CBS Eye on Veterans: Temptations' Terry Weeks & Country rocker Brantley Gilbert

Eye on Veterans
July 02, 2020 - 2:20 pm
USAF veteran Terry Weeks from The Temptations and Country rockstar Brantley Gilbert

On this episode:

We celebrate the Fourth of July by highlighting a couple of artists performing on this weekend’s PBS television special, “A Capitol Fourth." 


Terry Weeks went from singing in the Air Force to being a member of Motown's legendary Temptations

Terry Weeks served as a musician in the Air Force but took his chances on stardom, only to become a member of the legendary group The Temptations.  He shares how a chance meeting at a shoe store on Hollywood Boulevard gave him the shot of a lifetime. And how his Air Force career was the perfect runway for taking off.

 

Award winning country star Brantley Gilbert talks about how he honors military veterans

Country superstar Brantley Gilbert has supported the military and veterans for years. From USO tours to benefit shows he rose to fame with songs that often speak directly to service members and veterans. He shared some military memories and how a recent addition to his home is actually a tribute to all those who served. Plus we talk about; the new song "Hard Days," corona life, barbecue, guns and who is the better marksman -- Gilbert or his musician buddies, Justin Moore and Thomas Rhett? 

Check out our full interview here: Brantley Gilbert honors military, veterans in his 'Dog House'

 

 

The PBS special "A Capitol Fourth" airs Saturday July 4, 2020

See them both perform Saturday, July 4, on PBS' 40th Anniversary special, "A Capitol Fourth" hosted by John Stamos and Vanessa Williams. Click here for more information.

 

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