Chely Wright Entertains Anaconda


LSA ANACONDA, BALAD, Iraq — Service members and civilian employees packed the Sustainer Theater here to see country music star Chely Wright in concert Sep. 17.

Wright comes from a military family and frequently stopped to show her affection for soldiers, sailors and marines during the nearly two-hour performance.

She also praised the work Anaconda soldiers were doing in the local community mentioning that earlier in the day she had helped the 13th COSCOM distribute school supplies in a village near here.

Wright is affiliated with Operation Iraqi Children an organization that has donated over 5,000 school supply kits for distribution in the area surrounding the LSA.

Professional wrestling legend Diamond Dallas Paige, who is also here visiting troops, introduced the band and their military tour sponsor Stars for Stripes.

Stars for Stripes, represented at the concert by their president, Judy Seale, sponsors big-name acts touring overseas military bases.

Wright performed all of her biggest hits including the chart topper, "Single White Female." She also premiered a song about her patriotism and feelings for the military that brought the nearly 1,000 people in the audience to their feet.

Chely Wright and her band will tour other bases in the region before returning to Nashville.