Toby Keith is known for bringing veterans on stage during performances, but none have touched him quite like this one. Keith was overcome with emotion when he welcomed a 35-year American, war veteran on stage.
The concert was held in Charlotte, NC on August 21, 2015, crowded with loyal Toby Keith fans, and no doubt a wealth of veterans. But there was one veteran in the crowd that stood out to the country music singer.
Keith brought 93-year-old Harry Frizzell is a retired Lt. Col. on stage, saying he wanted the crowd to "see what a true American hero looks like,”. He further introduced Frizzell who served in the U.S. military for 35 years and fought in three different wars: World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.
Keith sang two of his popular hits, "American Soldier" and "Courtesy of the Red, White, and Blue" in honor of Frizzell. After wrapping up both songs, he passed the microphone to Frizzell saying,
“I would like to say just a few letters here,” Frizzell told an applauding audience. “God bless America.”
It was right then that Keith appeared to get emotional. He can be seen in the video bending over, so overcome with emotion that when he stands upright again, he uses his fingers to dab tears from his eyes. Can't blame him!
Watch this emotional performance and tribute to a hero. God Bless our troops!
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