Country music artist Randy Houser is set to headline AmeriCU’s 9th Salute to the Troops Tribute Concert as part of the Fort Drum Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation’s (FMWR) Mountainfest.
The concert, which has been recognized multiple times by the Credit Union National Association as the best promotional event in the country, is presented by AmeriCU Credit Union in thanks to the U.S. Army 10th Mountain Division soldiers and their families for their valiant service and sacrifice to our country. It is held in cooperation with co-sponsors FMWR, Carthage Area Hospital, Fort Drum Mountain Community Homes, Martin’s Point, the USO, Waite Toyota, Kinney Drugs, CUNA Mutual Group, Waite Motorsports, Wahl Media, Lamar Advertising, Community Broadcasters, and NBC Watertown.
Fort Drum Post will open at 12PM on Wednesday, September 1. Mountainfest features fun, family activities beginning at 1PM, followed by the Salute to the Nation at 4PM. The AmeriCU Salute to the Troops Tribute Concert begins at 6PM, followed by an amazing fireworks display! All events are free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.Mountainfest.us or www.AmeriCU.org.
About Fort Drum 10th Mountain Division
Based at Fort Drum, NY the 10th Mountain Division is a light infantry division of the United States Army. The division is comprised of four subordinates of Brigade Combat Teams, a Combat Aviation Brigade, and a Special Troops Battalion. The 10th Mountain Division is among one of the most deployed units of the United States Army. Each year, the Division of Family, Morale, Welfare & Recreation holds the day-long Mountainfest event at Division Hill on Fort Drum as part of Fort Drum’s Independence Day celebration.
As a credit union, AmeriCU is a not-for-profit financial institution owned by our members. Serving nine counties in Central and Northern New York, AmeriCU provides you with all the financial products and services you need – often with low or no fees, and better rates. AmeriCU has a long tradition of serving the armed forces and our local communities and has had an office on Fort Drum since 1988. The organization has been serving the local community for over 70 years and, in that time, has grown to more than 150,000 members, 19 locations, and $2.4 billion in assets. For more information, visit www.Mountainfest.us or www.AmeriCU.org.
About Randy Houser
With an inimitable voice the New York Times describes as “wholly different, thicker and more throbbing, a caldron bubbling over,” Randy Houser racked up three consecutive No. 1 hits with his album, How Country Feels, plus earned critical acclaim for his powerful delivery of the Top 5 smash and CMA Song of the Year-nominated “Like A Cowboy.” Houser added a fourth No. 1 to his catalogue with “We Went” from his 2016 album, Fired Up. Houser’s fourth studio album, Magnolia, marks a new era for the singer/songwriter which many have called “Houser at his best.” Listeners got their first taste of Houser’s critically-acclaimed rootsy project with the Top 30 hit “What Whiskey Does,” which debuted at Country radio as #1 Most Added and Rolling Stone immediately dubbed “a classic tears-and-twang drinking song.” The album which NPR claims is home to “some of the most expressive performances of his career,” also includes his single, “No Stone Unturned,” a gypsy-hearted traveling song that Whiskey Riff calls “the best song, from the best album of 2019.”
In early 2021 Houser teamed up with good friend Jamey Johnson to share the stage on their unforgettable co-headlining Country Cadillac Tour. The tour, amongst the first routed tours in 2021 consisted of 18 social distanced tour dates and a one-of-a-kind live stream: Live from Graceland from the iconic home of Elvis Presley.