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Ford And Country Music Star Luke Combs Team Up To Help Vets

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Ford and country music star Luke Combs are teaming up with Guitars 4 Vets to donate $25,000 worth of custom guitars to help expand a program that provides veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder with the opportunity to experience the healing power of music.

“Ford has supported the military and veterans for nearly a century, and Luke Combs has paid tribute to the brave men and women of our armed services,” said Mark LaNeve, Ford vice president, U.S. marketing, sales and service. “Working with Combs and Guitars 4 Vets is a great way to continue helping veterans as part of our Proud to Honor initiative.”

Combs and the all-new 2021 Ford F-150 will appear in a special moment paying tribute to vets leading up to his 55th Academy of Country Music Awards performance on Wednesday, Sept. 16th, which will air live from 8-11 p.m. EDT on the CBS Television Network. In the television spot, Combs surprises Guitars 4 Vets at a meeting when he arrives in a Ford F-150 and hands custom Ford Proud to Honor guitars to vets and teaches a lesson.

Luke Combs, a multi-platinum, ACM, CMA, CMT, and Billboard Music Award-winning artist, is nominated in three categories at the 2020 ACM Awards: Entertainer of the Year, Male Artist of the Year, and Album of the Year.

Moreover, his triple Platinum debut album, This One’s For You, has now spent 50 non-consecutive weeks at #1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart – tying the record for longest reign atop the chart – and was the most-streamed country album of 2019.

Combs will release his anticipated new deluxe album, What You See Ain’t Always What You Get, on October 23rd via River House Artists/Columbia Nashville, which features all 18 songs from the acclaimed, platinum-certified #1 album, What You See Is What You Get, as well as five new tracks.

Proud to Honor is the military initiative by Ford Motor Company to raise awareness, strengthen existing programs, and create an even more meaningful connection with our service members.

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Comments

  1. Bruce Gair

    Free banjo and lessons. Good for Luke Combs! I’m just small time but I can help. I’m in Haymarket, VA. I am a banjo teacher and I’ll be honored to teach a disabled vet to pick Bluegrass banjo. He or she just has to be reasonably close to Haymarket, VA 20169. I’ll provide the banjo—— Do I hear a guitar/banjo duet in the future?

    Bruce Gair

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  2. Patty Dorsey

    How do people who want to get involved by teaching our vets how to play? My brother is really interested in doing what he can.

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    1. Mike Austin

      I am a 20 year retired US Air Force veteran, served from 1973-1993, I am 65years young married 37 years.
      I have savior service connected PTSD , I am being treated by medication, sociologists(sp) one on one , also a counselor one on one, and also group therapy. I have high anxiety , panic attacks, stress, anxiety, . I have had 2 heart attacks, one stroke. I have just started Music Therapy also. There are days I can’t even get out of bed . Also just stay home can’t go out side.
      I used to be able to play guitar years ago. My fingers and both hands shake a lot, but I want to try playing again. Can you advise or help me. Thank You for your time and thank you for what you are doing with Ford for us veterans.

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  3. Paul Allen

    As a Veteran my self and 2 sons that are veterans i personally want to say thank you Luke Combe and Ford for what you are doing for our veterans i do not know how to apply or put a name in for a guitar but if you got an extra i could sure try to learn as music is my medication for my severe health issues. so may i extend my thank you to you all invovled helping veterans much love and respect. from Missiouri.

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  4. Cathy

    My grandson lost his father to suicide when he was only 10 in 2014. His pleasure now is playing guitar. He has PTSD as a result of his loss. It would be nice if this program was extended to dependents of veterans

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    1. Jan Reid

      My father who was a marine for 4yrs commuted suicide and I was the one that was supposed to find him minutes later.I have servier ptsd.I would love a guitar and lessons. I’m in SLC ut. I think this would help instead of constant thoughts of seeing my dad that way. Please help.

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  5. Mike Austin

    I am a 20 year retired US Air Force veteran, served from 1973-1993, I am 65years young married 37 years.
    I have savior service connected PTSD , I am being treated by medication, sociologists(sp) one on one , also a counselor one on one, and also group therapy. I have high anxiety , panic attacks, stress, anxiety, . I have had 2 heart attacks, one stroke. I have just started Music Therapy also. There are days I can’t even get out of bed . Also just stay home can’t go out side.
    I used to be able to play guitar years ago. My fingers and both hands shake a lot, but I want to try playing again. Can you advise or help me. Thank You for your time and thank you for what you are doing with Ford for us veterans.

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  6. Juan Pagan

    Thanks for all you do. I want to know if I as a disabled vet from the Gulf war, diagnosed with major depression with psychotic features, then re-diagnosed as bi-polar disorder. Back then I believe the diagnosis p.t.s.d., didn’t exist, but if somehow, someone could let me know if my diagnosis back then qualifies me I would be so grateful, because my condition has had me go through hard times since my medical discharge. I have a guitar I bought, but just never continued learning to play. Appreciate anything of a response.

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