Fast-rising country star Brantley Gilbert has toured extensively, but he's getting ready to take on a whole new challenge. The 'Country Must Be Country Wide' singer is scheduled to undertake his first USO tour this spring, performing for American troops stationed in Itlay and the Middle East.

The reigning ACM New Male Vocalist of the Year will perform four separate USO concerts and take part in several meet-and-greets with American service men and women. Not only that, the hitmaker -- who recently completed his first headlining tour -- is offering an exclusive meet-and-greet opportunity to military ID holders who attend either his show on March 15 in Glasgow, or his March 16 show in Manchester.

“I’ve always had a huge amount of respect for our troops," Gilbert says in a press release. "Knowing that I will be performing for our servicemen and women and their families is something that really excites me and one of the things I am most looking forward to on my upcoming USO tour.”

When he heads back stateside, Gilbert will have a good woman to come home to. He and 'Whiskey' singer Jana Kramer got engaged in January.

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