and brother-in-law having served in the Marine Corps, Chris knows personally the sacrifices that come with military service. We are grateful for his support of our mission, and we can’t wait to celebrate our military caregivers with his amazing performance.”

Senator Elizabeth Dole was the first to call the nation’s attention to those caring for a wounded, ill or injured service member or veteran at home. Military caregivers face increased emotional and physical stress, financial and legal troubles, employment difficulties, and feelings of isolation due to the enormous responsibility and severe lack of resources for those caring for someone who served. The Foundation is committed to recognizing, supporting, and empowering military caregivers.

Heroes & History Makers is made possible by presenting sponsor USAA and support from:

AARP, Amazon Web Services, American Airlines, Amna Nawaz & Paul Werdel, Andrea Mitchell, Anna Palmer & Patrick Mellody, Bipartisan Policy Center, Blue Water Thinking, Bob & Candy Scherer, Bob & Dolores Hope Foundation, Booz Allen Hamilton, Boston Consulting Group, Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation, C. Boyden Gray, Clarus Group, CGI Federal, The Coca-Cola Company, Comcast NBCUniversal, CVS Pharmacy, Diana Davis Spencer Foundation, Diane Braunstein, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), DoorDash, Dr. Jo Sornborger, FedEx, Fox, Helena Berger, Hilton, Home Instead, Humana Military, Huron, The Independence Fund, Jenna & Lorah Dorn, Jim & Linda Beers, JP Morgan Chase & Co., Judy Woodruff & Al Hunt, Magellan Federal, Major Garrett, McKinsey & Company, MicroHealth, Mida Associates, LLC., National Government Services, NBCUniversal, Nemours Children’s Health, Northport Affiliates, LLC., Oracle Cerner, Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA), Phil & Peg Soucy, Philips, Pritzker Military Foundation on behalf of the Pritzker Military Museum & Library, Prudential, Rex Wackerle, Ronald Marks III, Toivia, Tom & Linda Daschle, Tony Coelho, TriWest, Wells Fargo, Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP).

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