Darryl Worley Heads Overseas to Play for Troops
Darryl Worley is set to kick off his Stars For Stripes military tour next week -- April 29 through May 3. The We've Not Forgotten tour will include several full-band concerts, as well as scaled-down acoustic shows at various Forward Operating Bases in Iraq.
Darryl has been entertaining troops since 2002, traveling to Afghanistan, Kuwait and Uzbekistan, which in part inspired him to write 'Have You Forgotten?,' the song that inspired the tour's name. The singer calls those trips "the best work I've done since I've been in the business. I've never done it for accolades or for publicity. I do it because I want to."
Darryl's experiences overseas also motivated him to launch major charitable efforts at home by initiating the Darryl Worley Foundation which provides funds to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, LeBonheur Children's Medical Center, Ayers Children's Medical Center and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
"Coming off some of those trips really made me want to dig in and do more for my home area," Darryl says.
After his stint overseas next week, Darryl will begin work on a new album. Beginning May 14, he will host five songwriter series' throughout the summer with the first event, Hitmakers on the Harbor in Pickwick, Tenn., already sold out. All proceeds from the benefits will benefit the Darryl Worley Foundation.